A lot of songs, when presented in their original or most popular version, aren’t always the most appropriate for a beach bar. “Titanium” by David Guetta, while perfect for the dance floor or late at night at a beach club, might drive away your patrons if you started playing it at your favorite beachfront dive. That’s where singer/songwriters come in. Once they put their stamp on a song, it can be bottled up, packaged and shipped to your nearest beach bar for immediate unveiling to the masses. Their versions will inevitably help the time crawl by as endless sun seekers stick around in anticipation of finally spotting the “green flash.”
Following are some of my current favorite singer/songwriter covers including the amazing Jasmin Thompson who sounds like a young Adele. What are your favorites? Let me know and we can lime away the afternoon together!
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Artist who performed the original/most well-known version is in parentheses.
Sleeping At Last – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police)
Madilyn Bailey – “Titanium” (David Guetta)
Aron Wright – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (Tears For Fears)
Jasmine Thompson – “Let Her Go” (Passenger)
Cary Brothers – “Something About You” (Level 42)
Sleeping at Last – “Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
Jasmin Thompson – “Almost Lover” (A Fine Frenzy)