Softening The Edges Of Rock And Rap, Ctd

Readers won't let go of this thread. One writes:

OMG! How's about Diamond Dave's bluegrass version of Van Halen's "Jump"? And I can't think of anything the beats Hayseed Dixie doing pretty much anything. Here's Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

Another writes:

My favorite of all-time: a gorgeous acoustic rendition of Outkast's "Hey Ya."


Don't forget Popular Science's contributing troubadour Jonathan Coulton and his absolutely brilliant cover of Sir Mix a Lot's "Baby Got Back."


Has anyone passed along Ben Folds' cover of Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit"?  It's an absolute classic.

And definitely NSFW. Another:

Here's a lovely acoustic version of NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" by Nina Gordon.

Of course the Cardigans, the Swedish twee-pop band, made it a point to include a Black Sabbath cover on every album they released.  Here’s "Iron Man."

And this one doesn’t “soften” much, since the source material wasn’t all that hard to begin with, but a band called The Ukrainians have done an admirable job of covering the Smiths in, well, Ukrainian and traditional instruments.  Here’s "Bigmouth Strikes Again."


How do you have four posts on the subject and miss the ultimate example?

See above.