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Subject: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/16/13 at 9:11 pm

Many artists have done this.  Here's one to get you started ...

In 1977, Canadian singer Dan Hill had a world-wide smash hit with Sometimes When We Touch.  It topped the chart in Canada, reached #3 in the US and #13 in the UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jPMXzxvdL8

In 1994, he re-recorded the song with a singer named Rique Franks, and upon single release, it became his 25th hit single in Canada, where it reached #38.  I love the original, but I like the re-make better because it worked so well as a duet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8UrlSfhfnY

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/16/13 at 9:15 pm

Another one:

Australian group Real Life released a single in 1983 called Send Me an Angel.  It reached #29 in the US and #18 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zBjYIyz-0

In 1989, they re-recorded it as Send Me An Angel '89 and though it failed to chart in Canada, it reached #26 in the US.  I still prefer the remake.  The ghost like background voices were just excellent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R6WIbx8ysE

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: warped on 04/16/13 at 9:16 pm

Pet Shop Boys - West end girls

I heard it in clubs in 1984 ish, was re-released again in late 1985 or early 1986

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: warped on 04/16/13 at 9:20 pm

Elton John - Candle in the wind

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

Was on the album "Goodbye yellow Brick Road" in 1973. He wrote it about Marilyn Monroe.

Then I think it was re-released not long after Princess Diana died in 1997.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/16/13 at 9:25 pm


Elton John - Candle in the wind

Was on the album "Goodbye yellow Brick Road" in 1973. He wrote it about Marilyn Monroe.

Then I think it was re-released not long after Princess Diana died in 1997.


He also did a live version from Australia that was a Top 40 hit circa 1986.  It often shows up on 80s compilations

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/13 at 12:22 am

Not sure if this one counts, but the 1988 Art of Noise (featuring Tom Jones) cover of Kiss (originally by Prince in 1986) contains samples of the previous Art of Noise hits:  Close to the Edit (1984), Paranomia (1986), Peter Gunn (1986) and Dragnet (1987).  You could say that Kiss by AON/Tom Jones is essentially a greatest hits medley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdb0mfp6TQE

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: snozberries on 04/17/13 at 4:41 am


Another one:

Australian group Real Life released a single in 1983 called Send Me an Angel.  It reached #29 in the US and #18 in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zBjYIyz-0

In 1989, they re-recorded it as Send Me An Angel '89 and though it failed to chart in Canada, it reached #26 in the US.  I still prefer the remake.  The ghost like background voices were just excellent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R6WIbx8ysE



I have always wondered why the song was called Send Me an Angel '89....thanks for clarifying that one for me!  ;D

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Henk on 04/17/13 at 6:01 am


Not sure if this one counts, but the 1988 Art of Noise (featuring Tom Jones) cover of Kiss (originally by Prince in 1986) contains samples of the previous Art of Noise hits:  Close to the Edit (1984), Paranomia (1986), Peter Gunn (1986) and Dragnet (1987).  You could say that Kiss by AON/Tom Jones is essentially a greatest hits medley


Of course it counts! Your topic, your rules. ;)

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: warped on 04/17/13 at 8:38 am


Of course it counts! Your topic, your rules. ;)


It does.


Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do  (1962)

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



Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do  (1975)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKEkMd2OwY

1975 version starts the same (the intro is) but then becomes a slower version of the original. I'll take the '62 version over the  '75 version.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/17/13 at 10:30 am

The Police "Don't Stand So Close To Me."

1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM


1986
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1hVOz_NwXI


Normally, I like the original best but I think in this case, I prefer the '86 version better.


Cat

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/13 at 1:59 pm


The Police "Don't Stand So Close To Me."


