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Subject: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/11 at 4:22 pm

April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy Queen (1981)
This reached #57 in the US and #40 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38CIbuOPHw

Lorence Hud - Sign of the Gypsy Queen (1973)
This reached #16 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc5VMTYF-hQ


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The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
Written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley, the latter whom was not a member of The Buggles.  Though it only reached #40 in the US, it topped the UK chart and reached #6 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IWPYB0WOaM

Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
Woolley released his version first, and it reached #18 in Canada (was also a hit in several parts of Europe, but I cannot find any chart info on that).  Thomas Dolby was keyboardist for The Camera Club.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujTMETS1LC0


Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/11 at 5:15 pm

Laura Branigan - Gloria (1982)
Reached #1 in Australia and Canada, #2 in the US and #6 in the UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=355Fk8drgZE


Umberto Tozzi - Gloria (1979)
This was a Top 40 in several parts of Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTM_qG_NPC8


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Laura Branigan - Ti Amo (1984)
Reached #2 in Australia, #5 in Canada and #55 in the US.  Also made #100 in the UK, which technically is only bubbling under a hit as the UK chart only publishes a Top 75

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLAryLQU-0E


Umberto Tozzi - Ti Amo (1977)
A Top 30 hit in several parts of Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBFo9XCmSXs



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Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (1989)
Reached #1 in the US, #2 in Australia and #3 in the UK and #8 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaPYcsv14Q0


Laura Branigan - How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (1983)
Michael wrote this song for Laura.  Her version reached #12 in the US and #46 in Australia, but was only an A/C hit in Canada, and failed to chart in the UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN6JBTGcr68


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Cher - I Found Someone (1987)
Written by Michael Bolton.  This reached #5 in the UK, #10 in the US, #12 in Canada and #17 in Australia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZhIMmfRVM&feature=related


Laura Branigan - I Found Someone (1985)
Michael Bolton wrote this for Laura.  It only reached #90 in the US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy0q6X3KEgM

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: King Tut on 08/17/11 at 7:28 pm

Blinded by the light - Manfred Mann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJh47LybCkU

Original by Bruce Springsteen

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/11 at 12:03 am

Speaking of Laura Brannigan --

Laura Brannigan: Self Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IyAGpooGko

Original --

RAF: Self Control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1Qo1awwI4

David Bowie: China Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzcCVGiP-OE&feature=related

Original --

Iggy Pop: China Girl

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

Soft Cell: Tainted Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEh5pWjcWCg

Original --

Gloria Jones: Tainted Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSehtaY6k1U

Sting: Russians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHylQRVN2Qs&ob=av2e

Original music: S. Prokofiev:  Lieutenant Kiji Suite; movement III: Romance
               
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYoYRBRQ4ro

Kraftwerk: Tour De France

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY1XZ02x0jo&feature=related

Generous amount of the original music --

Hindemith: Flute Sonata, Movement 1 "Heiter bewegtl"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SDklSi7RLo

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Henk on 08/19/11 at 12:19 am

I've posted this before, but it's worth a second (or third) mention...

Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TdaXhpjHws&ob=av2e


Original:

Exile - Heart And Soul (1981)

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

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: King Tut on 08/19/11 at 4:13 pm

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower  (origina & written was by Bob Dylan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIhtafqZvy8

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/19/11 at 9:19 pm

Burning Sensations: Pablo Picasso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD0JhbgYJqY

Original --

Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers: Pablo Picasso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k43XjuhInkU


Violent Femmes: Children of the Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2f08j7o8qs&feature=related

Original --

T-Rex: Children of the Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u1CB5xzbm8
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Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: King Tut on 08/20/11 at 5:00 pm

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
(original by Bob Dylan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06rGW0AQGiY

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 08/21/11 at 12:06 am


I've posted this before, but it's worth a second (or third) mention...

Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul (1983)

Original:

Exile - Heart And Soul (1981)


Definately worth a mention indeed.  The Exile version is great

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: King Tut on 08/30/11 at 1:46 am

Original:
Moon Martin - "Bad Case Of Lovin' You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr3asMW4MJg


Cover:
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoH1Et2Vls

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/30/11 at 9:00 am

Not that I didn't know but I completely forgot about this one until I heard it on the radio the other day.  I remember the disco version more...

Knock On Wood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92NpzXXpQtg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcJ0RgBNuEw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ztZ7WFo3nw

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Satish on 01/02/12 at 8:51 pm

For quite a bit of time, I didn't know that "Higher Ground" by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers from 1989 had originally been done by Stevie Wonder in 1973.

