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Subject: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/21/07 at 8:42 pm

I know there's been threads like these in the past, but they are all over the place, so I thought i'd start one in here.  There've been many cover songs past and present.  What are some of your all-time favourites?

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/21/07 at 9:30 pm

Here is a bunch that I love (listed in red with artist who made the song famous originally, but some not necesarily being the original performer) ...


1970s

Last Kiss - Wednesday (J. Frank Wilson)
Theme From S.W.A.T. - T.H.P. Orchestra (Rhythm Heritage)
Teen Angel - Wednesday (Mark Dining)
Love is in the Air - Martin Stevens (John Paul Young)
Roses are Red - Wednesday (Bobby Vinton)
Heaven on the Seventh Floor - Mighty Pope (Paul Nicholas)
Loving You Baby - Wednesday (Elton John)


1980s

96 Tears - Garland Jeffreys (? and the Mysterians)
Red Red Wine - UB40 (Neil Diamond)
Yeh Yeh - Matt Bianco (Georgie Fame)
Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) - Sway (Ottawan)
Spirit in the Sky - Doctor and the Medics (Norman Greenbaum)
Too Good to Be Forgotten - Amazulu (Chi-Lites)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Boys Town Gang (Frankie Valli)
Rock the Boat - Forrest (The Hues Corporation)
Montego Bay - Amazulu (Bobby Bloom)
Only You - Flying Pickets (Yaz)
Runaway - Luis Cardenas (Del Shannon)
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (Jackie DeShannon)
When You Walk in the Room - Paul Carrack (Jackie DeShannon)
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - Nielsen and Pearson (The Walker Brothers)
Hold on - Santana (Ian Thomas)
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Figures on a Beach (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Singin' in the Rain - Taco (Gene Kelly)
A Little Boogie Woogie (in the Back of My Mind) - Shakin' Stevens (Gary Glitter)


1990s

I Want You Back - West End Girls (The Jackson Five)
Desire - Capital Sound (Roni Griffith)
Break My Stride - Unique II (Matthew Wilder)


2000s

Everywhere - LnM Projekt featuring Bonnie Bailey (Fleetwood Mac)
Stand Back - Linus Loves featuring Sam Obernik (Stevie Nicks)
I Will Love Again - Kelly Llorenna (Lara Fabian)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/21/07 at 9:37 pm

Cool topic!   :)  But too many good answers for me!  I'll just throw some out:

Mr. Tambourine Man by the Byrds (Bob Dylan)
Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett (Cannibal & Headhunters)
Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede (BJ Thomas)
Little Bitty Pretty One by the Jackson Five (Thurston Harris)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez (The Band)
Everyday by James Taylor (Buddy Holly)
Everlasting Love by Carl Carlton (Robert Knight)

8)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/21/07 at 10:43 pm

Cool topic and some nice suggestions so far. I'll try to put together a list later, but I wanted to ask, didn't the Mighty Pope version of "Heaven etc." predate the Nicholas one? I really like their version of that song, but I'd been working under the impression it was the original.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Tia on 03/21/07 at 10:46 pm

i was just talking about the john mayer cover of axis: bold as love by jimi.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 10:47 pm

One of my favorite Ramones cover song is, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"...by CCR.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/21/07 at 11:47 pm


Cool topic and some nice suggestions so far. I'll try to put together a list later, but I wanted to ask, didn't the Mighty Pope version of "Heaven etc." predate the Nicholas one? I really like their version of that song, but I'd been working under the impression it was the original.


LOL Now I am all confused.  Mighty Pope is Canadian, and I always assumed it was the cover of Paul Nicholas cause in the charts, it tells me that Mighty Pope's version was not written by a Canadian.  Here's the debut chart dates that I found for North America:

In Canada ...
Mighty Pope (August 20, 1977)
Paul Nicholas (November 19, 1977)

In America ...
Mighty Pope (Did Not Chart)
Paul Nicholas (August 20, 1977)

Paul Nicholas went to #6 in the US with it, but stalled at #49 in Canada.  Mighty Pope took it all the way to #14 in Canada








One of my favorite Ramones cover song is, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"...by CCR.