The 1986 version was great with the new added elements and sound.  When they got back together in 1986, they re-recorded new versions of a few of their old songs, but I read where Don't Stand So Close to Me was specifically chosen as the single because of the popularity it achieved due to it's reuse in the form of the I Want My MTV lyric in the Dire Straits song Money For Nothing

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/18/13 at 6:52 pm

Fiction Factory: (Feels Like) Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYXZQ19KNkc

Fiction Factory: (Feels Like) Heaven (2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhHG337phTM

Modern English: I Melt With You (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuN6gs0AJls

Modern English: I Melt With You (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf8b_x9FA6E

Psychedelic Furs: Pretty in Pink (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aK5mwVI7fc

Psychedelic Furs: Pretty in Pink (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKolkoaHQOs

Esperanto (Andy McCluskey & Klaus Schulz): Kissing the Machine (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K12WzJ3J5s

OMD (Andy McClusky & Paul Humphreys): Kissing the Machine (2013)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dC4pbZSYdU
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Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: warped on 04/19/13 at 7:41 am

Deep Purple re-released "Hush" during the late 1980s.
Here's the 1968 version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgW0eMKXGJA

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 04/19/13 at 2:17 pm

A couple of re-releases that come to mind:

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers. Originally recorded/released in 1988, when it became popular on the Modern Rock charts; re-released five years later (1993) in the U.S. and became a hit on the main pop charts.

Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist", which was released in 1960 and topped the charts that year, only to re-enter the charts a little more than a year later and hit #1 again in early 1962, thereby becoming the first and only single to hit #1 in both chart runs.


Re-recordings:
Dobie Gray's "Drift Away". His solo version was a big hit in 1973; 30 years later there was a re-recorded version by Uncle Kracker, who is considered the main artist on that one (and hence the conception that so many people think of it as a cover, which it really isn't) and featured Dobie on background vocals (you can clearly hear him by himself in some places); that version was all over the radio in 2003.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/19/13 at 5:59 pm


Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist", which was released in 1960 and topped the charts that year, only to re-enter the charts a little more than a year later and hit #1 again in early 1962, thereby becoming the first and only single to hit #1 in both chart runs.



I forgot about that one.  It was also a Top 40 hit for a 3rd time in 1988 with a new version featuring The Fat Boys. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqdHKqqc3M

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/19/13 at 6:21 pm



Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist", which was released in 1960 and topped the charts that year, only to re-enter the charts a little more than a year later and hit #1 again in early 1962, thereby becoming the first and only single to hit #1 in both chart runs.





Chubby only record it in 1960. It was recorded by Hank Ballard (the author) in 1959. Chubby recorded "Let's Twist Again" in 1961.



Cat

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 04/19/13 at 7:49 pm



Chubby only record it in 1960. It was recorded by Hank Ballard (the author) in 1959. Chubby recorded "Let's Twist Again" in 1961.



Cat

Ah, thanks for clarifying. I just know that from reading my Billboard Top 40 Hits book, Chubby's version of "The Twist" was the only song in the Rock Era to have two chart runs both peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/19/13 at 10:37 pm

People of a certain age should all remember the original:

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  - Kim Wilde, Kids in America (1981)

DMCA has eaten it on YouTube, but she re-released it as Kids In America (2006) on Never Say Never in 2006, but the linked version at dailymotion is close enough.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Henk on 04/20/13 at 12:38 am

One song in particular comes to mind:

New Order - Blue Monday

Originally released in 1983, and already an international success

(UK #9/AUS #13/GER #2/IRE #4/NZ #2/SWI #10/US Dance Club Play #2)

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


But the guys felt like they could top that in 1988, and rightfully so:

(UK #3/AUS #4/GER #2/NL #4/NZ #1/SWI #9/US Hot 100 #68/US Dance Club Play #1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x9mfgUsIis

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 04/20/13 at 10:54 am

^ Oh yes, I know about that one. However I know the '88 version best, since that's the one I often hear on radio.


