Big Yellow Taxi
Decent song covers
|by Anonymous||reply 395||Last Wednesday at 1:17 PM|
Op ...are you lost, you tasteless cunt? Fucketh offeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/04/2020|
Village Voice hated it, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/04/2020|
Madonna feat. Massive Attack - I Want You
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/04/2020|
This was a decent Joni cover. I'll just pretend it's OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/04/2020|
Britney Spears -- [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/04/2020|
There are a lot of covers that are more than decent by Linda Ronstadt. She pretty much built her career on covers but I think I can come up with a few of my favorites so view my multiple posts with patience, please.
I'll start off with my favorite cover of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/04/2020|
Stardust - Willie Nelson
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/04/2020|
Will to Power - Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/04/2020|
Dylan's tunes sound so much better when they are coming out of the mouth of someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/04/2020|
Another Dylan tune turned into something far beyond the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/04/2020|
John Hiatt's Have a Little Faith In Me.
She does a fab job.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/04/2020|
Angélique Kidjo - Once In A Lifetime
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/04/2020|
Best cover of this 1932 Cole Porter song I've heard. Terrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/04/2020|
Wing - Sing (A Song)
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Jan Terri - Ave Maria
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/04/2020|
Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt (originally by the late, great John Prine who just died of Covid because of Donald fucking Trump)
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/04/2020|
"Gimme Shelter". An iconic tune turned into something a bit more urgent and personal. Besides, he looks damn good in shades.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/04/2020|
Bruno Mars 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Police tribute. Bruno performs So Lonely and Message In a Bottle.
Excellent! Bruno hits notes Sting can no longer hit!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/04/2020|
More than decent; when I'm feeling sacrilegious I prefer it to Jimmy Cliff's original. He shredded his voice making the album but it gives it such a desperate quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/04/2020|
Wing is a fucking genius
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/04/2020|
Lambada by Kaoma
the true original is "Llorando se fue" from Bolivia
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/04/2020|
Weirdly, Kid Rock's cover of "Ramble On" by Led Zep. He did it at the Kennedy Center honors and tore it up. It's so good that I really wish they hadn't cut it for the broadcast or had released a long version (I've looked and I can't fine one anywhere).
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/04/2020|
I loved Patti's cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/04/2020|
I prefer Eva's version to Sting's
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|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/04/2020|
R27 My all-time favorite cover by Eva Cassidy. When I first heard her voice it was on this song, and I was transfixed. That hasn't happened but a few times in my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/04/2020|
Until this absolutely sublime cover came about, I always preferred the first-released "Wildflowers" version by Judy Collins.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/04/2020|
Santana's "Well Alright" (a total reimagining of Buddy Holly's original).
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/04/2020|
Shawn Colvin - Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic
I like this version even better than the original song by The Police.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/04/2020|
There are so many version of "Money" but I love the one by The Flying Lizards.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/04/2020|
R27 good one! I love her version too.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/04/2020|
War by Bruce Springsteen(although I was getting distracted by his tight jeans).
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/04/2020|
Elvis Costello - I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself. I love his emotional interpretation.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/04/2020|
Tainted Love covered by Soft Cell, so innovative and 80s iconic that it’s hard to believe it from the 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/04/2020|
X's version of the Jerry Lee Lewis hit "Breathless".
