Others’ Music

Here is a list of the articles we have written so far using other people’s music. Or podcasts that talk about other people’s music. For your convenience, click a letter of the alphabet below to jump down to the page to bands with names beginning with that letter.

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Aaron Edson’s Wondering

AC/DC’s Back in Black

Ace of Base’s Beautiful Life


The Aggrolites’ Reggae Hit L.A.

Aha’s Take on Me

Alan Parsons Project’s I Robot

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill

The Allman Brothers Band’s One Way Out

Andrew Belle’s The Ladder

Another Honest Jon’s Chop Up’s Rocket and Moon Juice

The Aquabats’ Charge!!

The Aristocrats’ self-titled album

Arjona’s Adentro

Avicii’s True



Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier

The Backstreet Boys’ I Want it That Way

Bamboo’s Light Peace Love

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Barenaked Ladies

The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds

Beach House

The Beatles

Beck’s Morning Phase

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ self-titled album

Belle and Sebastian’s The Life Pursuit

Ben Folds’ Rockin’ the Suburbs

Ben Williams’ Coming of Age

Bette Midler’s It’s the Girl

Big Star’s #1 Record

Billy May’s Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Mambo)

Billy Joel

Bing Crosby’s mashup cover of Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie

Björk’s Homogenic

The Black Keys

Black Sabbath’s Iron Man

Blind Melon’s self-titled album

Blink-182’s All the Small Things

Blitzen Trapper

Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited

Bobby Brown’s Rock Wit’cha

Bon Jovi

Bonny Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart


Boy Meets Girl’s Waiting for a Star to Fall

Boyz II Men’s self-titled album

Brandon Flowers

Brave Saint Saturn

Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks

Bruce Springsteen

Bruno Mars’s Doo-Wops and Hooligans

Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69




Carbon Leaf’s Indian Summer

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion

Carly Simon’s No Secrets

Carole King’s Tapestry

Carolina Liar’s Coming to Terms

The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait

The Cars’ The Cars

The Cat Empire’s Steal the Light

Cat Stevens’ Teaser and the Firecat

Catch 22’s Permanent Revolution

Cereus Bright’s cover of The BeeGee’s Stayin’ Alive

The Chantay’s Pipeline

Charlie XCX’s Sucker

Cheap Trick’s Dream Police


Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity

Chris Merritt’s Hello, Little Captain, as well as Chris Merritt in general

Christina Aguilera’s I Turn to You

Christopher Lee

Chuck Berry’s Is on Top

Chumbawamba’s Tubthumper

The Clash’s London Calling


Collective Soul’s self-titled album

Count Basie Orchestra’s April in Paris

The Coral’s self-titled album

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Up around the Bend

The Crickets’ The “Chirping” Crickets

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Déjà Vu

Culture Club’s Colour by Numbers



Damien Rice’s cover of U2’s One

Dan Wilson

The Darkness

The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out

The Dave Matthews Band’s cover of Jimi Hendrix’s cover of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower

David Bowie

Dead Man’s Bones’ self-titled

Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism

The December People’s A Classic Rock Christmas

The Decemberists’ The Crane Wife


The DejaBlue Grass Band’s cover of The Beatles’ Ticket to Ride

Depeche Mode’s Some Great Reward

Dick Dale’s Tribal Thunder

Dispatch’s self-titled ep here and here

Distemper’s Ska Punk Moscow

The Ditty Bops’ Moon over Freeway

Dog on Fleas’s Cranberry Sauce Flotilla

Don Henley’s The End of Innocence

Don McLean’s American Pie

The DoneFors’ Award Winning Album

Dr. Dre’s Still D.R.E.

The Doobie Brothers’ Black Water

Dream Theater’s Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory

Duke Ellington’s Ken Burns Jazz




Earth, Wind and Fire’s The Best of, Vol. 1

Electric Light Orchestra (See also Jeff Lynne’s ELO)

Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elvis Presley’s Santa Claus is Back in Town

