July 22, 2014

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11 Amazing YouTube Covers by 5 Seconds of Summer

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Before they were waking up with amnesia and staring at you in their American Apparel underwear, the boys of 5 Seconds of Summer were recording covers on YouTube, awaiting the day they would be discovered. From Jason Derulo and Chris Brown to Blink-182 and A Day To Remember, these guys proved they had the chops long before reaching international fame.

Take a trip down memory lane and check out our picks for the greatest covers 5SOS have recorded. Don't forget to find out which member you identify with along the way!

#1Busted, "Year 3000"

If anyone is responsible for bringing Australian pop rock band Busted to the attention of American youth, it's 5 Seconds of SummerThe Jonas Brothers famously covered the group's best known track, "Year 3000," but current teen heartthrobs 5SOS have brought the song back to the forefront. It's not unlike their own songs in that it's all about massive pop hooks mostly concerned with girls.

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