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Subject: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Heramb on 10/04/04 at 11:40 am

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley or UB 40
Come Together - Beatles or Aerosmith
Words - Bee Gees or Boyzone
Cats In The Cradle - Harry Chapin or Ugly Kid Joe
How Deep Is Your Love - Be Gees or Take That
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses or Sheryl Crow
We Can Work It Out - Beatles or Deep Purple
Wild World - Cat Stevens or Mr. Big
Tragedy - Bee Gees or Steps
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel or Westlife
Enter Sandman - Metallica or Motorhead
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac or The Corrs
Girl You Really Got Me Now - The Kinks or Van Halen
I'm A Believer - The Monkees or Neil Diamond or Smash Mouth
Little Wings - Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton & Sheryl Crow or Sting
Walk This Way - Aerosmith orAerosmith vs Run DMC or D Brave & The Backbeats
Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton or Inner Circle or Big Mountain
King Of Pain - Sting & The Police or Alanis Morrissette
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens or Los Lobos
Imagine - John Lennon or Neil Young
Ordinary World - Duran Duran or Aurora Ft. Naimee Coleman
Total Eclipse of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler or Nikki French
Take My Breath Away - Berlin or Jessica Simpson
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper or Matchbox Twenty
Changes - Black Sabbath ( Ozzy Osbourne) or Kelly Osbourne ft Ozzy
Horse With No Name - America or Neil Young
I Want you to Want Me - Cheap Trick or Letters to Cleo
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Janis Joplin or Chantal Kreviazuk
Money - Pink Floyd or Velvet Revolver
Staying Alive - Bee Gees or Ozzy Osbourne & Dweezil Zappa
More Than A Woman - Bee Gees or Tavares
Heaven - Bryan Adams or D.J. Sammy
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley or D.J. Sammy or The Ataris
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie or Nirvana
Babe - Styx or Caught In The Act

More to Follow

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Tanya1976 on 10/04/04 at 1:07 pm

Definitely the originals! However, some covers are good.

They are:

UB40's cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Aerosmith's cover of "Come Together"
Stevie Wonder's cover of the Beatles' "We Can Work it Out"
Maxie Priest's cover of Cat Stevens' "Wild World"
Van Halen's cover of "You Really Got Me"

However, some covers are just horrendous like, Britney Spears' bad cover of "My Perogative" and Jessica Simpson's "Take My Breath away". My son loves Smashmouth's cover of "I'm A Believer". He's five and a half, so he thought it was an original song until I played The Monkees' version. He liked it still.

Tanya


Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: ... (Ellipsis) on 10/04/04 at 3:31 pm

Sorry, man. A few of these, neither the original nor the cover was from the eighties. If a topic covers multiple decades, use the Playful Penguin Place. This is the 80s forum.

The following songs in which neither rendition is 80s:
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley or UB 40
Elvis' version was done in the 60s; UB40's was done in the 90s (namely '93, when Bill Clinton was President)

Words - Bee Gees or Boyzone
Bee Gees: 60s; Boyzone: 90s or 00s

How Deep Is Your Love - Be Gees or Take That
Bee Gees: 70s; Take That: 90s

Tragedy - Bee Gees or Steps
Bee Gees: 70s; Steps: 2000s, I think

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac or The Corrs
Fleetwood Mac: 70s; The Corrs: 90s or 00s

You Really Got Me - The Kinks or Van Halen
Kinks: 60s; Van Halen: 70s ('78, I believe)

I'm A Believer - The Monkees or Neil Diamond or Smash Mouth
Monkees: 60s; Smash Mouth: 00s. I know that Neil Diamond wrote it, but I don't know that he ever performed a rendition of it.

Ordinary World - Duran Duran or Aurora Ft. Naimee Coleman
Duran Duran: 90s; the other one: 00s.

Leaving On A Jet Plane - Janis Joplin or Chantal Kreviazuk
Janis Joplin: 60s or 70s; Chantal Kreviazik: 00s.

Staying Alive - Bee Gees or Ozzy Osbourne & Dweezil Zappa
Bee Gees: 70s; Ozzy Osbourne and Dweezil Zappa: not sure.

Of those that ARE from the 80s:

"Heaven": I would have to go with Bryan Adams. I CAN'T STAND that horrible remake by DJ Sammy et al. I wanna PUKE whenever I hear it. :P

"Boys Of Summer": I have to go with Don Henley; the Ataris should have picked some other song to cover.

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: nally on 10/04/04 at 3:39 pm



"Heaven": I would have to go with Bryan Adams. I CAN'T STAND that horrible remake by DJ Sammy et al. I wanna PUKE whenever I hear it. :P


Me too. Any time it comes on the radio, I change the station. That version is just AWFUL!

