Taking a work that's a member of a certain genre, and doing it just the same, except as a different genre. For example, taking a rap song and getting a barbershop quartet to sing it; or showing a comedy-adventure from the SympatheticPOV of the villain, making it a tragic drama; or just taking a page from a famous novel and adding in the stylistic quirks of a completely different writer.

Can be applied to any form of art that can be categorized.

RecycledINSPACE ''can'' be this, but usually isn't. Generally [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning changes the meaning]]. For music, contrast with SuspiciouslySimilarSong, where the intention is to resemble the original as closely as possible while still avoiding copyright-breaking. This is one form of JustForFun/XMeetsY. Don't confuse it with {{Pastiche}}, which is when a genre is imitated as closely as possible by a new work.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' probably has the silliest possible example: Two [[FakeBand Fake Bands]], each already a [[SatireParodyPastiche pastiche]] of a different genre (hair metal and alternative), doing this to each other's songs. Available for listening [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/limozloshy.html here]]; it has the "original" versions of the songs as well, for comparative purposes.
* Every Music/WeirdAlYankovic album (with the exceptions of his self-titled first album, and ''Even Worse'', his fifth album) contains a polka {{medley}}, doing snippets of these for many contemporary songs. These are basically his equivalent to Jeff Foxworthy's trademark "You Might Be A Redneck" bits; the audience feels cheated if they don't get [[OnceAnEpisode one per album]].
** He also did "Bohemian Polka", the entirety of Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" polka-fied.
** Weird Al says that he tends to pick songs that sound better as polka tunes. He's right.
** To add an additional layer, his polka style uses traditional instruments, but draws much of its presentation from the style of comedic orchestration found in such things as the works of Spike Jones. Common comedic elements in his polkas include the MinskyPickup, the traditional vaudeville ending riff (does it have a name?), "Shave and a Haircut", and even a direct reference to Jones via the opening riff of his version of "DerFuehrersFace".
** He also frequently writes {{pastiches}} or "style parodies" of specific bands, the most famous probably being his Music/{{Devo}} parody/tribute, "Dare To Be Stupid", which Mark Mothersbaugh called, "the perfect Devo song". Mothersbaugh was interviewed for Weird Al's ''BehindTheMusic''' special and said the song was "beautiful ... and I hate him for it, basically."
*** As further evidence, his online release ''Internet Leaks'' consists of one parody and four pastiches. While the exact inspiration for "Skipper Dan" has been debated (it's likely either Music/{{Weezer}} or Music/FountainsOfWayne, [[TakeAThirdOption possibly]] [[JustForFun/XMeetsY both]]), there's no doubt that "Craigslist" is Music/TheDoors (see below), "CNR" is Music/TheWhiteStripes, and "Ringtone" is Music/{{Queen}}.
** In June 2009, Al released his newest song, "Craigslist", which is a Doors pastiche. (Just to add verisimilitude, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek plays on it.)
*** "Genius in France" is a pastiche of Music/FrankZappa. Frank's son Dweezil (who has spent the last few years touring the world playing his father's music with painstaking accuracy) provided a guitar solo and backing vocals.
*** "If That Isn't Love" is a pastiche of Hanson. The brothers help sing backup. (Al has directed a couple of Hanson videos.)
*** Oh, there are way more examples. It's actually somewhat harder to find originals of his that aren't some sort of pastiche or tribute (and some are apparently cleverly hidden so that nobody but Al knows exactly which band he was going for). Here are some more:
**** "Mr. Popeil" = Music/TheB52s, "Velvet Elvis" = Music/ThePolice, "Dog Eat Dog" = Music/TalkingHeads, "Trigger Happy" = Music/TheBeachBoys[=/=]Music/JanAndDean, "You Make Me" = Music/OingoBoingo, "Everything You Know Is Wrong" = Music/TheyMightBeGiants, "Pancreas" = BrianWilson, "Frank's 2000" TV" = Music/{{REM}}, "Germs" = Music/NineInchNails... The list goes on.
** A more occasional habit of his is to take an existing work and adapt it into a parody of another song. His most famous example is setting the theme of ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' to Music/DireStraits' "Money For Nothing". He's also set the theme of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' to "The Safety Dance", ''GreenEggsAndHam'' to Music/{{U2}}'s "Numb", and in more of a stretch, an ad for the board game Twister became a Music/BeastieBoys song.
* A popular trend around the Disney offices is to take classic songs from the DisneyAnimatedCanon and redo them as pop rock. They're usually included as [[DVDBonusContent special features]] in [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Platinum/Diamond Edition]] [=DVDs=].
* A recurring segment on the Australian TV show ''The Money or the Gun'' (written by Andrew Denton) was the singing of Stairway to Heaven in various other styles, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPOIy4Kb9M4 Rolf Harris singing "Stairway to Heaven" in the style of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfoccRna6I the version sung in the style of the Beatles by the Beatnix]].
** RolfHarris has also performed a cover of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Yxmz-csB4 I Touch Myself]]" by the Divinyls. [[{{Squick}} The result is what you'd expect]].
** Andrew Denton seems to be fond of this trope, as he also got WillieNelson to sing "[[{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]" in the style of somebody with an intelligible singing voice.
* This was basically the entire purpose of RichardCheese and Lounge Against The Machine, who perform pop, rock, metal, and rap hits in lounge-lizard style.
* Paul Anka does the same thing, taking popular music (Eye of the Tiger, Mister Brightside, etc.) and doing it in a "lounge-lizard" style. But unlike Cheese, he's serious about it (covering BonJovi's "It's My Life", he even changes a lyric into a Shout Out to himself: "Like Frankie said, ''he'' did it 'My Way'").
* Nouvelle Vague is a French band that does excellent bossanova covers of songs from the 80s -- from {{Bauhaus}}' "Bela Lugosi's Dead" to TheClash's "Guns of Brixton".
** The band's name, by the way, is a fairly brilliant BilingualBonus: "Nouvelle Vague" is French for "New Wave" (the genre of the original songs), and "Bossa Nova" is Portuguese for "New Wave" or "New Beat".
* Music/{{Madness}} recently did an album of ska/reggae covers of songs like "[[Music/TheKinks Lola]]" and "You Keep Me Hanging On".[[note]]by the Supremes[[/note]]
* Polka Floyd is a band that does polkafied covers of Music/PinkFloyd.
* Public radio program ''Performance Today'' has a weekly feature called "Piano Puzzler", in which composer Bruce Adolph would play an arrangement of a popular song in the style of a classical composer, and a listener on the phone had to guess both the song and the composer being imitated.
* Dynamite Hack's folk-rock version of Music/{{Eazy-E}}'s "Boyz N The Hood".
* The East Coast folk group [[http://www.modernman3.com/ Modern Man]] do this in their bit "Inappropriate Song Styles", in which they demonstrate why Pavarotti should not sing BobDylan and vice versa, why rap groups shouldn't do [[TheMusical Rodgers and Hammerstein]], and why Music/TheBeeGees should stay away from folk music.
* LoreSjoberg did [[http://badgods.com/nineinchnoels.html Nine Inch Noëls]], a medley of Music/NineInchNails songs to the tune of traditional Christmas music.
* Music/TomLehrer once did a version of "Clementine" done with each verse in a different style: Music/ColePorter, Italian {{opera}}, {{Beatnik}}, and Creator/GilbertAndSullivan.
** He's also done other songs in various styles, co-opting their lyrical formula as well as their musical ones. ''The Irish Ballad'' ("[[RefrainFromAssuming Rickety Tickety Tin]]") is probably the best example, capturing the often-morbid storytelling done in actual Irish ballads and setting it to very Irish music.
* Before ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' came out, indie rocker JonathanCoulton was perhaps best known for his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gW6yQZyx5w acoustic rock cover]] of the Sir Mix-a-Lot classic "Baby Got Back".
