How would Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood” sound if the Rolling Stones sang it? What about Shaggy or Ben E. King and The Drifters? Swift’s pop hit is being taken to a new level by a very creative YouTuber. According to Time, YouTube Musician Anthony Vincent (also known as Ten Second Songs) has performed songs like “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, giving them a whole new sound as he performs them in different musical styles. His latest move is a “Bad Blood” re-working that will please even the most die-hard Tay-Tay fans (tip: you might want to turn the volume down for style number seven).
“Bad Blood” features rapper Kendrick Lamar, and has been on the public’s radar for a solid nine weeks as the No. 2 song on the Billboard charts (No. 1 is “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth if you were wondering). The video for “Bad Blood” was named was named one of the best videos of 2015, alongside Madonna’s video for the eponymous song “B**h I’m Madonna”, as the Inquisitr reports.
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) July 7, 2015
Even if you’re not a “Bad Blood” fan, it’s worth it to watch the video cover if only for the entertainment value of seeing a male singer hit such a high range without breaking a sweat. If you enjoy the “Bad Blood” twist, you can check out more of Vincent’s music covers on his YouTube channel here. Rollingstone got the goods on Vincent’s story and his rise to YouTube fame.
“After first striking virally with his cover of ‘Dark Horse,’ Rolling Stone talked to Vincent about how he was inspired to create his ’20 styles’ songs – ’40 styles’ in the case of ‘Rap God’ – and how he decides which artists to impersonate. ‘I love that people are having conversations that are involving Frank Sinatra, Type O Negative and Tech N9ne at the same time,’ Vincent said. ‘If I’m in any way responsible for having some 14-year-old girl Google ‘Type O Negative,’ that’s crazy.'”
Vincent seems to have a pretty lofty goal, but an interesting one indeed. Bringing together styles ranging from Frank Sinatra to Eminem and Michael Jackson is no easy task, let alone doing it in just 10 seconds. However, he definitely does “Bad Blood” justice while putting his own creative spin on it. Other YouTube artists have offered similar genre-crossing covers as well. If you’re into swing versions of modern pop songs, Post Modern Jukebox has what you need. If you want to hear, for instance, Miley Cyrus’ hit song “Wrecking Ball” go country, swing on by the Gregory Brothers’ channel.
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