8lean Oncovers That Prove Its Staying Power Past 2015
Last year, Major Lazer (the electronic dance music group consisting of producers Diplo , Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire), dropped the song 'Lean On' with DJ Snake and MØ -- one of summer 2015's chief jams, and one we still find ourselves bopping to today.
' Lean On ' has, no joke, been streamed nearly 8 million times on Spotify, making it the most-played song of all time on the streaming service. The music video has over 1.4 billion views on YouTube , too. No big deal. Naturally, the track made MTV's list of the Best Songs Of 2015 .
But just because it's 2016 now doesn't mean 'Lean On' is over. Check out these insanely rad covers that take the song to a whole new level.
- MAX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyRck378NB0
Max Schneider and his brother Kurt put together a chilling, stripped down version of the jam.
- Christina Grimmie https://youtu.be/E3JefzlFCN4
In her signature style, Christina hopped on the keys and recorded herself on Logic to self-produce this beautiful cover.
- Lennon & Maisy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91E8Bf6Z8jw
With a dreamy setting and angelic vocals, the Nashville stars kill it acoustically.
- R5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WoDLeIpLhY
R5 has a way of covering songs and making them totally their own. 'Lean On' with a tambourine and shakers? Yes.
- Ali Brustofski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaNvMomX2-E
Ali's powerful voice slays in this insane pop-influenced take.
- R. City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObrHPcXBS6Y
R. City did an acoustic remix of 'Lean On,' adding in the rap from their track ' Make Up .'
- Sam Tsui & Casey Breves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWArqYDmK1s
Leave it to Sam Tsui to brilliantly mash it up with Bill Withers's classic ' Lean on Me. '
- Lights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM95udLuYr8
This slowed-down, acoustic cover is hauntingly beautiful and elegantly simple.