The Billboard Top 5: Covered featuring the Best Covers of 2016

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Sarah Hyland and Boyce Avenue cover "Closer" by The Chainsmokers for The Billboard Top 5: Covered.

The Best Covers of 2016

Each Tuesday we compile our favorite covers of the top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  With this last Billboard Top 5: Covered post of 2016. We’ve compiled some of the best covers we’ve featured this year. Check out these covers by the late Christina Grimmie, Jasmine Thompson, Against The Current, Alex Goot, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Boyce Avenue, Sarah Hyland, Conor Maynard, Anth and Nicole Cross.

These videos are all available in a video playlist powered by Huzzaz. Our video collection there now features more than 750 cover videos from multiple artists.

“One Dance” Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla

Christina Grimmie was tragically killed on June 10, 2016 while signing autographs for fans after a concert. Here she is covering “One Dance” by Drake just days before she was killed.

Christina Grimmie covers “One Dance” by Drake

“7 Years” Lukas Graham

Jasmine Thompson released this cover of “7 Years’ by Lukas Graham back in April. It currently has 7.4 million views on YouTube.

Jasmine Thompson covers “7 Years” by Lukas Graham


“Sorry” Justin Bieber

“Sorry” by Justin Bieber ruled the early part of 2016. This cover of the song by Against The Current, Alex Goot and Kurt Hugo Schneider was released in January and currently has 17.3 million views on YouTube.

Against The Current, Alex Goot and Kurt Hugo Schneider cover “Sorry” by Justin Bieber


“Closer” The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey was one of the top songs of 2016.  This cover of the song by Boyce Avenue and Sarah Hyland was released in November and current is closing in on 23.3 million views on YouTube.

Boyce Avenue and Sarah Hyland cover “Closer”


“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” Mike Posner

Conor Maynard’s cover of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” by Mike Posner has amassed 11.4 million YouTube views since March of 2016.

Conor Maynard covers “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”


“Work” Rihanna ft. Drake

Conor Maynard also scored big with this cover of “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake. The video, in which Anth is also featued, is currently sitting at 21.8 million views since being uploaded back in February.

Conor Maynard and Anth covers ‘Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake


“Can’t Stop The Feeling” Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” got people tapping their feet in anticipation of the release of Trolls. This cover of the song by Nicole Cross has been viewed 528,000 times.

Nicole Cross covers “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake



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