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Subject: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/20/05 at 9:32 pm

So we've had the cover songs you can't stand thread, how about cover songs you like?

Here are some of mine, in no particular order:


Johnny Cash: One (original artist: U2)
Love Spit Love: How Soon Is Now (o.a: The Smiths)
Johnny Cash: Personal Jesus (o.a: Depeche Mode)
Sunshine Blind: Space Age Love Song (o.a. A Flock of Seagulls) 1
Johnny Cash: Hurt (o.a: Nine Inch Nails)
Laibach: Life is Life (o.a: Opus) 2
Annabelle Lamb: Riders on the Storm (o.a.: The Doors) 3
The Bangles: Hazy Shade of Winter (o.a: Simon & Garfunkel) 4
This Mortal Coil: Alone (o.a: Colin Newman)
This Mortal Coil: Drugs (o.a: Talking Heads)
BiGod 20: Like A Prayer (o.a: Madonna) 5
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Dear Prudence (o.a: The Beatles)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Sombre Reptiles (o.a: Brian Eno)
The Psychedelic Furs: Mack the Knife (o.a: Weill/Brecht) 6
Tiny Tim & Brave Combo: Stairway to Heaven (o.a: Led Zeppelin) 7
Aztec Camera: Jump (o.a: Van Halen)
Coil: Who By Fire (o.a: Leonard Cohen)
Cabaret Voltaire: Here She Comes Now (o.a: Lou Reed)
OMD: Waiting for the Man (o.a.: Lou Reed/VU) 8

Notes:
1. A terse, synthless version to rival the original.
2. A dumb song by an ‘80s Austrian band called Opus (original title “Live is Life”), Laibach turned it into a neo-nazi anthem,  a howl to listen to!
3. Lamb is a forgotten English songbird with some Annie Lennox appeal.  Her 1983 version of R.O.T.S. featured lots of cheesy electric organ and synth drums.  Doors fans would hate it, but I thought it was cool.
4. Made famous on the “Less Than Zero” movie soundtrack.  I’m not much of a Bangles fan, but they were the perfect band to cover H.S.O.W.
5. Sort of a joke version with done in a gravelly voice with crude beatboxes.  Somehow it retained a raw emotional appeal.
6. Richard Butler’s voice was just great for this song!  Bobby Darin probably had the biggest hit with it around 1956.
7. If you like S.T.H lyrics, but not that draggy music, Tiny Tim & Brave Combo give you jazzed-up lounge version complete with Tiny’s vocal acrobatics.  Seek the TT & BC album “Girl” (featuring a cover of a great cover of the Beatles’ song “Girl” as well) on Rounder Records.
8. Originally “Waiting for my Man” was done by the Velvet Underground.  OMD did a remake of it with slappy, poppy synthes, an accidental parody the OMD themselves didn’t like!  Sometimes dorky to the nth degree runs right back into cool!  OMD’s version was released in the winter of 1980 as the original b-side to “Messages.”  It then disappeared until its inclusion on “Navigation: The OMD B-Sides” in 2001.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/20/05 at 9:46 pm

I liked Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt, it was powerful, and sounded like it could have easily been written by Cash.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 09/20/05 at 9:54 pm

I'm probably forgetting a whoel bunch that I love, but off hte top of my head, here's a few:

From the 90's and 00's

Kelly Llorenna - This Time I Know It's For Real (original artist: Donna Summer)
N-Trance - Shake Ya Body (original artist: The Jacksons)
Kelly Llorenna - Tell it to My Heart (original artist: Taylor Dayne)
Dana Rayne - Object of My Desire (original artist:  Starpoint)
Linus Loves featuring Sam Obernik - Stand Back (original artist: Stevie Nicks)
LnM Projekt featuring Bonnie Bailey - Everywhere (original artist: Fleetwood Mac)
Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever (original artist: The Beatles)
Boogie Pimps - Sunny (original artist: Bobby Hebb, but the Pimps version was based off the 1977 version by Boney M)
Boogie Pimps - Somebody to Love (original artist: Jefferson Airplane)
Angel City featuring Lara McAllen - Touch Me (original artist: Cathy Dennis)
Lighthouse Family - (I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be) Free (original artist: Nina Simone)
Pascal featuring Karen Parry - I Think We're Alone Now (original version: Tommy James and the Shondells)
Milk Inc - The Sun Always Shines on TV (original artist: A-ha)
Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (original version: Black)
Flip and Fill - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (original artist: Whitney Houston)
Ultrabeat - Pretty Green Eyes (original artist: Force and Styles)
Groove Coverage - Poison (original artist: Alice Cooper)
N-Trance - Paradise City (original artist: Guns n' Roses)
N-Trance - D.I.S.C.O. (orginal artist: Ottawan)
Inaya Day - Nasty Girl (original artist: Vanity)
Novaspace - Time After Time (original artist: Cyndi Lauper)
Soda Club featuring Hannah Alethea - Heaven is A Place on Earth (original artist: Belinda Carlisle)
Soda Club featuring Hannah Alethea - Take My Breath Away (original artist: Berlin)

