Kelly Clarkson may have challenged her critics when she covered Beyoncé’s “Halo” in concert earlier this year (as her song “Already Gone” was under attack for sounding eerily similar), but now instead of covering songs just to prove a point, Clarkson has decided to cover songs for the heck of it.
She recently put her stamp on Taylor Swift’s “White Horse” and on the Cranberries’ “Linger.” In fact, there appears to be an entire YouTube page dedicated to Clarkson’s spin on other people’s songs, as well as new songs from the singer. Other covers include “Mary Jane” by Alanis Morissette, “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, another Swift song, “Cold As You,” an Elvis Presley classic, “Always on my Mind” and that Susan Boyle/Rolling Stones favorite “Wild Horses.” Clarkson also grabbed headlines earlier this fall when she mashed up Morissette’s “That I Would Be Good” and Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” in concert.
The songs which were reportedly recorded by a fan at a VIP preshow held by Clarkson during her All I Ever Wanted tour were posted online, according to one blog. Now fans can get a taste of some of the newer material she’s working on. In the overwhelming amount of songs on the YouTube page includes songs “So He Says,” “Poison Candy,” “I’m Not the Only One” as well as 12 other Clarkson tracks. There doesn’t seem to be any other information regarding any release information about the tracks anywhere.
So, what do you think of Clarkson’s covers? And, how do her newer songs stack up against Clarkson classics like “Since U Been Gone” and “Miss Independent”?