* Similarly, mphtower.com's Creator/GilbertAndSullivan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkJdEFf_Qg4 rendering]] of "Baby Got Back".
* Creator/WilliamShatner has done a handful of SoBadItsGood lounge covers of pop songs over the years, most famously EltonJohn's ''Rocket Man''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took this to its natural extreme, when they got Shatner to parody himself by performing a spoken word version of Eminem's ''The Real Slim Shady''. To anticipate your next question:
--->'''[[ChekhovsGun Walter Koenig]]:''' How can you do a spoken word version of a rap song?
--->'''Melllvar:''' ''He found a way.''
* ScissorSisters released a disco cover of Music/PinkFloyd's "Comfortably Numb" in 2004, which got mixed reactions from Floyd fans -- while some considered it a butchering of the work, others found that the disco beat fits the song's lyrics pretty well.
** The members of Floyd themselves liked the version according to reports.
* AlanisMorissette's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W91sqAs-_-g slow, soulful version]] of the BlackEyedPeas' "My Humps".
** And then there was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxI3-HjOkgM "Ironic" in the style of "My Humps"]].
* Dread Zeppelin, a band that takes Music/LedZeppelin songs and rerecords them in reggae style (and no, we're not talking about "D'yer Mak'er" here). [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot With an]] ElvisImpersonator [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot in vocals]] - at times the songs would even mash-up [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] and Led, i.e. "Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)" ("Heartbreak Hotel"'s lyrics, "Heartbreaker"'s music).
* The Puppini Sisters perform various pop songs such as The Smiths' "Panic" and Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" in the style of TheAndrewsSisters.
* ''Every'' cover performed by TypeONegative is a perfect example of this. The medley of Music/TheBeatles covers at the end of ''[[CreatorBreakdown World Coming Down]]'', in particular, must be heard to be believed.
** Not to mention their cover of "[[Music/NeilYoung Cinnamon Girl]]''.
* California punk band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_First_and_the_Gimme_Gimmes Me First and the Gimme Gimmes]] has made their entire career out of only doing punk covers of... less-than-rockin' songs. Examples include R Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", "Tomorrow" from the musical ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'', and "Hava Nagila". Each of their albums has a different theme: ''Have a Ball'' is all '60s/'70s radio hits, ''Are a Drag'' is showtunes, ''Blow in the Wind'' is songs from the '60s, ''Take a Break'' is R&B, ''Love Their Country'' is country & western, and their live album, ''Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah'', was recorded at an actual bar mitzvah. Yeah.
** Their cover of "The Rainbow Connection" was actually used in the end credits of ''Kermit's Swamp Years''.
* British comedian BillBailey's version of the "Hokey Cokey" done in the style of Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, which has sadly been removed from Website/YouTube.
** Witness the ''true'' meaning of ''TheMagicRoundabout'', complete with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARBajLHHCHs secret middle section!]]
** Style parodies form a significant part of Bailey's routines. Various rock and pop songs are done in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GdZ_gBxH8 cockney piano style]] (which is musically very similar to Weird Al's polka medleys); ''God Save The Queen'' is given a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mkScM-necA jazz overhaul]]; and ''Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WktxIqbGAj0 done in the style of Portishead]].
* Hayseed Dixie ([[Music/{{ACDC}} say it out loud five times fast]]) and The Pigs both cover other genres in hillbilly/country style. Hayseed Dixie specializes in bluegrass versions of heavy metal and other harder rock genres; their first album, "A Hillbilly's Tribute to [=AC/DC=]" was entirely AC/DC covers -- from which they drew their punning name.
** They also have an album called ''Kiss My Grass''. It's an entire album of covers of {{Kiss}} songs. Christine Sixteen manages to get even creepier.
* Similarly, Luther Wright and the Wrongs did an entire country/bluegrass version of Pink Floyd's ''The Wall'', entitled ''Rebuild The Wall''. It is surprisingly good.
** Poor Man's Whiskey did a similar version of ''Dark Side of the Moon'', entitled ''Dark Side of the Moonshine''. Also surprisingly good.
* Would you believe Music/JudasPriest did this to a JoanBaez song? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLDazyvMMGw They really did]].
* Music/{{Devo}} were quite fond of this; the best-known example is probably their cover of Music/TheRollingStones' "Satisfaction."
* Nina Gordon took the Music/{{NWA}} song "Straight Outta Compton" and turned it into a coffee-house style soft rock song.
** She did the same with SkidRow's "18 and Life" and PhilCollins' "One More Night".
* Much of what the people on [[http://www.ocremix.org Overclocked Remix]] do is take tunes from video games and do them in different styles.
* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3lXZT7PFY The opera version]] of "Dragosta din Tei", AKA [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=60og9gwKh1o the Numa Numa song]].
* Moby's punk rock and country renditions of his own song "Porcelain" can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FbKOQNkc60 here]].
* {{Yes}} has turned both SimonAndGarfunkel's "America" and Music/TheBeatles' "Every Little Thing" into [[EpicRocking jammed out prog rock epics]].
* Music/BenFolds has a recurring live song, "Rock This Bitch", where he asks the audience genres or styles to play the same short song.
** Folds himself did an excellent piano-ballad cover of "Bitches Ain't Shit".
* [[http://rockabyebabymusic.com/ Rockabye Baby]] offers rock songs by e.g. {{Radiohead}}, Music/{{Metallica}}, NineInchNails, TheCure and Music/TheSmashingPumpkins as soothing (and oddly compelling) bedtime lullaby versions for babies.
** Which produces an OminousMusicBoxTune with certain songs. Tool's "Schism"? Musical horror.
* Much of the music in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'' are classic Creator/{{Nintendo}} tunes done in different styles. For example, "Gourmet Race" from ''{{Kirby}}'' gets turned into a metal song.
** The version of the ''SuperMarioBros'' Underwater theme also gets an extreme makeover ''twice'' in one track. It goes from the original 8-Bit form, to a fully orchestrated version, to a ''bluegrass arrangement''.
* Social Distortion's punk rock cover of "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash).
** German hard-rock band H-Blockx did a similar one, with a bit of ska thrown in, courtesy of guest star Doctor Ring-Ding.
* Hard & Phirm's "Rodeohead" is a medley of Radiohead songs, performed in a country style. No, seriously.
* Señor Coconut is an artist who performs covers of '80s electronica, such as the works of Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and Yellow Magic Orchestra, in traditional Latin American styles.
** And you should hear his samba version of Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" -- it's glorious!
* Animetal is a Japanese heavy metal band who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin perform heavy metal covers]] of classic and not-so-classic {{anime}} and {{tokusatsu}} [[AnimeThemeSong theme songs]].
* The MarilynManson version of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6VojYGrnpg Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)]]".
** And "Tainted Love".
** And "I Put A Spell On You," and "[[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas This is Halloween]]." He seems to have a fondness for this.
* The unplugged Music/{{Korn}} cover of {{Radiohead}}'s "[[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tv7zuDsns9w Creep]]".
* JohnnyCash's famous cover of NineInchNails' "Hurt" as a stripped down country song.
** It's actually a very straight cover, barely introducing stylistic changes (it's pretty much how a regular acoustic performance by Reznor would sound).
** Another Johnny Cash example is his cover of {{Soundgarden}}'s "Rusty Cage," putting a country/folk spin on a hard rock/grunge song.
* DeathMetal group [[http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile=45074267 Ten Masked Men]] do nothing but pop songs. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXvQ94Z1oDM Their version of "Blue" has to be heard to be believed.]]
* Music/OzzyOsbourne and Dweezil Zappa did a metal cover of the Bee Gees' hit song "Staying Alive", which you can view [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_D4QhevNPw here]].
