Sunday, September 11, 2011

Best Piano Covers of All Time

So this post is basically a place for me to house my favorite piano covers. I'll be updating this post as I find them. Perhaps you'll enjoy a few as well. If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear from you.

Jonathan Wey (aka: JWey or "The Tickler") - NFL Medley
This is one of my favorite piano covers ever. Unfortunately, it's not the greatest video of the song, because there's lots of background noise and drunken Colts fans. There's a good chance our performer may also be slightly intoxicated. It's also an unfinished piece, so hopefully someday The Tickler will take the time to finish the song, and then do a proper recording.

This medley is a genius blend of all the major NFL themes from various networks throughout the history of the NFL. JWey is a composition master who should really have all of his various off-the-cuff medleys recorded somewhere for all of us to enjoy. For now, this clip will have to do.

Viktoriya Yermolyeva (aka: Vika) - Master of Puppets in Zurich
Vika is a beast of a pianist. She's a classically trained Ukranian who decided to bless us all with tons of sweet cover songs. She covers all kinds of music; from metal to rock to alternative, etc. Her phrasing is seriously amazing. That last sentence is a nice rhyme, but I have no idea what it means.

It was a tough job, but I picked out a favorite to share. Hopefully it will inspire you to check out her other cover songs, because they are probably the best on Youtube. Here's a link to her channel: vkgoeswild. My favorite Vika cover song is Master of Puppets, and she played it on a grand piano in Zurich.

The Blindfolded Pianist - Super Mario Medley

I first saw this video 8 years ago on eBaum's World. At the time, Youtube did not exist and watching homemade videos online was new and exciting stuff (see here). This video amazed me. Eight years later, I'm still amazed. It's a long clip, so if you don't have time, skip to 9:14 and watch his left hand move like a freaking hummingbird.

Stewart Bozarth (aka: stewboz83) - Baba O'Riley
This is probably my current favorite piano cover. Mostly because it's such a great song to begin with. It's not as technically impressive as Vika or the Blindfolded Pianist, and the vocals are kind of a letdown, but I absolutely love this cover.