Noteworthy Collabs and Covers

Beyonce and Ed Sheeran performing together? It's not to say this was bound to happen, but it was only a matter of time for when it did. Both artists are known for different musical structures, but they got together at this year's Global Citizen Festival and performed the hit song "Drunk in Love."

Just by watching the crowd's reactions you could tell they were beyond pleased. The song combined Ed's simple guitar tunes with both voices having the attention of the audience.

Another collaboration that took place recently was Taylor Swift and Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger appeared in Nashville and performed with T-Swift the song "Satisfaction" as part of her 1989 tour. 

Yet, what does it take for collaboration to happen? I would love to see collaborations more often and not just within a concert. Collaborations also deserve a spot on an artist's album. 

Remember Aerosmith's "Walk This Way"? You probably wouldn't recognize the song without DMC starting off the lyrics. Still, it's a collaboration people love to this day. 

Aside from collaborations, another thing artists have been is doing is covering old songs. It's nothing new. YouTube is loaded with cover songs, from unknown people to famous artists. 

Miley Cyrus did a series of cover songs for Happy Hippie, a nonprofit organization, created by the twerking star, dedicated to helping out "homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations." This series was called Backyard Sessions and she brought in other celebrities for these covers.

These covers are amazing and with over 16 million views just on "Don't Dream It's Over" a Happy Hippie album should be in the works. 

The thing about covers and collaborations is that it gives tribute to the original artists and lets fans realize where their idol is taking inspiration from. My music library is full of covers. Mostly because they are a rawer version of the song and I feel closer to the lyrics. 

What are some your favorite collaborations and covers? Let us know in the comments. Till next week.