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Songs are pretty good, but isn't it boring when a song becomes a hit on the radio and you always know exactly how it's going to sound and who's going to be singing it? Where's the surprise? Where's the intrigue? That's why covers are so fun—they offer a break from the torturous, dismal monotony of listening to a song you like that you've heard before. Also, as you'll see from many of the covers on this list, they often offer significantly less whining than the original. Below are the 13 best covers from the past year. They'll remind you that you're not the only one who likes to belt out Taylor Swift and Adele.