Postlude: Watch YouTube Cover Maroon 5 Hit “Summer’s Gonna Hurt”


Maroon 5, V © Interscope

Recently, yours truly crowned Maroon 5’s latest single, “Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf—–r” as the guilt pleasure of Summer 2015. Here’s a quick look back:

Ultimately, Maroon 5 have something with this big pop single. No it won’t supplant their classics, but this just might be one of the better songs of their career. It’s not deep and it’s frank, but in this day an age, isn’t that sort of what’s expected? V just got better with “Summer” on board!

What happens when a single gets really ‘hot’ like “Summer’s Gonna Hurt” is poised to? People begin covering it and offering their own interpretations. Early on in “Summer’s” youthfulness, folks are jumping on the bandwagon. Below you will find some YouTube offering their own covers, tips for performing, and other stuff all for the love of “Summer.”

But first things first! Here is the original for reference in all its explicit, mother-bleeping glory:

Now for the postlude courtesy of YouTube: 

1) OnlinePianist.com

Video title: “How to play This Summer’s Gonna Hurt by Maroon 5 – Piano Tutorial & Sheets”

Hey, someone’s got to teach us how to play it if we don’t use our own ears/ have the sheet music, right? To quote Marvin Gaye, “Here my dear, here it is!”

2) Tenth Electric

Video title: Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt – Official Cover (Tenth Electric – Acoustic)

Tenth Electric delivers a captivating cover and do so without uttering the objectionable word. Does the band’s censorship take away from the original? Nope – this take on the Maroon 5 hit is fiery hot!

3) Ben Schuller

Video title: “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf****r” (Acoustic Cover)

Schuller apologizes to his mom – specifically for that one word. Even though he doesn’t take the high road like Tenth Electric, you can see why he opted to keep the profanity. You can feel the hurt in Schuller’s fingers as he plays those quick classical piano lines during the explicit refrain. This of course is apparent in his voice as he puts emphasis on motherfucker.

3) Dionusis Siakas 

Video title: “Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf—-r” (Acoustic Cover)

This dude has got some falsetto on him, doesn’t he!

4) Circolo delle Farfalle 

Video title: ‪Circolo delle farfalle – This summer’s gonna hurt [Maroon 5 Cover]

Gotta love this band’s energy and jubilance, particularly when the drop the MF-bomb! 

5) 8 Bit Universe 

Video title: “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf—-r (8 Bit Remix Cover) [Tribute to Maroon 5]

Can anyone deny how cool 8-bit remix covers are? This one is simply perfect as “Summer” is the perfect choice for this sort of treatment given it’s an electro-pop song in its original state.

6) OfficialSah 

Video title: “Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt (Cover)”

This dude only covers a portion of the summer hit, but it’s definitely good stuff.

7) 50second Covers

Video title: Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” cover by Owen Danoff

Hey, this is a pretty nice performance for only 50 seconds, right?

8) AmosDoll Music 

Video title: “Maroon 5 – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt (Advanced Piano Cover)”

So pianistic isn’t it?

9) Jordan Luci

Video title: This Summer’s Gonna Hurt – Maroon 5 (uke cover)

Do you have new respect for the ukulele now?

What other fine-feathered covers exist for “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt?”

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