some from the 80's

UB40 - Red Red Wine (original artist: Neil Diamond)
Sway - Hands Up (original artist: Ottawan)
Mensroom - Sign of the Times (original artist: The Belle Stars)
The Belle Stars - Iko Iko (original artist: The Dixie Cups)
Natasha - Iko Iko (original artist: The Dxie Cups)
Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones - Kiss (original artist: Prince)
Age of Chance - Kiss (original artist: Prince)
Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn (original artist: Henry Mancini)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: woops on 09/21/05 at 12:50 am

8)  :D


Van Halen "Pretty Woman"
Bananarama "Venus"
Kim Wilde "You Keep Me Hangin On"
White Lion "Radar"
David Lee Roth "California Girls"
Debbie Gibson "In The Still Of The Night"
Depeche Mode "Route 66"
U2 "Everlasting Love"
UB40 "Red Red Wine"
Talking Heads "Take Me To The River"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Higher Ground"
Club Nouveau "Lean On Me"
Motley Crue "Smokin' In The Boys Room"
Kylie Minogue "The Locomotion"
Billy Idol "Mony, Mony"
Love & Rockets "Ball Of Confusion"
Devo "(Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Ike & Tina Turner "Proud Mary"
Nirvana "The Man Who Sold The World"
Lenny Kravitz "American Woman"
Mariah Carey "Without You"
Harvey Danger "Save It For Later"
Presidents of the United States of America "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Alien Ant Farm "Smooth Criminal"
Frick'n A "Jesse's Girl"

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Criz on 09/21/05 at 11:42 am

My favourite cover songs would be:

Eva Cassidy - Time After Time OA Cyndi Lauper

The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter OA Simon and Garfunkel

Kim Wilde You Keep Me Hanging On OA The Supremes (As good as the original)

Soft Cell - Tainted Love OA Gloria Jones (as good as the original)

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal OA Michael Jackson (as good as the original)

Everything But the Girl - Back To The Old House OA The Smiths

Placebo - Daddy Cool OA Boney M

Save Ferris - Come On Eileen OA Dexys Midnight Runners

Sugababes - Freak Like Me Adina Howard

Faith No More - Easy OA The Commodores

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujiah OA Leonard Cohen

Joss Stone - Fell In Love With A Boy OA White Stripes ( but she changed Girl to Boy)

I know there are just a few more, but can't think of them atm :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/21/05 at 12:03 pm

2 originally by the Supremes that I like MUCH better:

You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge~1968

You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins~1982, '83

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/21/05 at 12:06 pm

Also "Without You" written and performed by Badfinger, which the writers, the late Pete Ham & Tom Evans, gave to the late Harry Nilsson who had a huge hit in 1972 with the song. Of course it was later destroyed by Mariah Carey :o :P

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: ElDuderino on 09/22/05 at 1:10 am

White Rabbit by Sleater-Kinney
I Love How You Love Me by Neutral Milk Hotel

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/22/05 at 1:47 am

Blinded By the Light - Originally written and sung by Bruce Springsteen - Much better covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band in '76.
Always Something There to Remind Me - Originally written by Burt Bacharach in the 60's, but best performed in 1983 by Naked Eyes.
Everytime You Go Away - Originally written and performed Hall & Oates, but best performed by Paul Young in '85

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 09/22/05 at 10:42 am

The only one I can think of off hand is. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Michael Buble

