List them and link them.
original by Ol' Dirty Bastard...
List them and link them.
original by Ol' Dirty Bastard...
|by Anonymous||reply 207||08/24/2013|
Better cover by Shivaree
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/17/2012|
Roberta Flack's version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/17/2012|
"Dedicated to the One I Love" orig: Shirelles cover: Mamas and the Papas
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/17/2012|
Forever Young (Bob Dylan), by the Pretenders -- so, so gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/17/2012|
Tommy James & The Shondells -- "Hanky Panky"
Video below is by the original artists, The Raindrops.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/17/2012|
I feel like I've been hyping this all over the place, but I can't help it. It's gorgeous. Julia Holter's version of "Gold Dust Woman"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/17/2012|
PS Absolutely love Roberta Flack. Such a beautiful song R2.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/17/2012|
Take me to the river - Two different versions by the Talking heads. A cover of an Al Green Song.
I like the live "Gospel" version better.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/17/2012|
And just for shits and giggles, Al Greens version with Soul Train Dance Crew gettin dowwwwn in 1975!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/17/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/17/2012|
Suzzy and Maggie Roche, "Clothes Line Saga" by Bob Dylan
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/17/2012|
I think Bananarama's version of "Venus" is massively better than the original by Shocking Blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/17/2012|
I've always liked the Pet Shop Boys' dance version of "Always On My Mind" over Willie Nelson's classic
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/17/2012|
The Coolies' version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" just stomps all over the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/17/2012|
Kind of obvious, but Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" trumps the Dolly original.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/17/2012|
Many superior cover versions of Radioheads' Creep.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/17/2012|
Tina Turner's version of "Let's Stay Together."
I love Al Green's version, but Tina just killed it on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/17/2012|
[quote]Kind of obvious, but Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" trumps the Dolly original.
Whitney's version is fine if you like yodeling.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/17/2012|
Stars on 54's cover of If You Could Read My Mind is great. Gordon Lightfoot's version is like a funeral march.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/17/2012|
Tina Turner's Take Me to The River
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/17/2012|
Tina Turner's Take Me to The River
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/17/2012|
[quote]Many superior cover versions of Radioheads' Creep.
Like this one, for starters:
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/17/2012|
A classic in this category is the Jimmy Hendrix version of "All Along the Watchtower" over Dylan's original.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/17/2012|
Bea at the Rusty Anchor.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/18/2012|
I don't know who covered it but I heard a remake of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" that was slow and growly, for lack of a better term, and it was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/18/2012|
Ain't No Moutain High Enough - Diana Ross.
Gloria - Patti Smith
Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
If This World Were Mine - Luther Vandross/Cheryl Lynn
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/18/2012|
That was Placebo.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/18/2012|
Agreer, R17! Tina put her all in that one...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/18/2012|
I prefer the Beat Goes Bang version of "Draggin' The Line" over the Tommy James and the Shondells version.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/18/2012|
Crispin Glover owns this thread. These Boots Are Made for Walking, original version by Nancy Sinatra.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/18/2012|
Oh you can color my world with sunshine yellow each day
Oh you can color my world with happiness all the way
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/18/2012|
Groovin', Kenny Rankin.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/18/2012|
R22, Thank you for pointing out a song I've heard before listening to "oldies" but didn't know the name or artist. Still what is the connection to Radiohead and Creep?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/18/2012|
How come the beautiful songs by The Alan Parsons Project were never updated/re-released? I love "To The Sea" which IMHO would be appropriate to bring up this sad week.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/18/2012|
Aretha Franklin's cover of Otis Redding's RESPECT. Not necessarily better but certainly distinctive enough to put a new spin on it and make it her signature song.
Aretha's cover of BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER has its fans but this is one that I don't like very much. A bit too "church" for my tastes.
Oleta Adams' cover of Brenda Russell's GET HERE.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/18/2012|
R34, there's no need for a cover. They're perfect as is.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/18/2012|
Pointer Sisters "Fire"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/18/2012|
Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Zutons), To Know Him Is To Love Him (the Teddy Bears), You're Wondering Now (The Skalites)
RIP. I still love her voice
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/18/2012|
Annie Lennox No More 'I Love You's'
Siouxsie & The Banshees The Passenger
Kirsty MacColl A New England
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/18/2012|
Sinead O'Conner's cover of Elton John's "Sacrifice"
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/18/2012|
Although I love Laura Nyro's original version of "Eli's Coming," I think Three Dog Night did it better.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/18/2012|
[quote]Kind of obvious, but Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" trumps the Dolly original.
