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Subject: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/16/05 at 3:23 pm

I actually like some covers better than the originals. Some the come to mind at the moment include:

You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins~1982  I thought his version was much better than the Supremes.

You're No Good - Van Halen~1979

You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge~1969 AND Kim Wilde~1987..again a Supremes song that I think both these artists made better.

Where Have All The Good Times Gone - Van Halen~1982 Just a little better than the Kinks.


Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: woops on 01/16/05 at 3:36 pm



"Without You" Mariah Carey... 100 x's better than the bland soul less orignal  8)

"In The Still Of The Night" Debbie Gibson

"Radar Love" White Lion...just as good as the orignianl

"You Really Got Me" Van Halen

"Walk This Way" Run DMC

"The Man Who Sold The World" Nirvana

"Last Kiss" Pearl Jam

"You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde

"Because The Night" 10,000 Maniacs

"People Are Strange" Echo & The Bunnymen

"Route 66" Depeche Mode



Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/16/05 at 4:29 pm



"Without You" Mariah Carey... 100 x's better than the bland soul less orignal  8)



"Walk This Way" Run DMC



I'll agree to since Without You was originally done by Badfinger but they gave it to Harry Nilsson ;)

Walk This Way was actually by Aerosmith WITH Run DMC
  :)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Paul on 01/16/05 at 4:39 pm


I actually like some covers better than the originals. Some the come to mind at the moment include:

You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins~1982  I thought his version was much better than the Supremes.


**Cough! Splutter!** Surely not, Mark...?!!

You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge~1969

I'll sort-of give you that...

AND Kim Wilde~1987

Ack...!!

We've had this discussion before, but I'll throw in a few...

Frankie Vaughan's cover of 'Tower Of Strength' reduced Gene McDaniels' to a pile of rubble...

Ditto Susan Maughan's 'Bobby's Girl', outdoing Marcie Blaine...

Full marks to Amen Corner for doing wonderful things with The American Breed's 'Bend Me Shape Me'...

And to Zoot with their much-better take on The Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby'...

But I'll let the Fabs have the last word with 'Rock And Roll Music'...roll over Chuck Berry...

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Paul on 01/16/05 at 4:46 pm



"In The Still Of The Night" Debbie Gibson

"You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde



What the...?!!

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/16/05 at 5:48 pm

Paul, as you know, I love the Beatles more than anything. However, Chuck Berry's version was better than theirs. I like Van Halen's version of "You Really Got Me" by the Kinks.

Tanya

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: gord on 01/16/05 at 6:11 pm

Manfred Manns version of 'Blinded By The Light' I think is much better than Springsteens

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/16/05 at 6:59 pm


**Cough! Splutter!** Surely not, Mark...?!!

I'll sort-of give you that...

Ack...!!

We've had this discussion before, but I'll throw in a few...


okay Paul!! I did think Kim Wilde did a better job than the Supremes but by FAR I liked Vanilla Fudges' version best ;)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: gemini61 on 01/16/05 at 8:00 pm



"Without You" Mariah Carey... 100 x's better than the bland soul less orignal  8)

"In The Still Of The Night" Debbie Gibson




:o    :o 










Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Dagwood on 01/16/05 at 8:05 pm



"Radar Love" White Lion...just as good as the orignianl



Good one.  I agree 100%

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: woops on 01/16/05 at 8:17 pm

BTW, I also like the original "In The Still Of The Night" from The Five Satins.

And I only like two  songs from Mariah Carey: "Honey" & "Without You" (which I don't mind any hateful Mariah comments).




I'd also add:

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfation" Devo... also like the orignal from the 'Stones

"Tears Of A Clown" English Beat... also like Smokey Robinson's version

"California Girls" David Lee Roth... though I don't care for The Beach Boys

"(Oh) Pretty Woman"... Van Halen... the original's OK

"Higher Ground" Red Hot Chili Peppers... never heard Stevie Wonder's version

"20th Century Fox" Escape Club... also like the oringal

"Ruby Tuesday" Julian Lennon... ditto

"Venus" Bananrama... IMO, better than the original

"Proud Mary" Tina & Ike Turner... the CCR version is also good

"Mony, Mony" Billy Idol... IMO, better than the original


"One Way Or Another" Mandy Moore... Just Kidding!!!    :D  :P

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Bobby on 01/16/05 at 8:27 pm


Full marks to Amen Corner for doing wonderful things with The American Breed's 'Bend Me Shape Me'...


Absolutely. Wonderful cover. Though I am inclined to say I like Phil Collins and Kim Wilde's covers the best over their original counterparts.

Some more . . .

