The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of "Single Ladies"

Erica Palan

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today. And while we don't think she needs us to send her any gifts — Jay-Z likely has that covered, especially after the great success of this weekend's first-ever Made in America festival — it seemed like a good opportunity to round up some of the best covers of her popular song "Single Ladies," which has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Olympian Matthew Mitcham

The Olympic diver "put a ring on it" with his ukelele.


The Cleverlys give the hit single an entirely new sound.

More Bluegrass + Line Dancing

The Pigs with John Williamson on jaw harp have backup dancers doing what we can only assume is a dance inspired by Beyonce's iconic moves.


This Berklee student makes the song a little darker.


Java's gypsy-style jazz duo used this as an audition tape.

Classical Piano

Scroll to about the one-minute mark to hear this high school junior — she recorded after the prom — do her take on the pop song.

Boy Band

Listen to this sweet version of the song by A Rocket to the Moon.