C'mon they are so different they could be two different songs. Both are great, one a country classic and the other a pop classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/18/2012|
Pat Benatar's "Wuthering Heights" is better than Kate Bush's Minnie Mouse on Helium original.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/18/2012|
The Killers' "Bette Davis Eyes."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/18/2012|
White Lies' 'Love Lockdown' is far better than the original version of Kayne West. A beautiful song.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/18/2012|
Bette Midler's Hello in There. Her version of Superstar is amazing as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/18/2012|
I Think We're Alone Now and I Saw Her Standing There
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/18/2012|
Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/18/2012|
Donna Summer's "MacArthur Park" is far better than the original (Richard Harris?)
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/18/2012|
R44, with all respect, Kim Carnes' original version is THE BEST by far! It's soooo obvious!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/18/2012|
No, the best version of Hounds of Love (after Kate) is the Futureheads.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/18/2012|
Cat Power, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/18/2012|
The Walkabouts -Polly
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/18/2012|
[quote]I feel like I've been hyping this all over the place, but I can't help it. It's gorgeous. Julia Holter's version of "Gold Dust Woman"
Kudos to her for not doing a straight-up copy of the song. But better than the original? No.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/18/2012|
'Blue Suede Shoes' by Elvis Presley was a far better cover of the original Carl Perkins song.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/18/2012|
Tori Amos - '97 Bonnie and Clyde
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/18/2012|
Seriously you like the Placebo's version of "Running Up That Hill" better? You're insane. I made it through 40 seconds. Dreadful.
But better? Not.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/18/2012|
Canadian Dataloungers may remember legendary Cape Breton songstress Rita MacNeil's live cover of the Divinyls classic, "I Touch Myself," on her CBC variety show in the mid-1990s, sadly unavailable on YouTube. Let's just say she brought the song much, much more than those little Australian girls ever could.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/18/2012|
It's true that Kate sounds like she's on helium R43, but she sings that song--I pine a lot, I find the lot, falls through without you-- with more honest emotion than Pat could ever muster.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/18/2012|
Depeche Mode's version of Route 66
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/18/2012|
'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon' by Urge Overkill
The original Neil Diamond version is beautiful too, but i like this one more.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/18/2012|
Neko Case's cover of Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/18/2012|
Chris Farlowe's version of Out Of Time.
This is a seriously great pop single that never made it in the USA but was a number one in England
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/18/2012|
Johnny Cash's version of "Numb" has a level of melancholy that the original by Nine Inch Nails cannot touch. Here is a man looking back at lost friends, lost family and youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/18/2012|
[quote][R22], Thank you for pointing out a song I've heard before listening to "oldies" but didn't know the name or artist. Still what is the connection to Radiohead and Creep?
Radiohead was sued for plagiarizing that song in "Creep." The writers of "The Air That I Breathe" now share a songwriting credit for "Creep" as a result of the successful lawsuit.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/18/2012|
Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails "Hurt"
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/18/2012|
Sunny, Georgie Fame. The original by Bobby Hebb was very good, this is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/18/2012|
Madonna's cover of "American Pie."
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/18/2012|
Smashing Pumpkin's version of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide".
Az Yet's version of "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago/Peter Cetera.
As for cover versions that are equally as good (if not better than) the original:
The Fugees cover of "Killing Me Softly" (original by Lori Lieberman and then Roberta Flack)
Maxwell's "This Woman's Work" (original by Kate Bush)
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/18/2012|
'Wild is The Wind' by David Bowie. POWERFUL COVER, much more emotional and sensitive than the Nina Simone original.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/18/2012|
"Touch Me (All Night Long)" was improved a thousand times by Cathy Dennis reworking this earlier version from Fonda Rae.