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/22/05 at 3:56 pm

You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
California Girls - David Lee Roth
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
Downtown Train - Patty Smythe (they both did a cover - I slightly prefer hers, though!)
Purple Haze - Winger
I'm Down - Aerosmith
Don't Dream it's Over - Sixpense None the Richer
Boys of Summer - Ataris
Dirty Laundry - Lisa Marie Presley
It's My Life - Gwen Stefani

I pretty much went with 80's covers and 2000's covers. I'll think of some more later.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/22/05 at 5:45 pm


You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
California Girls - David Lee Roth
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
Downtown Train - Patty Smythe (they both did a cover - I slightly prefer hers, though!)
Purple Haze - Winger
I'm Down - Aerosmith
Don't Dream it's Over - Sixpense None the Richer
Boys of Summer - Ataris
Dirty Laundry - Lisa Marie Presley
It's My Life - Gwen Stefani

I pretty much went with 80's covers and 2000's covers. I'll think of some more later.
Good stuff, Marty ;)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/03/05 at 12:48 pm

Thought of a few more good ones:

One Night in Bangkok - Robey

http://image.com.com/mp3/images/cover/200/drd300/d360/d360527j8je.jpg

The Power of Love (You Are My Lady) - Air Supply

Weak in the Presence of Beauty - Alison Moyet

Broken Arrow - Rod Stewart

Baby, I Love Your Way - Will to Power

Suicide is Painless (Theme From M*A*S*H) - Manic Street Preachers

Ai No Corrida - Uniting Nations featuring Laura More

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Apricot on 10/03/05 at 2:59 pm

Like both versions, but I love the Magnetic Field's cover of Gary Numan's "I Die: You Die".

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: OliverDK on 10/17/05 at 10:17 am

I kinda like Jessica Simpson's version of "These Boots Are Made For Walking", the version from the 60s (Nancy Sinatra) was a bit too flat for my taste.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: TarzSp on 10/17/05 at 11:28 am


The only one I can think of off hand is. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Michael Buble


I really liked UB40's cover of that song


And another I like is "Take On Me" by Reel Big Fish (Original Artist: a-ha)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Satish on 10/17/05 at 12:31 pm

I like "Because the Night" by Nadine(originally done by Patti Smith).

Nadine's version puts a Euro-dance spin on the original.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: McDonald on 10/17/05 at 12:43 pm

That last Johnny Cash album with all the covers on it was amazing. So very amazing. I don't even like U2's version of "One" but Cash makes it painfully wonderful. Max, you actually had a lot of my favs on your list. Some others would be...

"Rock and Roll All Night" - Poison (orig. Kiss) feat. on the Less than Zero soundtrack along with the Bangles' "Hazy Shade of Winter" which you mentioned.

"B!tches ain't sh!t" - Ben Folds (orig. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg)
"Tomorrow Never Knows" - Our Lady Peace (org. Beatles)
"With a Little Help from My Friends" Joe Cocker (org. Bealtes), used as Wonder Years Theme
"People Are Strange" - Echo and the Bunnymen (orig. The Doors)
"All You Need is Love" - Echo and the Bunnymen (orig. Beatles) rare track
"Wimoweh" - Pete Seger and the Weavers (orig. African Folk Song) later lyrics were added and it was remade into "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

"Melt With You" - Saves the Day (orig. Modern English) rare track
"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (orig. Bob Dylan)
"Like a Rolling Stone" - Jimi Hendrix (orig. Bob Dylan)
"Chelsea Morning" - Fairport Convention (orig. Joni Mitchell, whose version is way better)
"Uncle Rat" - Danú (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"An Deirc" - Danú (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"The Hills of Connemara" - Gaelic Storm (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"The Rocky Road to Dublin" - The Dubliners (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"Cornrigs and Barleyrigs" - Paul Giovanni (orig. poem by Robert Burns) made for The Wicker Man Soundtrack

"Working Class Hero" - John Lennon (orig. Bob Dylan)
"If Not for You" - George Harrison (written by Bob Dylan)
"On Top of the World" - The Sugarcubes (orig. The Carpenters)
"F*ck tha Police" - Rage Against the Machine (orig. NWA) rare live track
"F*ck tha Police" - Bone Thugs and Harmony (orig. NWA)


That's all I have time to think of right now. After this, I'll make a list of covers I hate.




Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: OliverDK on 10/18/05 at 12:23 am

How about "Cruel Summer" by the Bangles and "A Horse With No Name" by Disneyland After Dark, both originally from the 60s.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/18/05 at 1:31 am


How about "Cruel Summer" by the Bangles and "A Horse With No Name" by Disneyland After Dark, both originally from the 60s.


I didn't know The Bangles did a version of Cruel Summer?

I remember the Bananarama one from 1984 and the remix of it they did in 1989, plus the Ace of Base version in the late 90's :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/05 at 1:38 am


That last Johnny Cash album with all the covers on it was amazing. So very amazing. I don't even like U2's version of "One" but Cash makes it painfully wonderful. Max, you actually had a lot of my favs on your list. Some others would be...

"Rock and Roll All Night" - Poison (orig. Kiss) feat. on the Less than Zero soundtrack along with the Bangles' "Hazy Shade of Winter" which you mentioned.

"B!tches ain't sh!t" - Ben Folds (orig. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg)
"Tomorrow Never Knows" - Our Lady Peace (org. Beatles)
"With a Little Help from My Friends" Joe Cocker (org. Bealtes), used as Wonder Years Theme
"People Are Strange" - Echo and the Bunnymen (orig. The Doors)
"All You Need is Love" - Echo and the Bunnymen (orig. Beatles) rare track
"Wimoweh" - Pete Seger and the Weavers (orig. African Folk Song) later lyrics were added and it was remade into "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

"Melt With You" - Saves the Day (orig. Modern English) rare track
"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (orig. Bob Dylan)
"Like a Rolling Stone" - Jimi Hendrix (orig. Bob Dylan)
"Chelsea Morning" - Fairport Convention (orig. Joni Mitchell, whose version is way better)
"Uncle Rat" - Danú (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"An Deirc" - Danú (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"The Hills of Connemara" - Gaelic Storm (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"The Rocky Road to Dublin" - The Dubliners (orig. Irish Folk Song)
"Cornrigs and Barleyrigs" - Paul Giovanni (orig. poem by Robert Burns) made for The Wicker Man Soundtrack

"Working Class Hero" - John Lennon (orig. Bob Dylan)
"If Not for You" - George Harrison (written by Bob Dylan)
"On Top of the World" - The Sugarcubes (orig. The Carpenters)
"F*ck tha Police" - Rage Against the Machine (orig. NWA) rare live track
"F*ck tha Police" - Bone Thugs and Harmony (orig. NWA)


That's all I have time to think of right now. After this, I'll make a list of covers I hate.





Johnny Cash recorded my favourite song as a cover, that being Father And Son by Cat Stevens.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/18/05 at 2:02 am

Colin Newman: Blue Jay Way (The Beatles)
Negativland: Where the Streets Have No Names (U2)
Soft Cell: Hey Joe/Purple Haze/Voodoo Chile (Hendrix Medley)
Tiny Tim & Brave Combo: Girl (The Beatles)
Plastic Noise Experience: Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: OliverDK on 10/18/05 at 4:03 am


I didn't know The Bangles did a version of Cruel Summer?

I remember the Bananarama one from 1984 and the remix of it they did in 1989, plus the Ace of Base version in the late 90's :)

My mistake, I always mix up Bananarama and the Bangles.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: McDonald on 10/18/05 at 3:03 pm

"Mad World" - Gary Jules (orig. TFF)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: bj26 on 10/18/05 at 3:27 pm

I used to not like it but now I do, Is She Really Going Out With Him by Sugar Ray :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/18/05 at 3:32 pm


I used to not like it but now I do, Is She Really Going Out With Him by Sugar Ray :)


Their version sure is catchy :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/24/05 at 12:43 pm

"Cruisin"--Huey Lewis w/ Gwyneth Paltrow (original by Smokey Robinson)
"Funkytown"--Pseudo Echo (original by Lipps Incorporated)
"Twist And Shout"--The Beatles (original by Isley Bros.)
"I Want Candy"--Bow Wow Wow (original by the Strangeloves)
"Always On My Mind"--Pet Shop Boys (original by Elvis Presley, later done by Willie Nelson...i don't like either of those)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/25/05 at 1:08 am

Here's a couple of real cheesy ones that I will admit that I liked:

Atomic Kitten - Be With You (based on the chorus from Last Train to London by ELO)
Atomic Kitten featuring Kool and the Gang - Ladies Night
Steps - Tragedy
Steps - Chain Reaction

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: TarzSp on 10/25/05 at 2:11 am

Others I just thought of.  "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz and "Love You Down" by INOJ

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 1:41 pm


Yes, a good one.....

