Top 5 songs Reba McEntire should cover

Reba McEntire is one of America’s most loved country music stars. She is No. 35 on RIAA’s list of 100 best-selling music artists in the U.S. — ranking higher than Bob Dylan who is competing with Backstreet Boys for No. 41. Apart from this, the artist has been nominated for Grammys, has starred in films like “The Little Rascals,” performed in the Broadway production “Annie Get Your Gun” and played the role of Reba Hart in her Golden-Globe nominated television show “Reba.”

McEntire has tackled just about everything in the entertainment world and her efforts and contributions to the music, film, theater and television industries are deeply commendable. However, The State Press would like to offer a list of songs we would like this entertainment superstar to cover.

In 2011 McEntire covered Beyoncé’s song “If I Were a Boy” and even filmed a music video featuring the country star in a gorgeous emerald green gown. She did such a unique job covering this song we would like to see her take on some other challenging songs from different genres.

1.      “Lips of an Angel” by Hinder: This song is full of heartache, struggle and a steamy love affair. McEntire could really reach those high notes to give the song some power. With a country twist, the song has potential to be a Hot 100 hit. It would be chilling to hear her sing the lines, “It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name / It sounds so sweet / Coming from the lips of an angel / Hearing those words it makes me weak.” 2.      “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega: A cover of “Mambo No. 5” is long overdue. Who better to do a cover of this cocktail party jam than McEntire? 3.      “We Found Love” by Rihanna: It has been impossible to go to a party, a bar or club the past few months without listening to or involuntarily dancing to Rihanna’s catchy hit, “We Found Love.” The song won Video of the Year at MTV’s VMA awards on Thursday. If McEntire were to cover this record, it is certain that her video would do just as well at the VMA awards. It can be assumed that her version would be superb and creative. 4.      “Toxic” by Britney Spears: If McEntire could take a sip from Spears’s “devil’s cup,” she would gain the confidence to take on her own version of one of the pop star’s most famous songs. With a great backing band, Reba could make this song hotter than Spears did. 5.      “Anarchy in the UK” by Sex Pistols: McEntire is up for a challenge with the punk rock classic “Anarchy in the UK.” By channeling her inner Johnny Rotten, she could throw some serious attitude into this track with some mind-blowing vocals.

 

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