This isn't considered a straight cover version since she reworked the lyrics in the verse, but I want to include it because I never knew the 'original' version of this song existed until I recently saw Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/18/2012|
"Spanish Harlem" by Aretha Franklin.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/18/2012|
"Handy Man" by James Taylor. So brilliant, you wouldn't even know there was an original that sounded completely different. Taylor's arrangement suits the song more than Sparks of Rhythm/Jimmy Jones.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/18/2012|
Any version of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" has got to be better than Brenda Lee's hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/18/2012|
I didn't know. I love that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/18/2012|
Sorry, I was talking about the James Taylor song.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/18/2012|
R40, you are so right. Sinead's "Sacrifice" is stunning.
I heard a cover of "Wild World" the other day that was very good, but I don't know who it was (helpful, no?)
The slow folky cover of Hey Ya is pretty amusing.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/18/2012|
One of my top 5 favorite records is Al Green's "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart."
The Bee Gee's version was fine too, but Al added an aching that their voices couldn't do.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/18/2012|
Another cover of Love Lock Down I really like.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/18/2012|
I think Valerie Carter's version of "Ooh Child" is better than Five Stairsteps.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/18/2012|
Chaka Kahn's cover of The Beatles "We Can Work it Out."
Aretha Franklin's cover of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/18/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/18/2012|
Jumpin Jack Flash
the way it's meant to be sung IMHO
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/18/2012|
Okay, I just heard the Aretha Frankling cover of the Stone's song for the first time in about 25 years.
I take it back. It sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/18/2012|
A lot of stuff by Linda Ronstadt in the 70s was better than the originals (from the 50s).
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/18/2012|
Elvis Presley made miracles with most of the original versions he sang. He made them supreme with his voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/18/2012|
R4, I prefer Audra Mae's version. So haunting. I recently found out that she's the grandniece of Judy Garland, to boot! Talent really runs in that family.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/18/2012|
"The Tide is High" by Blondie.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/18/2012|
"The Tide is High" original by The Paragons.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/18/2012|
I love Eva Cassidy's cover of Imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/18/2012|
Teena Marie's (RIP) cover of "I'm Wishing On A Star" was better than Rose Royce's original.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/18/2012|
Neko Case - Runnin' Out of Fools
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/18/2012|
Trouble - Kristin Hersh
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/18/2012|
Ladies and gentlemen: Tori Amos, Ring My Bell.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/18/2012|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/18/2012|
"More Love" by Kim Carnes better than Smokey's
"Ooh Baby Baby" by Linda Ronstadt also better than his
a lot of it is because production and studio techniques have improved and the arrangements are also better
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/18/2012|
I love that fat Hawaiian guy's version of "Over the Rainbow." It can;t be better than Judy's original, but it's still a masterpiece.
Speaking of Judy: I love all her Jolson covers ("Swanee," "Rockabye your Baby with a Dixie Melody") much better than the Jolson originals
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/18/2012|
Madge's cover of "American Pie" is fluffy shit she had no bidness coverin'. She has no depth at all!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/18/2012|
No More I Love You's is a cover? Always thought she wrote that awful dreck. I don't do solo Annie. . at. . all!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/18/2012|
'Sympathy For The Devil' by Guns'N'Roses is a fantastic cover of the original Rolling Stones song.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/18/2012|
r94, that was so cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/18/2012|
R79, i didn't expect to agree on that because i really love the White Lies cover of 'Love Lockdown', but i also liked the Janina Gavankar cover you sent. It gives another tone in this song, good. It surprised me positively.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/18/2012|
Aretha Franklin's version of "Somewhere".
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/18/2012|
Sea of Love - Tom Waits
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/18/2012|
You're No Good and Tracks of My Tears: Linda Ronstadt.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/18/2012|
[quote]I never knew the 'original' version of this song existed until I recently saw Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2.
GAWD you're SOOOO late!!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/18/2012|
Janet's cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" is slinkier and sexier than his...and she didn't change the gender in the lyrics to boot.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/18/2012|
[quote]"More Love" by Kim Carnes better than Smokey's; "Ooh Baby Baby" by Linda Ronstadt also better than his
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/18/2012|
"Creep" is better by Street Corner Symphony than the original by Coldplay. (sorry, don't have a link. Easy to find on youtube.)
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/18/2012|
R63 , I agree and also love Chris Farlowe's version of "Think."