I'm also a fan of "Boys of Summer" by the Ataris and "Oops, I Did It Again"  & "I Ran" by Bowling for Soup.

Not to be rude or anything, but I'm not. :-my list:

"Am I The Same Girl" by Swing Out Sister, originally performed in the late 60s by Barbara Acklin; that version I don't know...however, I do know that it contains the instrumental classic "Soulful Strut" in the background.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 2:47 pm

A good cover of The Boys of Summer was by DJ Sammy

The only good way to cover an 80's song is to turn it into a dance song :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 3:25 pm


A good cover of The Boys of Summer was by DJ Sammy

The only good way to cover an 80's song is to turn it into a dance song :)

Yeah, but I detest their remake of Bryan Adams' "Heaven." :P It sounds to me like finger nails on a chalkboard.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 4:01 pm


Yeah, but I detest their remake of Bryan Adams' "Heaven." :P It sounds to me like finger nails on a chalkboard.


Heaven was OK, but the one thing that I didn't like about it was that it became a big hit on Billboard.  The best dance songs are the ones that don't break into the U.S. or Canadian charts. 

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 5:28 pm


Heaven was OK, but the one thing that I didn't like about it was that it became a big hit on Billboard.  The best dance songs are the ones that don't break into the U.S. or Canadian charts. 

I'm not sure if I know any of those. ::)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Morton on 10/28/05 at 6:58 am

I quite liked No Doubt's cover of "It's My Life". I'm not a fan, but I think they pulled it off quite well

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/28/05 at 4:43 pm


I quite liked No Doubt's cover of "It's My Life". I'm not a fan, but I think they pulled it off quite well

At first I had mixed feelings about it (thought it was ok; didn't love it, didn't hate it), but when it got very overplayed I began to get sick of it. :-\\

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Morton on 10/28/05 at 6:17 pm


At first I had mixed feelings about it (thought it was ok; didn't love it, didn't hate it), but when it got very overplayed I began to get sick of it. :-\\


Yes, as is the case with many modern spins on classic records. One I certainly didn't enjoy one bit was that awful Eric Prydz 'Call On Me' song, the one which took the sample from 'Valerie', and basically repeated it over a heavy dance beat for 3 minutes. Since when was this classed as music?!

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: lastofthefamous on 10/31/05 at 6:45 am

redondo beach- morrissey ( orig.: patti smyth)
bigmouth strikes again- placebo ( orig.: the smiths)
kil the poor- black flag ( orig.: dead kennedys)
who killed bambi- tenpole tudor ( sex pistols)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: OliverDK on 10/31/05 at 10:54 am

I loved "Dacing in the Street" with Mick Jagger and David Bowie when it came out in '85, of cause at the time I didn't know that it was a cover song, I don't remember who recorded it originally but I think it was in the 60s, and the 7" single I have was actually released by BandAid.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 10/31/05 at 10:55 am


I loved "Dacing in the Street" with Mick Jagger and David Bowie when it came out in '85, of cause at the time I didn't know that it was a cover song, I don't remember who recorded it originally but I think it was in the 60s, and the 7" single I have was actually released by BandAid.

Martha (Reeves) and the Vandellas. :)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: OliverDK on 10/31/05 at 10:57 am


Martha (Reeves) and the Vandellas. :)

Thanks Nally

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: karen on 10/31/05 at 11:11 am


I loved "Dancing in the Street" with Mick Jagger and David Bowie when it came out in '85, of cause at the time I didn't know that it was a cover song, I don't remember who recorded it originally but I think it was in the 60s, and the 7" single I have was actually released by BandAid.


