Sounds of Silence Cover Songs | 40+ Best Versions ever!

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Need a refresher? Here is the Sound of Silence original song so that you can get it in your head as you listen to all the brilliant covers below. There are six pages of covers below, over 40 at latest count. Don’t miss a one!

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The Sounds of Silence | Simon & Garfunkel

Originally written by Paul Simon in 1964, the song was originally “The Sounds of Silence.” It was released on their first studio album, but the album was a commercial failure, leading to the disbanding of the duo. The song began to pick up radio play and a remix was released that included electric instruments and drums. This renewed interest led to the pair getting back together and their second studio album was titled; “Sounds of Silence.” The song went on to hit number 1 on the billboard charts in 1966 and was a top 10 smash in many countries around the world. The rest as they say, is history. The Sound of Silence is widely considered one of the greatest songs of all time.

The 40+ Best Sounds of Silence Cover Songs

Watch the best Sound of Silence covers anywhere! We scoured hundreds of videos in search of the very best, so that you don’t have to. Therefore, sit back and enjoy these best covers of the classic song “Sound of Silence.” This great song has been covered many times over the years and in a wide variety of styles. Perhaps the most famous is the awesome version by Disturbed, which kicks off our epic and definitive list.

Disturbed Official Music Video

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Watch this smash hit “Sounds of Silence” Cover by Disturbed. Released in 2015, this unique version took the world by storm. The original music video (above) has over 588 millions views at the time of this writing. Paul Simon himself praised their live version on Conan (watch below) and here is the band’s reply; “Mr. Simon, I am honored beyond words. We only hoped to pay homage and honor to the brilliance of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Your compliment means the world to me/us and we are eternally grateful.” Therefore, watch this amazing cover now and let us know what you think.

Sound of Silence Lyrics

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains

Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

Sounds of Silence Lyrics

Sounds of Silence Cover

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare

Disturb the sound of silence”Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets

Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence

Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Sound of Silence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Todd Hoffman

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Watch Todd Hoffman or “Gold Rush Todd” sing an incredible The Sounds of Silence Cover. He may be best known for appearing on the TV show “Gold Rush,” but make no mistake, this man’s voice is for real. This is a beautiful and powerful version of this classic song by Simon & Garfunkel. Don’t miss it!

Puddles Pity Party

Sticking with Epic versions, watch this unique and unforgettable “The Sounds of Silence” Cover song by Puddles Pity Party. Known for his success on America’s Got Talent or AGT, he has made a name for himself through his growing YouTube channel. He is one of a kind, but don’t let the outfit fool you, he can really sing! Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Pentatonix

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Watch Pentatonix with their sensational Sound of Silence Cover. Known for their unique versions of modern songs, Pentatonix goes all out on this great Simon & Garfunkel song. This cool music video has it all.

Great vocals, amazing beat-boxing and a smorgasbord of sounds that cannot be missed. Click play now and see for yourself why they have almost 18 million YouTube subscribers. Be sure to watch this amazing Music Video all the way through to the end.

Jadyn Rylee featuring Sina

Watch YouTuber Jadyn Rylee sing her powerful “The Sound of Silence” cover song. She may be young, she may be small, but her voice and talent are huge. She has amassed quite a following through her music videos and this great cover is a perfect example as to why. We can’t wait to see her progress as she grows both in years and experience. Therefore, check out this sensational cover song now.

Rick Benbow arranged the perfect instrumental accompaniment with Sina and Mike completing the drum and guitars. The combination of the elements gives this song the smooth tone of the original as well as the ‘edge’ of the version performed by Disturbed. – her YouTube

Switching things up a bit, let’s check out a few Acoustic Cover Versions. There is so much talent out there, it is truly amazing to see one great cover after another. Let us know your favorites below in the comments.

Sounds of Silence Cover Songs | 40+ Best Versions ever!

Passenger Busking Live

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Watch Passenger perform a great Acoustic Cover live from the Streets. His passion, his voice and his performance give a glimpse into why he is such a universally loved artist. This is a rare video and special treat as he covers the great Simon and Garfunkel song while busking on the streets. Do yourself a favor and check it out now.

Tim and Cameron (Carvel)

Watch Carvel (Tim and Cameron) sing their awesome acoustic cover of The Sound of Silence. They may not be as well known as some of the other artist on our list so far, but their raw talent earns them a well deserved spot. Give them a listen now and let us know what you think.

