On August 24, 2017, Taylor Swift unleashed “Look What You Made Me Do,” the divisive first single from her forthcoming album, Reputation (out November 10 via Big Machine Records). Three days later, the music video arrived, and somewhat surprisingly, the cover versions did, too. In the age of YouTube & Spotify, there’s a cottage industry for artists that have made names for themselves based on well-produced cover versions – not sound-alike knockoffs, but unique takes on popular music that have gained steam in recent years. What’s incredible is the quick turnaround on these – not just learning someone else’s song in a matter of days, but also deconstructing it, rebuilding it, recording it, getting the mixing/mastering done, and in some cases shooting a video for it all in under a week. For Swift’s single, one of the most impressive versions arrived just a week later (August 31) via Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox, followed by the September 12 release of Our Last Night’s rocked-up version. In just under two months, there have been dozens of covers that have arrived, and another great one hit this weekend via Frog Leap Studios and Leo Moracchioli. Check out five versions below of what may be 2017’s most-covered new song, “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Leo Moracchioli – “Look What You Made Me Do” (Metal)
Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox – “Look What You Made Me Do” (James Bond style)
Our Last Night – “Look What You Made Me Do” (Rock)
Kalie Shorr – “Look What You Made Me Do” (Pop Country)
Bloodywood – “Look What You Made Me Do” (Death Metal)
Have you heard a cover that’s your favorite? Drop it in the comments if you think it should be heard!