With a velvety smooth voice backed by a big band, Michael Bublé has joined the ranks of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett. Bublé’s nine studio albums have produced hit original songs like “Home,” “Everything,” and “Haven’t Met You Yet,” but he is best known for his covers of jazz standards and breathing new life into them.
His latest album, Nobody But Me, features Bublé covering past greats Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, however, the Canadian has explored other genres with his covers of hits like Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody.” Bublé has not yet tried his hand at the following songs, but should consider doing so in the future.
Over the Rainbow (Originally by Judy Garland)
This classic tune has been covered countless times since it was first featured in The Wizard of Oz. Bublé could either stay true to the original melody, be influenced by the famed ukulele-driven cover by Iz, or make it entirely his own. Either way, it is a song that is perfectly suited for his voice and would have fans playing it on repeat.
Yesterday (Originally by The Beatles)
“Yesterday” is known to be the world’s most recorded song, with over 2,000 covers made, according to the Guinness World Records. This would make it a risky choice for Bublé to cover in order to make his version stand out from the rest. However, delving into an acoustic sound will be new territory for the crooner and could open up a whole new genre for him.
Fly Me to the Moon (Originally by Kaye Ballard)
Originally recorded by Kaye Ballard, and later made famous by Frank Sinatra, “Fly Me to the Moon” is one of the few Sinatra standards that Bublé has yet to cover. The big band sound is right up Bublé’s alley and will surely give him more clout as this generation’s top crooner.
Beyond the Sea (Originally by Benny Goodman)
“Beyond the Sea” has been covered by artists like Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow, but Bobby Darin’s version has remained the most famous. Michael Bublé has covered Darin’s song “Mack the Knife” but would have an instant crowd-pleaser if he were to record this catchy tune.
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Originally by Elton John)
Bublé is no stranger to singing love songs, and this Oscar-winning song from The Lion King should be the next one he adds to his collection. His soft voice would make for a more delicate version than Elton John’s recording and turn into an excellent cover.
My Girl (Originally by The Temptations)
This Motown classic could be a risk for Bublé, as it calls for more falsetto than he may be comfortable using, but is a perennial toe-tapper. The crooner could also bring in his long-time opening act, a capella group Naturally 7, to provide background vocals and harmonies to remain true to The Temptations’ original sound.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Originally by Frankie Valli)
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” features a chorus full of big band sounds that compliments Bublé perfectly. It also doesn’t showcase as much falsetto as Frankie Valli’s songs typically do, fitting into Bublé’s repertoire and would be a fan-favorite cover.
Brown Eyed Girl (Originally by Van Morrison)
Michael Bublé has covered Van Morrison twice before with “Moondance” and “Crazy Love,” but “Brown Eyed Girl” would make the third time the charm. This cover would be as fun as the original, and blend into the pop genre that Bublé explores with his own original songs.
Theme from New York, New York (Originally by Liza Minelli)
This timeless love song to New York City was originally recorded by Liza Minelli but was later famously covered by Frank Sinatra. It has become the city’s signature tune and although he is not a native New Yorker, Bublé is able to deliver enough passion through his music that he just might be able to fool people into thinking he is.
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Originally by Simon & Garfunkel)
The well-known piano ballad is one of the world’s most beloved and inspirational songs. Bublé shines when performing music that has been stripped down to just his voice and a piano, as evident in his songs “Best of Me” and “End of May.” Add this song to that formula for success and Bublé is bound to have another hit on his hands.