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These Piano Versions Of Songs Are Nothing Short Of Beautiful

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 22 August 2018 at 15.55

Want to hear a song at its most pure of heart? Play it on a piano and nothing else. Simple. Here are some of the best examples of such a practice. 

MAYDAY PARADE - 'THREE CHEERS FOR FIVE YEARS'
The full band version of this song is easily one of the most heartwrenching moments in Mayday Parade's tearstained catalogue, no question. Yet strip it back to just piano and you better believe we are crying in the shower for a week.



PANIC! AT THE DISCO - 'THIS IS GOSPEL'
A mainstay of many a Vine and meme due to its soaring emotional nature, Brendon knocks it out the park as he bashes those ivories into an inch of their life. 



PVRIS - 'HEAVEN'
How do you make a song that's more haunting than a ghost convention even more haunting? You take away the bells and whistles and just have the simplicity of the piano and the beauty of Lynn Gunn's voice do all the work. 



LINKIN PARK - 'CRAWLING'
A spine-tingling moment that played a huge part in the One More Light world tour, this is how you give a classic song a new lease of life.



30 SECONDS TO MARS - 'CITY OF ANGELS'
A story of being far away from home in a city you don't know deserves to be as dramatic as possible. Luckily Jared Leto was on hand to paint a vivid picture with his piano. 



ARCHITECTS - 'DOOMSDAY'
Architects' latest release is a slab of technically stirring brilliance. Yet when you take away the riffs and take it back to the basics, it takes on a whole new level of feeling. Songwriting at its most wonderful. 



WE THE KINGS - 'SECRET VALENTINE'
This classic from We The Kings is so cutesy and lovely that they had to just strip it right back on last year's 'Self Titled Nostalgia'. Ah, young love. 

 

FALL OUT BOY - YOUNG AND MENACE
The polar opposite to the sporadic album version. Patrick Stump proves once again that he has a soul voice and that he knows his way around a piano. 


 

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