Rock Candy

Sometimes viral videos come at you so fast it’s hard to keep up, so you just have to do a round-up.

Frankly, these three classic rock covers are a lot like a Stefon nightclub, because they have everything: Monks, ukuleles, the approval of Brian Wilson?!

Just scroll below and check them out for yourself!

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” (Buddhist Priest Cover)

Performed by Buddhist monk Kazutaka Yamada, this take on “Thunderstruck” is both energetic and zen. If you enjoy this cover, Yamada has others on his YouTube channel, with the latest being his take on Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”

 

ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin'” Performed on Ukuleles

Okay, this cover of the ZZ Top classic “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is just charming! Also, the woman on lead vocals sounds like The B-52’s Kate Pierson, which is an added bonus.

 

The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” from Social Distance Sessions

Lastly, please enjoy this buoyant cover from the Social Distance Sessions of The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” featuring Minhee Jones and Jesse Hernandez on lead vocals. The cover even got the attention of Brian Wilson who wrote on Twitter, “Watch this amazing video from Social Distance Settings of ‘Good Vibrations’ featuring Minhee Jones and Jesse Hernandez, and musicians around the world. Their goal for this performance is to make everyone SMiLE. Hope you enjoy it!”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.