Taylor Swift Covers Coldplay

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Everybody, it seems, loves Coldplay’s “Vida La Vida.” Weezer included their version of the song as a bonus track on their new Hurley album. Joe Satriani, Creaky Boards, and Yusuf Islam would have loved to make some money off it (they each accused the band of plagiarism – it didn’t work out).  Other artists who’ve performed the track include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, and Westlife. And oh yeah, rappers Swizz Beatz and Shawty Lo have sampled it.

Add to that eclectic mix Taylor Swift, who gave a live acoustic reading of the song for BBC Radio 2. Watch the clip below.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. I like Swift’s interpretation. The acoustics are fine. A soft, gentle spin on a great song. The wistful, melancholy aspects are brought out, effective and interesting. A different, melancholy feel. Kudos to the kid.

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