Covering a song in a foreign language instantly defamiliarises it – which is, arguably, what any good cover version should do.
Seu Jorge’s contributions to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou soundtrack provide sublimely surreal moments in the form of acoustic, Portuguese-language David Bowie covers.
There are also plenty of Bollywood songs which lift hefty inspiration from English-language music, such as this incredible take on Europe’s Final Countdown.
F is also for... Film soundtracks: The cover version is the veritable darling of the modern-day film soundtrack.
Be it Ellen Page and Michael Cera singing Anyone Else but You in Juno or Iron and Wine’s low-key strumming of Such Great Heights in Garden State, a quirky cover of an already-known song seems to be the way to get your soundtrack talked about.