Jemma Johnson

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Watch Jemma Johnson perform her beautiful and moving version of The Sound of Silence. Jemma is another popular YouTube artist who performs many song covers. Her voice has a special, mysterious quality that makes it give this cover version a unique flavor. Give it a listen and see for yourself.

Mike Masse & Jeff Hall

Watch this awesome Cover by Mike Masse & Jeff Hall. These two talented musicians have been doing covers on YouTube for years. They are true pros and never disappoint. Their Simon & Garfunkel rendition is another job well done. Check them out now!

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Julia Westlin

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Watch another cool Acapella version of The Sounds of Silence by Julia Westlin. We are always impressed when we see these types of videos. Watching this cool video, it is not hard to understand why she is such a popular artist on YouTube. It takes time and effort to pull this off and she has done it well. We think this is a fine edition to our definitive list of cover songs.

Kota Wade & Dre Ronayne

Watch this beautiful music video for The Sound of Silence cover by Kota Wade and Dre Ronayne. The black and white footage gives it a nostalgic feel and their amazing voices only enhance the effect. This is a great female version of this classic song. Give it a listen!

Shagpile

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Watch Shagpile sing his version of Sound of Silence on acoustic guitar. His voice is pure and his control is impressive. It’s another example of a performer knowing who he is and being comfortable in his own skin. He is one of those talents that could sing the phone book and we would be on the edge of our seats. The way he builds the song along the way is a real treat. Therefore, be sure and check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Holly Henry

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Watch Holly Henry’s unique and haunting vocals on this cool Cover. We found ourselves hanging on every note, waiting for her voice to take us away to somewhere else. Listening to her sing this great Simon & Garfunkel song is a special experience not to be missed. It’s not hard to see why she was able to turn all 4 chairs on her first “The Voice” audition. Watch this video now!

Sounds of Silence Cover Songs | 40+ Best Versions ever!

The Royal Turns

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Watch this more traditional cover of the Sound of Silence by The Royal turns. They stay faithful to the original while still putting their own unique style on it. Their musicianship and voices sound great and they really do this great Simon & Garfunkel song justice. What say you? They have the smallest following of any artist on our list so be sure and check out their music below and show them some love!

Let’s mix it up again. This time we have a flash mob, some epic metal versions and much more!

The Sounds of Silence Flash Mob

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Watch this cool Flash Mob experience of The Sound of Silence. The crowd has no idea what is happening but how much fun would it have been to be there? They just keep pouring out, more voices and musicians from everywhere. It is a cool video and great tribute to Simon and Garfunkel’s great song.

Caleb Hyles

Watch Caleb Hyles bring his own unique voice and performance to the song. He is a popular YouTuber and does a great job on our featured song by Simon & Garfunkel.

Jonathan Young

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Watch another amazing Rock version of The Sounds of Silence by Jonathan Young. He is a popular YouTuber that has an incredible voice. He is known for his Epic covers of great and big Rock Songs.

However, he also does a wide variety of music styles including some cool Disney, anime and even video game covers. His channel is something to check out and see for yourself. Watch him scream it out now!

Metal Version by Minniva

Watch the always creative and engaging Minniva with their powerful The Sound of Silence Cover. They are also known for big and Epic Metal and Rock cover songs. They really soar on this fantastic version of this great song. Give it a view!

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PelleK

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Continuing in the vein of Epic Metal covers we bring you PelleK with his unique cover. His voice fits this song well so it is no wonder so many people from his YouTube channel kept asking him to do it. Don’t skip this one!

Dan Vasc

Watch Dan Vasc hit it out of the park with his Disturbed version of The Sounds of Silence. His voice was made for this song and it really comes through as the song builds and builds. He is a pro and this one is not to be missed. Check it out for yourself!

Touch of Class

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Watch Touch of Class with their powerful Cover. We don’t know much about these guys, but this is an amazing vocal. His raspy voice is perfect for a rock version of this song. The music is pretty awesome too. What say you?

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The journey continues …. How about a whole page of cover versions from TV shows. Why not? Let’s do this!

Watch Celtic Thunder perform their folksy cover version. They sound great together and do a great job on this Simon & Garfunkel Classic song. The strings in the background are a beautiful added touch, making this a worthy addition to our list. Check it out now and see for yourself.

