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Many try. Few succeed. Making a cover of a hit song takes more than just talent. It's really a hit-or-miss situation. Either you hit the high note or you miss the next day at work due to sheer embarrassment. No worries. In a couple days, a new video will be the talk of the town, and everyone will have forgotten about your rendition of Rihanna's "Rude Boy."
But there are those lucky few whose one-hit-wonder videos go viral and skyrocket them to the ultimate title of YouTube sensation, giving them temporary Internet fame and a permanent spot on our best YouTube.com cover song list.
"Paparazzi," covered by Greyson Chance.
This kid was only 12 when he performed Lady Gaga's song for his school talent show. Watch the girls in the back start swooning over his powerful pipes. No wonder you can find his debut single, "Waiting Outside the Lines," on iTunes.
"I Will Always Love You," covered by Lin Yu Chun.
This boy from Taiwan has the most amazing voice and sounds exactly like Whitney Houston! In his interview on Ellen, he wanted other kids who have been bullied in the past to know that "there is a reason for everyone's existence in this world" and that to rise above your aggressors is the best revenge.
"Look at Me Now," covered by Karmin.
This chick can spit! This video is the latest to surface in the cover-songs craze, and instantly rose to Internet fame. And rightly so. Others tried to rap as fast as Busta Rhymes did in the original version, but none compared to Karmin's clarity and swagger. Get it, girl!
"No Hands," covered by Danny Vola.
Looks sure can be deceiving. At first glance, you might be skeptical of this guy's talent and overall flow. Although not the stereotypical rapper, Vola sure does lay it down when he sings his acoustic version of Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands." It almost makes you forget how vulgar some of the lyrics are . . . almost.
"The Lazy Song," covered by Megan Nicole.
This cookie-cutter youngster earns the title of best video on our list. Imitating Bruno Mars' monkey-mask theme, this girl rocks it out in her onesie and sunglasses. She's got a pretty good voice too. Maybe she can do a duet with the Biebster and make her way to stardom?
"I'm Yours," covered by Ukulele Boy.
Arguably the cutest contender on our list, this anonymous child singing Jason Mraz's I'm Yours will make you smile no matter what! With over 41 million views, this video has been delighting the masses for quite some time now, but we decided it needed just one more recognition. OK, OK . . . he doesn't know more than two words of the whole song, but seriously . . . look at his face! Not to mention he plays a mean ukulele.