Speaking of The Ramones, I LOVED their cover of "Baby, I Love You" and of all the people that have covered that song, I thought they did the best job! 8)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/22/07 at 12:25 am

I missed a few more.  Lots of Diana Ross and the Supremes covers in the 80s and I loved 'em all! ...


1960s

Makin' Love - Bobby Curtola (Floyd Robinson)


1970s

Arms of Mary - Chilliwack (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)


1980s

Baby I Love You - The Ramones (The Ronettes)
Sign of the Gypsy Queen - April Wine (Lorence Hud)
Kiss - Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones (Prince and the Revolution)
Stop! in the Name of Love - The Hollies (The Supremes)
Straight From the Heart - Rosetta Stone (Bryan Adams)
New Romance (It's A Mystery) - Toronto (Spider)
Love Child - One to One (The Supremes)
Come See About Me - Shakin' Stevens (The Supremes)
You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde (The Supremes)
With A Little Help From My Friends - Kick Axe (The Beatles)
The Runner - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Ian Thomas)
Do You Know What I Mean? - Myles Goodwyn with Lee Aaron (Lee Michaels)
Peter Gunn - Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy (Henry Mancini)
Right Before Your Eyes - America (Ian Thomas)
Nathan Jones - Bananarama (The Supremes)
Ball of Confusion - Love and Rockets (The Temptations)
You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins (The Suprermes)
Ever Fallen in Love - Fine Young Cannibals (The Buzzcocks)
I Hear A Symphony - Eria Fachin (The Supremes)


1990's

Cruel Summer - Ace of Base (Bananarama)
Tragedy - Steps (Bee Gees)

2000s

Time After Time - Novaspace (Cyndi Lauper)
Take My Breath Away - Soda Club featuring Hannah Alethea (Berlin)
The Sun Always Shines on TV - Milk Inc. (A-ha)
Heaven is A Place on Earth - Soda Club featuring Hannah Alethea (Belinda Carlisle)
Chain Reaction - Steps (Diana Ross; written by Bee Gees)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Davester on 03/22/07 at 12:42 am

   Judas Priest did justice to "Johnny B. Goode" on their Ram It Down album in the late 80s.  Originally, Chuck Berry...

   Santana's "Hold On", from Shango is another of my favorite covers.  I think it's an Ian Thomas cover...

  You already mentioned that one...

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/22/07 at 1:58 am


LOL Now I am all confused.  Mighty Pope is Canadian, and I always assumed it was the cover of Paul Nicholas cause in the charts, it tells me that Mighty Pope's version was not written by a Canadian.  Here's the debut chart dates that I found for North America:

In Canada ...
Mighty Pope (August 20, 1977)
Paul Nicholas (November 19, 1977)

In America ...
Mighty Pope (Did Not Chart)
Paul Nicholas (August 20, 1977)


Yeah. Maybe it was a true cover battle and they released them at the same time? Mighty Pope doesn't appear to have made any Billboard chart, but the two versions debuted on the Cashbox chart the exact same week (13 August 1977). Interestingly, Nicholas's version was the highest debut that week (at #83), while MP crept in at #100.

Anyway, sorry to sidetrack your thread!

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/22/07 at 2:02 am

Big Mountain - Baby, I Love Your Way
Mariah Carey - Open Arms
Christina Aguilera - At Last

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/22/07 at 1:21 pm


Yeah. Maybe it was a true cover battle and they released them at the same time? Mighty Pope doesn't appear to have made any Billboard chart, but the two versions debuted on the Cashbox chart the exact same week (13 August 1977). Interestingly, Nicholas's version was the highest debut that week (at #83), while MP crept in at #100.

Anyway, sorry to sidetrack your thread!


wow! MP reached the Cashbox chart.  It's nice to see his version was able to chart outside of Canada.  Nicholas' version is more dance-pop fueled, while MP's is like a laid back funk groove. 

