If the mark of a truly gifted star is longevity, then Madonna is, without a doubt, gifted with a capital G. Few other artists in history managed to not only stay relevant for over three decades, but continuously create music that evolves with the times.
To reiterate just how awesome the all-time best-selling female artist is—and to celebrate her 57th birthday—we’ve rounded up 11 times other artists covered Madonna’s songs, from pop stars to modern jazz guitarists
Sia‘s synth-y, sweeping version of Madonna’s 1989 song “Oh Father” was featured on her 2010 album “We Are Born.”
Ariana Grande mashed up Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” and Madonna’s “Vogue” at a Pride event in 2015.
Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell‘s take on Madonna’s haunting 1986 song “Live to Tell” is perfection.
Elton John covering “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin”? Yep.
Vita ft. Ashanti‘s version of “Justify My Love” is almost as sexy as the original.
Seminal ’90s band Counting Crows recorded a version of Madonna’s classic “Borderline.”
A Flock of Seagulls—yes, the ’80s band with the hair—covered Madonna’s 1992 hit “This Used to be my Playground,” which was recorded as part of the soundtrack to baseball flick “A League of Their Own.”
Adam Lambert appeared on “Glee” in 2013, and belted out Madonna’s 1984 classic “Into the Groove.”
English singer Amanda Ghost and Boy George covered Madge’s underrated 1992 song “Bad Girl.”
German trance singer Rollergirl covered Madonna’s trippy 1989 track “Dear Jessie.”
English singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding covered “Like A Prayer” in 1989, a few months after Madonna released the original.