* CoalChamber and Music/OzzyOsbourne did a cover of "[[PeterGabriel Shock The Monkey]]" for the "Chamber Music" album.
* Music/{{Disturbed}} recorded a version of "[[Music/{{Genesis}} Land of Confusion]]" in their signature style.
* Sonata Arctica did a cover of "Wind Beneath My Wings" in their power metal style.
* Gregorian is a group that, well, does faux-Gregorian Chant style covers. Amongst their re-works are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuS2jGBFgMM "Engel" by Rammstein]] and Belinda Carlisle's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwFdf5Nb2I "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"]].
** Can't forget their version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bmWuTFzysQ REM's "Losing My Religion"]], either.
** Similarly, a group calling itself The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica released a CD called "Chantmania" which redid a number of pop and rock songs as Gregorian chant, among them "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana.
* While we're on the subject, {{Rammstein}} themselves did a cover of The Ramones' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCaxa2xS3pU Pet Sematary]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX3fn5wrXuY Stripped]]'' by Depeche Mode. Odd, but they work.
* The CD ''[[http://www.pigsflycd.com/ When Pigs Fly]]'' is composed entirely of songs sung by people you'd never expect, and many of them hit this trope flat on the head -- like Devo's version of CSNY's "Ohio", "Shock The Monkey" by Don Ho, Herman's Hermits doing Billy Idol's "White Wedding" and the Oak Ridge Boys doing "Carry On Wayward Son". (And don't miss Lesley "It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To" Gore singing "[[Music/{{ACDC}} Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap]]", if only for the wonderful cognitive dissonance it induces.)
* Canadian punk rock group The Diodes recorded a cover of the Cyrkle's "Red Rubber Ball" (written by Paul Simon) for their 1977 debut album. According to liner notes on a later album, they did so because of Paul Simon's vocal disapproval of punk rock.
* Doowop group Big Daddy is known for redoing songs from the 1960s onwards in the style of specific ''other'' songs from the 1950s. Perhaps the epitome of this would be their 1992 CD ''Sgt. Pepper's'', in which they completely recreate Music/TheBeatles' ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'' in 1950s musical styles. Some examples of their work:
** "With A Little Help From My Friends" in the style of Johnny Mathis' "Misty"
** "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire"
** "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite" in the style of Freddie "Boom-Boom" Cannon's "Palisades Park"
** "When I'm Sixty-four" in the style of Billy Ward and His Dominoes' "Sixty-Minute Man"
** "A Day in the Life" in the style of Buddy Holly (cuing off the "Oh boy" refrain), ending with a plane crash sound effect.
** From their first (LP only) album: "Ebony and Ivory" by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis
** From a different CD, Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" in the style of "Sixteen Tons"
*** The folks behind Big Daddy also recorded an album as "The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica," which included covers of songs like Music/TheMonkees' theme song, R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as Gregorian-style chants.
* The Estonian early music group Rondellus has a CD, ''Sabbatum'', which consists entirely of Black Sabbath songs sung in various medieval styles. [[TranslatedCoverVersion In]] [[AltumVidetur Latin]]! For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX2y51ixsu8 here's]] "Verres Militares".
* Music/ToriAmos performed a cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and released ''Strange Little Girls'', a cover album of songs such as Slayer's "Raining Blood" and Eminem's "'97 Bonnie and Clyde" in her signature style of batshit crazy.
** Tori is known to cover anything in her signature style of batshit crazy. She covered [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozt1Uf-UBPc Baby One More Time]] for crying out loud!
* ''Dub Side of the Moon'' is a dub reggae cover of ''Pink Floyd'''s ''Dark Side of the Moon''.
** ''Radiodread'' is Easy Star All-Stars' follow-up, a dub reggae treatment of Radiohead's ''OK Computer''.
* How can anyone forget Music/{{Travis}}'s famous cover of Britney Spears' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRHZqg8yVXQ Hit Me Baby One More Time]]''?
** Even more extreme: An [[http://supermasterpiece.com/music/oops.html alleged "original" version of Spears' "Oops! I Did It Again"]] -- by ''LouisArmstrong''. This is a parody, of course, but the recreation of Armstrong's voice and style is uncanny.
** Also: ChildrenOfBodom's death metal cover of ''[[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=D1sguF2D1UA Oops! I Did it Again]]''.
** Scottish guitarist RichardThompson, of all people, also has a great cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI Oops! I Did it Again.]]
* 8-bit remixes have become something of a Website/YouTube fad. You have stuff like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9TzWO8eqk 8-bit Halo theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb9vyOlY6qk at least two 8-bit]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpz6Ah60S64 versions of Motteke! Sailor Fuku]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcrqBkRfjVU 8-bit Through The Fire And Flames]]... As with all fan-made things, [[SturgeonsLaw some are better than others]].
* Klaus Nomi's cover of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfGmWzmWweQ The Twist]]," also listed in the ParanoiaFuel article.
* The Kuricorder Quartet, the group behind the ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' soundtrack, did an entire album of cover songs in the exact same style used for that soundtrack. Highlights include the ''Series/UltraSeven'' theme, "Bohemian Rhapsody", and the Imperial March from ''Franchise/StarWars''. Alas, it's only available as a pricey Japanese import, but at least you can hear [[http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=GNCL-1069 samples]].
* Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" as done by The Gourds in [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wCAM3C3dpIA&feature=related Country Western/Bluegrass style]].
* The band Frisky and Mannish make their act on this basis, including a "cheeky cockney" version of Pussycat Dolls' song "[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fnAWbAed5u8 Beep]]"
* Another Website/YouTube fad is redoing music in G Major, which lends a pseudo-demonic air. Among the many examples are perennial favourites-or-not [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwj0gLriTnk Scaryroll]] (''Never Gonna Give You Up''), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z0jJCqecvg&feature=related You Are A Pirate]]'' from ''Series/LazyTown'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Vv-c618qA Satan Knows]]'' (aka ''God Knows'' from ''[[SuzumiyaHaruhi The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'').
* ''Heigh-Ho! Mozart'' has tunes from the DisneyAnimatedCanon redone in the style of famous composers of classical music.
** There's also ''Mozart TV'', with various TV show themes treated in the same manner. You might recognize ''Series/TheXFiles'' theme in the style of Hovhannes as background music in some of Rocketboom's episodes.
* The 2005 compilation album ''Policia!: A Tribute to The Police'' has various contemporary bands performing songs by The Police in their own styles. Some are good, some not so much, and some are just odd.
* [[http://www.beatallica.org/ Beatallica]]: Beatle songs in the style of Metallica. Including ''Hey Dude'' and ''Blood is All You Need''.
* Music/GunsNRoses covered Bob Dylan's song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," as well as PaulMcCartney's "Film/LiveAndLetDie".
** Axl Rose says that Sweet Child of Mine was intended to be In The Style Of LynyrdSkynyrd.
* RoyZimmerman's track ''What If The Beatles Were Irish?'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. And ''hilarious''.
* Music/ButtholeSurfers have actually done this to one of their ''own'' songs: "Something" (not the Beatles song) originally appeared on their first EP in their typical noise-punk style, then was unexpectedly revisited 7 years later and turned into a melodic ShoeGazing song (one that was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong suspiciously similar to]] TheJesusAndMaryChain's "Never Understand" in fact).
* The Moog Cookbook covered rock songs entirely on moog synthesizers, in an AffectionateParody of the kitschy moog cover records of the 70's, tackling 90's alternative rock with their self-titled album and classic rock staples on the followup ''Ye Olde Space Bande''. Notably, their version of Music/{{Soundgarden}}'s "Black Hole Sun" gets a bossa nova arrangement very reminiscent of "[[TheElevatorFromIpanema The Girl From Ipanema]]".
