There's something about that "Pretty, pretty please / Don't you ever, ever feel / Like you're something less than, less than perfect" chorus that was just begging for KC to put her own spin on it. We're so glad someone got it on tape.
9.) Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
Love you, Katy, but Kelly really hits this one outta the park. The wistful No. 1 gets dark and angry, a skill Kelly's got down pat at this point.
8.) Coldplay featuring Rihanna, "Princess Of China"
So this one wasn't exactly a live cover, but we make the rules here. Not many artists could successfully cover Chris Martin and RiRi at the same time, but this is Clarkson, people. Big leagues.
7.) Radiohead, "Creep"
Bold move! While Kelly's not quite Thom Yorke (no one is), she's not trying to be. The only thing that matters is she nailed that "run, run, run, run, ru-uuuuun" part.
6.) No Doubt, "Don't Speak"
Unfair disadvantage because this song is objectively perfect, but Kelly knows that and does it justice anyway.
5.) Christina Aguilera, "Beautiful"
OMG, chillllllllls. That is all.
4.) Britney Spears, "Till The World Ends"
Kelly turned the dance club jam into a sultry midtempo track. And the "oh, oh, ohs" are still there, don't worry.
3.) Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
Where do I even start? This song was basically made for Kelly, let's be honest. No offense, Demi, this was probably my favorite track of 2011, but DAMN.
2.) Etta James, "I'd Rather Go Blind"
There are very few people who can even think about holding a candle to Etta James. Fact: Kelly Clarkson is one of them. Soul for days.
1.) Annie Lennox, "Why"
Never mind that this is from 2005. Never mind the poor video quality. This is Kelly Clarkson covering the highly underrated Annie Lennox. Press play. Again and again.