20 of the Most Surprisingly Awesome Genre-Crossing Covers

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By Adrienne Black

Artists putting their own twist on a favorite is nothing new, but most of the time they stick to their lane, even if they are "making the song their own." An R&B singer pays homage to their idol by covering an old soul record—the usual. But every once in a while you'll hear a cover that completely confuses you in the first few seconds. So different from the originals, these are the covers that sound like entirely new songs. These are the genre-bending covers that really trip you up and show a new side to some of our favorite songs and favorite artists. Here are 20 of the best.

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