I got online and thought .oO(How could I share an experience I'm having right now?)Well, lately I've been looking through YouTube for amateur covers of popular songs. I can't remember how I started doing this, but I noticed that sometimes it is refreshing to hear someone else sing these songs. Sometimes they change the style quite a bit, and it's also nice to hear people giving their performance “live” rather than after the studio clean up.
Here is a small collection of covers that I've put together that you might want to check out when you're “doing some research” at work. Consider that I was mostly looking for amateurs, so sound quality and a less-than professional performance should be expected. I'd love to hear your opinions and please comment if you know of any good covers, amateur or otherwise.
Also, their cover of Shadow of the day (as you can tell, I am a Linkin Park fan)
Wouldn't be complete without honorable mentions