(This draft’s been sitting around for months, time to set it free!)
I like Daft Punk’s song “Harder Better Faster Stronger”, whose most well-known cover is by Kanye West. But personally, although West’s is the flashiest and has the biggest budget, I think it’s the least interesting and creative of the covers.
Have you seen the Daft Hands version? Just a pair of hands, that’s it! (Plenty of versions like this abound, by the way.) The best part? Zero budget, I’m guessing.
There is even an ‘a cappella’ version by the Carleton Singing Knights, a college mens chorus from Minnesota. Check that one out for its vocal acrobatics.
But perhaps for its aerobic simplicity (dancing around in a three-metre radius), I like this video: