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15 Most Surprising Covers From 2014’s Summer Tours

Watch the best, weirdest and straight-up most entertaining homages from the season’s biggest stages

Chance the Rapper performs at Made In America festival.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Chance the Rapper performs during day 2 of the Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

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It's always fun when a band skips their own compositions to play an unlikely, perhaps tongue-in-cheek cover, and summer 2014 saw plenty of these moments. As it turns out, the large-scale music festivals that now dominate the season are perfectly suited for them: If you're Kaiser Chiefs, you can cover Dolly Parton; and if you're Dolly Parton you can cover "Yakety Sax," playing the title instrument yourself. As the seasons change, here are 15 of the best, weirdest and straight-up most entertaining examples from the past few months.

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