Sergio Mendes and "Mas Que Nada" also comes to mind. His recording with the Brasil '66, in 1966, is the best known version. 40 years later, he re-recorded it with Black Eyed Peas; I've never heard that version myself, but I don't think I want to because I've read criticism from fans on Youtube.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 04/20/13 at 3:08 pm



I forgot about that one.  It was also a Top 40 hit for a 3rd time in 1988 with a new version featuring The Fat Boys. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqdHKqqc3M


I remember this one.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 04/24/13 at 11:22 am

"Layla" might also be an example. It was written by Eric Clapton and first recorded in the early 1970's by Derek And The Dominoes, a band that Clapton was a member of. A couple decades later, in the early 1990's, Clapton recorded a solo, "unplugged" version of the song which won him a Grammy award for Best Rock Song.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: warped on 04/24/13 at 11:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqE6hZdH24

First released in 1967, the song was re-released in 1972.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/24/13 at 12:41 pm


"Layla" might also be an example. It was written by Eric Clapton and first recorded in the early 1970's by Derek And The Dominoes, a band that Clapton was a member of. A couple decades later, in the early 1990's, Clapton recorded a solo, "unplugged" version of the song which won him a Grammy award for Best Rock Song.



Forgot about that one. Again, this is another example where I like the re-release better.



Cat

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/24/13 at 9:27 pm

Layla.  Love that one, both versions.

Here's a remake that I find not alot of people know existed:

Robert Palmer's first Top 40 hit in North America was Every Kinda People in 1978.  It reached #16 in the US, #12 in Canada, and #53 in his native UK.  In 1992, he released a new remixed version that despite failing to chart in the US Hot 100, did peak at #43 in the UK (higher than the original) and #26 in Canada

Original 1978 version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfQG1Ud6wT8

1992 remix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RahH4g7x_ww

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/24/13 at 9:36 pm

British pop duo Go West made their debut in 1985, and one of the singles from their self-titled debut was titled Don't Look Down and peaked at #13 in their native UK that same year.

For their follow-up album Dancing on the Couch in 1987, they re-recorded it with a heavier bass and titled Don't Look Down - The Sequel, gave them their first Top 40 hit in the US where it reached #39.  The video below for the 1987 version was recorded from Much Music in Canada and they incorrectly titled it as just Don't Look Down.  It also failed to chart in Canada.  Argh! 

Original 1985 version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_KF5Zg0Jd8

1987 - The Sequel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUgYXsk5CAo

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 04/25/13 at 6:55 am


Layla.  Love that one, both versions.

Here's a remake that I find not alot of people know existed:

Robert Palmer's first Top 40 hit in North America was Every Kinda People in 1978.  It reached #16 in the US, #12 in Canada, and #53 in his native UK.  In 1992, he released a new remixed version that despite failing to chart in the US Hot 100, did peak at #43 in the UK (higher than the original) and #26 in Canada

Original 1978 version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfQG1Ud6wT8

1992 remix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RahH4g7x_ww


I like the original.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 04/25/13 at 7:12 pm

Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", originally from 1975/76, was re-released in the early 90's due to inclusion in the movie Wayne's World. It also re-entered the charts.

The Righteous Brothers' version of "Unchained Melody" is another example; originally a hit in 1965, it was also on the soundtrack of the 1990 film Ghost, and re-released at that time. In addition, the Righteous Bros re-recorded the song later that year.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/13 at 7:39 pm


Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", originally from 1975/76, was re-released in the early 90's due to inclusion in the movie Wayne's World. It also re-entered the charts.

The Righteous Brothers' version of "Unchained Melody" is another example; originally a hit in 1965, it was also on the soundtrack of the 1990 film Ghost, and re-released at that time. In addition, the Righteous Bros re-recorded the song later that year.


Good picks.  More examples of instances like these:

The Beatles re-entered the US/Canadian chart in 1986 with Twist and Shout due to a Matthew Broderick lip-sync in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_I8RCUpe-c

Back in 1967, Louis Armstrong released a song called What A Wonderful World.  It topped the UK chart, but due to lack of promotion, the song failed to chart in North America (I know, what the hell !?!?). Two decades later, it featured in the film Good Morning Vietnam, and upon being re-issued as a single, it reached #32 in the US, #10 in Canada and #53 in the UK.  Why the lack of promotion upon initial release?  At the time, Larry Newton, the head of ABC Records didn't like the song and refused to give promotion for it (if I had a time machine, I'd go back to 1967 and punch this guy out) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQacvZ8mOU

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/13 at 7:46 pm

The 1979 Top 40 hit Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger was re-released in 1983 due to Tom Cruise's infamous underwear dance number to it in the film Risky Business.  This re-release peaked at #48 in the US.  In Australia, the 1983 re-release was the first chart appearance for the song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsSVcRYh8dE

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Paul on 04/26/13 at 4:07 am

Them Beatles again, with their first single release on which Ringo did the drumming...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgayoM5SkEQ

...which by the time the LP came out (early 1963) had been substituted with the more familiar remake...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed_2W_KO_zI

Interestingly, the only place on earth other than Britain where that original version was issued was...Canada!

