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JaME's Covers Playlist

08/06/2020 2020-06-08 14:00:00 JaME Author: The JaME Team

JaME's Covers Playlist

Japanese artists paint familiar songs in their own unique colours in our latest Spotify playlist.


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Covers are always an interesting phenomenon. Whether it's an artist paying a heartfelt tribute to a personal hero, friends putting fun spins on each other's works or even a bizarre new version that sounds absolutely nothing like the original, it's always fun to see musicians you love tackle well-known songs. When done well, a cover can introduce influential music from an earlier decade to younger fans, or even allow the appeal of a great song to cross through language and genre barriers.

For this playlist, members of our team have selected covers from a diverse mix of Japanese artists. You'll find everything from pop artists paying tribute to some of the country's biggest hits to punk and metalcore bands putting an aggressive twist on Western classics to even visual kei bands covering anime themes.

Is your interest piqued? Check out the playlist right below:


Interested in comparing the tracks with the originals but having trouble placing the names of the artists? We've got you covered.

The playlist includes covers of the following songs (in alphabetical order):

3gatsu 9ka by Remioromen
Addicted to You by Hikaru Utada
AFTER IMAGE by D‘ERLANGER
Ai ni dekiru koto wa mada aru kai by RADWIMPS
Anata ni by MONGOL800
Ano Kanewo Narasunowa Anata by Akiko Wada
BABY I LOVE U by TEE
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' by The Mamas and The Papas
CANDY GIRL by Hitomi
CRAZY4YOU by D‘ERLANGER
DOWN TOWN by Tatsuro Yamashita
Episode.0 by GACKT
Faint by Linkin Park
Gips by Ringo Sheena
GLAMOROUS SKY by Mika Nakashima
Hakujitsu by King Gnu
Higashi e nishi e by Yosui Inoue
I Won’t Last a Day Without You by The Carpenters
Ito by Miyuki Nakajima
Kabukuchou no jouou by Ringo Sheena
Kanashimi no hate by Elephant Kashimashi
Kimi ni todoke by flumpool
Konya wa Boogie Back nice vocal by Scha Dara Parr feat. Ozawa Kenji
Life on Mars? by David Bowie
LoV by umbrella
Lucy in the sky with Diamonds by The Beatles
Malibu Beach Nightmare by Hanoi Rocks
Marunouchi Sadistic by Ringo Sheena
Mononoke Hime by Joe Hisaishi
Moonlight Densetsu by DALI
Nandemonaiya by RADWIMPS
nerve by BiS
Ordinary World by Duran Duran
pink spider by hide
Plastic Love by Mariya Takeuchi
Rockaway Beach by The Ramones
ROCKET DIVE by hide
Rollin' by Limp Bizkit
Senbonzakura by Black Rabbit P/Hatsune Miku
Shin-Osaka by The Gospellers
Shy Shy Japanese by Tokyo Shounen
Silent Majority by Keyakizaka46
Starman by David Bowie
Sunshine of Your Love by Cream
Take on Me by a-ha
Tokyo by Quruli
Top of the World by The Carpenters
Traveling by Hikaru Utada
Tsukinome by Say Hello to Sunshine
What About Love by Heart
Woo Hoo by The Rock-a-Teens
Zankoku na Tenshi no TEZE by Yoko Takahashi

Which cover was your favourite? Are there any tracks you'd add to the list? Let us know with a comment on social media.

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