Covers Friday: Watch Musicians & YouTube Cover Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.”


Screen shot from Andy Grammer's "Honey, I'm Good." music video (S-Curve)
Screen shot from Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.” music video (S-Curve)

One of my personal favorite songs from 2015 is pop musician Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good,” which actually came out in 2014. Back in 2011, I bought Grammer’s debut album, Andy Grammer, mostly because of a love for single, “Keep Your Head Up.” Did I stick with Grammer when Magazines Or Novels came out in later summer 2014? Well, no, but we all make mistakes, right?

“I got her and she got me / and you got that ass / and I kindly got to be like…”

What’s more fun than having a hot single and having others cover? Well, maybe a lot of things are more fun, but there are plenty of covers of this monogamous, yet fun pop/country anthem. Speaking of monogamy, isn’t it something that Andy Grammer managed to sneak some lines that wouldn’t normally be associated with monogamy in “Honey, I’m Good?” “And these long, long legs / are damn near everywhere” and the crème de la crème “And you got that ass.” The coverers on this list go for the first one about the “long legs,” but some find the booty one to be a bit much.

Here’s the original:

Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good (Official Music Video)

And now, here are nine covers of “Honey, I’m Good” plus one bonus track!

1) Kurt Hugo Schneider (featuring Sam Tsui)

Video title: Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer – One Take!! Sam Tsui & KHS Cover (May 30, 2015)

Seven words: THIS IS HOW YOU DO A COVER! Sam Tsui is an incredibly gifted vocalist (check out his YouTube channel if you haven’t) and Kurt Hugo Schneider is one of those “do everything” music producers. Brilliant might be an understatement. Oh and its on iTunes, so you better cop that!

2) Home Free 

Video title: Honey, I’m good. – Andy Grammer (Home Free Cover) (April 14, 2015)

This video is nothing short of pure fun. Sure, it helps that “Honey, I’m Good” is infectious already, but these dudes – who happen to have won season for of NBC’s The Sing Off – take it over the top. There’s nothing like good-natured fun and humor, right? Better yet, what about exceptional singing?

3) Nick Pitera 

Video title: Andy Grammer – Honey I’m Good – A cappella Cover – Nick Pitera (June 2, 2015)

How cool is this a cappella cover? Better yet, how cool is pop musician Nick Pitera? Just when you think you’re one of the most creative people you know, you find someone who gives you fresh inspiration. Great voice(s) by all means! The cover is available on iTunes and Loudr, while Pitera released his debut EP Stairwells in March 2015. 

4) Tanner Patrick 

Video title: Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good. Cover by Tanner Patrick (June 7, 2015)

The first thing that caught my ear about this cover was the tone of Texan pop singer Tanner Patrick’s voice – it’s perfectly suited for this particular song. He doesn’t go for the best line of the song, but the censorship actually adds character (“And you’ve got that AY!”).

5) AndyScalise

Video title: Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer (Official Music Video Cover by Andy Scalise ft. Ciara Rae) (April 5, 2015)

Hey, two is better than one, right? This cover preserves the feel good nature of the pop/country record. It’s definitely entertaining. Scalise goes for the naughtiness that Tanner Patrick avoids (“And you got that ass.”) In fact, rather than stepping away from it guest Ciara Rae’s shows her, um, you know.

6) Mackenzie Johnson 

Video title: Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer Cover (April 20, 2015) 

Here comes the ukulele! But Mackenzie Johnson’s cover is much more than sound strumming. She’s got a superb voice with a tone that gives “Honey, I’m Good” a different, pleasant sound. Rock on girl!

7) DirtyTAR

Video title: Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammer (Tyler & Ryan) Cover (May 20, 2015)

This cover takes slightly more risks with “Honey, I’m Good” compared to some of the others. Still, aspiring musicians Tyler and Ryan don’t overdo tweaking the hit by any means.

8) ericethridgemusic

Video title: Andy Grammer – Honey I’m Good – Eric Ethridge Cover – (Country Version) (April 29, 2015)

Strings – like violin and cello? Yes please. Does Eric go for the fun/naughty line? Nope. While ass is acceptable in country music, it not in the context that Andy Grammer uses it, so, “yeah” is put in its place.

9) Jonathan Young 

Video title: Honey, I’m Good (A Cappella) – Andy Grammer Cover (April 30, 2015)

There’s so much to like about this cover. For one, after listening to so many covers of “Honey, I’m Good,” this one makes more pronounced tweaks. The tempo is slightly slower and the depth of the Young’s voice itself naturally makes the more urban flavor successful. From the get-go, Young captivates the listener because he transcends what Grammer has already done spectacularly.

Bonus Track

Matthias 

Video title: ‘Honey, I’m Good’ (Parody) – Lyrics in Real Life (June 2, 2015)

This was too funny not to include. There is no singing, but that doesn’t keep it from being a sight to behold. Matthias, using the lyrics from Grammer’s breakout single, parodies the monogamous anthem like a champ.

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