* Pick any cover song by TheResidents. Any of them.
* Music/RayStevens had a big hit with a country/bluegrass version of the jazz standard "Misty", and later covered Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through the Night" in the style of Spike Jones. He also did a bluegrass cover of "Bad". Yes, the Music/MichaelJackson song.
* Music/BlindGuardian seems to enjoy doing metal covers of old pop songs, including "Surfin' USA", "Mr. Sandman," and "Dream A Little Dream of Me."
* German comedy band Excrementory Grindfuckers does it frequently by covering many popular songs like "The Final Countdown" and "Stayin' Alive," grindcore style. Interestingly enough, their cover of Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Enter Sandman" sounds entirely blues.
* All of Richard Thompson's self-released live album ''1000 Years of Popular Music'' is him doing songs ranging from 11th century ballads to Music/{{Prince}} tunes in his own unique folk-rock style (the concept of the album is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a sampling of the prior 1000 years of song), but for the coup de grace he introduces "Marry, Ageyn Hic Hev Donne Yt," supposedly a "medieval ballad from [[IncrediblyLamePun Brittany]]" but actually [[spoiler: a medieval-styled version of "Oops, I Did It Again", complete with lyrics in Old English]].
** He's also performed it ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI straight]]''.
* Dolly Parton and Nickel Creek collaborated on a bluegrass cover of Collective Soul's "Shine". Many accolades ensued.
** Parton also released a bluegrass cover of ''Stairway to Heaven''.
* On their ''Aenima'' album, Music/{{Tool}} takes the guitar riffs from their own song "Jimmy", plays them on a cheesy, ballpark-esque organ, and uses it as the "Intermission" that segues directly into the original song.
* Jenny Owen Young's [[http://www.last.fm/music/Jenny+Owen+Youngs/+videos/2813527 folk-rock version]] of Nelly's "Hot In Herre".
* Joey + Rory did a bluegrass version of "Free Bird".
* Big & Rich did a straight-up country cover of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long".
* Pat Boone's 1997 album, ''In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy'', in which he performed various hard rock and metal songs big band/jazz style. One of his songs, Music/OzzyOsbourne's "Crazy Train", became the theme song for ''Series/TheOsbournes''.
* The Mike Flowers Pops, a tongue-in-cheek easy listening/lounge revival group, released a cover of Oasis' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ "Wonderwall"]], which actually reached #2 in the UK Singles Charts months after the Oasis version did the same. A BBC DJ jokingly announced it as the original version when it was first released, and subsequently Noel Gallagher was asked by a record executive if he'd actually written it. They have also done similar covers of The Doors, The Velvet Underground, and Bjork.
* Music/DwightYoakam has done this a ''lot'', most notably with a rockabilly cover of "I Want You to Want Me" and alt-country take on "Suspicious Minds".
* Music/GarthBrooks re-wrote Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Fever" as a country-rock song about a rodeo star. He also had hits with countrified versions of ''two'' Music/BillyJoel songs: "Shameless" and "To Make You Feel My Love", the latter of which was written by Music/BobDylan.
* The Kentucky Headhunters have been doing this for ages. Their first three albums included edgy, country-rock versions of Bill Monroe songs (as well as a cover of Don Gibson's late 1950s hit "Oh Lonesome Me"), as well as a Beatles cover ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"). Later on, they released a covers album that included Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roger Miller, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles, all done just as amped-up as their early work.
* On ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', the show's band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem rendered Chopin's ''Polonaise in A flat major''... in funk, much to the dismay of Sam the Eagle.
-->KERMIT: You can't beat the classics; you can only destroy 'em.
* Reel Big Fish have a schtick of playing their own song "Suburban Rhythm" live, but multiple times in many different styles, such as punk rock, country, garage rock, death metal, emo, old school rap and disco.
** Funnily enough the 'country' mosh pit is just about the most riotous of the lot.
** They also did a euro-dance-style version of "Gigantic" for a ThePixies tribute album.
* Mark Kozelek does this for every non-original song he touches. He released a solo EP of deconstructed acoustic AC/DC covers, and his band Sun Kil Moon released an entire * album* of acoustic Modest Mouse covers. Red House Painters did the same with "Silly Love Songs", "I Am A Rock", and The Cars' "All Mixed Up".
* GreatBigSea (a Canadian East Coast band who play a cross between pop and traditional Newfoundland songs) redid R.E.M's "It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt And I Feel Fine" in a super-fast-paced, upbeat folk style. It's really good.
* [[http://cmt.com/videos/studio-330-sessions/cadillac-sky/203651/basket-case.jhtml Cadillac Sky's]] Bluegrass version of Green Day's "Basket Case"
* Jagpanzer's power metal cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELf3vePl-vo The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald]]".
* ''AceCombat'' uses the Agnus Dei as BGM in the final mission of its fourth game, ''Shattered Skies'', but the "Megalith" mix is different enough that you have to strain your ears to recognise it. "Zero" from ''Belkan War'' also reused the lyrics from the eponymous song of ''Unsung War'', but given that the former re-rendered the latter with Hispanic guitar and castanets, it's a bit hard to tell.
* The Boss Hoss. Famous for country and western covers of various songs, among them Eminem's "Without Me", Outkast's "Hey Ya" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdFyn8u85sQ&feature=related The Cardigans' "My Favorite Game"]].
* Beatles tribute band the Fab Four have issued a couple of Christmas albums, in which they perform popular carols in a Beatlesque manner.
** Sweden's Rubber Band also did the "Christmas a la Beatles" thing with their 1996 release ''Christmas! The Beatmas''.
* Mark Ronson (of AmyWinehouse producer fame) released "Version" comprising various pop covers in his distinctive brass-led arrangements.
* Thin Lizzy and, subsequently, Metallica covered the traditional Irish folk song, "Whiskey in the Jar."
* White Stripes performed the traditional English-Scots ballad "Black Jack Davey."
* A number of Celtic Punk groups -- Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, etc. -- perform their share of traditional Irish folk music in a punk style.
* Uncle Tupelo recorded at least two versions of The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" -- a country/punk version and a folk version.
* AnyaMarina's cover of T.I.'s "Whatever you Like" is performed in her typical style, that of a singer songwriter, creating hilarious levels of LyricalDissonance when one factors in the original's blatant IntercourseWithYou lyrics.
* The ''{{Spiderman}}'' theme song got reworked a few times, by Joe Perry of Music/{{Aerosmith}} for the 1994 cartoon, the band as a whole for TheMovie (it's on the soundtrack), TheDistillers for the game based on the movie sequel, The Ramones for an album of alternative covers of Saturday Morning Cartoon theme songs, and by MichaelBuble for fun.
* American heavy metal band Prong recorded a heavy metal version of TheDoors' "Strange Days" for ''StrangeDays'' movie, with Ray Manzarek (Doors' keyboardist) on keyboard.
* Would you believe that there's a techno cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WeIJQ4fRs Fear of the Dark]]? And that it's actually good?
* J. S. Bach had such a distinctive style that a common exam question for high school music students is: here is a totally random melody. Orchestrate it in the style of J.S. Bach.
* Robert Newman had a routine where Robert Smith of TheCure tried to sing various cheerful songs, all of which came out as ''Girlfriend in a Coma'' style dirges.
* {{Sepultura}}'s cover of PublicEnemy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeeKpZ0GwNM "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos]]. There are covers of [[MassiveAttack "Angel"]], [[JanesAddiction "Mountain Song"]], and [[{{U2}} "Bullet the Blue Sky"]] on the same EP, ''Revolusongs''.
* An ElvisPresley impersonator named "The King" recorded several albums with song by other bands and artists, usually with the main criteria being that the original singer also had to be dead. such as {{Nirvana}}'s "Come as You Are" and Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". The latter song was already an homage to 1950s Rock 'n' Roll in its original version, but the King version Elvis-i-fied it even more.
