Published Dec 17, 2010The cover song has long been a staple in the music biz. Dusting off an old chestnut is an easy way to pay tribute to your favourite artists while padding your own oeuvre. This list doesn't aim to promote those toasting the past, though. This goes out to the handful of artists performing their peers' new numbers, acknowledging that some of these cuts are already classics.
So with that criteria in mind, here are our Top Five Cover Songs of 2010:
5. Gorillaz "Crystalised" (the XX cover)
Everyone seemed to take on the XX this year, from tourmates JJ to synth-pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, but Gorillaz' toy-piano take on "Crystalised" managed to nail the sparseness of the XX while also making it their own.