You could probably name your own price if you have a copy...

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/13 at 7:54 pm

Here is a well known song ...

KC - Give it Up (1984)
or for our international folks:  KC and the Sunshine Band - Give it Up (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0mMUx939HY

But you may not have known this version existed ...

Jacynthe featuring KC - Give it Up (1999)
This reached #27 in Canada.  There was also a French version.  KC appears on both single versions (not the album version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f3h9-BjYdU

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 05/10/13 at 8:04 pm


Here is a well known song ...

KC - Give it Up (1984)
or for our international folks:  KC and the Sunshine Band - Give it Up (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0mMUx939HY

But you may not have known this version existed ...

Jacynthe featuring KC - Give it Up (1999)
This reached #27 in Canada.  There was also a French version.  KC appears on both single versions (not the album version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f3h9-BjYdU


Sorry, the original wins out.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 05/27/13 at 1:40 am

Just thought of another one.

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was originally released in 1969, but re-issued twice in the 1970s: 1972 in the U.S. and 1975 in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 05/27/13 at 5:11 pm

In 1982, a group called Sheriff released a song titled When I'm With You.  By 1983, it peaked at #5 in their Canadian homeland, but despite a release in America, the reception was not well received as the song only peaked at #61 in the US chart.  In 1988, the song re-gained radio play, and when re-released as a single, it stormed to #1 in America.

An interesting thing about this was that not only did the band no longer exist anymore (they called it quits in 1985), but two members of the band had formed their own band called Frozen Ghost, and while their songs were riding up the charts in Canada, they suddenly found themselves (Frozen Ghost) competing with their former selves (Sheriff)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyIGlUoTh9I

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 08/16/13 at 2:36 pm

Here's another one which I don't think has been mentioned yet... "Unforgettable". Nat King Cole originally recorded his solo version in the early 1950's, and again in the early 1960's in stereo. 30 years later, in 1991, the 1961 recording was remixed/edited to create a "duet" with his daughter Natalie, who provided new vocals to make it sound like a true duet; this version won three Grammy awards: Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 08/16/13 at 3:25 pm


Here's another one which I don't think has been mentioned yet... "Unforgettable". Nat King Cole originally recorded his solo version in the early 1950's, and again in the early 1960's in stereo. 30 years later, in 1991, the 1961 recording was remixed/edited to create a "duet" with his daughter Natalie, who provided new vocals to make it sound like a true duet; this version won three Grammy awards: Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.


I thought she did a great job in the video.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: SpaceHog on 08/29/13 at 11:59 am

Benny Mardones' Into the Night rings a bell. First released in 1980, it didn't do well then.

Was rereleased in 1989.

Moving Pictures also had similar success.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 12/01/13 at 11:07 am

UB40's rendition of "Red Red Wine"... first released in 1983, and re-released in 1988. The version that charted in '88 is the "long" version, which features "rapping" for the final two minutes.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/03/13 at 10:37 am

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Mike Myers said in an interview that he wrote to Queen and appologized for this.  :) But there was no need for him to appologize at all because they liked it.  :)

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 05/01/14 at 10:52 pm

U2's "All I Want Is You" is also one that has been re-released due to inclusion on a film's soundtrack. It originally came out as a track from the band's 1988 Rattle and Hum and was released as a single in 1989. Five years later, in 1994, it appeared on the film soundtrack for Reality Bites and charted again, due to its popularity on the soundtrack...but its only chart run at that time was on the US Top 40 Mainstream chart, where it achieved a low peak position.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 05/14/14 at 11:34 pm

Another song that got revived/recharted due to its inclusion in a movie is the Contours' 1962 hit "Do You Love Me?" It was featured in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing and subsequently reentered the charts the following year.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: SiderealDreams on 06/06/14 at 1:06 am

Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," a huge glam metal hit in 1987, was originally recorded in 1982. The original version is more bluesy.

