Arden Cho’s Top 5 YouTube Covers

Arden Cho’s Top 5 YouTube Covers

Arden Cho singing Selena Gomez's "Love You Like a Love Song" with David So

Singer-actress-model Arden Cho is one hyphen away from being a mega-star, but you wouldn’t know it just looking at her.  With her humble smile and approachable attitude, she could be your next-door neighbor. However, this dark-haired starlet-to-be is far from average.  With a flip of her lustrous locks, a flash of her endearing smile, and a little over 100 video uploads, Arden seems to have entranced all of YouTube.  Some of her most popular vids are her covers, and it seems there is nothing she won’t take on.  From Pop princess to Disney princess, Country to Christmas, Arden appears able to conquer any genre, any artist, any time. But it’s her girl-next-door personality that has ME falling for her.  

Despite the fact that she does it all, Arden remains grounded, always making an effort to keep her fans updated and never showing any symptoms of the diva disease that’s contaminated a whole lot of songstresses before her.  She brings a certain authenticity to everything she covers, often even improving upon the emotional honesty of the song.  In an age of auto-tune, flashy music vids, and eccentric costumes, Arden is classic and genuine.  Her covers are simple, clean, and easy on the ears.  She’s a quiet voice in the bustling music industry, but a voice worth hearing. Plus, the combination of her lovely humility and raw talent is the best antidote for post-exam anxiety and bitter cold weather. So with the stress of finals behind you, sit back and unwind to Arden’s five best covers.
5.’Jar of Hearts’ originally by Christina Perri

Arden veers from her typical soprano sweetness and croons soulfully in her hauntingly beautiful version of Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts.”  She partners with the talented (and cute!!) Abraham Lim, who sings with an aching sort of passion.  The mournful tune sounds even more sad from the mouths of the impressive duo.  Both seem to pour out their hearts into the music, which consists only of their voices and a little piano, the minimalism contributing to the raw, inspired, duet.

4. ‘I Wonder’ originally sung by Kellie Pickler

Easily adopting a country drawl, Arden absolutely owns her cover of “I Wonder” by Kellie Pickler.  She breezes through difficult notes, never failing to hit them with the ease of a pro.  She effortlessly transforms into a lonely Southern girl, showcasing a little bit of those acting chops.

3. ‘I See the Light’ from Disney’s ‘Tangled’

Arden proves she’s got a perfect princess voice when she tackles the gorgeous duet “I See the Light” from Disney’s “Tangled,” opposite Gerald Ko, whose dreamy voice meshes with hers wonderfully.  Although Arden sounds much more Snow White than Rapunzel, it’s this softness and subtlety, aided by her expressive brown eyes, that makes the cover feel even more real and emotion-packed than the original.  Arden allows the song’s simplistic beauty to work its magic.  Left in Arden’s capable hands, “I See the Light” becomes audible fairy dust.

2. ‘Love You Like a Love Song’ originally sung by Selena Gomez

Arden channels another raven-haired beauty with her cover of Selena Gomez and The Scene’s “Love You Like a Love Song”.  She turns the cheery dance song into a sincere love ballad, ear candy into a well-balanced meal.  Whereas Selena is groovy and fun, Arden is heartfelt and charming.  Arden’s refreshingly honest and sweet acoustic take on “Love You Like a Love Song” is definitely worth a listen!

1. ‘My Grown-Up Christmas List’ originally sung by Natalie Cole

There’s no quicker way to get in the holiday spirit than Arden’s powerfully sung cover of David Foster’s (he’s Charice’s godfather) “My Grown-up Christmas List”.  The song has been covered by such vocal royalty as Kelly Clarkson and Michael Bublé, but Arden really holds her own.  Her undeniable star power in this song cements it as her best cover. She belts like she’s never belt before, and the result is a stunning and uplifting melody that will really put you in a giving mood.  AJ Rafael accompanies her on the piano, but his channel is worth a click – He has some awesoME covers, too!

—Karina Stow

Tell ME: What’s your favorite Arden Cho cover?