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We close out the year with our annual feature headlining the top 25 cover songs from 2019 performed by HBCU bands.

With the help of those who follow HBCU Sports on social media and interact with us on our message board, we reduced a list of over 100 performances to a final list of 25, which has increased by five since last year.


Our final list is hip-hop free and contains a heavy mix of R&B, pop, and reggae spanning 40 decades.

Top 20 Cover Songs of 2018 by HBCU Bands
Top 20 Cover Songs of 2017 by HBCU Bands
Top 20 Cover Songs of 2016 by HBCU Bands
Top 10 Cover Songs of 2015 by HBCU Bands

Below are the top 25 cover songs of 2019 performed by HBCU bands.

25. Alabama State, “It Never Rains (In Southern California)”

24. Florida A&M, “You Don’t Love Me (No No No)” (Dawn Penn)

23. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, “Shame” (Tyrese)

22. North Carolina A&T, “Careless Whisper” (George Michael)

21. Talladega, “Fortunate” (Maxwell)

20. Tennessee State, “Weather the Storm” (D.J. Khalid ft. Meek Mill & Lil Baby)

19. Alcorn State, “Freak Like Me” (Adina Howard)

18. Florida A&M, “I Miss You” (Arron Hall)

17. Stillman, “Look Up” (Daley)

16. Miles College, “Broken Hearted” (Brandy)

15. Grambling State, “I Wanna Know” (Joe)

14. Norfolk State, “No Guidance” (Chris Brown ft. Drake)

13. Alcorn State, “Cruel Summer” (Bananarama)

12. Miles College, “Didn’t Cha Know” (Erykah Badu)

11. Prairie View A&M, “Human Nature” (Michael Jackson)

10. Southern, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” (Toni Braxton)

9. Jackson State, “I Want To Be Your Man” (Roger)

8. Norfolk State, “Feels Like Summer” (Childish Gambino)

7. Miles College, “Cuz I Love You” (Lizzo)

6. Alcorn State, “Girls Need Love” (Summer Walker)

5. Jackson State, “I Like It” (Debarge)

4. Alabama A&M, “Gut Feeling” (Ella Mai ft. H.E.R)

3. Bethune-Cookman, “Reunited” (Peaches & Herb)

2. Alabama A&M, “The Amazing Spider-Man Theme” (Stu Phillips, Dana Kaproff)

1. Southern, “Love’s Theme” (The Love Unlimited Orchestra)

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