Also, I didn't know that "The Best" by Tina Turner from 1989 had originally been done by Bonnie Tyler the previous year. Tina Turner's verion is definitely the more famous one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKV5YAxwv3Q&ob=av2n

Oh, and fans of the Temptations are going to hate me for this, but I used to think that the Love and Rockets version of "Ball of Confusion" from 1985 was the original, not the Temptations' from 1970.

But what's really embarrassing is that when I first heard George Michael's live versions of "Killer" and "Papa was a Rollin' Stone" that he did in 1993, I actually thought he was the first to do them, and not Seal in 1991 and the Temptations in 1972, respectively.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YRvWQmYMeM

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/12 at 11:31 pm


Oh, and fans of the Temptations are going to hate me for this, but I used to think that the Love and Rockets version of "Ball of Confusion" from 1985 was the original, not the Temptations' from 1970.


Those same fans will also hate me as well.  Growing up, I also assumed that was the original.  L&R's version of 'Ball of Confusion' never made it in the UK or the US, but was a massive hit in Canada, and the radio play it got, it's no wonder alot of people assume it was the original.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/12 at 11:45 pm

Santana - Hold On (1982)
This reached #15 in the US and #3 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvhuBr3BpIo

Ian Thomas - Hold On (1981)
This reached #28 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DpMYEUA9Do


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Nazareth - This Flight Tonight (1974)
This reached #11 in the UK and #27 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_809EZ6bIA

Joni Mitchell - This Flight Tonight (1971)
Album track from her classic album 'Blue'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfB8Q6DpZ0

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Lindee on 01/21/12 at 6:53 pm

Just Like Me - Pat Benatar (originally by Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Wuthering Heights - Pat Benatar (orignally by Kate Bush)

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Henk on 01/26/12 at 3:11 pm

It wasn't until very recently that I found out this was a cover:

Vulcano - Staying With It (1982)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiixTih1sNc


The original was recorded by Firefall in 1980, reaching #37 in Billboard Hot 100 in 1981.
Sadly that version is not available on Youtube.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/26/12 at 4:51 pm

^ I didn't know the Firefall original had a cover.  That cover song was pretty good.  That lead singer wears super sized glasses :o

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Henk on 01/27/12 at 3:15 am


^ I didn't know the Firefall original had a cover.  That cover song was pretty good.  That lead singer wears super sized glasses :o


The only reason I found out about it being a cover is because I unexpectedly heard ANOTHER cover version on the telly!  :o While listening to that version (by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich of all people!) I was thinking 'Gee, I didn't know Vulcano were that popular!'. ;D

Of course, Vulcano's success was limited to The Netherlands only.

FTR: the Firefall original never was a hit over here. Their only 'hit' was Strange Ways, which didn't even make Top 40.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/28/12 at 1:32 am


Violent Femmes: Children of the Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2f08j7o8qs&feature=related

Original --

T-Rex: Children of the Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u1CB5xzbm8


Bizarro -- starting at 2:20, but watch the whole thing and get the full effect.  Before I attended kindergarten, I didn't know these were covers.

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James Last covering Hawkwind's Silver Machine, T-Rex's Children of the Revolution, and Alice Cooper's School's Out.  In German.  First track on James Last, Non Stop Dancing 1973.

If James Last didn't exist, even the Internet wouldn't have invented him.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/12 at 11:21 am

Bob Marley and the Wailers People Get Ready (as "One Love")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g


Original: People Get Ready by The Impressions

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

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/12 at 1:31 pm

Monster Mash by The Beach Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7IY5ZhKYjc

Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0thH3qnHTbI

...but which came first?

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 02/11/12 at 1:34 pm




...but which came first?

Most likely the Bobby Boris Pickett version (at least according to what I saw on the Wikipedia page).

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Satish on 02/11/12 at 5:54 pm


Growing up, I also assumed that was the original.  L&R's version of 'Ball of Confusion' never made it in the UK or the US, but was a massive hit in Canada, and the radio play it got, it's no wonder alot of people assume it was the original.


Wow, the Love and Rockets version of "Ball of Confusion" from 1985 was only successful in Canada? I'm amazed by that since it's such a great song.

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ALRLZQf42s

That one line in there about Reaganomics must have been added to make it sound more contemporary. That's one of the reasons it would never have occurred to me that the original version came out in 1970. I've actually never listened to the original by the Temptations.

To me, the Love and Rockets version of that song is one of the best tracks to come out of the 80s new wave scene, by far.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 02/11/12 at 7:03 pm


Wow, the Love and Rockets version of "Ball of Confusion" from 1985 was only successful in Canada? I'm amazed by that since it's such a great song.