* Four German comedians perform as a Queen tribute "band" named "Burger Queen", with very... unique interpretations of their songs, such as a Bruce Springsteen version of "Hammer to Fall" (including a brief "Born in the UK" outro), a reggae version of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", a country version of "Fat Bottomed Girls", a polka version of "We Will Rock You", a bellydance version of "Mustapha" and an AC/DC version of "I Want to Break Free" (using the bassline of "Under Pressure").
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HECF_RHAYo The Shins' version of The Postal Service's "We Will Become Silhouettes".]]
* [[http://pottymouth.org/mcpt/ Matthew's Celebrity Pixies Tribute]] is a collection of {{Pixies}} covers done by one person in the style of various unlikely artists, such as Music/{{Prince}}, Music/TheBeeGees, and Music/TheBeachBoys. The results are generally more silly than convincing, but apparently the Music/JimiHendrix version of "Vamos" had a few people fooled up until it quoted ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' theme during the solo.
* ''Merry Gear Solid 2'' uses various backings made up of Christmas songs In The Style Of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' songs:
** "Sleigh Drive" is a cover of "Sleigh Ride" in the style of "Old Snake" from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.
** "Jungle Bells" is a cover of "Jingle Bells" in the style of "Caution (Jungle)" from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''.
** "You Gave My Position Away" is a cover of "Last Christmas You Gave Me Your Heart" in the style of ''Intruder 3'' from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* The Alex Skolnick Trio primarily performs jazz versions of hard rock and heavy metal songs.
* [[http://www.sotb.se/ Slaughter of the Bluegrass]] performs country/bluegrass covers of MelodicDeathMetal songs
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM2177pHMT0 The Baseballs]] is a German group that does 50s rockabilly covers of modern pop songs. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpWAl8C0H0A Really]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McO2ckRO4AY excellent]]'' 50s rockabilly covers of modern pop songs.
* Toots and the Maytals did a reggae verson of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads", even substituting "West Jamaica" for "West Virginia".
** They may also be responsible for "Jamaican In New York", which surely needs no explanation.
* The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have performed "God Save The Queen" by the Sex Pistols at least once.
** As well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EmxbbAoDq4 Anarchy in the UK]] in the style of SimonAndGarfunkel!
* Bim Skala Bim once did a ska version of Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" (aka "Dark Side Of The Moon").
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcRlBQF2AYc Here]] is a video of Swedish ''a cappella'' band The Real Group singing a couple songs in unrelated styles: "[[Music/TheBeatles Yesterday]]" as a samba, and the {{opera}}tic version of "Take The "A" Train". Even better, they are evidently improvising these on the spot.
* Adrian Edmondson's act [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aulos-NGsk The Bad Shepherds]] is based on the idea of playing punk songs with folk arrangements. It's played totally seriously and surprisingly well.
* Mindless Self Indulgence has a speed metal version of {{Rush}}'s "Tom Sawyer", that's barely more than half the running time of the original, but still a complete cover.
* Music/GerryRafferty's "Baker Street", noted for its sax lines (a favorite of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson's]]), has been redone a few times in different styles, usually without a saxophone. The Music/FooFighters' version uses an electric guitar in place of the sax, with a bass guitar replacing the "whistling" synthesizer opening/bridge.
* Each of Edward Ballantine's variations for piano on "Mary Had A Little Lamb" was written in the style of a different famous composer.
* The entire purpose of power metal supergroup NorthernKings, who cover mostly 80s pop songs, but a range of other material, in power metal style.
* ''AmandaPalmer Performs the Popular Hits of {{Radiohead}} on her Magical Ukelele,'' which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ToddRundgren did this with [[SelfParody his own songs]] on the album ''With a Twist,'' which offered bossa nova tiki lounge versions of his most familiar hits.
* PattiSmith has a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit". With banjos.
* Apocalyptica is a heavy-metal cello quartet whose first album consists entirely of all-cello Metallica covers. Their second album also included cello covers of FaithNoMore, {{Sepultura}}, and Music/{{Pantera}}. After this, they moved on to focusing on original material.
* Trance duo Mythos 'n DJ Cosmo did this with several tunes, including "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhaiMCtiJpE Heart of The Ocean]]" (the ''{{Titanic}}'' theme tune), Real Life's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMJDAfpDHU Send Me an Angel]]", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-1UXVE-Fs Unchained Melody]]" from ''Unchained''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHDXp55C_Sk DJ Sakin & Friends's trance rendition]] of the ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' theme.
* The South African rock band Seether did a heavy metal cover of George Michael's "Careless Whisper".
* PetShopBoys did dance-pop covers of such things as the slow ballad "Always On My Mind", the very much rock "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2 (medleyed with "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli), "Somewhere" from ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', and the Madness ska track "My Girl". And then, just for fun, they did a ''swing'' version of their own hit "Can You Forgive Her?".
** And in turn, GammaRay did a cover of their song "It's A Sin" reinterpreted as a PowerMetal song.
* Max Raabe is a [[GermanMedia German singer]] who, with his orchestra, remake pop songs to sound like 1920's WeimarRepublic Jazz. Covers include "Lucky" by Britney Spears, "Kiss" by Prince, and "Sex Bomb" by Tom Jones.
* Liquid 360 turned {{Erasure}}'s mellow synthpop track "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uttV1VZUgQQ Chains of Love]]" into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vjc-lMpPns a bouncy Euro-house tune]].
* FrontLineAssembly's DarkerAndEdgier take on Madonna's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnj1oQZXv5c Justify My Love]], featuring Kristy Thirsk of FLA's side project Delerium.
* The Music/TalkingHeads song "The Overload" was an attempt to imitate the style of Music/JoyDivision. However, none of the members had heard any of Joy Division's music; they were basing it on how they thought they might sound based on descriptions in the press. Because "The Overload" isn't a Joy Division song, it's not strictly this trope, but it's very close.
* Friday the way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmbtua21uzM MeatLoaf]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM&feature=related Bob Dylan]] might have done it.
* Website/YouTube user [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CakeJarey#g/c/E514D154C42AFFC0 CakeJarey]] played this trope with ''FinalFantasy'' songs... ''in the style of other Final Fantasy games''. Now, given the series' [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy usual pattern]], what could the result be? ''Still awesome.''
* Clara Moroni, better known for Eurobeat, recently did a metal cover of A-ha's "Take on Me".
* Dudley Moore did "Little Miss Muffet" as Benjamin Britten would have composed it for Peter Pears to sing, and, on ''Series/NotOnlyButAlso'', Tom Jones songs in a classical style.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEtRtlmidk Rap Is A Man's Soul]]", better known as "That rap from ''GurrenLagann'' that goes 'Row Row Fight the Pow-wah!'" gets a couple of versions throughout the series. There exists a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNmi9qpMAM heavy fanfare version]], a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GeQK0fOAew sadder, somewhat contemplative version]], and perhaps most memorably, an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAlztMvvNkk epic opera version]] whereupon [[OminousLatinChanting Dies Irae]] is sung as a OneWomanWail.
* As mentioned above, PaulAndStorm, formerly part of the a cappella quartet [=DaVinci's Notebook=], did a medley of various hip-hop songs in barbershop style. They called it [[IncrediblyLamePun Hip-Shop]].
** Prior to their split, [=DaVinci's Notebook=] also had a medley of heavy metal songs in barbershop style called Metal Shop.
* TheAquabats did a cover of Operation Ivy's "Knowledge" in the style of an acoustic campfire singalong (complete with backup vocals imitating little kids) for a tribute album. It may now be HilariousInHindsight since much later one of their members would co-create ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''.
