So, you’re working from home? Me too.
Yet with all of the adapting, some things are eternally true: music is powerful. So is creativity. (And you don’t have to be Tom Cruise in your underwear to have a good time.)
Here are three videos of musical artists covering originals from other artists.
Each is a timeless gem. Together, they are simply UPLIFTING. Especially if you’re working from home.
- The first one is performed by the amazing bassist Adam Ben Ezra from Israel (it’s brand new, just dropped today).
- The second is sung by the most remarkable children’s choir that I’ve ever seen and heard
- The last is by the incredible band Walk Off The Earth doing a cover of a song originally performed by the group, Gotye (this video below has over 188 million views on YouTube).
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
The ultimate “working from home” mantra.
Originally written and performed by the incredible Bobby McFerrin, Israeli bassist and singer Adam Ben Ezra just dropped this today performing the song solo with his tools and bass to sound like an entire band.
Something Just Like This
Originally performed by Coldplay and the Chainsmokers, this version is performed here by the Color Music Children’s Choir from Ukraine. I have watched this at least 20X and never tire of the raw innocence of these kids, their talent, their harmonies, and their performance. (I recommend playing it full screen.)
If your day sucks, watching these young hearts singing with such innocence and abandon will eliminate anything dampening your day.
(If by chance you get a “video unavailable” message, here’s the link to view it because it’s so good, it’s so worth it)
Here are the initial lyrics to the song “Something Just Like This” they are performing:
I’ve been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list
But she said, where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss…
Somebody That I Used To Know
If by chance you get a “video unavailable” message here, click here)
Their sense of humor, their talent, and that oversized guitar made this an instant hit for this amazing Canadian indie pop band from Burlington, Ontario.
This happened to be their breakthrough video amassing 38 million views within two weeks. Twenty days after the upload, they got featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and shortly after that, they got signed on Columbia Records.
I hope this gave you a nice break in your day to enjoy some talent and creativity.
A Bonus Video to Blow The Roof Off
Eight months ago, I co-created a viral music video based on LinkedIn, garnering over 192,000 on LinkedIn?
It involved 70 people from 8 countries and 6 continents, with a total cumulative following of 3.6 million people generating over 171,763 views in less than 5 days with over 3,500 likes, 1,800+ comments, and over 240 shares.
Well, here it is (in case you just needed one more hit of fun):
Working At Home is Not a Prison Sentence, It’s a New Circumstance and We Adapt
- Creativity is a renewable energy.
- We will get through this.
Do your best work now.
Make the most of the least.
Come out on top as a champion. We can get there from here.
I hope this helps.