I think their version is better than the original

I heard that Jagger and Bowie originally wanted to sing this at the Live Aid concert with one of them in London and one in Philadelphia.  However the time delays in the satellite transmission made it impossible.  That's when they decided to do the video and release the single.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 10/31/05 at 9:03 pm


Yes, as is the case with many modern spins on classic records. One I certainly didn't enjoy one bit was that awful Eric Prydz 'Call On Me' song, the one which took the sample from 'Valerie', and basically repeated it over a heavy dance beat for 3 minutes. Since when was this classed as music?!


that Eric Prydz track was great.  I think tohugh I was hypnotized by the video  ;D

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/31/05 at 9:14 pm

Revolting Cocks: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Rod Stewart)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: ktelqueen on 10/31/05 at 11:21 pm

Tainted Love by The Pussycat Dolls

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: lastofthefamous on 11/01/05 at 6:29 am


Not to be rude or anything, but I'm not. :-my list:

"Am I The Same Girl" by Swing Out Sister, originally performed in the late 60s by Barbara Acklin; that version I don't know...however, I do know that it contains the instrumental classic "Soulful Strut" in the background.


boy's of summer done by the ataris was actually very good.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/01/05 at 3:26 pm

Morrissey: Moon River (J.Mercer)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: nally on 11/01/05 at 11:53 pm


boy's of summer done by the ataris was actually very good.

I thought that for a while, but I prefer the original better. :-\\

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/28/09 at 3:59 am

(bump)

I was in some used record store last week when I heard this playing in the background, and I just had to ask the guy behind the counter who this was.



Cake - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX65sVBxqlQ

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 01/28/09 at 10:40 am

Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella

They took a R&B song (originally by Rihanna) and turned it into a great rock song.  I loved it!

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: woops on 01/28/09 at 3:34 pm

most Top 40 covers from the '80's and some from the '90's

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Henk on 01/28/09 at 4:49 pm


Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella

They took a R&B song (originally by Rihanna) and turned it into a great rock song.  I loved it!


..But they weren't the only ones  ::)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: whistledog on 01/28/09 at 4:52 pm


..But they weren't the only ones  ::)


That cover isn't ½ bad, but that video makes it awful lol

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Frank on 02/19/09 at 12:47 am

"You won't see me" Anne Murray (covered the Beatles song)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: mooster on 02/20/09 at 9:33 pm

Zoot's, Eleanor Rigby

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: statsqueen on 02/21/09 at 10:25 pm

I like most of Michael Buble's covers

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Frank on 02/22/09 at 10:15 pm

Twist and Shout (Beatles)
After the goldrush (Prelude)

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Foo Bar on 03/11/09 at 1:23 am

KMFDM covers The Human League's Being Boiled ("Listen to the voice of Buddha!") on 2009's new Blitz album.

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: anabel on 03/11/09 at 10:46 pm

Pretty Woman ~ Van Halen

This is my #1 cover of ALL TIME.  I was a Sophomore in High School.  Driving School, learner's permit, Pretty Woman and Panama = 1st Speeding Ticket!!
I love to hear this best when Intruder leads into it like it's supposed to. That's my favorite Eddie solo ever and both are awesome, but even more so when they're played the way they were meant to be heard! 


Everlasting Love ~ U2

I fell in love with this cover the 1st time I heard it, in the movie Forces of Nature. I searched forever to get that song! I had to order the soundtrack to the movie off ebay because it was never in any stores!  It's forever in my ipod!!

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Written By: woops on 03/12/09 at 4:00 pm

Taylor Dayne "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love"

Discovered it last year...  8)

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Written By: Silver Power on 03/12/09 at 7:36 pm

'Love Reign O'er Me' - Pearl Jam Cover

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Written By: whistledog on 03/14/09 at 5:14 pm

I still like The Dream Academy's version of 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want' (originally by The Smiths)

For the Smiths, it was an album track.  For The Dream Academy, it was a minor hit and can be heard during the museum scene in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

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Written By: Foo Bar on 03/18/09 at 2:43 am

Client covers Adam and the Ants' Zerox Machine (aka "Xerox Machine")

I found the club version on a compilation entitled Advanced Electronics Vol. 5, and it turned me on to the band.  Freakily awesome stuff. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/09 at 2:44 am


Zoot's, Eleanor Rigby
...also by Ray Charles

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/09 at 2:45 am

I enjoy hearing Kirsty MacColl's cover of the Kinks Days, but the song makes me sad from memories of it.

