“Black Hole Sun” by Paul Anka
originally by Soundgarden
Listening to a lot of covers today, and this one takes the cake. Paul Anka fucking TEARS BLACK HOLE SUN APART.
This is what a cover is all about. It’s not just singing the song, it’s not just maybe adding an inflection or two.
Anka pulls a Six Million Dollar Man on this song, taking it apart, rebuilding it with his own personal bionics.
Anka Owns this song for me, now.
I don’t even know when I posted this, but it’s still fantastic and deserves more attention.