posted by Liam Dryden

Get your ukulele out, time to put your own spin on this classic!

So cover songs have always been a staple of YouTube’s culture. Since at least 2007, creators have busted out their ukuleles to put their spin on songs like “Hallelujah” or “Creep”; but until now, it’s been impossible to figure out which song has been covered most. However, thanks to an event hosted by YouTube for MTV’s “Cover of the Month” scheme, we can revel the unlikely winner; and who knew YouTubers were such John Legend fans?

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John Legend’s “All Of Me” is officially the most covered song on YouTube.

Searching “‘All Of Me’ cover” on YouTube will yield over 1.5 million results, which is just an inkling of how popular this song is to creators. Some of these covers have reached as many as 50 million views on their own; and even plenty of our faves have put their own spin on the iconic 2013 ballad.

Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying has the perfect pipes for this song.

 

The folks behind Postmodern Jukebox blew us away with this vintage redo.

 

And we’ll never forget this violin rework, that Lindsey Stirling performed with the man himself.

If you’re interested in seeing how some of your other favourite tunes ranked in the Most Covered list, here are the three available:

Global all time:

  • ALL OF ME – John Legend
  • LOVE YOURSELF – Justin Bieber
  • RADIOACTIVE – Imagine Dragons
  • HALLELUJAH – Leonard Cohen
  • SOMEONE LIKE YOU – Adele
  • HELLO – Adele
  • SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World
  • JAR OF HEARTS – Christina Perri
  • STAY WITH ME – Sam Smith
  • THE SCIENTIST – Coldplay

Global 2016:

  • LOVE YOURSELF – Justin Bieber
  • HELLO – Adele
  • MEDO BOBO – Maiara & Maraisa
  • ALL OF ME – John Legend
  • TREAT YOU BETTER – Shawn Mendes
  • SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World
  • THINKING OUT LOUD – Ed Sheeran
  • STAY – Rihanna
  • WHEN WE WERE YOUNG – Adele
  • CHANDELIER – Sia

UK 2016:

  • LOVE YOURSELF – Justin Bieber
  • HELLO – Adele
  • TREAT YOU BETTER – Shawn Mendes
  • WHEN WE WERE YOUNG – Adele
  • 7 YEARS – Lukas Graham
  • CLOSER – The Chainsmokers
  • ALL OF ME – John Legend
  • COLD WATER – Major Laser (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ))
  • THINKING OUT LOUD – Ed Sheeran
  • CHANDELIER – Sia