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Written By: whistledog on 03/18/09 at 9:23 pm

^ That was a good version.  Also her version of Billy Bragg's 'A New England'



One cover I still like is Westlife's version of 'Uptown Girl'

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Written By: Frank on 03/24/09 at 3:04 am

You can't hury love -Phil Collins

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Written By: Claybricks on 05/27/09 at 12:51 am

Adam Lambert - Ring of Fire

Full Studio version (not American Idol live version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5BHtoD3bz0




Dan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:27 am

Here There And Everywhere ~ Emmylou Harris

Originally by The Beatles

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Written By: whistledog on 05/27/09 at 7:47 pm

I really like N-Force's new cover of the O-Town song 'All or Nothing'.  Fun dance song!

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Written By: Claybricks on 05/27/09 at 9:49 pm

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe {1966} (Original artist - The Leaves 1965)

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


Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You {1969} (Original artist - Joan Baez 1962)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R20sleJxr4


Chicago - I'm A Man {1969} (Original artist - Spencer Davis Group 1967)

http://www.imeem.com/rockmusic2/music/hwXhfvcC/chicago-im-a-man-lp-version/


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock {1970} (Original artist - Joni Mitchell 1970)

http://www.imeem.com/people/NI37D/music/yPFYw3Ef/crosby-stills-nash-and-young-woodstock/


Sweathog - Hallelujah {1972} (Original artist - The Clique1970)

http://www.imeem.com/70smusicpower/music/kOfbBPzI/sweathog_hallelujah/


Derek & The Dominos - Little Wing {1970} (Original artist - Jimi Hendrix 1967)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1D07i8UkXs


April Wine - Could Have A Been A Lady {1972} (Original artist - Hot Chocolate 1971)

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


The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe {1974} (Original artist - Albert Hammond 1972)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMSAnZR2Q8Q


Sting - Little Wing {1990} (Original artist - Jimi Hendrix 1967)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrWoEjo-SIE




Dan


Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/28/09 at 12:53 am

Mambo Kurt

Samba/mambo covers of pop tracks - some new wave, but mostly rock/metal.  Everything from AC/DC's Thunderstruck ("Sambastruck!") to RATM's Killing in the Name Of.  The cover of Hell's Bells is genius.  Beg, borrow, steal, pay for it, if you enjoy the MP3s on his site, you must get your hands on a copy of Organized Crime.

I haven't laughed this hard in ages.  It's like Hayseed Dixie, but from the NetherlandsGermany, and with a keyboard instead of a banjo.  Genius.  Warped, demented, but genius.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 05/28/09 at 7:10 am

I don't think a single artist has relied on more covers for success than Whitney Houston. The only thing that made her records stood out is not just the voice but also the vocal arrangements. Having an artist with success with both current sounding and older hits (particularly when the artist and the fans are young) can help fans discover older and different artists/genres of music. But I will only show the original songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jc5RXbddmo- Saving All My Love For You (1978)- Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fADr-rIIC78- The Greatest Love Of All (1976)- George Benson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY0smYRdAxk- I'm Every Woman (1978)- Chaka Khan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZO1iT4kD0- I Will Always Love You (1974)- Dolly Parton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwCNQwn_y5s- Step By Step (1992)- Annie Lennox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le8xJlhZAGA- I Believe In You And Me (1982)- The Four Tops (Excerpt in a medley)

All The Man I Need by Sister Sledge in 1982 and For The Love Of You by the Isley Brothers in 1975 also contributed to Whitney's success, the former a #1 pop hit and the later a Grammy nominee. And of course the Star Spangeled Banner is a traditional standard which later became a top 10 hit. She had a total of 4 #1 hits that were covers, the most for any artist.

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Written By: Michael C. on 05/28/09 at 7:58 pm

Laibach's Sympathy For the Devil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_zA7nukoZA

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Written By: Henk on 05/29/09 at 2:19 am


Mambo Kurt

Samba/mambo covers of pop tracks - some new wave, but mostly rock/metal.  Everything from AC/DC's Thunderstruck ("Sambastruck!") to RATM's Killing in the Name Of.  The cover of Hell's Bells is genius.  Beg, borrow, steal, pay for it, if you enjoy the MP3s on his site, you must get your hands on a copy of Organized Crime.

I haven't laughed this hard in ages.  It's like Hayseed Dixie, but from the Netherlands, and with a keyboard instead of a banjo.  Genius.  Warped, demented, but genius.


Mambo Kurt hails from Germany - not the Netherlands.

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Written By: Paul on 05/29/09 at 6:47 am

Two 'ho-hum' Macca songs that I don't much care for in their original form...


