Mad World - Gary Jules (2001)
Maybe we'd heard this:
But we weren't blown away until we saw this:
Gary Jules has released some impressive singer/songwriter material but really, how much cooler is it that he flashed a previous version of a song completely out of existence with an understated, haunting cover of a dance-pop song?
Think how much more cred Idol would have today if he'd actually won.
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