The Daily Gamecock

Playlist of the week: Songs reimagined

Good songs have memorable lyrics and beats, but great songs elicit strong feelings and emotions that often encapsulate a whole decade, or even a generation.

Do you remember where you were when you first heard “Bohemian Rhapsody,” or “Old Town Road?" These songs are very different and provoke divergent memories, but they are arguably both unforgettable songs. 

This playlist is devoted to great songs that have been reinvented by different artists. While covers are very rarely better than the original, these covers feel like entirely new songs that elicit different emotions than the originals that came before them.

"Jessie’s Girl" — Mary Lambert

"Time After Time" — Quietdrive

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" — Lorde

"What’s Love Got To Do With It" — DNCE

"Use Somebody" — Shawn Mendes

"It’s Not Right But It’s Okay" — CHVRCHES

"Higher Love" — Kygo & Whitney Houston

"Your Song" — Ellie Goulding

"Say My Name" — Hozier

"Better Now" — Troye Sivan

"That Don't Impress Me Much" — HAIM

"(It's Not Living) If It's Not With You" — States & Capitals

"Dreams" — Vanessa Carlton

"Sign of The Times" — LANY

"I Love You Always Forever" — Betty Who