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/05/2020|
Disturbed's cover of "Sound Of Silence" is one of the greatest things I've ever heard and just became of aware of it recently. It's the #1 most-watched Conan clip ever, they did an incredible live version.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/05/2020|
Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/05/2020|
Alison Moyet - Whispering Your Name
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/05/2020|
BETTER than the original
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/05/2020|
That Counting Crows song has the worst overproduced and saccharine female vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/05/2020|
Taiwanese American singer Joanna Wang Ruolin doing a cover of the Teresa Teng classic, ‘I only care about you’
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/05/2020|
"Party Girl" - Linda Ronstadt renders Elvis Costello listenable.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/05/2020|
"Alison" - Linda Ronstadt
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/05/2020|
"Justine" - Linda Ronstadt
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/05/2020|
op's pic looks a human version of a dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/05/2020|
A hip-hop version of Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/05/2020|
Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’ covered by Mr Hudson
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/05/2020|
First The Flamingos and then Art Garfunkel vastly improved this old 1930s song from a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/05/2020|
Your southern can is mine by The White Stripes
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/05/2020|
I really like Harry Style's cover of Juice by Lizzo
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/05/2020|
And here’s Lizzo covering Harry
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/05/2020|
I like Giorgio Moroder's "reimaging" of Tom's Diner, with Britney Spears. The fan video for the lyric version is beautiful, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/05/2020|
Depeche Mode - "Heroes"
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/05/2020|
The Pretenders cover "Stop Your Sobbing" by The Kinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/05/2020|
In these cover threads posters usually mention Siouxsie & The Banshees' Beatles cover of Dear Prudence. But the band did so many amazing covers and even released a whole cover album called Through The Looking Glass. This is their cover of Kraftwerk's Hall of Mirrors.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/06/2020|
There are scores, if not hundreds, of recorded versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
Cohen, before he died, said he was most impressed with the k.d. lang cover.
No insult to Kathy Dawn, but me? I'll take Jeff Buckley's.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/06/2020|
Iggy Pop & Deborah Harry covering, "Well, Did You Evah!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/06/2020|
"(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" - Rita Coolidge
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/06/2020|
Jimmy Sommerville kicked life into Comment te dire adieu
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/06/2020|
Heart Beat - Seduction
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/06/2020|
Sinéad O'Connor - I Don't Know How to Love Him
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/06/2020|
counting crows????? u have to be kidding.....NO
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/06/2020|
Fiona Apple - Modern Don Juan (erroneously described as "Just a Man in Love" on YouTube). Never released as a single, hence the crummy audio quality (not sure where this was recorded, I assume at Largo). Still enjoyable!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/06/2020|
A new recent phenomenal male cover of I Don’t Know How to Love Him comes from Norbert Leo Butz as part of the most recent Miscast fundraiser for MCC Theatre where they gender swap songs. Performance begins at 1:10.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/06/2020|
As much as I revere Donna Summer, I think this is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/06/2020|
Thanks R69. THAT is one of the best things I have ever heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/06/2020|
Tina Turner. Let's Stay Together (Al Green cover).
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/06/2020|
Devo successfully reworking The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction"
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/06/2020|
Not quite a full video, but it features imitating Kate Bush and Pumpkin Spice Coffee, two DL faves
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/06/2020|
Pet Shop Boys cover "Go West" (Village People)
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/07/2020|
Tracy Ullman’s version of They Don’t Know
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/07/2020|
I love Kim Weston, I love the Isley Brothers....but The Doobie Brothers' version SOARS!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/07/2020|
Inspired by the Trump gasping for breath thread -
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/07/2020|
Another great Joni Mitchell cover here that shits all over that horrific Counting Crows one.
Tori Amos - A Case of You.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/07/2020|
Olivia Newton-John's first hit single was a cover of Bob Dylan's "If Not For You"
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/07/2020|
Not nearly as good as the original, but I've got a certain fondness for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/07/2020|
Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/07/2020|
Talking Heads do "Take Me to the River" (Al Green)
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/07/2020|
Matt Alber does "I Wanna Dance with Somebody."
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/07/2020|
Sam Smith covers Whitney
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/07/2020|
Cowboy Junkies do "Sweet Jane" (The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed)
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/07/2020|
[quote] Village Voice hated it, OP.
[quote] it wouldn't be surprising if Adam Durwitz's pea-sized brain wasn't 85% dreadlocks, 10% water, and 5% actress phone numbers.