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/04/04 at 6:03 pm

The originals are better but whenever they try to make a cover version,it usually turns out sounding like crap! :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Doc Brown on 10/04/04 at 7:22 pm

Here's a few left out:

"You Can't Hurry Love" Diana Ross or Phil Collins
"True Colors" Cyndi Lauper or Phil Collins
"Back In The U.S.S.R." The Beatles or Billy Joel
"It's Alright" Curtis Mayfield or Huey Lewis & The News
"People Get Ready" Curtis Mayfield or Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck
"Downtown Train" Tom Waits or Rod Stewart
"Missing You" John Waite or Tina Turner


Your Pal,
Doc

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/04/04 at 9:02 pm

"You Can't Hurry Love" Diana Ross or Phil Collins
"True Colors" Cyndi Lauper or Phil Collins

"Downtown Train" Tom Waits or Rod Stewart, but honestly I like Patty Smyth's version the best, from about 1987 or so.  She also did a version of "Only The Young" by Journey.

I absolutely cant stand most of the remakes I hear these days.  Sweet Child O Mine and Heaven rank as the worst.  And BTW, it sure makes you feel old when some people you talk to have no clue that this piece of garbage song "Heaven" was done by someone else originally and was once a good song.  To me it doesnt feel like it was that long ago.

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: krakboi on 10/04/04 at 10:10 pm

I always thought English Beat's Tears of a Clown was a good cover, but it didn't make the list.

Also the Clash do a killer cover of Police and Thieves.

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Chris on 10/04/04 at 10:44 pm

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley or UB 40 UB 40
Come Together - Beatles or Aerosmith Soundgarden  ;)
Cats In The Cradle - Harry Chapin or Ugly Kid Joe Harry Chapin
How Deep Is Your Love - Be Gees or Take That Be Gees
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses or Sheryl Crow Guns N Roses
Wild World - Cat Stevens or Mr. Big Mr. Big
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel or Westlife Billy Joel
Enter Sandman - Metallica or Motorhead This song is so played out that I'm gonna have to say neither
Girl You Really Got Me Now - The Kinks or Van Halen Van Halen
I'm A Believer - The Monkees or Neil Diamond or Smash Mouth Neil Diamond
Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton or Inner Circle or Big Mountain Big Mountain
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens or Los Lobos Los Lobos
Imagine - John Lennon or Neil Young John Lennon
Ordinary World - Duran Duran or Aurora Ft. Naimee Coleman Duran Duran
Take My Breath Away - Berlin or Jessica Simpson Berlin BY FAR
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper or Matchbox Twenty Cindy Lauper
Horse With No Name - America or Neil Young America
I Want you to Want Me - Cheap Trick or Letters to Cleo Cheap Trick

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: gregger on 10/05/04 at 7:00 am

How about Born to Run.  Bruce's or Frankie goes Hollywood's?

I much prefer the Frankie version.

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: elefanten on 10/05/04 at 11:46 am

Faith... George Micheal or Limp Bizkit or Limp Bizkit (feat Everlast Remix)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Xonnie316 on 10/05/04 at 6:36 pm

You forgot to add:

~ Blue Monday

The original by New Order, or the cover version by Orgy ( I personally go for New Order, but the Orgy version is a well done cover in my opinion amongst others)

~ Shock The Monkey, by Peter Gabriel or Coal Chamber feat. Ozzy ( I personally go for Peter Gabriel's)

Recent ones:

~ Word Up , by Cameo or KoRn ( I personally go for Cameo)

~ Personal Jesus, by Depeche Mode or Marilyn Manson ( I personally go for Depeche Mode of course ! )

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/05/04 at 7:29 pm

Dancing In The Streets-Martha Reeves & The Vandellas OR Jagger and Bowie?
I prefer Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.I can't even stand Mick Jagger and David Bowie singing together. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/05/04 at 7:39 pm


Dancing In The Streets-Martha Reeves & The Vandellas OR Jagger and Bowie?
I prefer Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.I can't even stand Mick Jagger and David Bowie singing together. :P


Howard
Van Halen did a decent remake of it ;)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: RockandRollFan on 10/05/04 at 7:41 pm

IMO....the Supremes are outdone on TWO of thier songs. I liked "You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins WAY better AND "You Keep Me Hangin' On was done MUCH better by Vanilla Fudge and Kim Wilde :)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/05/04 at 7:45 pm

Smooth Criminal-Michael Jackson or Alien Ant Farm? I prefer Michael Jackson's version better.



