Following up his take on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for Christmas and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for Halloween, Ten Second Songs‘ Anthony Vincent sticks with the holiday theme by covering 20 love songs in 20 different styles in time for Valentine’s Day.
Beginning with Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Vincent changed up his style of covering one song in multiple styles by doing a chain of 20 covers by 20 different artists, all in the style of the artist who would get covered next. For example, Vincent covers Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” in the style of the Beatles before that group’s “Something” becomes a hair metal ballad sung by Bon Jovi.
Over the course of the clip, Vincent sings Queen’ “Somebody to Love” as Tupac, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” as Hozier (in a dead-on imitation) and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You” in the style of Type O Negative, among others. By the end, Vincent circles back to Sheeran to sing Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
“I’ve been trying to find a niche on YouTube for a very long time and I think I finally found it,” Vincent told Rolling Stone last year following the massive success of his ’20 Styles of Katy Perry’ video. “Every one of those styles has influenced me at some point.” Besides Perry, Carey and Jackson, Vincent has covered Linkin Park‘s “In the End,” Ariana Grande’s “Problem” and Jason Derulo‘s “Talk Dirty” using the styles of everyone from Nirvana to ‘N Sync.