These are the best Taylor Swift 'LWYMMD' covers out there right now
The internet giveth, and giveth some more
So, you’re done listening to “…Ready For It?” over and over (and over) again, and you’ve already watched this and this, but you still want more Taylor Swift in your post-Labor Day life? Well, how do the best “Look What You Made Me Do?” covers sound, hand-picked from the endless fields of YouTube options?
The ‘tude-filled and empowering pop ditty has inspired many to give it their own spin — we’ve got a lounge version, we’ve got a metal version, we’ve got a boy-band version, and we’ve got Obama…
1. The lounge version, titled as a “James Bond style cover”
Arguably the most inventive cover of the song, Postmodern Jukebox’s take features Kenton Chen as they take a mellow, but still very drama-filled, approach.
2. The heavy metal version
Definitely a close runner-up to most inventive, this cover plays on the aggressive tone of Swift’s song to build to a very rage-heavy chorus.
3. The boyband version
This trio from the U.K. do the song some pretty amazing justice on a — what’s that? a bunk bed? — in their hotel room.
4. The duet
Playing with electro beats and some pretty nifty production, this smoky duet is killer, although we somehow think it was not actually recorded outdoors on a balcony.
5. The instrumental version
Further proof that everything sounds better when played on a cello.
6. The singer-songwriter version
Actress Kathryn Gallagher, daughter of The O.C. dad Peter Gallagher, sings “Look What You Made Me Do” with a coffee-shop flare.
7. The Obama version
This one doesn’t really need an intro, does it?
Look What You Made Me Do