They Got Her Covered: The Best Beyonce Cover Songs
With an impressive career resume that consists of record-breaking albums, chart-topping songs, her own documentary and that recent killer Super Bowl performance under her belt, there’s no denying the inspiration she provides for her famous peers.
When it comes influence, in the world of cover songs, Bey reigns supreme. From country crooners to indie rockers, the 31-year-old transcends all musical genres.
Late last week, The xx released their rendition of “I Miss You,” a ballad off Beyonce’s 2011 album, 4. The indie rock group put a haunting vibe to the mid-tempo tune during a performance on Austin City Limits.
“I Miss You” is just one of Bey’s many tunes to earn a cover from various singers and bands throughout the years. With choices ranging from “Single Ladies” to “Irreplaceable,” artists have gone “Crazy in Love,” so to speak, for some of Beyonce’s greatest hits.
From singers like Florence Welsh to The X Factor‘s Carly Rose Sonenclar — they’ve all taken a try at a Beyonce tune and garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
We’ve compiled just a few of our favorite Beyonce renditions throughout the years. Watch the videos, and click through the gallery to learn more about each cover!
Then tell us: Which cover is your favorite? Sound off in the comments, below.
Reba McEntire, “If I Were a Boy”
Sara Bareilles, “Single Ladies”
Florence Welch, “Halo”
Carly Rose Sonenclar, “If I Were a Boy”
Switchfoot, “Crazy In Love”
The xx, “I Miss You”
Megan & Liz, “Halo”
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