I prefer Sheryl Crow's version of "Mississippi" to Bod Dylan's.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/18/2012|
Ooops! Original of "Creep" was Radiohead. Street Corner Symphony finds chord changes the little twinks have never heard of.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/18/2012|
I know this is sacrilege, but I love RHCP's cover of Stevie Wonder's original.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/18/2012|
Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/18/2012|
And another one from Manic Street Preachers. Their version of MASH theme - Suicide is Painless
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/18/2012|
R43 Benetar's cover is ok, but it's so flat emotionally. Kate Bush's version is better by far imo.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/18/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/18/2012|
Linda Ronstadt - "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress"
(Originally recorded by Joe Cocker)
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/18/2012|
I always thought this Buddy Holly cover was much, much better than the original
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/18/2012|
[quote]"More Love" by Kim Carnes better than Smokey's
Teena Marie's cover of "More Love" was better than both Kim's and Smokey's.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||12/18/2012|
Gillian Welch - "Black Star" (Radiohead)
|by Anonymous||reply 120||12/19/2012|
Nancy (Heart) Wilson's cover of "In Your Eyes"
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/19/2012|
Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
|by Anonymous||reply 122||12/19/2012|
Joni Mitchell's cover of her own "Both Sides Now"
|by Anonymous||reply 123||12/19/2012|
Soft Cell's version of "Tainted Love"
And I agree r122 I love Jeff Buckley's version. It's as though it was written for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/19/2012|
Joni is the original Both Sides Now
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/19/2012|
Ace Of Base's cover of Tina Turner's "Don't Turn Around
UB40's "Can't Help Falling In Love"
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12/19/2012|
Corey Hart's I Can't Help Falling in Love. He really has an underrated voice. The video seals the deal. And he was just so damn hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/19/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12/20/2012|
Jeff Buckley's "Calling You"
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12/20/2012|
'Hurt' is aHurt" is a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral.
Cash's cover to this song is a masterpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||12/20/2012|
* 'Hurt' is a song written by...
Blah, blah, sorry for the typo
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/20/2012|
r125, the version posted of Joni singing was much later (2000).
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/20/2012|
"Ball & Chain," from the Big Mama Thornton album "The Great Tomato Blues Package (disc 1)", was covered on the Janis Joplin album "In Concert."
It melts your brains out!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/20/2012|
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," from the Lorraine Ellison album "Stay With Me", was covered on the Janis Joplin album "In Concert."
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/20/2012|
'All Is Loneliness',from the Moondog album "Moondog", was covered on the Janis Joplin album "In Concert."
I love Janis' version!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/20/2012|
And here she is doing it in 1970. She's the original. She wrote the fucking song. Singing it later in life doesn't mean she's doing a cover of her own song.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/20/2012|
Guys, as much as i love Joni Mitchell i think that Anne Murray's cover is the best
Both Sides Now-Anne Murray
|by Anonymous||reply 137||12/20/2012|
Anuna'a cover of Elvis Costello's "Deep Dead Blue". Incredible Celtic a capella vocals with a slight undertone of despair. I can't find it on Youtube, or on a file share but it's on their "Fisher King" and "Essential Anuna" discs.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||12/20/2012|
Guys forgive me if you mentioned that and it slipped my attention but a great, great cover was also 'Crossroads' by Eric Clapton. The original was named '"Cross Road Blues" and was sung by Robert Johnson.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||12/20/2012|
'It's All Over Now Baby Blue' by Van Morrison. I bet Bob Dylan really liked Van Morrison's cover of his song.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||12/20/2012|
`Go West` ,Pet Shop Boys(140 posts and nobody remembered this one).
|by Anonymous||reply 141||12/20/2012|
R15 smokes crack like Whitney! Heresy!
|by Anonymous||reply 142||12/20/2012|
R109, Love you choice but for sheer emotional connection to a song, check out Martin Casey's version of "Creep."
|by Anonymous||reply 143||12/20/2012|
That is adorable. Seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||12/20/2012|
R109, Try this YouTube Vid link instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||12/20/2012|
I wouldn't say it's better than Gloria Gaynor's version, but I loved Cake's take on "I Will Survive."
