The world has been swimming in their own tears since Adele returned to the spotlight with her “Hello” video. Already a YouTube record-breaker, spoof magnet and digital sales beast (the single sold more than 1.1. million copies in a week), the single’s sepia-colored counterpart has also been getting the cover treatment from every corner of the Internet.
American Sign Language interpreter Molly Lou Bartholomew let her hands do the talking with her sign-language interpretation of Adele’s comeback hit, while former boy bander Joe Jonas dressed up in a clown costume for a serious reimagining of the track.
As you make room on your iTunes for Adele’s third album, 25, due Nov. 20, sink into deeper feels with these 11 soul-stirring covers.
Cam takes the country approach with “Hello” for an acoustic performance on The Bobby Bones Show. Reading lyrics from her iPhone and at one point, swapping “hello” for “wassup,” the up-and-comer still nails every note.
R&B veteran Joe melted hearts with slow jams like “I Want To Know” and “If I Was Your Man” but his hearty vocals sound right at home on this Adele tribute.
Molly Lou Bartholomew
ASL’s frequent pop song interpreter Molly Lou Bartholomew uses sign language to convey the emotional power of Adele’s “Hello” in a very hands-on clip.
Joe Jonas’ Halloween-themed cover of “Hello” strikes a different cord as the JoBro dons full clown garb with his band DNCE. His vocals, though, show no signs of funny business.
YouTuber Janick Thibault’s rock version probably won’t make you ugly cry like the original but it gets an honorable mention for transporting the Adele ballad to a different genre.
Allow the spirit of Zimbabwean gospel singer Taps Mugadza and his guitar to move you with his Christian rock-esque version of “Hello.” This isn’t his first Adele rodeo — Taps covered the British siren’s “Make You Feel My Love” in September.
Former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Connie Talbot swaps the national stage for an Internet one as she takes on double duty — singing while playing piano — for this mellow version of “Hello” from the comfort of (what looks like) her own home.
U.K. singer Conor Maynard cooked up this spot-on Adele cover, infusing an emotional 16 from frequent rap collaborator, Anth, for their first joint cover in over three years.
Spanish singer Leroy Sanchez raked in four million-plus YouTube views for his in-studio cover of “Hello.” His impressive cover catalog also includes hits from Billboard cover star, Justin Bieber, Sia and his claim-to-fame version of Craig David’s “Walking Away.”
Unnamed Korean high school student
While this Korean high school student may not be a chart-topper, she’s become an instant viral sensation with her booming cover of Adele’s “Hello,” proving there’s no language barrier when it comes to matters of the heart.