Emily Hope Price’s The Crux and the Bluestocking


Erato’s Pictures of Pets

Eric Johnson’s Ah Via Musicom

Eurythmics’ Touch

Evanescence’s My Immortal

Everclear’s cover of Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl



Fastball’s The Harsh Light of Day

Finger Eleven’s One Thing

Fitz and the Tantrums’ Pickin’ Up the Pieces

Five Iron Frenzy’s 2: Electric Boogaloo

Flaming Lips

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors

Flo Rida’s Low

Flogging Molly

Fountain’s of Wayne’s Stacy’s Mom

Four Tet’s Rounds

Frank Sinatra’s Sinatra at the Sands

Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out

The Fray’s How to Save a Life

Freddie Mercury’s Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain



Gabriel Kahane’s Haircuts and Airports

Garth Brooks

Steven Gellman’s My Sweet Guitar

Gentle Giant’s Octopus

George Michael’s Kissing a Fool

The Grateful Dead’s American Beauty

The Go! Team’s Rolling Blackouts

Gold Motel’s Summer House here and here

Goldfinger’s cover of Duran Duran’s Rio

Goo Goo Dolls

Gordon Lightfoot’s Summertime Dream

Gorillaz’s Demon Dayz

Greg Camp’s Defektor

Greg Kihn Band’s RocKihnRoll

Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House

Grouplove’s Never Trust a Happy Song

Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction

Guster’s Easy Wonderful



Haim’s Days are Gone

Halford’s III: Winter Songs


The Head and the Heart’s self-titled

Heart’s Crazy on You

Hepcat’s Right on Time

The Hippos’ Heads are Gonna Roll

Hollywood Vampires’ Hollywood Vampires

Howard Jones’ Dream into Action

Hozier’s Hozier

Humble Pie’s Four Day Creep

The Hush Sound’s Goodbye Blues here and here



I Fight Dragons’ Kaboom!

Incubus’ Stellar

INXS’ Kick

The Irish Rovers’ cover of Shel Silverstein’s The Unicorn

Iron Horse’s cover of Modest Mouse’s A Different City

Israel Kamakowiwo’ole’s cover of Somewhere over the Rainbow & What a Wonderful World



Jack and White’s Gemini

Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Fairytales

Jake White’s In Reality

Jamestown Revival’s Utah

Janet Jackson’s Escapade

Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s Alone in the Universe (See also Electric Light Orchestra)

Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced?

João Gilberto’s Getz/Gilberto with Stan Getz

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

John Denver & The Muppets’ A Christmas Together here and here

John Legend & The Roots’ Wake Up!

John Mayer

Johnny Hates Jazz’s Turn Back the Clock




Katy Perry’s One of the Boys

Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Trouble is …

The Killers

Kings of Convenience’s Riot on an Empty Street

Kiss’ Destroyer

The Knife’s cover of Scala & Kolacny Brother’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s cover of Jose Gonzales’s cover of The Knife’s Heartbeats

KT Tunstall’s Eye to the Telescope



Lady Gaga’s Born this Way

LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver

Led Zeppelin

Leo Kottke’s 6 and 12 String Guitar here and here

Less Than Jake’s Anthem

Lil Wayne’s A Milli

Limp Bizkit’s cover of The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes

Lionel Richie’s Can’t Slow Down

Little Dragon

Little Texas

Living Colour’s Vivid

Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

Love Psychedelico’s The Greatest Hits (and some other Japanese music)

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd



Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist

Madina Lake’s Here I Stand

Madonna’s Cherish

Mägo de Oz’s Gaia II: La Voz Dormida

Manchester Orchestra’s Cope

Mariah Carey’s Daydream

Mark Lettieri’s Spark and Echo

Maroon 5’s V (and separately Sugar)

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Mason Williams’ The Mason Williams Phonograph Record

Mat Kearney’s City of Black and White

Matisyahu’s Light

MC Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em

Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell

Meco’s Christmas in the Stars


Michael Jackson

Mick Jagger’s cover of Martha and the Vandellas’ Dancin’ in the Street with David Bowie

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS’ Medium Rare


Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

mojochronic’s mashup cover of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Police’s Roxanne

Mötley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood

Mott the Hoople’s All the Young Dudes

Mumford and Sons’ Babel

The Muppets & John Denver’s A Christmas Together here and here


Mutemath’s self-titled

My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless

My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade



‘N Sync’s Bye Bye Bye

Neil Diamond’s Stones

Neil Young’s Harvest

Neon Indian’s VEGA INTL. Night School

Nickel Creek’s self-titled album

Nickelback’s Leader of Men

Nico & The Velvet Underground’s self-titled album

Nirvana’s Nevermind

No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will the Circle be Unbroken

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday

Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me

The Notwist’s Neon Golden



Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

Obadiah Parker’s cover of OutKast’s Hey Ya

The Offspring’s (Can’t Get My) Head around You

Oingo Boingo’s Dark at the End of the Tunnel

The One-Day Band’s cover of Elton John’s Rocket Man here and here.

