10 Best Cover Songs of 2014

From Miley and the Lips tackling the Beatles to the Queen of Soul taking on Adele, the best tribute tunes of the year

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Kelly Clarkson, "Shake It Off"

The American Idol winner made her mark by covering other people's music on the Fox show. Twelve years since she won that first season (and released albums of original material), she's still not too big of a diva to try on a younger pop star's tunes. Her live version of "Shake It Off," performed in concert just two months after the single's release, is also a testament to the songwriting chops of Max Martin, Shellback and Swift – not only does it sound terrific as a power-pop anthem, but it's pretty good as a gospel one too.

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