Some covers are too good to pass up. These five, for example, have been rotating on and off and back on my playlists since I first heard them. Inspired by a lackluster, emergency cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin” I heard at a show I recently attended, this list compiles covers are fresh and engaging. Some took classics and made them their own, while others made something intriguing out of songs I might never listen to otherwise. They rise in energy as the list descends so hold on tight to your earphones.