'Spirit in the sky' - Dr and the Medics (I know . . .  :-\\ This version just flows better)
'Cum on feel the noize' - Quiet Riot (as good as the Slade original)
'I haven't stopped dancing yet' - Pat and Mick (as good as the Gonzalas version)
'Venus' - Bananarama (as Woops reminded me, a great cover)

Out of all the people that did 'Unchained Melody', Righteous Brothers version IMO is the best.  :)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Howard on 01/16/05 at 8:42 pm

I Think We're Alone Now-Tiffany



Howard

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Bobby on 01/16/05 at 8:44 pm


I Think We're Alone Now-Tiffany


Oh yes. Definitely.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Howard on 01/16/05 at 8:47 pm


Oh yes. Definitely.




I think what should go in the worst is her version of I Saw Him Standing There. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/16/05 at 10:04 pm

"Blinded By The Light"  - Manfred Mann and The Rare Earth Band

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: sputnikcorp on 01/17/05 at 8:32 am

all along the watchtower by jimi hendrix is a good dylan cover. actually, most dylan covers are better than the original...

paint it black, a rolling stones song was covered by the animals. the animals version had more angst, more emotion and therefore better than the original.

turn the page by bob seger covered by metallica. metallica's cover was better IMO. the song needed that hard edge.

all of marylin manson's covers...i like manson, so i like his covers.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/17/05 at 9:14 am


all along the watchtower by jimi hendrix is a good dylan cover. actually, most dylan covers are better than the original...

I agree. I think Bob Dylan is a fine songwriter but needs to leave the singing to others ;)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: goodsin on 01/17/05 at 9:29 am


all along the watchtower by jimi hendrix is a good dylan cover.


I came in here just to post that, and you've beaten me to it! I quite like Megadeth's cover of "Anarchy in the UK" by The Sex Pistols, not sure if it's better than the original, though...

Helter Skelter by Siouxsie & the Banshees, also U2. Prefer both of these to The Beatles version. Come to think of it, didn't U2 also cover "All Along..." ?

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: mandamoo on 01/17/05 at 7:22 pm


**Cough! Splutter!** Surely not, Mark...?!!


And to Zoot with their much-better take on The Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby'...



Indeed, Paul !




'Venus' - Bananarama (as Woops reminded me, a great cover)



Bobby, I'm disappointed......oh well.....at least we agree on the ultra syrupy, sappy 'Honey'  ;) :D

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: woops on 01/17/05 at 9:11 pm



"Always On My Mind" Pet Shop Boys... better than Willie Nelson's version

"Smokin' In The Boys' Room" Motley Crue... never heard original

"Lean On Me" Club Nouveau... better than the oringinal, IMO

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Jessica on 01/17/05 at 10:50 pm


all of marylin manson's covers...i like manson, so i like his covers.


Ditto. His cover of "Personal Jesus" rocks.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Harmonica on 01/18/05 at 10:10 am



You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins~1982  I thought his version was much better than the Supremes.



I like both the supremes and Phil Collins version but I can see why you say Collins was better, it seemed to have just a little more kick to it.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/18/05 at 10:17 am


I like both the supremes and Phil Collins version but I can see why you say Collins was better, it seemed to have just a little more kick to it.
That AND the fact that I can't really stand Diana Ross :D

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: ladybug316 on 01/18/05 at 12:35 pm

I have always loved Ringo's rendition of "You're 16".  I don't know who did the original.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Leo Jay on 01/18/05 at 2:03 pm

Aretha's cover of Otis Redding's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' has GOT to be one of the greatest covers of all time.

I also agree with the shout outs to Manfred Mann's 'Blinded by the Light' and Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary'...

Given that "In the Still of the Night" is a Cole Porter standard, recorded a gazillion times, the term 'cover' doesn't really apply in the usual sense, though of course someone did it first...

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Harmonica on 01/18/05 at 2:27 pm


I agree. I think Bob Dylan is a fine songwriter but needs to leave the singing to others ;)


I personally like listening to Bob Dylan.

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Howard on 01/18/05 at 6:19 pm

Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson is much better than Alien Ant Farm.



Howard

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: woops on 01/22/05 at 6:33 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Love Rollercoaster"  8)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: RockandRollFan on 01/22/05 at 6:45 pm


Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson is much better than Alien Ant Farm.



Howard
Jackson was okay...but I thought Alien Ant Farm rocked :)

Subject: Re: The Very Best Cover Songs

Written By: Bobby on 01/22/05 at 6:52 pm


Bobby, I'm disappointed......oh well.....at least we agree on the ultra syrupy, sappy 'Honey'  ;) :D


Yeah. A common hatred is as good as a common interest.  ;D

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