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13 Artists Who Should Also Cover Taylor Swift’s 1989

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Folk rocker Ryan Adams announced this week that he’s releasing a cover album of Taylor Swift’s monster 2014 record 1989. For her part, Swift was kinda excited.

Swift has been busy retweeting Adams’ covers since his announcement and we have to say, we are loving what we’re hearing.

But Ryan Adams isn’t the only artist we think should release his own version of 1989. In honour of Swift’s favourite number, here are 13 other musicians who need to get their cover album-on stat.

Artist: Aleesia
Best Cover: Bad Blood
Why We Want A Whole Album: Canadian teen Aleesia put her own R&B flavour on Swift’s Bad Blood and frankly, it’s just mean. One song? We want a whole album.

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Best Cover: Bad Blood
Why We Want A Whole Album: Remember when Jay Z and Linkin Park got together for a mash up album and it was everything? We totally think Swift’s pop tracks and Imagine Dragons stadium anthems would make beautiful music together.

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Best Cover: Blank Space
Why We Want A Whole Album: Three words: Queen of Covers

Artist: Postmodern Jukebox
Best Cover: Bad Blood
Why We Want A Whole Album: The cover band is all about taking today’s biggest pop songs and sending them on a time warp back to the 1920s. Style’s James Dean lyric is *begging* for a Postmodern remix.

Artist: Vance Joy
Best Cover: I Know Places
Why We Want A Whole Album: Swift famously covered tourmate Vance Joy’s Riptide last year on BBC Radio 1 and Vance recently returned the favour with a haunting rendition of I Know Places. I want to know what a 1989 Vance Joy album would sound like. The chills!

Artist: Walk Off The Earth
Best Cover: I Knew You Were Trouble
Why We Want A Whole Album: This year’s MMVA performers Walk Off The Earth earned over 25 million hits on their I Knew You Were Trouble cover for a reason…it’s amazing. Sorry, we thought that was obvious.

Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Cover: Shake It Off
Why We Want A Whole Album: Need an album to listen to while laying on the beach this summer? How about a Meghan Trainor cover album of 1989 with the ukulele as the only instrument? Pass the SPF, amirite?

Artist: Fifth Harmony
Best Cover: Red
Why We Want A Whole Album: Because we want alll of the harmonizing. Hey, maybe that’s how they got their name?

Artist: Labrinth
Best Cover: Shake It Off
Why We Want A Whole Album: Swift tries out a lot of different sounds on 1989, but funk isn’t one of them. It’s not something that ever occurred to us until we heard Labrinth get a lil funky with his Shake It Off cover.

Artist: Tegan and Sara
Best Cover: Closer and Shake It Off Mash Up
Why We Want A Whole Album: From their album Heartbreak to writing with Carly Rae Jepsen to performing with Taylor Swift, indie darling’s Tegan and Sara are showing they know how to take over the pop world while maintaining their own sound. We’d love to hear how they’d change up tracks like Wildest Dreams and Clean.

Artist: Haim
Best Cover: Blank Space
Why We Want A Whole Album: Haim have released exciting and interpretive covers of artists like Beyonce, Sheryl Crow and Miley Cyrus, but there’s one female musician they’re missing…

Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best Cover: I Knew You Were Trouble
Why We Want A Whole Album: We’re pretty sure Ed Sheeran already knows all the lyrics.

Artist: Cats
Best Cover: Blank Space
Why We Want A Whole Album: This is one option Swift would definitely considering financing with her own money.