1. EXO’s Chanyeol
The latest version comes from EXO member Chanyeol, whose bossa nova and ska-tinged version popped up in the trailer for his upcoming film The Box on March 1.
2. The Interrupters
Speaking of ska, L.A.’s The Interrupters gave the tune a skankin’ riddim and wicked trombone solo for their 2019 take on the song from the singer who they called a “breath of fresh air for music!”
One of the earliest takes came from Bastille, who popped into the Radio 1 at BBC Maida Vale Studios in June 2019 for a wild-and-wooly version that incorporated Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Dick Dale’s “Misirlou,” and their own “Bad Decisions” into the ambitious, rocking mix.
4. Toli Wild
A few months later, YouTuber Toli Wild uploaded his deathcore cover of the hit, whose lyrics somehow sounded just right even in a thrashy, growly style.
In 2020, J-pop rockers Novelbright took their shot during YouTube’s Music Foundry Fest, debuting the first official Japanese cover of the song, which was arranged by guitarist Kaito Yamada, with some impressive whistling from two-time international whistling champion singer Yudai Takenaka.
Source: News | Billboard