5. “Somebody Else”
We saved the best for last… Conan’s rendition of The 1975‘s “Somebody Else” takes the cake as our favorite cover! This particular cover video stands out from the rest for many reasons. To fit The 1975’s colorful aesthetic of their 2016 album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, Conan put his own spin on the piece with oversaturated pink and purple lights, making the video extremely filtered. He also included layered vocals throughout the chorus of the song to highlight the dynamic details that make this song so special.
When the cover was first uploaded to YouTube, Conan wrote, “a lil cover of one of my favorite songs by The 1975. I adore them, and their style is so distinct and unique, I knew not to try to replicate it. So, this is my version, a little more somber and not as well played on guitar…. This is one of those songs that no matter who you are and where you are in life, you can’t help but think of someone in your past when it plays. Awfully bittersweet but I love it.”