It certainly was.  I had always assumed it was atleast popular in the United Kingdom, until I learned that Love and Rockets never had a single appear in the UK Top 75 chart

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 02/12/12 at 12:36 am


It certainly was.  I had always assumed it was atleast popular in the United Kingdom, until I learned that Love and Rockets never had a single appear in the UK Top 75 chart

That is amazing. But then again, numerous musical acts have been successful outside of their native countries.

I, too, had not known about the original Temptations version of that song until years after I heard L&R's cover.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: karen on 02/12/12 at 9:49 am


It certainly was.  I had always assumed it was atleast popular in the United Kingdom, until I learned that Love and Rockets never had a single appear in the UK Top 75 chart


That surprised me when I just read it.  But then I started thinking about whether I could name any songs of theirs and realised I couldn't.  Maybe I only know about them because I was a Bauhaus fan at the time  :-\\

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 02/12/12 at 12:15 pm

Okay, here's a couple of 'em that come to mind for me...

"Hard To Handle"
Of course, I am the most familiar with the Black Crowes' version, from the early 1990's... but apparently it was originally performed by Otis Redding in the 60's (he recorded it in '67, just before he passed away, and it was released as a single in '68).


"Fantastic Voyage"
I remember Coolio's version when it was released in the mid-1990's...but a couple years later I heard a disco version with "sung" lyrics (not rapped), and that version was released by Lakeside in the early 1980's.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 02/12/12 at 8:06 pm

^ I've never been much of a rap fan, but I was always leaned more towards the Coolio version of Fantastic Voyage.  The Lakeside version is also good

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 02/12/12 at 8:52 pm


^ I've never been much of a rap fan, but I was always leaned more towards the Coolio version of Fantastic Voyage.  The Lakeside version is also good

Yeah, me too. The content seems to deliver a message.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/12/12 at 11:00 pm


Okay, here's a couple of 'em that come to mind for me...

"Hard To Handle"
Of course, I am the most familiar with the Black Crowes' version, from the early 1990's... but apparently it was originally performed by Otis Redding in the 60's (he recorded it in '67, just before he passed away, and it was released as a single in '68).




I had no idea that "Hard to Handle" was a cover!  I love that song.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Satish on 03/10/12 at 9:31 pm

Here's one that fans of classic soul music are going to hate me for. For a short while, I actually thought that John Lennon's version of "Stand by Me" from 1975 was the original version of the song, not Ben E. King's version from 1961.  :-[

I used to think that John Lennon was such a genius for writing and recording such a brilliant song, but that was until I heard the original by Ben E. King. After hearing Ben E. King's version, I actually have to say that Lennon ruined the song!  >:(

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/12 at 3:17 pm

"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a--Ng

Original (and written) by Bob Dylan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSqoVIC5HQM


... and I did not know this.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 03/28/12 at 5:54 pm

"Touch Me (All Night Long)". I had no idea that Cathy Dennis's version, from the early 1990's, was a cover. Fonda Rae was apparently the original performer of it, in 1984, and that version was featured in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (according to what I found on Wiki).

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/12 at 8:31 am

Pearl's a Singer by Elkie Brooks (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1LDWbr6JLU

It was first recorded by its principal writers Ralph Dino and John Sembello in 1974.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baktu8Zdw9s

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Paul on 04/09/12 at 3:51 pm

Not the original (I think Jimmy Clanton did that) but a very good version tucked away on one of their LPs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChMywUoTWo0]

...even so, this is the definitive...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUl3b6y6id0

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/09/12 at 9:29 pm

Not so much a cover as an adaptation of the 19th century folk song "Silver Dagger."  "Like A Motorway" is my favorite Saint Etienne song but I didn't hear the similarity until today!

St. Etienne: Like A Motorway (1994)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHMPxd_8xCQ&ob=av2n

Silver Dagger performed by Joan Baez (1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDuvjqO5WI4

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/12 at 10:00 pm


Not so much a cover as an adaptation of the 19th century folk song "Silver Dagger."  "Like A Motorway" is my favorite Saint Etienne song but I didn't hear the similarity until today!

St. Etienne: Like A Motorway (1994)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHMPxd_8xCQ&ob=av2n

Silver Dagger performed by Joan Baez (1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDuvjqO5WI4




I never even knew there was that similarity.  That is cool.  I don't know if Saint Etienne still release material, but they were a fantastic band. 
One of the best CDs I ever bought ...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eHePT6I61tI/Sbln4ozJGCI/AAAAAAAABxk/3SixANtbUjI/Smash%20the%20System%20Singles%20%26%20More.jpg

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/16/12 at 8:43 pm

Just found out this was a cover:

Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z5vNPWfAV4




Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsB-_le-VEg

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 06/17/12 at 7:49 am


Just found out this was a cover:

Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z5vNPWfAV4




Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsB-_le-VEg



I prefer the 1983 one.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 06/17/12 at 4:13 pm



I prefer the original.


