It’s that time of year again! But this year, it’s a little bit different…
Like previous years, the end of year brings the Coverville Countdown. And in previous years, I’ve asked you to nominate and vote on “your favorite covers”. But something in the back of my mind has always had a problem with that. Why would other people want to vote on the covers YOU think are the best? Does their placement in the rankings have any effect on whether or not they’re your favorites?
Well, I’m going to try and fix all that this year.
Don’t worry – the last two shows of the year WILL be Countdown shows, and you will still get to nominate songs. However, I’d like to position it as a true year-end list, and make it the Best Cover Songs of 2013. It’s a great way for all of us to discover music that we either didn’t know about, or had forgotten about over the course of the year, and let’s face it, every year, a lot of the best songs were newer ones that were still fresh in our minds.
Need some ideas for what great covers and albums came out in 2013? Here’s a spreadsheet to scroll through. In now way is it EVERYTHING that came out this year, but it should get you started. (If you see a number in the “Original Artist” column, that means it was played in that episode of Coverville)
Here’s the schedule for this year’s Countdown:
12/04/13: Nominations begin
12/16/13: Nominations end
12/23/13: Coverville Countdown Episode 1 (songs 40 to 21)
12/30/13: Coverville Countdown Episode 2 (songs 20 to 1)
Enjoy! And happy nominating!