The song was written by two folks named "Bugarth / Musker" whoever they are.  lol

The song was written by some folks named "Bugarth / Musker"

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: woops on 03/22/07 at 1:47 pm



Deborah Gibson "In The Still Of The Night"
Deborah Gibson "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
Deborah Gibson "Knock Three Times"

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/22/07 at 8:33 pm

DEVO's "Bread and Butter" and "Head Like A Hole"... >:-}D

Oh! And "It Takes A Worried Man."

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Brian06 on 03/22/07 at 9:22 pm

It's My Life - No Doubt

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/22/07 at 9:51 pm


It's My Life - No Doubt


>_< That one sounds just like the original, 'cept the vocals.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: statsqueen on 03/23/07 at 11:40 am


Here is a bunch that I love (listed in red with artist who made the song famous originally, but some not necesarily being the original performer) ...


1970s

Last Kiss - Wednesday (J. Frank Wilson)
Theme From S.W.A.T. - T.H.P. Orchestra (Rhythm Heritage)
Teen Angel - Wednesday (Mark Dining)
Love is in the Air - Martin Stevens (John Paul Young)
Roses are Red - Wednesday (Bobby Vinton)
Heaven on the Seventh Floor - Mighty Pope (Paul Nicholas)
Loving You Baby - Wednesday (Elton John)


1980s

96 Tears - Garland Jeffreys (? and the Mysterians)
Red Red Wine - UB40 (Neil Diamond)
Yeh Yeh - Matt Bianco (Georgie Fame)
Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) - Sway (Ottawan)
Spirit in the Sky - Doctor and the Medics (Norman Greenbaum)
Too Good to Be Forgotten - Amazulu (Chi-Lites)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Boys Town Gang (Frankie Valli)
Rock the Boat - Forrest (The Hues Corporation)
Montego Bay - Amazulu (Bobby Bloom)
Only You - Flying Pickets (Yaz)
Runaway - Luis Cardenas (Del Shannon)
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (Jackie DeShannon)
When You Walk in the Room - Paul Carrack (Jackie DeShannon)
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - Nielsen and Pearson (The Walker Brothers)
Hold on - Santana (Ian Thomas)
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Figures on a Beach (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Singin' in the Rain - Taco (Gene Kelly)
A Little Boogie Woogie (in the Back of My Mind) - Shakin' Stevens (Gary Glitter)


1990s

I Want You Back - West End Girls (The Jackson Five)
Desire - Capital Sound (Roni Griffith)
Break My Stride - Unique II (Matthew Wilder)


2000s

Everywhere - LnM Projekt featuring Bonnie Bailey (Fleetwood Mac)
Stand Back - Linus Loves featuring Sam Obernik (Stevie Nicks)
I Will Love Again - Kelly Llorenna (Lara Fabian)



Add to the 2000s:  She's Like the Wind  Don't know the artist who covered it (not that big into hip hop/rap artists) orig done by Patrick Swayze

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Brian06 on 03/23/07 at 4:18 pm



Add to the 2000s:  She's Like the Wind  Don't know the artist who covered it (not that big into hip hop/rap artists) orig done by Patrick Swayze


Are you talking about that new one? That's Lumidee featuring Tony Sunshine.  ;)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/23/07 at 4:26 pm

I don't know who did this cover from within the last few years  ???  but it's pretty decent:

"No Matter What" - originally by Badfinger (love the original too)

Can somebody please help me with that one?  :-*


It's My Life - No Doubt


Great song! Cover and original, too.


Everyday by James Taylor (Buddy Holly)


Got this one, but how could I miss his awesome version of "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" (Marvin Gaye)

I'm sure I'll think of some more  ::)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/23/07 at 4:50 pm


"No Matter What" - originally by Badfinger (love the original too)


Boyzone

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/23/07 at 6:13 pm


Boyzone


Thank you!  :)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/25/07 at 7:37 am

Both Sides Now by (Dutch singer) Euson .

As this was/is the only version of the song to ever hit the Dutch charts, I've always thought of it as an original. I didn't realize it was a cover until I joined this board.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Paul on 03/25/07 at 9:43 am


Boyzone


Nope...

Although they share the same title, Badfinger's and Boyzone's songs are very much different!

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: statsqueen on 03/25/07 at 9:49 am


Both Sides Now by (Dutch singer) Euson .

