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Nine Of The Maine’s Best And Most Surprising Covers

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 12 December 2019 at 13.40

Before you ask, of course their cover from 'Punk Goes Crunk' makes an appearance.

Oh, The Maine. Over the years they've done some truly great and surprising covers. From their appearances on the various 'Punk Goes' compilations, through to recording special covers for charity albums, the lads in The Maine have never shyed away from putting their own spin on some classics. 

The Maine are also the winners of Album Of The Year 2019 in the Rock Sound Awards with 'You Are Ok'! Pick up their world exclusive, commemorative Rock Sound Awards magazine and poster print now from AWARDS.ROCKSOUND.TV, featuring a brand new interview, plus a full brand new photoshoot.

Anyway - here are their best covers:

09. 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' - Originally by Def Leppard
There's something a little bit wonderful about one of the most wholesome bands in our scene singing 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'. It just seems so wrong, but feels SO right. This one made its debut as a part of Fearless Records' 'Punk Goes Classic Rock' all the way back in 2010, and it's still a banger. 

08. 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - Originally by Cyndi Lauper
One of the best moments of Fearless Records' 'Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 5', this cover has a sick vocal feature from Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara. Seven years may have passed since this was released, but it's still a banger.

07. 'You Get What You Give' - Originally by New Radicals
This one honours the original pretty well, and originally appeared on the Rude Records compilation 'Music For Boobies' which raised money for breast cancer research. Nice!

06. 'You're Still The One' - Originally by Shania Twain
This reimagined version of the country bop is twinged with melancholy. Very moody. Very emo. Very The Maine.

05. 'Love Yourself' - Originally by Justin Bieber
Usually a bit of a 'screw you', The Maine turned this banger into what feels more like John O'Callaghan imploring you to discover a form of self-love? Absolutely wild. 

04. 'I Wanna Love You' - Originally by Akon
Cast your mind back to another time. A simpler time. Over a decade ago. The year is 2008, and Fearless Records have just dropped 'Punk Goes Crunk'. The Maine have covered 'I Wanna Love You' by Akon. It's surprising, but you love it. We all love it.

03. 'Steal My Sunshine' - Originally by Len
It even has a video! What a treat! Not to mention that it also has a sick vocal feature from Mayday Parade's Derek Sanders. You can jot this down on my wishlist to happen as an on-stage collaboration at the upcoming 8123 Fest that Mayday Parade just happens to be also performing at...

02. 'As Long As You Love Me' - Originally by the Backstreet Boys
Only The Maine could successfully take a 90s pop-romp and turn it into a swirling love ballad that can compete with the original. If this doesn't make you feel something inside, we don't know what to tell you. 

01. 'Transatlanticism' - Originally by Death Cab For Cutie
It was surprising just how true to the original and beatiful this cover could be. Recorded and released as a part of Hopeless Records' 'Songs That Saved My Life' compilation last year, this nine minute long ballad takes the top spot for being just a damn beautiful cover, and for a damn good cause.

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