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

The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus, "A Day in the Life"

Whether it was Madonna's "Borderline" in 2009 or Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 2006, Wayne Coyne and his band of merry pranksters have a long tradition of WTF-ifying classic pop songs. So it's a bit of a shock that their rendition of this Beatles epic — the last cut on their complete cover of Sgt. Peppers' — sounds pretty straightforward at first. The Miley Factor, weirdly enough, saves it: the song's strutting second half, featuring the pop star on lead vocals, morphs into a groovy, disco-y strut. As Miley might say: pretty cool.

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