|by Anonymous||reply 146||12/20/2012|
The Bangles - "Hazy Shade of Winter"
|by Anonymous||reply 147||12/20/2012|
For improvement over the original, I submit this:
"Because The Night" by 10,000 Maniacs (featuring Natalie Merchant)
|by Anonymous||reply 148||12/20/2012|
Another favorite of mine:
"Cruel Summer" by Ace of Base (US Version)
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/20/2012|
Disturbed's "Land of Confusion" has more energy than the original, though I'd rate it about equal.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/20/2012|
Very interesting remake, though again more equal than superior:
"White Lines" by Duran Duran
|by Anonymous||reply 151||12/20/2012|
Sympathy for the Devil - GNR
|by Anonymous||reply 152||12/20/2012|
50% of the songs on Glee.
Pretty much of anything on Through the Looking Glass (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
Everybody Knows - Concrete Blonde (the original is great too - I think both songs are great, differently)
|by Anonymous||reply 153||12/20/2012|
The Cowboy Junkies cover of The Grateful Dead's To Lay Me Down. It is hard to find a more beautiful song.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||12/20/2012|
Doris Day "Thank You For the Music"
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/20/2012|
Cover Girls' 'Wishing on a Star' is better than Rose Royce or Teena Marie's.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||12/20/2012|
Sinead's "Nothing Compares 2 U" is one of the clear ones.
Dusty Springfield's "In The Winter" puts the original Janis Ian version to shame, and even Janis herself admits as much.
Kirsty MacColl did three great versions of songs I loved more than the originals: Billy Bragg's "A New England," The Kinks' "Days," and the Smiths "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby."
Bettye LaVette has done a few phenomenal covers, including the Who's "Reign Down O'er Me" and Elton's "Talking Old Soldiers." Her version of Chaka Khan's "Love Me Still" just WRECKED Chaka at the tribute concert for Chaka that Bettye sang it at.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||12/20/2012|
R103 OMG, I love that version too. I also love Aretha's version of Leonard Cohen's Suzanne.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||12/20/2012|
"What About Now" from Westlife (version of the Daughtry song)
|by Anonymous||reply 159||12/21/2012|
[quote]Bettye LaVette has done a few phenomenal covers, including the Who's "Reign Down O'er Me"
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/21/2012|
Everyone redoes Christmas music, but this is my favorite of the remaakes:
Carrie Underwood's "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
The woman has absolutely perfect pitch, and passion when she sings.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||12/21/2012|
I thought LaVette was chewing the mic too much, though she obviously has pipes.
The Who's version of "Reign" struck me as the better of the two by far.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||12/21/2012|
R160 Yep, you got me. Wrong title.
R162 She does have a unique style of singing and a limited range. I loved her version of "Reign".
I just love her (and I could see why people may not share that joy) because even with her imperfect voice, she just works the FUCK out of every song she sings.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||12/21/2012|
R66, sorry. Now i discovered that you sent first for Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails "Hurt". I didn't noticed that the other time and i sent for the same song too.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||12/21/2012|
For the win:
"Once In A Lifetime" (original by Talking Heads)
|by Anonymous||reply 165||12/21/2012|
This is Jewel knocking "Sweet Home Alabama" out of the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||12/21/2012|
Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World"
|by Anonymous||reply 167||12/21/2012|
Mastodon's cover of Thin Lizzy's "Emerald"
I'm not big on rock music usually but this is incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||12/21/2012|
Liza Minnelli's cover of "Edge of Seventeen"
"Jusht like a white winged dove shingsh a shong shoundsh like she'sh shitting..."
|by Anonymous||reply 169||12/23/2012|
R127, I really like Corey's voice and music too. I think he's written off as one of the people who made it big in the early days of music videos because he was (and is) so good looking, but his music holds up.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||12/23/2012|
[quote]I really like Corey's voice and music too...his music holds up.
So true. His "Never Surrender" is my mantra.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||12/23/2012|
Sylvester & The Hot Band's version of 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'. He turned it into a gospel song.
It was his debut album. More evidence of his musical genius.
