I HATE the band Fun.
But I love this cover. Julia's vocals on the first bridge are really nice.
The band is Walk Off the Earth, best known for their cover of "Somebody I Used to Know" played by five people on one guitar. That's fun to watch once or twice.
I don't care for Maroon5 at all, but I really enjoy this cover (NSFW:)
Remember that Ani DiFranco lyric:
people used to make recordsas in a record of an eventthe event of peopleplaying music in a roomnow everything is cross-marketingit's about sunglasses and shoesor guns or drugsyou choose
Well....isn't that what the items above are? This, too:
Here are the Overtones covering Cee Lo's "Fuck You."
I also enjoy that YouTube is filled with musicians who have a great time recording/posting their OWN arrangement/performance of a piece. Sometimes remix culture produces stuff like this:
I enjoy the way Pomplamoose records their stuff. Anything you hear, you get to see how that sound was made.
I love unlikely mashups...like House of Pain mixed with Klezmer:
I think Todrick's flashmob-style public performances show tremendous talent and are a lot of fun:
That last one guest stars Pentatonix...who do some of the best a capella arrangements I've heard in a long time.
That's an amazing arrangement....and the performance is nearly flawless.
First heard East of Underground on NPR in a story about ARMY-produced music.
I like most of Baba Brinkman's stuff a lot:
And as long as we're talking nerdcore, here's Spose doing "I'm Awesome"
I love KO and Antoinette has quite a voice. This track would be great if the lyrics weren't such crap:
KO look familar? That's because he beatboxes for Pentatonix.