As this was/is the only version of the song to ever hit the Dutch charts, I've always thought of it as an original. I didn't realize it was a cover until I joined this board.



Learn something new every day!

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/25/07 at 3:55 pm


Learn something new every day!


You mean...you didn't KNOW about the Euson version?! :o























Ok...just kidding! ;D Did you have a listen? ???

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: statsqueen on 03/25/07 at 4:34 pm


You mean...you didn't KNOW about the Euson version?! :o


























Ok...just kidding! ;D Did you have a listen? ???





;D  Honestly?  Hadn't heard any version of it! But yes, I did have a listen to the clip you provided and found it very nice.  :D  Hope you had a delightful weekend.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/25/07 at 4:51 pm





;D  Honestly?  Hadn't heard any version of it! But yes, I did have a listen to the clip you provided and found it very nice.   :D  Hope you had a delightful weekend.


Euson hit the #7 spot in 1971, so you're not the only one to have found it very nice. :)

I've had a great weekend, thank you very much.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/25/07 at 8:37 pm


Nope...

Although they share the same title, Badfinger's and Boyzone's songs are very much different!


And here I always thought they were the same.  I know Boyzone did some cover of a 70s song though lol

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/25/07 at 8:41 pm


Both Sides Now by (Dutch singer) Euson .

As this was/is the only version of the song to ever hit the Dutch charts, I've always thought of it as an original. I didn't realize it was a cover until I joined this board.



The Johnsons, Judy Collins (both 1968) and Clannad with Paul Young (1991) all had hit versions.  None of these charted in NL?

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/26/07 at 12:15 am


The Johnsons, Judy Collins (both 1968) and Clannad with Paul Young (1991) all had hit versions.  None of these charted in NL?


Nope. Clannad and Paul Young came closest, but that one got stuck in bubbling under section.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Paul on 03/26/07 at 6:58 am


And here I always thought they were the same.  I know Boyzone did some cover of a 70s song though lol


Oh, they've done plenty of 'covers', which I'm afraid don't hold a candle to the originals, but that's just me...

From memory they've tackled...

'Working My Way Back To You' (Four Seasons/Spinners)
'Love Me For A Reason' (Osmonds)
'Father And Son' (Cat Stevens)
'Words' (Bee Gees)
'Baby Can I Hold You' (Tracy Chapman)
'When The Going Gets Tough' (Billy Ocean)
'You Needed Me' (Anne Murray)

This cover-fest also spilled over onto fellow Irish pap group Westlife... :P

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: tv on 03/26/07 at 12:26 pm

I'll Be There-Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz(Jackson 5)
Blue Monday-Orgy(New Order)
Can;t Get Enough of Your Live-Taylor Dayne(Barry White)
Everlasting Love-Gloria Estefan(Carl Carlton)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/07 at 1:48 pm


Oh, they've done plenty of 'covers', which I'm afraid don't hold a candle to the originals, but that's just me...

From memory they've tackled...

'Working My Way Back To You' (Four Seasons/Spinners)
'Love Me For A Reason' (Osmonds)
'Father And Son' (Cat Stevens)
'Words' (Bee Gees)
'Baby Can I Hold You' (Tracy Chapman)
'When The Going Gets Tough' (Billy Ocean)
'You Needed Me' (Anne Murray)

This cover-fest also spilled over onto fellow Irish pap group Westlife... :P


Father and Son was the one I was thinking of, but I completely forgot they did Words and You Needed Me lol

I thought Westlife did a good job with Uptown Girl, but their other covers (Mandy, I Have A Dream, Seasons in the Sun) were a bit too sappy

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: nally on 03/26/07 at 1:51 pm

In no particular order:

"Cruisin" - Huey Lewis with Gwyneth Paltrow (original by Smokey Robinson; I'd still like to hear his version sometime!)
"Funky Town" - Pseudo Echo (original by Lipps Inc)
"Everybody Plays The Fool" - Aaron Neville (original by The Main Ingredient)

...and some others which I'll probably think of later.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: statsqueen on 03/26/07 at 1:53 pm