OneRepublic’s Native

The Osmonds’ Family Christmas Album

Owl City’s The Midsummer Station

Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz



Panic at the Disco’s I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Paramore’s Brand New Eyes

Pat Benatar’s Love is a Battlefield

Pearl Jam’s Black

Phil Collins’ Do You Remember

Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift for You

Phillip Phillips’ The World from the Side of the Moon

Phish’s (Hoist)

Phoenix’s It’s Never Been Like That

Piglet’s Lava Land

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

The Planet Smashers’ Unstoppable

Poison’s cover of Loggins & Messina’s Your Mamma Don’t Dance

The Police’s Ghost in the Machine

Powderfinger’s Odyssey Number Five

The Presidents of the United States of America’s Lump

The Prog World Orchestra’s Frankincence

Punch Brothers’ Who’s Feeling Young Now




Quintette du Hot Club de France’s Undecided




Rage Against the Machine

Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’

Ratatat’s Classics

Rated Blue’s Three Walls Down

Ray LaMontagne’s Supernova here and here

Red Elvises

Red Hang’s Rising

Reel Big Fish’s cover of When in Rome’s The Promise

The Rescues

REM’s The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of REM

REO Speedwagon’s Hi Infidelity

Richard and Linda Thompson’s I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Richard Marx’s Right Here Waiting

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s 9 Dead Alive

The Rolling Stones

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers’s My Life Doesn’t Rhyme

Rooney’s Calling the World

Roxette’s Look Sharp

Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Play the Music of REM




Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour

Santigold’s Disparate Youth

Savage Garden

Say Anything’s Alive with the Glory of Love

Scorpions’ Crazy World

Scott Weiland’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Secret Machines’ Ten Silver Drops

Secret Sisters’ Put Your Needle Down

Semisonic’s Feeling Strangely Fine

She and Him’s Volume One

Sheryl Crow’s self-titled album

Siakol’s Maligayang Pasko

Sigur Rós’ Ágætis Byrjun


Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends

Sisqó’s Thong Song

Sister Hazel’s All for You

The Skatalites’ Ball of Fire

The Sleeping Philosophers’ Kayanga

Sleigh Bells’ Reign of Terror

Slightly Stoopid’s Meanwhile Back at the Lab

Smash Mouth’s Astro Lounge

Smashing Pumpkins

Social Distortion’s Ball and Chain

Soulja Boy’s Crank That (Soulja Boy)

SR-71’s Now You See Inside

Stan Getz’s Getz/Gilberto with João Gilberto

Steely Dan’s Aja

Stevie Wonder

Stillwater’s We Can’t Write

Sting’s The Soul Cages

Stone Gods’ Silver Spoons and Broken Bones

Stone Temple Pilots

Streetlight Manifesto’s Somewhere in the Between

Stroke 9’s Nasty Little Thoughts

The Strokes’ Room on Fire


Sufjan Stevens’

Sugar Ray’s Sugar Ray

Supertramp’s Breakfast in America

Sum 41’s All Killer, No Filler

Swim Hershel Swim’s Burn Swim Burn



Tame Impala’s Currents


Tears for Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair

Thee Michelle Gun Elephant’s Grateful Triad Years 1998-2002

They Might Be Giant

Third Eye Blind’s Never Let You Go

38 Special’s Second Chance


Tiger Army

Toh Kay’s The Hand that Thieves

Tom Jones’ cover of Good King Wenceslas

Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever

Toto’s IV

Tower of Power’s Monster on a Leash

Tracy Chapman’s Tracy Chapman

Train’s Save Me, San Francisco

Twenty Øne Piløts’ BLURRYFΛCE

Twisted Sister’s A Twisted Christmas here and here

Type O Negative’s October Rust




UB40’s Red Red Wine

Unwritten Law’s Unwritten Law

The Used’s The Bird and the Worm



Van Halen

The Velvet Underground & Nico’s self-titled album

The Venture’s Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull and Others

The Verve’s Urban Hymns (as well as Bittersweet Symphony again here, kinda)

Victor Wooten’s A Show of Hands



Walk Off the Earth’s covers of Gotye’s Someone That I Used to Know and Adele’s Someone Like You

Walk the Moon’s Talking is Hard

The Wallflowers’ cover of David Bowie’s Heroes

War’s The World is a Ghetto

Washed Out’s Life of Leisure

Weather Report’s Black Market

The Weeknd’s Beauty behind the Madness

The Weepies’ Say I am You


Weird Al

The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army

Wilson Phillips’ Hold On

Wolf Alice’s My Love is Cool

Wolfmother’s self-titled album

Wye Oak’s Shriek



The XX’s XX



Years and Years’ Communion

Yes’ The Yes Album

The Young Veins’ Take a Vacation!



Zero 7’s The Garden

ZZ Top’s Eliminator


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