5. Martina McBride – “Suspicious Minds”
A music industry great, herself, Martina McBride’s Today Show performance of Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” stands out for the confidence that flows through this entire cover. It’s daunting to attempt to sing a music icon’s song, knowing that there’s a steep staircase of expectation to execute it seamlessly. Yet, McBride takes on the track like it belongs in her discography. Labeled one of the best — if not the best — female singer’s version of the song, one can feel the heart she pumps into this performance. Her vocals follow that dynamic captivating energy in the original and the modern arrangement suits her presence well.