Father and Son was the one I was thinking of, but I completely forgot they did Words and You Needed Me lol

I thought Westlife did a good job with Uptown Girl, but their other covers (Mandy, I Have A Dream, Seasons in the Sun) were a bit too sappy


As to Westlife's versions of Mandy, I Have a Dream, et. al. being too sappy....wouldn't you say the originals were, too?  ;)  ;D  :D  (Never actually having heard Westlife's covers, I can only go by the originals)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/07 at 2:12 pm


As to Westlife's versions of Mandy, I Have a Dream, et. al. being too sappy....wouldn't you say the originals were, too?   ;)   ;D   :D  (Never actually having heard Westlife's covers, I can only go by the originals)


In a way yes, but they weren't as sappy.  lol

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: statsqueen on 03/26/07 at 2:17 pm


In a way yes, but they weren't as sappy.  lol


Well, since I have no reason to doubt your judgment..... :P

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 03/26/07 at 6:09 pm

There was a version of "No Matter What" by Def Leppard that got some play here a few years ago  when they released a greatest hits album. That might be the one that got mentioned before...

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/26/07 at 9:43 pm


There was a version of "No Matter What" by Def Leppard that got some play here a few years ago  when they released a greatest hits album. That might be the one that got mentioned before...


That may have been the one I was thinking about.  Thanks!  :)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: teababe27 on 04/07/07 at 1:58 pm

Orgy - Blue Monday
Disturbed - Shout 2000
Van Halen - You Really Got Me
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Social Distortion - Ring Of Fire
Disturbed - Land Of Confusion
Aerosmith - Come Together
Guns 'N' Roses - Live And Let Die
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Ra - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
White Lion - Radar Love
Staind - Sober
Van Halen - (Oh) Pretty Woman
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Billy Idol - L.A. Woman
Stone Temple Pilots - Dancing Days
The Ataris - The Boys Of Summer
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar
Metallica - Turn The Page
Motley Crue - Smokin' In The Boys' Room

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Apricot on 04/26/07 at 1:00 pm

Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" and "The Night" are very good covers.. Nirvana's "Man Who Sold The World" is exceptional as well, though they lost the atmosphere the Bowie original created.

Johnny Cash's "I Hung My Head"... beautiful cover. He perfected that song.

Which reminds me.. Hendrix ruined "All Along The Watchtower"... Frank Marino and Mahoghany Rush, on the other hand, did a very good version of it.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 05/01/07 at 6:22 pm

Three I really like, that don't seem to have been mentioned yet:

Sting's cover of Hendrix' "Little Wing"
Metallica's cover of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"
Laura Branigan's cover of Jennifer Rush's "Power of Love" (I HATED Celine Dion's!!!)

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: loki 13 on 05/14/07 at 5:38 pm

A few of my favorites:

I heard It Through The Grapevine....CCR

House Of The Rising Sun...Frijid Pink

Got To Get You Into My Life...Earth, Wind and Fire

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/22/08 at 1:34 pm

I found a new cover that I really like.

It's Alice Cooper's song Poison, and is covered by Groove Coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U77bsDnC4w

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: gibbo on 08/22/08 at 5:54 pm

This is perhaps the sweetest cover I have ever heard....

The late Eva Cassidy singing Sting's Fields of Gold.....quite emotional....(she passed way too young).. :\'(

The sound is either way out of sync or maybe a different song...but I prefer to see the artist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3YVil3Ajjs

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: whistledog on 08/22/08 at 9:07 pm


I found a new cover that I really like.

It's Alice Cooper's song Poison, and is covered by Groove Coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U77bsDnC4w


That's over 4 years old ;D  'Tis a great version though :)


One of my most favourite cover songs of recent is 'Uninvited' by Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke.  I always hated the Alanis Morissette original; it sounded like nails on a chalkboard.  What the Freemasons did was turned a song I hate into one of my favourite songs of 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ydHhuCH_0

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/23/08 at 9:27 am

I was gonna make a thread related to cover songs, but I'll just say it here instead: ;)

I have a little semi-rant because I've noticed people lots of times will give it crap on BOTH sides. Like, you'll see diehard fans of the original will hear a new version and go "Ah this is trash, it's got nothing on the one I grew up with". On the other hand, people who like the cover might hear the first version and go "Oh man this sucks compared to the new one, it's boring" or whatever.