* Music/{{Beck}} has had fun doing this to his own songs a few times: "Burro" is "Jackass" in the style of mariachi (complete with Spanish lyrics), "Saxx Laws (Night Flight to Ojai)" is "Sexx Laws" in the style of Kenny G, and "MTV Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack (Lounge Version)" is self-explanatory.
* The Ramonetures are a band that covers PunkRock songs in the style of instrumental SurfRock (their name being a mashup of TheRamones and The Ventures, of course). Their self-titled first album covered TheRamones, while their second, ''Johny Walk Don't Run Paulene'', covered X. ''Johny Walk Don't Run Paulene'' even has contributions by X members Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake.
* PuffyAmiYumi did this a LOT on their early albums, thanks to the influence of producer [[{{Jellyfish}} Andy Sturmer]]. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6JLm0M4_7M Asia no Junshin]]" is an homage to ElectricLightOrchestra, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT3nsU4CmPA Kore Ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi]]" does Music/TheBeatles, "Jet Keisatsu" is TheWho, "Tokyo Nights" is The Buggles, and more.
* Music/AHawkAndAHacksaw did a particularly obtuse version: they took "Foni Tu Argile", a Greek Rembetika song (i.e. traditionally performed on bouzouki and other string instruments), and recorded it as an accordion-and-brass ensemble.
* {{Orbital}} wanted a remix of "Style" (a song originally performed almost entirely on a Stylophone synthesizer) by {{Stereolab}}, in their unique style. When they couldn't get ahold of Stereolab in time, Orbital just did a Stereolab-esque remix themselves (which they named "New Style").
* An amateur cover of AFlockOfSeagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A0pBhoJY3Ws#! in the style of]] ''American Recordings''-era JohnnyCash has been making the Website/YouTube rounds. As already mentioned, Johnny Cash himself has done this sort of thing before, so it's been [[MisattributedSong mistaken for the real thing]] a few times.
* Iron Horse are a bluegrass band who have put out a couple of albums of original material, but are mainly known for their {{Cover Album}}s - they have two albums of bluegrass Music/{{Metallica}} covers, as well as albums that take on ModestMouse, Music/OzzyOsbourne (including a few Ozzy-era Music/BlackSabbath songs), and Music/GunsNRoses.
* The English Beat did a [[LyricalDissonance lyrically dissonant]] ska cover of The Miracles' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjnYRD2vm8E "Tears of a Clown"]].
* Similar to the TomLehrer example above, VictorBorge did "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajg7FlPv0HU Happy Birthday]]" in the style of... well, pretty much every serious composer.
* Stacks Of Wax and Nicolas Wells have turned Music/CarlyRaeJepsen's "Call Me Maybe" from modern pop [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7qaVpkFmI&feature=plcp to 70's disco]].
* Jimmy Cliff's album ''Rebirth'' included reggae versions of "Guns Of Brixton" by TheClash and "Ruby Soho" by {{Rancid}}. Though it could be considered taking things full circle, since both are punk songs but were clearly influenced by reggae to begin with. Rancid's Tim Armstrong actually produced the album.
* Music/TheDecemberists' "Down By The Water" (on 2011's ''The King Is Dead'') was stated by frontman Colin Meloy to be a tribute to the style of Music/{{REM}}, and it shows: it sounds ''exactly'' like what you expect the Decemberists doing an R.E.M. song would sound like. It helps that Meloy and Michael Stipe have a shared love of cryptic lyrics (albeit for different reasons--Meloy is a big fan of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, while Stipe is [[ShapedLikeItself just cryptic]]).
* The composer and pianist Richard Grayson performs themes in a number of (mainly classical) styles. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/improvelectronic/videos This YouTube channel]] contains numerous examples, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONHufdlvJAU The Pink Panther theme as a Bach Gigue]], or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IshINI7uGpE Darth Vader's theme in the style of Beethoven]].
* Music/LindseyStirling did this with her original {{dubstep}} song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6LD2B_kDQ Elements]]", remaking it ahead of ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' coming out into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqtKpLUd3Ng a darker video about vampires with orchestral music]].
* Heir Apparent turned [[SimonAndGarfunkel Simon and Garfunkel's]] "The Sound of Silence" into a PowerMetal song, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJXOaYgjd50 it was awesome]].
* Default Corporation remixed The Frozen Autumn's "I'm Coming From Nowhere" into {{Kraftwerk}}-style analog synthpop.
* Gabba are a unique {{ABBA}} tribute band: They play {{ABBA}}'s music in the style of TheRamones.
* Apparently, the GlamRock band Music/{{Sweet}} have covered John Denver's folk song "Leaving On A Jet Plane" — as {{reggae}}.
* Music/TheWho front man Roger Daltrey recorded a Celtic version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXwl7vzwaSw "Behind Blue Eyes" with The Chieftains]].
* Music/BrunoMars channels Music/ThePolice in his song "Locked Out of Heaven." According to him, the key that he sung in made him sound like Sting, and when he realized this, he decided to make the production a full-on Police track.
* Krillington Zero's take on The Spinto Band's "Oh Mandy": The original is mandolin-based indie-pop, while the cover version is on the heavier end of PostGrunge (with some hints of NuMetal). It was later revealed that Krillington Zero were a FakeBand parodying the post-grunge genre: A friend of the band named Brian Langan was the actual performer of the cover, and The Spinto Band added to the hoax by posting the song to their official blog with a phony ''Alternative Press'' writeup.
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* ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'' is ''Manga/AstroBoy'' in the style of ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Yes, really. And, if that weren't enough, it's actually ''really good''.
* An omake chapter of the ''KeroroGunso'' manga shows the series as a chapter of ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. The Keronians are somehow even sillier-looking when drawn in the style of Naoki Urasawa.
* The Hungarian-American composer/paedogogue Denes Agay did a series of variations on "Happy Bithday" in the style of various composers. He wasn't the only one to do so, but he deliberately wrote it at the upper beginner/ early intermediate level so ids taking piano lessons can learn it for a parent's/grandparent's/friend's birthday.
* The style of the character designs and {{angst}}y, [[MindScrew surreal]] nature of the plot of ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess'' encourages comparisons to Creator/{{CLAMP}}. In fact, the CentralParkMedia release of the series actively invoked such comparisons, even though CLAMP had nothing to do with ''Shamanic Princess''. However, the character designer had previously worked on ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* R. Sikoryak's ''Masterpiece Comics'' is a collection of famous works of literature in the style of classic newspaper comics, including Kafa's ''Metamorphosis'' in the style of ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' in the style of ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', an abridged version of ''Waiting For Godot'' staring BeavisAndButthead, and other weirdness.
* The Great Comic Strip Switcheroo of April 1, 1997 was this. Forty-six nationally syndicated comic strip artists traded strips for a day, so that you had, for example, Bill Keane doing ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' in his own style and Scott Adams doing the same for ''{{Family Circus}}''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology'' has two clips (the end credits of the first video and the end of the sequel's opening piece) which use 8-Bit versions of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' songs "Winter Wrap-Up" and "Smile, Smile, Smile" respectively, both composed by [=RainbowCrash=]. The ending credits of ''II'' uses an orchestrated version of "Smile, Smile, Smile".
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/55377/blueblood-hero-of-equestria Blueblood, HERO OF EQUESTRIA!!!]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan fiction done in the style of ''Literature/CiaphasCain''.
* ''Fanfic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' has a chapter in the style of HPLovecraft.
* In ''Fanfic/AGreenSunIlluminatesTheVoid'', the chapter where Queen Merela takes over is in the style of an Old English epic, to reflect how ancient she is.
* ''The Strange Circumstances of one Mahiro Yasaka, as written by H.P. Lovecr/a/ft'' is a rewrite of [[LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan Haiyore! Nyarko-san]] in the style of HPLovecraft.
