Billie Jean is Not My Cover
We've listened to a multitude of Billie Jean covers and present you with the good, the bad and the ugly.
Editor’s note: There are way too many covers of Billie Jean out there so we only posted the ones that were of interest.
Michael Jackson (The Original)
Chris Cornell (Acoustic reorganized)
Pros: The best of the covers, Chris brought emotion to the song.
Cons: How is someone supposed to moonwalk to this?
Cobra Starship (acoustic cover)
Pros: A unique take with a good musical arrangement.
Cons: Vocals are a bit weak sauce, lead singer sounds like he has hiccups.
Coldplay (acoustic cover)
Pros: They managed to get the crowd really into it which is quite the feat considering how awful this cover is.
Cons: The lack in Chris Martin’s vocal range couldn’t be more apparent in this cover.
David Cook (Chris Cornell Cover)
Pros: Nicely executed, strong vocals.
Cons: It's not different enough from Cornell’s version
Amanda Palmer (Piano)
Pros: Billie Jean sounds great on piano.
Cons: The vocals aren’t as good as they could have been.
Jorge Drexler (Foreign acoustic Guitar cover)
Pros: Not applicable.
Cons: A huge mess, they’re singing over each other instead of in harmony. Jorge forgets the lyrics.
The Bates (punk cover)
Pros: Good take and definitely louder than the original.
Cons: Gets old pretty fast.
Pros: The Queen of Pop covering the King of Pop; A perfect match.
Cons: At 30 seconds long, it’s a tease more than anything.
Suleman Mirza (???)
Pros: The only one of the covers listed here where the focus is on dancing.
Cons: I have no idea what they're saying, i'll assume that's Billie Jean in a foreign language.
Michigan Marching Band (Marching Band)
Pros: It’s a marching band!
Cons: Was I the only one hoping for a moonwalk instead of them walking backwards?
Ian Brown (pop/dance cover)
Pros: Vocals are surprisingly good, lyrics are altered slightly.
Cons: Too much much much echo echo echo echo…
Random YouTuber named Aldrine (Ukulele cover)
Pros: It's a ukulele cover! Vocals are surprisingly good.
Cons: It's actually pretty decent considering it's from YouTube.