1987 version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leo45yEkino

1982 version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGIHaKCeVYk

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 06/06/14 at 4:32 pm


Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," a huge glam metal hit in 1987, was originally recorded in 1982. The original version is more bluesy.

1987 version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leo45yEkino

1982 version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGIHaKCeVYk

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 06/06/14 at 7:35 pm

Howard, I wish you wouldn't quote people to post videos that didn't show up correctly in their post.  It sort of comes off like you are trying to show them up because you don't even mention in your post what you have done

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Howard on 06/07/14 at 7:12 am


Howard, I wish you wouldn't quote people to post videos that didn't show up correctly in their post.  It sort of comes off like you are trying to show them up because you don't even mention in your post what you have done


I was just trying to fix his correction, I'm not trying to show anyone up.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: whistledog on 06/07/14 at 12:05 pm


I'm not trying to show anyone up.


Maybe not, but it's the impression that others might get

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: SiderealDreams on 06/07/14 at 2:23 pm

i just realized that the first video I posted wasn't of the 1987 version, but of the 1982 version as well. I had no idea that there was a video of the original version!

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: Paul on 06/19/14 at 10:30 am

Not sure why this happened...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Axt_80nsfU

Big British hit in 1973 (wasn't the US Westbound label hideous?) and then...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUOT1ZTVZg8

...re-recorded not five years later with a slight change in title. AND it charted in Britain again, so we must have liked it!

(Despite what the poster of the second version says, this is NOT a remix!)

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 01/29/15 at 12:05 pm

"Sweetest Thing" by U2: was originally released in 1987 as the B-side to "Where The Streets Have No Name"; re-recorded and re-released in 1998 to be included on the band's compilation album The Best of 1980-1990. The 1998 version was popular around the world, and became a huge hit on the U.S. Modern Rock charts.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 02/27/15 at 12:22 am

Just thought of another one...

Joe Cocker recorded a cover of Traffic's "Feelin' Alright" in 1969; his version was re-released in 1972 and achieved a higher peak position on the charts than it did three years earlier.

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: nally on 07/05/15 at 5:47 pm

Not mentioned yet...

"Bad Boys" by Inner Circle. This song was recorded in 1986 or so and originally released on the band's 1987 album One Way. Six years later, in 1993, the song got popular in the U.S. and hit the Top 10. More notably, it became the theme song to the TV show Cops (which premiered on Fox network in 1989).

Subject: Re: Second Time Around: Bands/Artists who re-record or re-release their own songs

Written By: #Infinity on 07/06/15 at 5:56 pm

+ Green Day's Welcome to Paradise was originally a track off of the group's 1992 album Kerplunk, but was later rerecorded as the second single on their major label breakthrough, Dookie.
+ The Black Eyed Peas' Let's Get it Started, which only appears on reissues of Elephunk from 2004 on, was Let's Get Retarded on the original disc, presumably because the older title would've caused airplay problems (although that version of the song was kept on later issues with Let's Get it Started).
+ The Offspring originally recorded the fan favorite track Dirty Magic on 1992's Ignition.  Two decades later, they remade the song on their final major label album, with a slightly modified chorus and a slower tempo.
+ Switchfoot's Dare You to Move was originally from the group's 2000 album Learning to Breathe and appeared in A Walk to Remember before the band rerecorded it as a single for their mainstream crossover album, The Beautiful Letdown.
+ Bruce Springsteen originally intended Born in the U.S.A. to be on Nebraska and had recorded an acoustic version alongside the rest of the album, but later saved it as a rock anthem for his following album of the same name.
+ Bing Crosby rerecorded White Christmas in 1947 after the 1942 vinyl had worn out, intending to replicate the original pretty much exactly.

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