The Sandie Shaw version from 1964?

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 06/17/12 at 5:35 pm


Just found out this was a cover:

Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z5vNPWfAV4




Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsB-_le-VEg

Wow...I never knew that the original version of that one had come out back then. I did, however, know that Naked Eyes' version was a cover, but the version that I thought was the earliest was R.B. Greaves from early 1970 (which I know cold, but do know about).

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 06/18/12 at 6:51 am


The Sandie Shaw version from 1964?


Sorry I meant the 1983 one.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 06/18/12 at 6:58 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NSehtaY6k1U#!

Gloria Jones (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gBWrLhgiX74

Soft Cell (1982)

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Paul on 06/18/12 at 7:07 am


The Sandie Shaw version from 1964?


Hers wasn't the original...it was demoed by Dionne Warwick (who else?) but actually released first by a guy called Lou Johnson...

Sandie's version hit the market so quick, that any other version didn't stand a chance!

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/12 at 8:33 am


Hers wasn't the original...it was demoed by Dionne Warwick (who else?) but actually released first by a guy called Lou Johnson...

Sandie's version hit the market so quick, that any other version didn't stand a chance!
Even the early hits of Cilla Black were cover songs.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 06/26/12 at 1:43 pm

I just found out that "They Don't Know", the song which Tracey Ullman is most famous for in the States, was originally performed by Kirsty MacColl in 1979.

Link to Wiki

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 06/26/12 at 5:06 pm


I just found out that "They Don't Know", the song which Tracey Ullman is most famous for in the States, was originally performed by Kirsty MacColl in 1979.

Link to Wiki


Yes indeed.  Kirsty never made a hit with it.  Alot of people don't know Tracey's was a cover. 
Actually, every hit single Tracey had was a cover:

1983 - Breakaway (originally by Irma Thomas in 1964)
1984 - Move Over Darling (originally by Darren Day in 1964)
1984 - My Guy's Mad at Me (originally as 'My Girl' by Madness in 1979)
1984 - Sunglasses (originally by Skeeter Davis in 1965)
1984 - Helpless (originally by Kim Weston in 1966)
1985 - Terry (originally by Kirsty MacColl in 1983)

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 06/26/12 at 7:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pESSuecxn2s

Michael Jackson-Billie Jean (chiptune 8 bit version)

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 06/27/12 at 8:59 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pESSuecxn2s

Michael Jackson-Billie Jean (chiptune 8 bit version)


You didn't know an 8-Bit version of Billie Jean was a cover of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean ???

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Paul on 06/27/12 at 10:27 am

 
Actually, every hit single Tracey had was a cover:
1984 - Move Over Darling (originally by Darren Day in 1964)


Er...Doris Day, surley?  :D

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 06/27/12 at 7:41 pm


You didn't know an 8-Bit version of Billie Jean was a cover of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean ???


No I didn't but it's quite interesting.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 06/27/12 at 9:16 pm


Er...Doris Day, surley?  :D


Dang auto correct.  I must've spelt Doris incorrectly lol

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 07/01/12 at 12:46 pm

Apparently, Joan Jett's version of "I Love Rock & Roll" is also a cover, as a British band called Arrows had originally written and performed it in 1975.

Not gonna post any Youtube links this time, as having multiple Youtube embeds on one page is causing issues with my browser again.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 07/01/12 at 2:07 pm


Apparently, Joan Jett's version of "I Love Rock & Roll" is also a cover, as a British band called Arrows had originally written and performed it in 1975.

Not gonna post any Youtube links this time, as having multiple Youtube embeds on one page is causing issues with my browser again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_Pbtyid0

Here you go^

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 07/01/12 at 7:41 pm

^ Thanks Howard, and I will listen to it when I have a chance.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: nally on 07/02/12 at 6:51 pm

David Bowie's "China Girl" (1983). However, Bowie himself co-wrote it with Iggy Pop, who recorded the original version in 1977 for his album, The Idiot.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 07/02/12 at 7:36 pm


^ Thanks Howard, and I will listen to it when I have a chance.


I think this is a good version too.

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 07/02/12 at 7:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGgdIBX1to

Arrow-Hot Hot Hot

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

Buster Poindexter-Hot Hot Hot

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: whistledog on 07/02/12 at 9:07 pm

^ I like the Arrow version best.  It never charted in the US, but was a popular hit in Canada and the UK

Subject: Re: Songs you did not know were covers ...

Written By: Howard on 07/03/12 at 7:05 am


^ I like the Arrow version best.  It never charted in the US, but was a popular hit in Canada and the UK



Buster Poindexter's version is what they play at weddings parties and bar-mitsvahs.

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