[quote] Let's speak into whichever of Durwitz's ears doesn't have a cockily tipped wool hat over it.
Glad I'm not the only one who thought that Counting Crows lead singer was the most annoying, pretentious poser who ever posed. And young Courtney Cox fell for it!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/07/2020|
Foo Fighters' cover of Prince's Darling Nikki is awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/07/2020|
Another great Zeppelin cover by the Wilson sisters, "Battle of Evermore"
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/07/2020|
Elton and the Girls
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/08/2020|
^ Posh was actually half way decent in that clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/08/2020|
[quote]Another great Zeppelin cover by the Wilson sisters, "Battle of Evermore"
An official version of the Wilson sisters doing this song is much better. I have it on a UK import CD EP, I bought it at Tower years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/08/2020|
"I Don't Know How To Love Him" - Helen Reddy
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/09/2020|
R93 Wouldn’t all the others be considered covers and this is the original? This was released as a single before Yvonne’s was even if it was on the concept album first.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/09/2020|
r94, Wikipedia calls Yvonne Elliman's version the original, and Helen Reddy's version a cover. The Jesus Christ Superstar album was released in May 1970. Helen Reddy's single was released in January 1971.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/09/2020|
Olivia Newton-John did a good cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" in 1976.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/09/2020|
My favorite version of "I Will Always Love You" is the one by Linda Ronstadt.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/09/2020|
I love Cyndi Lauper's version of What's Going On. I like the original as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/09/2020|
I love obscure records. Whitney really killed the Curtis Mayfield song "Look into your Heart".
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/09/2020|
Listen to this live version of Aretha's "Baby I Love You" by Whitney Houston. Easily better than the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/09/2020|
It's great to see Whitney let her hair down, so to speak, but that in no way is better than Franklin's.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/09/2020|
R11 looks like a Kristen Wiig parody.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/09/2020|
R.E.M. covers "Summertime."
This was released as the B-side of a 7" single in 1990 as a Holiday Single sent out to members of the band's fan club at Christmas. The A-side was "Ghost Reindeer in the Sky."
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/11/2020|
I like Elis Regina's version of Trem Azul
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/23/2020|
I love Trijntje's version of This House is Empty Now
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/23/2020|
Harvest Moon / CASSANDRA WILSON
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/10/2020|
Fuck r106 's trump loving bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/10/2020|
This is probably closer to a remake than a cover, it’s so close to the original. But the Jackson 5 “ABC” isn’t a great recording and this fixes that — plus it keeps the bubble gum pop alive and kicking. And whoever this girl is, what a phenomenal voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/10/2020|
A classic Motown recording isn't a great recording? Do you smoke crack?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/10/2020|
The quality of the recording isn’t great, no. And no, I don’t smoke crack. Love the song though.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/10/2020|
I love Joan Osborne's take on Dolly's "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/10/2020|
Mariah Carey - I'll Be There
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/10/2020|
What exactly is wrong with the recording?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/10/2020|
Excellent cover of an excellent song.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/10/2020|
Dave Hause (love him!) plays Patty Griffin (love her!) on a 5-song EP. Really love this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/10/2020|
Say Goodbye to Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/10/2020|
Kudos to R77. Great pick, I love what the Doobies do with that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/10/2020|
Kudos to R77. Great pick, I love what the Doobies do with that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/10/2020|
Two totally different covers, but both great:
Carpenters doing a ballad version of the Beatles "Ticket To Ride"
Donna Summers disco version of Manilow's "Could It Be Magic?"
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|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/10/2020|
I really love the Roxy Music, Brian Ferry version of "Like A Hurricane" (Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/10/2020|
Oleta Adams has done some fantastic covers.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/10/2020|
Grace Jones - La Vie en Rose
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/11/2020|
I love Tom Moulton's production and arrangement. But the song is not suited to Grace Jones' very limited voice. It was meant to be fronted by a singer called Teresa Wiater (not Waiter).
