|Adam Levine performing in 2014.|
Well, 2014 is coming to a very abrupt and exciting end. And with every end of the year comes end of the year lists and today we are giving you a list of the Top 5 YouTube covers of famous Maroon 5 songs that were published by inspired musicians over the past year in 2014. Everything from a vintage pop-soul cover to a melodic hardcore/screamo cover, we tried to reach a larger spectrum than just your average singer-songwriter cover.
So, with that said. Let's get started.
5. "Sunday Morning" cover by Justin Robinett
Meet Justin Robinett. He uploads cover videos of himself performing hit songs, and in this case, covered Maroon 5's earlier hits from Songs About Jane, "Sunday Morning." Robinett put on a cool and rather slick "one man band" performance for this video, which grasped my attention the most. And of course, his rich voice and multi-instrumental talent.
4. "Maps" cover by Madilyn Bailey
This cover is especially one of the more sweeter-sounding covers on our Top 5 list. Madilyn Bailey took Maroon 5's single "Maps", from their new album V, and turned into a rather sad, yet beautiful piano ballad.
3. "Maps" cover by Morgan James and Scott Bradlee
One very unusual, and yet very frickin' awesome cover is done here by vocalist Morgan James and piano man Scott Bradlee singing and performing "Maps" in the style of a "vintage 1970's soul band." It is one thing to take a Maroon 5 hit and turn in into a slower piano ballad of your own, but this group of talented performers took a very interesting turn and put a very unexpected twist on the Ryan Tedder-produced track.
2. "Maps" cover by Max Schneider and Alyson Stoner
Everyone that has a YouTube channel knows the very well-known Internet famous people Kurt and Max Schneider, who borrowed former Disney channel superstar Alyson Stoner's vocals to perform a rad and speedy cover of Maroon 5's "Maps." And like most Kurt and Max's cover videos, it involves a one-take shot and hi-NRG moments such as lip-syncing a cool dance-party house with lights and smoke and a cool patio. May we remind you of the cover-medley of Maroon 5 hits that Max and Kurt did in 2012 with Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice? (Check that out!)
1. "Maps" cover by Our Last Night
Now argue with me all you want on this one, but this hardcore/hard rock-inspired cover of Maroon 5's hit song "Maps" done by New Hampshire-based alt. punk band Our Last Night is one of the most energetic and amazing covers done of Maroon 5 in 2014. And we have to give OLN some love and attention for their amazing talent, for they might look young to you, however they've been a rock band for over a decade, releasing 4 studio albums, 4 EP albums, a compilation album, and they've uploaded over 20 rock covers of famous pop hits (recently Tove Lo's "Habits" and Katy Perry's "Dark Horse") over the last few years.
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