Emma Louise & Husky Gawenda

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Watch these two Australian Indie Artists perform a beautiful rendition of the song on the TV show RocKwiz. They do a faithful version that is pleasing to the ears. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

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The 40+ Best Sounds of Silence Cover Songs

Richard Stirton live from The Voice South Africa

Watch Richard Stirton perform on South Africa’s version of The Voice. He has the perfect voice to follow after the Disturbed style and interpretation of the song. He gives it his own twist with some incredible high notes thrown in. Check it out now!

Johanna Serrano turns 3 chairs!

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Watch Johanna Serrano turn 3 of the 4 judges on Germany’s version of The Voice. She gets emotional after the first button, but regains her composure and gives us glimpses into a special voice. Watch her performance now!

Iggi on The Voice Kids

Watch Iggi on the Voice Kids Germany sing his heart out and he is rewarded with a two chair turn. His young voice has so much potential, we can’t wait to see how he matures and grows as a performer. Check it out for yourself.

Cover by Philippine from The Voice France

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Watch Philippine perform live on the Voice France and get a massive response from the judges. Can you predict how many chairs will turn? She really makes this great Simon & Garfunkel song her own and gives it one of the most unique twists we have seen so far. Watch now!

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Chezelle Shahadat on the Voice South Africa

Watch Chezelle Shahadat show off her amazing voice as she performs a live version of The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. He range is pretty off the charts and her lower register is spotless. Will she get rewarded by the judges? There is only one way to find out. Watch now!

Behnam Moghaddam performing on The Voice Germany

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Watch this unique version by Behnam Moghaddam performing live on the Voice Germany. His voice has a special flavor and he has his own interpretation of the song. Watch now!

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Our journey may be winding down, but we have not ran out of steam. We have some random videos that don’t really fit anywhere else but are fantastic in their own right. Each is unique and special in its own way. Your gonna love this page 🙂

Joey or videoguy 121 and his friend Scott Scholes

Watch Joey (guitar and lower voice) and his friend Scott Scholes (Art, melody voice) performing Sound of Silence cover at Davis High School IPAB in May 2005 in Davis, California. This is an unbelievable performance by what we assume are two high school students. Joey also wins best hair on our list 😉

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The 40+ Best Sounds of Silence Cover Songs

Nouela

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Listen to Nouela sing her version of Sound of Silence. This is the only audio version we posted, but we just could not leave this one out. Her voice is so special and this is one of our favorites.

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Gregorian

Watch this unique cover by Gregorian. This is certainly different, but we really enjoyed it and bet that you will too. Admit it, you didn’t expect this when you clicked on this post. Aren’t you glad you continued this far? Let us know what you think.

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Harp Twins Camille and Kennerly

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Another unique and awesome experience. This is a first for us! They are talented, creative and entertaining. I love how YouTube has allowed talented musicians to expand their audience through sheer creativity. If you are hooked like we are, go check out more below.

Watch another high school performance and another special voice. The video is not perfect, but his deep voice is something special. How about that last note? Wow!

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Peter Hollens featuring Tim Foust | Acapella

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Watch Peter Hollens with his cool acapella Sounds of Silence cover. Peter needs no introduction as he has built a massive worldwide following with his unique vocals on his YouTube channel. Everything he does is top notch and this is version is a real treat. Don’t check out early, as this one really builds to a wonderful conclusion. Check it out now!

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TheDoo Sings!

Watch TheDoo sing a great piano version. Another great vocal. He is the winner of our best hands award 🙂 He is another YouTuber who had this song requested over and over. It has to be the number one requested song of all time. Click that play button!

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Wuauquikuna

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Watch another unique instrumental cover of The Sounds of Silence by Wuauquikuna.

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Sebastian Hansson and Mum

Watch Sebastian Hansson and his mom perform a beautiful version. It is a real joy to see a mom and her son share in something they both love. They really sound great together and this is not be be missed.

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Vocal Coach reacts to Disturbed

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Watch Tara Simon break it down as she reacts and comments on Disturbed live from the Conan O’ Brien show. This are fun to watch and there is always something to learn along the way.

Sax Cover

Watch this amazing sax version by Tiago Taborda live from the streets.

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Last but NOT least – Simon & Garfunkel Live

Simon & Garfunkel live from Madison Square Garden

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Watch Simon and Garfunkel live from Madison Square Garden in 2009. We have seen some pretty amazing covers, but there is nothing like the original and this is no exception. They have not lost their touch and give us a beautiful performance.

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