I see this exchange going on alot, which is disappointing 'cause lots of times I personally like both (even if I might prefer an '80s original over, say a 2005 cover). On the flipside, alot of '80s songs which were covers of '50s and '60s songs made me go back and get into the original! So to me both are positive.


To the people who love the originals - I'd say there's nothing wrong with putting a new spin on something. It's not descrating something you're partial to, it's just being presented in a way that fits the current time or a different style. Just look at it as new music with an added retro influence, rather than the other way around. Plus you can usually hear traces of a song in any cover, even if it's just fitting the basic singing formula of the original.

To people who like the covers - I'd say have some respect for where a song you like came from. Lots of times, singers or bands probably cover a song because THEY like it, or grew up with it, so it's like paying tribute. If it weren't for that one, "your version" wouldn't exist.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/23/08 at 10:38 am

I have seen some good ones names here, Motley Crue's Smokin' in the Boys Room is classic.


I am probably all alone in this, but I loved White Lion's cover of Radar Love by Golden Earring. 

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/23/08 at 10:15 pm


That's over 4 years old ;D  'Tis a great version though :)


One of my most favourite cover songs of recent is 'Uninvited' by Freemasons featuring Bailey Tzuke.  I always hated the Alanis Morissette original; it sounded like nails on a chalkboard.  What the Freemasons did was turned a song I hate into one of my favourite songs of 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ydHhuCH_0



ya..I should have said, "a cover that is new to me" :D

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: midnite on 08/24/08 at 3:35 pm

Hands down IMO the best remake EVER for me is Gary Jules' version of Mad World by Tears For Fears.

Gary Jules  (Best Song Ever)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4


Tears For Fears  (should I even both putting a link, lol)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZRib_aAQFQ


Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: woops on 08/24/08 at 3:37 pm



I am probably all alone in this, but I loved White Lion's cover of Radar Love by Golden Earring. 


Also like it  8)

Also enjoy the music video

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/24/08 at 8:43 pm

I think the best covers are where they add something new to their version, but sometimes just doing an almost identical version updated for whenever it comes out, works really good too. Here's some I really like:

You Can't Hurry Love, and True Colors - Phil Collins
It's My Life - No Doubt (I like this MORE than the '80s original!) ;)
The Boys of Summer - Ataris
But it's Alright - Huey Lewis
You Keep Me Hangin' on - Kim Wilde
California Girls - David Lee Roth
Don't Dream it's Over - Sixpence None the Richer
Somebody's Baby - Phantom Planet
King of Pain - Mudvayne
The Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater (it was an old blues song)
Loco-motion - Kylie Minogue

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/08 at 2:37 am


I have seen some good ones names here, Motley Crue's Smokin' in the Boys Room is classic.


I am probably all alone in this, but I loved White Lion's cover of Radar Love by Golden Earring. 


Some awful Christian pop and did "Prayin' in the Boys Room"
("Because everybody knows that prayin' ain't allowed in school!")
Now. yer gonna do some prayin' boy! An' you better pray good!

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/25/08 at 3:25 pm


Also like it  8)

Also enjoy the music video


It is a great video.

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/06/10 at 3:09 am

* BUMP *  ::)


In the seemingly never ending series of Umbrella covers, I bring you The Baseballs...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM2177pHMT0


The Baseballs are a German trio that so far have released one album with rockabilly covers. "Umbrella" was their first single, the second was "Hot N Cold".

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/10 at 3:13 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q

Truly wonderful!

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/06/10 at 3:23 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q

Truly wonderful!


Indeed it is.  8) Wasn't it used in a commercial fairly recent?

Subject: Re: The Official Cover Songs Thread - Your All Time Favourites?

Written By: Henk on 03/06/10 at 6:15 am


Indeed it is.  8) Wasn't it used in a commercial fairly recent?


Ah, never mind. I realized it was used in a Dutch commercial, so you wouldn't know.

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