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Subject: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: whistledog on 02/16/16 at 6:41 pm

There were lots of good ones out there.  What are some of your favourites?

Subject: Re: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: whistledog on 02/16/16 at 6:44 pm

One of my favourite songs ever is a 1990 pop tune called 'Bird on A Wire' by The Neville Brothers.  It is a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1969 song 'Bird on the Wire' and was recorded for the 1990 film 'Bird on A Wire' starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn. 

This song was not well known in the US (it's only chart appearance there was #31 on the Adult Contemporary chart), but it was a massive hit in Canada and I have loved it since it first came out! 

I've put the original next to it for comparison.

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Subject: Re: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: nally on 02/16/16 at 6:49 pm

Aaron Neville covered "Everybody Plays The Fool" in 1991 (original by the Main Ingredient). There are two known mixes (differing primarily by the rhythm track); here's the version I enjoyed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAJs8waYd4

Subject: Re: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: whistledog on 02/16/16 at 7:03 pm

Here is Hootie and the Blowfish and their 1995 song 'I Go Blind'.  Fans of the show Friends will recognize it, since it was recorded for an episode of that series (The one with 5 steaks and an eggplant) and it was also a major hit on rock and adult contemporary radio in the US.  The song is originally from 1986 by a band from Vancouver called 54-40.

I really don't know which version I like best because I am very familiar with both.  Here is a side by side comparison of Hootie vs 54-40

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Subject: Re: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: Ripley on 02/16/16 at 10:08 pm


Aaron Neville covered "Everybody Plays The Fool" in 1991 (original by the Main Ingredient). There are two known mixes (differing primarily by the rhythm track); here's the version I enjoyed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAJs8waYd4

I remember that, good song

Subject: Re: Favourite 90s cover songs

Written By: Ripley on 02/16/16 at 10:10 pm

Letters To Cleo - Dangerous Type

Originally by The Cars, this is my favorite cover of the 90's

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