Howard

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Alana on 10/07/04 at 5:47 pm

Lovesong: 

The Cure vs. 311

The victory would go to Robert Smith and Mary Poole (Rob's Wife) because Nick from 311 damaged Mary's wedding present, in both the versions:

Cure's version: Wedding Bliss
311's version: Wedding Disaster!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/07/04 at 6:47 pm

Issac Hayes-Joy

Teddy Pendergrass-Joy


I preferTeddy's version better cause it's more funky. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Alice on 10/09/04 at 7:31 am

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley or UB 40 (Elvis Presley)
Come Together - Beatles or Aerosmith (Beatles)
Words - Bee Gees or Boyzone (Bee Gees)
Cats In The Cradle - Harry Chapin or Ugly Kid Joe (undecided)
How Deep Is Your Love - Be Gees or Take That (Bee Gees)
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses or Sheryl Crow (Guns N Roses)
We Can Work It Out - Beatles or Deep Purple (haven't heard Deep Purple's version yet and shouldn't judge at all)
Wild World - Cat Stevens or Mr. Big (undecided)
Tragedy - Bee Gees or Steps (Bee Gees)
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel or Westlife (Billy Joel)
Enter Sandman - Metallica or Motorhead (Metallica)
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac or The Corrs (The Corrs)
Girl You Really Got Me Now - The Kinks or Van Halen (undecided)
I'm A Believer - The Monkees or Neil Diamond or Smash Mouth (The Monkees)
Little Wings - Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton & Sheryl Crow or Sting (Jimi Hendrix)
Walk This Way - Aerosmith orAerosmith vs Run DMC or D Brave & The Backbeats (Aerosmith vs Run DMC)
Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton or Inner Circle or Big Mountain (undecided) (it was also successfully covered by Will To Power in 1988)
King Of Pain - Sting & The Police or Alanis Morrissette (The Police)
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens or Los Lobos (Los Lobos)
Imagine - John Lennon or Neil Young (John Lennon)
Ordinary World - Duran Duran or Aurora Ft. Naimee Coleman (Duran Duran)
Total Eclipse of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler or Nikki French (Bonnie Tyler)
Take My Breath Away - Berlin or Jessica Simpson (Berlin)
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper or Matchbox Twenty (Ciindy Lauper)
Changes - Black Sabbath ( Ozzy Osbourne) or Kelly Osbourne ft Ozzy (Black Sabbath)
Horse With No Name - America or Neil Young (don't know)
I Want you to Want Me - Cheap Trick or Letters to Cleo (Cheap Trick)
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Janis Joplin or Chantal Kreviazuk (Janis Joplin)
Money - Pink Floyd or Velvet Revolver (Pink Floyd)
Staying Alive - Bee Gees or Ozzy Osbourne & Dweezil Zappa (Bee Gees) (it was also sucessfully covered by N-Trance in 1995)
More Than A Woman - Bee Gees or Tavares (Bee Gees)
Heaven - Bryan Adams or D.J. Sammy (Bryan Adams)
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley or D.J. Sammy or The Ataris (Don Henley)
The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie or Nirvana (David Bowie)
Babe - Styx or Caught In The Act (Styx)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Alice on 10/09/04 at 7:33 am


The originals are better but whenever they try to make a cover version,it usually turns out sounding like crap! :P



Howard


That is in a big majority of cases absolutely true. Well put, Howard!

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Alice on 10/09/04 at 7:35 am


"You Can't Hurry Love" Diana Ross or Phil Collins (Diana Ross)
"True Colors" Cyndi Lauper or Phil Collins (Cindy Lauper)
"Back In The U.S.S.R." The Beatles or Billy Joel (Beatles)
"It's Alright" Curtis Mayfield or Huey Lewis & The News (Curtis Mayfield)
"People Get Ready" Curtis Mayfield or Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck (Curtis Mayfield)
"Downtown Train" Tom Waits or Rod Stewart (Tom Waits)
"Missing You" John Waite or Tina Turner (John Waite)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/09/04 at 9:30 am

"Let's Stay Together" Al Green or Tina Turner(Al Green)
"Let's Groove" Earth,Wind And Fire or Archie Bell and The Drells(Earth,Wind And Fire)


Howard

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Like Cockatoos on 10/12/04 at 2:25 pm

One cover that is really done well is a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street"... a group called Black Uhuru did a reggae version of it that is fantastic and has some great harmonization of voices.

:)

Subject: Re: Originals Vs Cover Versions - You Decide which ones better

Written By: Howard on 10/12/04 at 5:17 pm

Jermaine Jackson-Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin'
Robert Palmer-Tell me I'm Not Dreamin'

I'd prefer Jermaine's version better.



Howard

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