So many Game of Thrones theme song covers, so little time.
As the HBO show wraps its fifth season this Sunday (June 14), we’re taking a look at some of the best (and let’s face it, weirdest) covers of composer Ramin Djawadi’s epic opening.
From TV on the Radio’s live rendition last week to South Park’s Season 17 episode “A Chorus of Wieners” to an 8-bit makeover, the remakes have been as frequent as the number of fans who e-mail George R. R. Martin about the fate of the next book.
Without further adieu, here are 14 reasons to listen to the Game of Thrones theme over and over again today and all days.
Let’s start things off with a soothing cover from the Harp Twins.
Turn it up a bit with this Western cover (and think about Jon Snow wearing cowboy boots).
There’s also a cover from Ohio State (around 7:12 mark).
Something from Mumbai.
The Queen’s guards at Buckingham Palace.
And this dub step guy.
TV on the Radio just did one.
But they were not the first band to do so. Here’s something from Chvrches.
Blue Man Group also did a cover.
As did these dogs dogs. Yes. Dogs.
South Park took the opportunity to combine GoT with the word “wiener,” because why not?
Still in the game? Consider this 8-bit version.
Or this dose of smooth, courtesy of the jazzy folks at Postmodern Jukebox.
Finally, reward yourself for making it this far into our list (and so many seasons of GoT) with this wonderful performance from Sansa, Arya and brother Bran (Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead-Wright, respectively).
The Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.