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' is a ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' reimagining told in the style of ''[[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of the Thousand and One Nights]]'', specifically the Mardrus & Mathers translation.
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[[folder:Film]]
* FanVid "trailers" for movies that make them out to be an entirely different genre have become popular lately. Such works have a home on the Web at [[http://www.thetrailermash.com/ The Trailer Mash]].
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfout_rgPSA Shining]],'' Creator/StephenKing's ''The Shining'' as a family comedy.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic Scary Mary]],'' Disney's ''Mary Poppins'' as a horror movie.
** ''[[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z7baCckh-XE David Lynch's A Goofy Movie]],'' the Disney film, as directed by David Lynch.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs/ Ten Things I Hate About Commandments]]'' -- ''The Ten Commandments'' as a classic teen movie.
** ''[[http://www.thetrailermash.com/must-love-jaws-comedy-drama/ Must Love Jaws]]'' -- ''Jaws'' as a romantic comedy.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo The Wicker Man]]'' -- The NicholasCage version of ''TheWickerMan'' as an ''intentional'' comedy.
** There were also numerous "Brokeback" fake trailers to make other films look homoerotic in the vein of ''BrokebackMountain'', such as ''Broke Film/BackToTheFuture''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKNDml12Big Monty Python and the Holy Grail Modern Trailer]]'' — the [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail classic Python film]] as a straight action-adventure, with a few too many of the audio and visual gimmicks in every contemporary trailer for such films whether needed or not.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLyNMSkTiGg Star Wars (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!) ]]'' is a particularly good one. Especially if you think of ''Spirit in the Sky'' as the Force...
* A hybrid film-music example appears in one scene of ''Film/{{Amadeus}}'', in which Mozart, as a party entertainment, plays "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in the styles of various composers suggested by onlookers, with a humiliating TakeThat at Salieri.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZaLo0JfT6E Victor Borge]] must have seen that play.
** Mozart did, in fact, write a series of piano variations on the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," though the words we know hadn't been written yet. Don't remember if they're meant to be imitating specific composers, or just different musical styles.
*** Just a standard set of Mozart variations on a theme. "Standard" for Mozart being "Masterwork" for anyone else, but there you have it.
*** It did have lyrics, but different ones. It's a Christmas song in German.
* At the end of ''TheHangover'', a soft rock band at a wedding does a cover of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop."
* The surrealist Music/BobDylan biopic ''ImNotThere'' uses five actors (and [[CateBlanchett one actress]]) to portray different characters inspired by Dylan's ever-changing persona, each of whom is in a separate storyline shot in a different, sometimes self-consciously imitative style:
** Creator/ChristianBale's segment is a FauxDocumentary
** CateBlanchett's is shot in the style of Creator/FedericoFellini's Film/EightAndAHalf
** Richard Gere's was inspired by Sam Peckinpah's "hippie westerns" of the 1960s
** HeathLedger's was inspired by the films of Jean-Luc Godard.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' was {{Creator/Luc Besson}}'s love letter to ''Metal Hurlant''. Two of his favorite artists, Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézieres, worked as art directors on the film.
* ''{{Film/Super 8}}'' is a stylistic tribute to the classic works of Creator/StevenSpielberg, and to a lesser extent, Creator/JoeDante, in the early 1980's.
* Does anyone notice that the second opening song that accompanies "Bella Notte" in the intro to ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' ("Peace on Earth") sounds like a harmony for "Silent Night" by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber?
* ''TheSimpsons'' movie has Green Day perform the theme music... um... a capella? Or would that be considered in the style of ''BeavisAndButthead''?
* In the background of a bar scene in ''BloodSimple'', the [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]]' debut film, you can hear a country version of the theme music from ''Film/ChariotsOfFire''.
* The telethon at the end of ''Film/TheMuppets'' includes a barbershop quartet (comprising Sam, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob and Beaker) performing Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
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* Creator/GKChesterton wrote a set of [[http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/kingcole.html three variations on Old King Cole,]] in the styles of Tennyson, Creator/WBYeats, and [[Creator/WaltWhitman Whitman]].
* Creator/RudyardKipling produced an entire book of [[strike: poetry]] verse, ''The Muse Among the Motorcars'' in which various classical poets wrote about their experiences with automobiles, in their characteristic styles. For instance, "Horace" wrote an ode entitled ''[[GeniusBonus Carmen Circulare]]'' and "Chaucer" came up with ''The Engineer's Tale'' in rhyming couplets in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe; and of course there is a scene from "Shakespeare" complete with footnotes from ''all'' of his commenters.
* ''Creator/WilliamShakespeare's Franchise/StarWars: Verily, Film/ANewHope'', ''[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack The Empire Striketh Back]]'', and ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi The Jedi Doth Return]]''- yes, those are real books - retell the movie trilogy as if they were plays written by the Bard (in Elizabethan English and iambic pentameter).
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'''s "Double-Action" has seven different versions, each in a different musical style; Eurobeat, ska, enka, hip-hop, pop music, death rock, piano instrumental, Arabian-sounding and a remix for the Reunion Show. One can only wonder what "Double-Action Plat Form" might have been like...
** Not to mention the remixes of the show's opening "Climax Jump" centered around each of the Imagin -- [[BoisterousBruiser Momotaros]] gets rock, [[TheCasanova Urataros]] gets ska, [[MightyGlacier Kintaros]] gets enka, and [[DanceBattler Ryutaros]] gets hip-hop, the last of which is actually used in show when Ryuta is busting moves.
* A regular feature of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', in which the genres would be suggested by the audience, immediately before (or during) the skit.
* A regular feature of ''Shooting Stars'', in which Vic Reeves would sing a song in the "Club Style", to be guessed by the panellists. The resulting lyrics would be unintelligible, and only slightly less so when sung in the "correct" manner.
* Not exactly this, but ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' occasionally has a category of song lyrics, which are read in regular speaking fashion by Alex Trebek or Johnny Gilbert. It's harder than you'd think.
** It's also ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UaC0ceVXNg hilarious]]''.
* Bill Bailey delivered a (since removed from youtube) classic pub gag in the style of Creator/GeoffreyChaucer.
* In early seasons of SaturdayNightLive (not to be confused with Howard Cosell's failed show of the same name), Bill Murray would play "Nick Silver", a lounge singer who would 'loungify' anything - even the theme to ''Franchise/StarWars'', making up lyrics if there were none.
* ''[[Series/LateNight Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]]'' features several genre-shifted covers done by Fallon himself:
** As Neil Young he covered ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'''s theme song as a moody travel song.
** "Whip My Hair" as Neil Young.
** The theme from Series/CharlesInCharge as Music/BobDylan
** Theme from ReadingRainbow as TheDoors
** The guests do it too. The WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2NuxOC8fU theme]] was covered by...AliciaKeys
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' occasionally does this with some of their covers.
** Music/BritneySpears gets a few of these, most notably "U Drive Me Crazy" as a heartfelt love ballad (mashed together with [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} "Crazy"]]), "3" as an acoustic sultry love song, and "Toxic" as a Bob Fosse-like routine.
** [[Theatre/MyFairLady "The Rain in Spain"]] in the style of punk rock.
** [[Music/{{TLC}} "No Scrubs"]] in the style of a boy band.
** Not to mention the many a cappella covers done by the Warblers.

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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Magazine/AmigaPower'' had frequent sections called 'In The Style Of', normally depicting {{Amiga}} games in the style of other Amiga games.
* ''New York'' magazine used to have competitions for the readers which often featured this trope. One famous example asked the readers to retell a joke (about a kangaroo in a bar) in the style of a famous writer. Contributions included Poe's "The Raven" ("At these prices? Nevermore.") and Ingmar Bergman ("The action is set in a bar or any spiritual wasteland. The bartender is underlining in a copy of Hegel when a kangaroo enters ...") And then there was the HennyYoungman version, which simply retold the original joke provided by the competition editor, word-for-word.
