I hate to admit that American Idol inspired this post, but it's true. I watched the first few minutes of yesterday's episode with my idol fiend mama, and they were playing this piano version of "Where Is My Mind" by The Pixies to a rags-to-riches (and what, I supposed, aimed at being a sweetly nostalgic) montage of Carrie Underwood's career since her lowly days on the farm.
Now, why this song was considered the best soundtrack, no clue.
But it's absolutely beautiful and haunting, and I found a couple other great covers during my search, also included.
Kings of Leon (Live)