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10 Artists Who Sang Cover Songs with Same-Sex Pronouns

10 Artists Who Sang Cover Songs with Same-Sex Pronouns

10 Artists Who Sang Cover Songs with Same-Sex Pronouns

Covers of popular songs are a gift. They give us the chance to experience songs we love in different styles. 

Sadly, they can also be incredibly frustrating. Ever find yourself jamming to a cover of a song only to hear that the person covering it deliberately changed the lyrics to make it more heteronormative? Sort of like when a man covers a song originally sung by a woman and he makes sure to change "my guy" to "my gal"?

Well, here are ten artists who said a big "screw that" and sang the songs as they were originally written, creating gorgeous queer covers in the process:

1. Mary Lambert's cover of "Jessie's Girl"

A much more mellow, heart-wrenching version of Rick Springfield's upbeat hit.

2. Taylor Swift's cover of "Riptide"

Slowed down and packed full of emotion, Swift's cover of Vance Joy's summer jam is a beautiful rendition.

3. Joan Jett's cover of "Crimson and Clover"

As with all things Joan Jett does, this cover is completely, 100 percent badass.

4. Ed Sheeran's cover of "Be My Husband"

Smooth and sexy—an Ed Sheeran trademark.

5. Amy Winehouse's cover of "Valerie"

With her soulful band version of the Zuton's 2006 tune, Winehouse made her place in the "My Version's Better than the Original" Hall of Fame.

6. The White Stripes' cover of "Jolene"

Jack White's voice could not be more different from Dolly Parton's, but somehow the song still works either way.

7. Arden Cho's cover of "Let Her Go"

Stunningly simple and sweet.

8. Arctic Monkeys' cover of "You Know I'm No Good"

Early Arctic Monkeys sound combined Amy Winehouse's sultry lyrics to create an unexpected mashup that (surprisingly) really works.

9. Janelle Monae's cover of "I Want You Back"

Monae singing Jackson 5 songs is everything we never knew we always wanted.

10. Demi Lovato's cover of "Give Me Love"

Taking on an Ed Sheeran song is brave, and it's especially brave when it's one of his most intense and powerful songs. Lovato took on the challenge and held her own—not an easy task.

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