“Rolling in the Deep” is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Paul Epworth and Adele, who described it as a “dark blues-y gospel disco tune”. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single off the album.
The song has been acclaimed by music critics. The single has peaked at number one in some countries in Europe, as well in Canada and the United States. As of September 2011, “Rolling in the Deep” had sold over 5 million copies in the United States, making it her best-selling single outside her home country, topping her previous best-selling “Chasing Pavements”.
“Rolling in the Deep” has reached number one in eleven countries and top five in several other countries. The song has also become Adele’s first number-one song in the U.S., reaching the top spot of four Billboard charts. “Rolling in the Deep” spent seven weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, the longest-running number-one single of 2011 so far. In July, the video was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards nominations, making it the most nominated music video of the year. The video won three awards: Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
Following are our picks for the best covers by both renowned artists and youtube wonders:
Linkin Park – Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover – Live)
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Boyce Avenue acoustic cover)
Rolling in the Deep (Feat. Club Caramel) Overload Live at The Apartment
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Cover) – ft. Sam Mangubat
Rolling In The Deep – Adele Cover by Kina Grannis
Glee – Rolling in the Deep Performance
Haley Reinhart – Rolling In The Deep (American Idol 10 Top 7)