When he’s not busy melting fans with the steamy summer hit, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke can be found behind a piano performing a rather entertaining cover song. One of the year’s other big tracks comes courtesy of the female Swedish DJ duo known as Icona Pop, whose song “I Love It” made the rounds on commercials and TV shows before becoming a mainstream sensation in 2013. Now, a resurgence in popularity is likely on the way thanks to Thicke’s inventive piano cover of the song, in which he transformed the synth-pop tune into a jazzy R&B ballad that perfectly aligns with his own brand of music.
If YouTube view counts are any indication, an unexpected piano cover never hurts, and in fact, is often deemed “better than the original” by the millions who stop by to check them out. See some of our favorites below.
We Found Love | Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris (Covered by Boyce Avenue)
Everlong | Foo Fighters (Covered by TalkWithYourFingers)
Teenage Dream | Katy Perry (Covered by Boyce Avenue)
Love Story | Taylor Swift (Covered by The Piano Guys)
Billboard Top 40 from May 2012 | Various Artists (Covered by Alfie)