Lyrics are meaningful and they often tell a powerful story, but sometimes caught aback by the catchy tune we often neglect to think about how the lyrics actually come across. Take Thriller for example by Michael Jackson, a chilling Halloween associated song if you go by the lyrics but it’s often a party classic due to the funky dance moves. Likewise, Copacabana, a well-known karaoke hit that stems generations, the lyrics however are quite dark.

Songs are lyrically skilled and if you stop and spend the time carefully listening to the words, you may be surprised at some of the epic stories they could be turned into. We decided to created book covers based on the nation’s favourite songs and when you see them, you’ll never be able to hear favourite tunes the same way again.

favourite songs reimagined as book covers

Hotel California by Don Henley and Glenn Frey

hotel california as book cover

Copacabana by Barry Manilow

copacabana reimagined as book cover

Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran

shape of you ed sheeran reimagined as a book cover

Someone Like You by Adele

someone like you by adele as book cover

Space Oddity by David Bowie

space oddity david bowie reimagined as book cover

Thriller by Michael Jackson

thriller by michael jackson reimagined as book cover