Special Menu: Cover Songs Playlist


Cover songs are their own brand of art.  There’s a lot of bad cover songs out there (e.g. visit almost any dive bar on a Friday night).  But when it’s done well, it can stop you in your tracks, maybe even let you hear a melody or lyric in a surprisingly new way.  We also believe that a Christian artist can take a song that wasn’t made by Christians (i.e. “Wildflowers” or “You’ve Got A Friend in Me”) and not only reimagine it stylistically, but also reimagine it in light of a Christian worldview.  So this “Special Menu” is about listening to these wonderful songs with new ears and an open heart…. and of course it’s just plain ol’ FUN!

CURATOR’S NOTES – Cover Songs (Jul/Aug 2019)

Over the last decade, we have produced several “all cover songs” editions of the old Under The Radar Radio Show.  They were always fun to put together and were generally more well-received that the typical show we did.  I thought this theme would be perfect for the summer months when you need or want something fun and interesting to listen to.  And like it states above, I hope that these new versions of songs will allow you to hear them in a fresh way.  I’m excited that in this 3-hour playlist, we can share some of our favorite artists like Jenny & Tyler, Jill Phillips, Ben Rector, Jars of Clay, Branches, Andrew Peterson, JJ Heller remake some classics from mainstream artists (Tom Petty, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Kanye West, U2, Queen, Goo Goo Dolls) as well as from Christian artists (Michael W. Smith, Rich Mullins, Keith Green, Amy Grant, Andrew Osenga, DC Talk, Mark Heard).  Let us know if this was a fun playlist to you personally!


Tip of my Tongue – Drew Holcomb
Lonely People – Jars of Clay
Tonight Tonight – Christa Wells
The Power of Love – Ben Rector
Calling Out Your Name [LIVE] – Andrew Peterson
1974 – Teressa Mahoney
The Transfiguration – David Crowder Band
God Believes in You – Jill Phillips
Rocketown – Shawn Groves
Daydream – Melanie Penn
Gotta Serve Somebody [RockN Mix] – Kevin Max
Don’t Stop Me Now – Marc Martel
Enter Sandman – SHEL
Stand By Me [LIVE] – Needtobreathe
Easter Song – Jess Ray
Walk On – Jenny & Tyler
You’ve Got A Friend in Me – Sleeping At Last
Wildflowers – Justin McRoberts
Suspicious Minds – 77s
Between You and Me – Paul Wright & Ayiesha Woods
Pride (In The Name of Love) – Delirious?
Jolene – Mindy Smith
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – Phil Keaggy
Blowin’ in The Wind – The McCrary Sisters
Go Your Own Way – Green River Ordinance
Time After Time [LIVE] – Nichole Nordeman
My Girl – Dave Barnes
Ring of Fire – Moda Spira
Just One Look – Branches
Heartless – William Fitzsimmons
Trials Turned To Gold – PFR
You Are My Sunshine – Gracie Schram
Won’t Back Down [LIVE] – Jason Gray
The Only Living Boy in New York – The Farewell Drifters
Falling Slowly – Elenowen
Lead Me On – Bethany Dillon
Wish You Were Here – Audrey Assad
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Lauren Daigle
Down There By The Train – Dustin Kensrue
Shut Up and Dance – Anchor + Bell
Ordinary World – Joy Williams
Better Days – Matt Brouwer
The Wilhelm Scream – Katie Herzig
Glimmering Gates – Christopher Williams
Bridge Over Troubled Water – JJ Heller

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