In honor of the Kelly's gutsy cover experiment, we here at AOL Music have rounded up our favorite videos of musicians covering some pretty unexpected songs. From Taylor Swift singing Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' to Coldplay putting their spin on Rihanna's 'We Found Love,' check out the best (and most unexpected) musical covers!
Kelly Clarkson Covers the White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army'
Despite her pop and country roots, the former 'American Idol' winner admits this rockin' tune is one of her favorites to cover in concert. However, Kel doesn't have all the lyrics memorized quite yet. Watch her flub part of the song ... then laugh it off below!
Prince Covers Radiohead's 'Creep'
Prince hates when other artists cover his music, and he isn't afraid to say so. "There's no other art form where you can do that. You can't go and do your own version of 'Harry Potter.' Do you want to hear somebody else sing 'Kiss'?" he asked the Guardian UK in 2011. So it is somewhat of a surprise when Prince went against his own logic and covered Radiohead's 'Creep' at the 2008 Coachella music festival, complete with a screaming guitar solo. Of course, he absolutely killed it -- he's Prince.
Taylor Swift Covers Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'
Taylor Swift made performing surprise covers a favorite feature of her epic 'Speak Now' world tour -- but perhaps the most unexpected cover of them all was when T-Swizzle went hip-hop! While singing Rihanna's hook on T.I.'s 'Live Your Life,' or bopping along to Nicki Minaj's bubbly pop-rap 'Super Bass' wasn't that much of a stretch, Taylor took us all by surprise when she took on Eminem's 'Lose Yourself.' Who would have thought that the squeaky clean 22-year-old country darling would repeat the heavy rhymes of the highly controversial rapper from Detroit?
Coldplay Covers Rihanna's 'We Found Love'
British pop-rock band Coldplay is know for their ethereal melodies fronted by Chris Martin's wispy falsetto -- while Rihanna has an edgy, aggressive, house-heavy and sometimes reggae-inspired sound. So when RiRi dropped her hyperactive, Calvin Harris-produced dance track 'We Found Love,' Martin was the last singer we thought would cover the chart topper. Yet Coldplay transformed the love addiction anthem into a slow-tempo guitar ballad below ... and it works!
Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne's 'How to Love'
Teen queen Demi Lovato went from Disney Channel darling to hip-hop honey with this out-of-left field cover! The 19-year-old songstress surprisingly put her spin on rapper Lil Wayne's tale of a stripper's lack of self-worth. The slow rap actually lent itself quite to Demi's soaring vocals. It probably helped that the deeply personal lyric hit home for Dem. The singer is currently learning "how to love" herself after years of battling emotional and mental health issues.
Nicole Scherzinger Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'
Who knew Nicole Scherzinger had such a booming voice? Clearly the Pussycat Dolls' musical selection wasn't doing the girl's voice justice! Scherzy reminded us all that she is a singer/dancer, and not the other way around, with this cover of Adele's vocally challenging chart-topper. Even with the less-than-ideal-quality of the fan-filmed footage, you can hear that has surprisingly awesome set of pipes.
Susan Boyle Covers Tears for Fears' 'Mad World'
Fifty-year-old 'Britain's Got Talent' star Susan Boyle is the queen of surprises. The music industry hopeful exemplified the age-old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover" when she unexpectedly nailed a performance of 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Misérables.' With the release of the lead single off her third studio album, 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' Boyle continues to defy expectations. Listen to the cheery singer take on the dark and haunting hit 'Mad World' from the alt-rock band Tears for Fears below.
Ryan Adams Covers Oasis' 'Wonderwall'
Tackling a massive hit is always a huge risk, but every time Ryan Adams puts his folksy spin on the 90s pop hit 'Wonderwall' in concert, he kills it. We're sure notorious egomaniacs Noel and Liam Gallagher wouldn't agree, but the American rocker's take on the Oasis hit may just be better than the original!
Snow Patrol Covers Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love'
Gary Lightbody, lead singer of Snow Patrol, tells AOL Music that Bey gave their cover two thumbs up! "Yeah, we heard that she liked it," he shares "And ?uestlove from the Roots came to one of our sessions in L.A. one time and sat in the back, just listening. He said that he'd dj'ed at a party where Beyonce was at and [after he played it] that she came over and asked who it was, that she was dancing, dancing away to it. If you're going to do a cover, do it outside of your comfort zone and do it differently than the person who'd done it originally. It has to be fun, too. You know what I mean? There are circumstances that you do a song that is ... We cover 'Teenage Kicks' a lot and that song is part of our DNA. But with 'Crazy in Love,' we just wanted to do something fun. It's probably one of the best pop songs of all time. I want to think that we didn't diminish it. We took it to a different place. We punked it up and we ran with it and it's certainty raw. It's not raw on Beyonce's record; it's extraordinarily well produced. We sort of deconstructed it."