* In ''Mad'' magazine #289 (September 1989), an article wondered how the "waiter, there's a fly in my soup" joke would sound as told by different stand-ups popular at the time. The writer nailed the styles of David Letterman, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Robin Williams, and others. A similar article appeared twenty years later (#489, May 2008).
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', as well as having its One Song to the Tune of Another round, has also taken various topics and performed them in the style of various types of music (e.g. blues, calypso, even madrigals). They've also taken songs and performed them as a duet, with one team member singing normally and the other playing a role and commenting on the action. For example:
--> '''Barry (as Lee Marvin)''': #I was born under a wand'ring star#
--> '''Graeme (as his hairdresser)''': No! ''I'' was born under a wand'ring star!
--> '''Barry''': #Wheels are made for rolling#
--> '''Graeme''': Mules are made to pack, always pop a pair in me suitcase...
** There's also a rarer round in which they sing a singer's song in the style of "his distant relative", with the same surname. For example, Louis Armstrong's ''What A Wonderful World'' in the style of Neil Armstrong:
--> '''Barry''': I see trees of green (mike scratch) red roses too (beep) I see them bloom (mike scratch) loving you (beep) and I think to myself, what a wonderful moon...
** There's also the round ''Stars In Their Ears'', where one panellist sings a song in the style of a celebrity. Willie Rushton once sang a song in the style of Eartha Kitt, mixing in snatches of "Santa Baby" and an impression of OrsonWelles.
* Radio station {{jingle}}s are often designed to resemble the music played on the stations they're designed for. While sometimes the similarities are more vague, there are other times when a specific jingle is obviously inspired by a particular song or artist. For example, in 1964, PAMS Productions produced a series of jingles for New York's WABC based on [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs, and JAM Creative Productions would later produce some of Beatlesque cuts as part of their 1987 "Rockin' For America" series for WLS in Chicago (which also features a cut with that lyric based on {{James Brown}}'s "Living In America").
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''[[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/feature/391 Space: The Convergence]]'' is ''MagicTheGathering'' [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-]! Note that every card in the article is an actual ''Magic'' card In The Style Of science fiction.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* There exists a one-act play entitled ''De-LEAR-ium'' which replays the opening scene of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/KingLear'' multiple times -- the first time as written, and each subsequent time in the style of an entirely different work or genre, including ''Franchise/StarWars'' (featuring the evil Kingth Learder) and ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' (with Lear as Frank N. Furter, and Gloucester and Cordelia as Brad and Janet).
* The play ''American Ma(u)l'' (sic). The show opens on Thomas Jefferson's plantation, with all of his slaves at work in the fields, singing a mournful-sounding work song... and after a moment, it becomes apparent that what they're singing is actually a re-do of Nelly's "Hot In Here".
* ''The Musical of Musicals'' takes a classic theatre plot (a woman can't pay her rent) and presents it in the styles of Rogers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander & Ebb.
* ''TwoGentlemenOfLebowski'' can be briefly summarised as ''TheBigLebowski'' in the style of Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzk_53CNL9U Bigfoot]]'' from MapleStory sounds quite a bit like Kevin Schilder's work from the Heretic and Hexen games. This would count as a Jimmy Hart Version except that while it fits the style of Schilder's music, it does not seem to sound like any specific song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZP-tDsblgM Pursuit of Truth]] from ''{{Halo 2}}'' is more or less [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgdnu_G0rzo Leela]] from ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' (Bungie's previous FPS) rearranged in the style of {{Kraftwerk}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ The Robots]].
* At the very end of the credits for ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' (2012), you hear an all-too-short jazz take on the theme.
* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series has had tunes from past games remade in various styles over the years, both within and outside of the games. The well-known overworld theme from the original NES ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' has gotten the most attention, including an "a capella" version made with synthesized "voices" for ''SuperMarioSunshine'' (which would subsequently be covered by actual a capella singing groups).
* A side effect of the "tears" in space-time in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is Columbians picking up on songs from the future and writing their own versions. This leads to stuff like a ragtime version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears and a barbershop quartet singing an ''a capella'' rendition of "God Only Knows" by Music/TheBeachBoys.
* The famous, retro, cartoony art style of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is based mainly on the art of JC Leyendecker, but elements from Norman Rockwell and Dean Cornwell influenced the game as well.
* A minor fad in the {{VideoGame/Touhou}} fandom is to take music, make it sound distinctly Touhou-y, and title it "If X was composed by ZUN". This usually involves trumpets. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCnHj996HDs this supermarket jingle.]]
** Floating Cloud, a band that converted Touhou music to ''Irish folk'' of all things. Behold [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpNvGNRlFaE U.N. Owen Was Her]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OJaBxlGu2U Flowering Night]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* T-Rex of ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000967.html loves these]].
* Ray of ''{{Achewood}}'' has a watch that auto-documents his activities in various authors' narrative voices. [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=06092003 It can do Hemingway.]]
* ''{{Wonderella}}'' [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/12/09/sin-derella/ in the style of]] ''SinCity.'' ''VGCats'' [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=180 in the style of]] ''SinCity.'' ''SinFest'' [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3429 in the style of...]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* At a concert commemorating the anniversary of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Meireki Great Fire of Meireki]] which devastated the city of Tokyo in 1657, a Japanese orchestra performed [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=03e_1201105234 Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" in Japanese, using traditional instruments]].
* A number of articles on the [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]] are written specifically with their characters in mind: The [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Wheelie]] article is entirely in rhyme, much like his speaking pattern, while the articles of the various Starscream clones in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' are written to reflect the character, so the Liar's page is made to be entirely contradictory, the sycophant sucks up to everybody, etc...
** Special note must go to the page for [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Angry_Archer the Angry Archer]], which is entirely in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, including (hilariously) the ''episode titles'' of the story references.
** Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} does the same, including categories such as "Articles that look like the thing they're about" and "Articles about a person written in the style of that person".
* Since The Straight Dope Message Board often provides links to us in its Cafe Society section, it's only fair to reference an awesome thread over there. What if ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was written in the style of [[http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=138905 different authors]]?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4PvHmqvQko Super Mario / Harry Potter / Star Wars in the style of 30's ragtime piano medleys]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9tbhTL3yxU Las Ketchup's Asereje in the style of chiptunes]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaGHVWKrcpQ Abbott and Costello's Who's On First in Shakespearean English]]
* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Doug Walker]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/10470-wereback reviewed]] ''WereBackADinosaursStory'' as a HunterSThompson pastiche, "Raoul Puke, creator of Fozzie journalism".
* ''FanFic/TwilaTheGirlWhoWazInLuvWithAVampyre'' (sic) is ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' in the style of [[MyImmortal Tara Gilesbie]].
* Wiki/TVTropes itself has written the summary of ''Film/ACaseOfSpringFever'' in the style of a horror story.
* There is a popular trend on YouTube to edit {{title sequence}}s of TV shows in the style of ''Series/{{Friends}}''.'
* [[http://tattuinardoelasaga.wordpress.com/star-wars-as-a-norse-saga/ Tattúínadola saga]] is Star Wars as an Icelandic family saga.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottBradleeLovesYa ScottBradleeLovesYa]] is a channel that specializes in anachronistic of modern pop songs, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXYWDtXbBB0&list=TLyTpDO_ZJPQdHlkvFjoIg8uywISAeiZQx a 1950's doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."]]
* Invoked in ''WebOriginal/DirtyLaundryAnAlternate1980s'' with the genre of "lounge metal", including Music/TwistedSister and Music/JohnDenver with "Thank God I'm a Metal Boy".
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