"You won't see me" Anne Murray


Reasonable try, but still a 'ho-hum' song...


Zoot's, Eleanor Rigby


Now that's more like it!

Mentioned them before, but Stevie Wonder's 'We Can Work It Out' bettered the original, as did Wilson Pickett's take on 'Hey Jude'...

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Written By: Claybricks on 05/29/09 at 8:26 am

A couple of great soft rock covers...


David Cassidy - Cherish (Original artist - The Association)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1T6U3nsnhs


Art Garfunkel - Second Avenue (Original artist - Tim Moore)

http://www.imeem.com/people/u-g8RC9/music/O0UWsxsA/art-garfunkel-second-avenue/



Dan

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Written By: whistledog on 05/29/09 at 11:33 am

'Runner' by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, a version I much prefer over the original:

It has been said that Manfred Mann wrote the song for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  It was released to coincide with the Olympics sure, but it was actually written and originally performed by Ian Thomas in 1981.  Ian's version did not chart in Canada.  Manfred Mann's version was an International hit


Manfred Mann: 1984
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMGatR8SNns

Ian Thomas:  1981
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtn4TlskSE

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Written By: Paul on 05/29/09 at 2:06 pm


It was released to coincide with the Olympics sure, but it was actually written and originally performed by Ian Thomas in 1981.  Ian's version did not chart in Canada.  Manfred Mann's version was an International hit


After 'International hit', add 'excluding Britain', where it didn't get a sniff...

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Written By: whistledog on 05/29/09 at 7:09 pm


After 'International hit', add 'excluding Britain', where it didn't get a sniff...


Of all the hits he had, it is quite odd Runner never charted in the UK

Subject: Re: Cover songs you enjoy

Written By: Silver Power on 05/31/09 at 5:34 pm

Sinead O' Conner - Nothing Compares 2 U

Seether - Careless Whispers

Joss Stone - Under Pressure

A couple more... forget them.

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Written By: Michael C. on 05/31/09 at 8:02 pm

Los Lobos' version of La Bamba was as good as Ritchie Valens

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Written By: Foo Bar on 06/01/09 at 12:17 am


Laibach's Sympathy For the Devil


Awesome stuff... I'd forgotten about this track!


Mambo Kurt hails from Germany - not the Netherlands.


Duly corrected.  (D'oh!  Never mind the fact that the site's in German, it's right there in the top-level domain!)

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Written By: Claybricks on 06/01/09 at 6:59 am

Pretenders - Room Full of Mirrors {1986} (Original artist - Jimi Hendrix 1971)

http://www.imeem.com/rockmusic3/music/3CXX_M6e/pretenders-room-full-of-mirrors/



Dan


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Written By: Michael C. on 06/01/09 at 4:59 pm

Glad I could jog Your memory  :)
Awesome stuff... I'd forgotten about this track!

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Written By: anabel on 06/01/09 at 5:35 pm

I have a cover of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" by The Pretenders, it's on the soundtrack for the movie "Indecent Proposal".  I had forgotten how much I like that one! I put it on my touch and haven't really listened to it lately. It has a lot of really good songs on it, but that one and Roy Orbison's "A Love So Beautiful" are my favorites on it.

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Written By: Claybricks on 06/01/09 at 9:10 pm

José Feliciano - Light My Fire {1969} (Original artist - The Doors 1967)

http://www.imeem.com/translucence/music/nCnBNLH5/jose-feliciano-light-my-fire/



Dan

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Written By: nally on 04/01/16 at 10:48 am

"People Are Strange" by Echo & The Bunnymen. Original by the Doors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6x8bY5asw

The main difference is the instrumental break, which is a completely different arrangement in more ways than one. (It's longer too!)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 7:38 am


José Feliciano - Light My Fire {1969} (Original artist - The Doors 1967)

http://www.imeem.com/translucence/music/nCnBNLH5/jose-feliciano-light-my-fire/



Dan
I prefer José Feliciano's version too.

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Written By: Howard on 04/02/16 at 5:55 pm


I prefer José Feliciano's version too.


me too.

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Written By: Fearsword on 04/04/16 at 3:39 am

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Originally by Wayne Cochran

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Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/05/16 at 2:01 pm

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This is maybe the only cover that I actually like.  Platinum Blonde on the right and The Police on the left.

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