17 Famous Songs Made in Alternative Genres

Polka, smooth jazz, reggae, etc versions of famous songs...

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17 Famous Songs Made in Alternative Genres

Back in time professional musician Andy Rehfeldt started a trend on YouTube where he made funny video dubs of famous songs, but in different genres: pop turned metal, metal turned polka or jazz, etc. All instruments played, arranged and produced by the man himself (with a little help from his friends for vocals in some renditions).

So we have compiled 17 coolest and funniest videos where genres switch to something less expected. Enjoy!

17. Lamb of God - In Your Words (Smooth Jazz Version)

Lamb of God become a real smooth jazz band - so now you can show the band's music even to your grandmom.

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16. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Bossa Nova Version)

Now Judas Priest can tour with Sade. And yes, Rob Halford is so good, he can sing without opening his mouth.

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15. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (Ska Version)

Wiz Khalifa becomes Wiz SKAlifa - and it's a really great decision.

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14. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun (Mexican Ska Version)

Mariachi Cornell y El Jardín del Sonido...

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13. Dio - Holy Diver (Jazzy Version)

Dio goes jazzy and funky - and it feels really naturally!..

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12. The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (Death Metal Version)

Since that more death metal bands should use Hammond organs...

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11. Alice in Chains - Man in the Box (Funk Version)

Just funk and groove!..

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10. Pantera - Domination (Radio Disney Version)

"Fckn Aye!.." "Okay everybody! It's time now! Geeet funky! Get down! And Dance! To a happy beat!.."

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9. Rammstein - Du Hast (Bossa Nova Version)

Keyboardist Flake is definitely dressed for bossa nova...

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8. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Reggae Version)

Flea's trumpet makes it even more "reggae"...

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7. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (Polka Version)

You definitely need to go crazy to some polka!..

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6. Slayer - Angel of Death (Radio Disney Version)

"Smell the dead as it burns deep inside of you..." [continues happy riff]

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5. Iron Maiden - The Trooper (Bossa Nova Version)

The trooper of Ipanema...

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4. Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction (Reggae Version)

(Insert any weed-related joke here :))

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3. Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Smashed Face (Radio Disney Version)

One of the craziest Disney lyrics :)

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2. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Less Angry Version)

Chilling in the name of!..

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1. Metallica - Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)

Dear listeners, you are now listening to Metallica - "Enter Starbucks." And Kirk's wah-wah is at its own place now.

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0. Justin Bieber - Baby (Death Metal Version)

He definitely needs to go back to his death metal stuff.

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That's all! Feel free to post your own favourite songs made in alternative genres in the comment section below.

24 comments sorted by best / new / date

    I'm an advocate of the death metal version of the song Paranoid by the Jonas Brothers. That being said the title should be retitled "Why I Love Andy Rehfeldt". The current title made me think you would post songs that get a lot of radio play that belong to genres other than pop, country or rap.
    One of my favorite remakes is Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know reworked into an 80s-style pop song. The guitar lead after the first chorus onwards makes me irrationally happy. In general I happen to like this version more than the original
    Holy shit, that was amazing, thanks. Andy Rehfeldt is also truly great, bossa nova trooper and radio disney hammer smashed face are classics.
    Wow. I actually hated the original. I would have loved it if it was released like that. Awesome find.
    The Beautiful People (Polka Version) is the best thing I've seen in a while!
    My vote goes to Bossa Nova - as in The Girl from Ipanema.  Absolutely GREAT song. Blown away when I first heard that song. Of all places on a TV ad in circa 2001. I might try it on my old acoustic Epiphone. It's got me humming now.
     Andy Rehfeldt is a fucking genius. Too bad his videos get copyrighted all the time :/
    My favorite Disney Radio Version is Deicide's Dead by Dawn. The chorus is just hilarious.
    Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawaaaaan
    Raggae SoD is actually sick.  I mean, I'd prefer an authentic Jamaican singer on the mic but they nailed its transition. 
    I love how this guy added metal backing music to Katy Perry and suddenly it becomes Evanescence  
    I Love Andy Rehfelt's videos. His radio disney version of slipknot's wait and bleed was a great one too. The death metal version of "hide yo kids, hide yo wife" is another great one.