Listening to cover songs is a great way to identify the building blocks that make up a song. A rehash of the same chords and lyrics can morph into a completely different tune.

There is no rule that says that a cover must be exactly like the original – unless you’re in one of those over-the-top wedding cover bands. Other than that, it’s your opportunity to give a personal twist to a song you like.

For this listening exercise, we’ll dissect a nice version of The Smiths’ classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”, performed by