I couldn't find it anywhere online but here's the album cover:
|by Anonymous||reply 172||12/24/2012|
Jonathan Wilson's version of La Isla Bonita is just awesome. It is so far ahead of the original, the original pales beside it.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||12/24/2012|
Jack White's version of Love is Blindness. He manages to cut through U2's fatuous bombast, make Bono's pompous lyrics palatable, and has the added appeal of not sounding like a sick goat.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||12/24/2012|
Sure it is, R174 (AKA studio publicist working overtime to build upon the non-existent buzz for Luhrmann's 'Gatsby').
|by Anonymous||reply 175||12/24/2012|
Damn, I would love to hear Sylvester's 'Whiter Shade of Pale.' Hopefully it will be online soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||12/24/2012|
I Put A Spell On You - Tim Curry
|by Anonymous||reply 177||12/24/2012|
Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears for Fears original)
|by Anonymous||reply 178||12/24/2012|
'When You Sleep' by Memoryhouse (My Bloody Valentine original)
I adore this cover and you can see why. It sounds perfect. It haunts you.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||01/06/2013|
Decided not to read every entry, and I'm sure it's been stated before, so just consider this another vote.
"Proud Mary" OWNS this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 180||01/06/2013|
Um === Areth Franklin made a career out of this, precisely:
Son Of A Preacher Man (even Dusty - whose original version, given to her only after Aretha turned it down cause it hit too close to home, I like best - acknowledged that once she heard Aretha's she would have done it her way)
I Say A Little Prayer For You
This Girl's In Love With You
People Get Ready
and, of course
|by Anonymous||reply 181||01/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 182||01/06/2013|
Sorry Judy, but mine is better than your daughter's
|by Anonymous||reply 183||01/06/2013|
Someone (not my sorry stingy nonmember ass) should start a converse thread about lesser known original versions that are better than the popular one:
Shake A Tail Feather
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
|by Anonymous||reply 184||01/06/2013|
There are some who may agree
|by Anonymous||reply 185||01/06/2013|
Killer/Papa Was a Rolling Stone by George Michael
|by Anonymous||reply 186||01/06/2013|
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||01/06/2013|
I don't think that I can take it.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||01/06/2013|
This isn't better than the original, but not shabby at all for someone so young.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||01/06/2013|
Bow Wow Wow's I want Candy
Grand Funk Railroad's version of The Locomotion
|by Anonymous||reply 190||01/06/2013|
[quote]Grand Funk Railroad's version of The Locomotion
Oh, no way - Little Eva and The Cookies, with their rough r&b interpretation were a million times better
|by Anonymous||reply 191||01/06/2013|
Who in DL would DARE to defy me?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||01/06/2013|
Juice Newton's "Angel of the Morning" (1981) was so much more grandiose and almost majestic compared to the dull 1968 Merilee Rush original both in production and vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||01/06/2013|
Did someone already school OP that this was not originally done by ODB but by Rick James? Shit. Motherfuckers need to recognize up in here, for real.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||01/06/2013|
I'm really torn between The Left Banke And The Four Tops with "Walk Away Renee." The former had the feeling and the latter had the phrasing. beat, and musicality.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||01/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 196||01/06/2013|
Any of Joan Jett's covers.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||01/06/2013|
The Avett Brothers, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
|by Anonymous||reply 198||01/06/2013|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 199||01/06/2013|
Bananarama's version of "Nathan Jones" over the Supremes original.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||01/06/2013|
Datalounge doesn't seem to like me posting links, at least from my iPad, but look for the cover of "Hot in Herre" by the adorable German band Boss Hoss on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||01/06/2013|
Too antiseptic, r200.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||01/06/2013|
[quote]and about 3-4 times longer than the Stones
You didn't need to add that detail, R199.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||01/06/2013|
"Star Witness" by Neko Case
And the cover, by two high school girls sung in a stairwell. Hauntingly lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||01/07/2013|
Only because this will likely make someone posting in the 90s Music thread flip out if they see this...
"How Soon Is Now," t.A.T.u. (the Russian fake lesbians)
|by Anonymous||reply 205||01/07/2013|
One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" by an adorable Chinese acapella group named "VOX."
|by Anonymous||reply 206||08/24/2013|
Margin Gaye's version of I Heard it Through the Grapevine over Gladys Knight and the Pips version
Cyndi Lauper's All Through the Night vs the original. Here's the original. It hurts my ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||08/24/2013|