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/11/2020|
Britney Spears, Kid Rock...? What are you people smoking?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/11/2020|
The Beatles' version of Buddy Hollly's "Words of Love." One of the best things they ever did.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/11/2020|
The Air That I Breathe - KD Lang
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/11/2020|
Should there be a thread of indecent covers?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/11/2020|
Gareth Gates singing 'Unchained Melody'
|by Anonymous||reply 131||11/11/2020|
Barcelona's version of Taylor Swift's Love Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/11/2020|
I like Flying Picket's version of Only You more than Yazoo's original.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/11/2020|
Ane Brun does great covers. This is one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/11/2020|
Aaron Tveit's live version of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (here interspersed with "Boyfriend").
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/11/2020|
"Che Gelida Manina" from La Boheme - Aaron Tveit (start at 4:44 if it doesn't do so automatically).
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/11/2020|
Never heard of Amanda Cole, but she has a freaking amazing voice!!
Yet non-singers like Madonna and Taylor Swift are multi-millionaires. Life is sure not fair. Their success proves a ridiculous gimmick and artifice seems more important to the general public than actual talent and having a great voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/15/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/15/2020|
I think this is a tremendous version of a song I've loved since my teenage years.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/30/2020|
lordy mercy he is beyond fug
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/30/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||11/30/2020|
This. It's a shame Lauryn Hill went downhill in the ensuing decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||11/30/2020|
Eye In The Sky by Parralox
|by Anonymous||reply 144||11/30/2020|
About OP's post: I will never understand the popularity of "Big Yellow Taxi," a cutesy song that gets cuter every single time I hear it, which is way, way too often. Joni's cutesy giggle at the end may be the worst moment in her recording career.
Adam Duritz has an obscene mouth. In OP's photo, what, exactly, is he about to do? Eat the microphone? Blow the microphone?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||11/30/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||11/30/2020|
I’m on Fire covered by Tori Amos
|by Anonymous||reply 147||11/30/2020|
Proud Mary covered by Tina and Ike
|by Anonymous||reply 148||11/30/2020|
What about the indecent song covers?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/01/2020|
CCR - I heard it through the grapevine
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/01/2020|
[quote]Eye In The Sky by Parralox
Nice one. I like their cover of "The Number One Song in Heaven" better than the original.
As good as Disturbed's version of "Sound of Silence" is, I'm most grateful for it inspiring the Pentatonix version.
Big thanks to whoever shared the Norbert Leo Butz cover. I'll be listening to that all day.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||12/01/2020|
Parralox... Pentatonix... are these, cameras?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||12/01/2020|
Ask your doctor if Parralox is right for you!
I hated this song until I heard it sung by someone with a decent voice. Now I think it's good-cheesy and not annoying-cheesy.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||12/01/2020|
Pentatonix always seems so smug, overwrought, and humorless.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||12/01/2020|
↑ a new level of self-awareness ↑
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/01/2020|
Robyn's cover of Hyperballad was nice but she didn't do anything new/different with the song. Björk's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Boho Dance" is more interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||12/01/2020|
Always liked a-ha's cover of The Everly Brothers' "Crying in the Rain" -- especially live with Anneli Drecker providing harmony.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||12/01/2020|
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
|by Anonymous||reply 158||12/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 159||12/03/2020|
I love Peter Gabriel. In fact, I never heard any Harry Styles before this version of "Sledgehammer." Damn, this kid is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/03/2020|
I like his cover of "Juice" (he actually sings it whereas Lizzo's vocal is less driving). But nothing else I've heard from him has grabbed me.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||12/03/2020|
And of course Lizzo returned the favor
|by Anonymous||reply 162||12/03/2020|
John Cale covering Nico's Frozen Warnings.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||12/03/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 165||12/03/2020|
Ok going way back and to a different language with this one, but Luis Miguel's Alguien Como Tu, a Spanish version of Diane Warren's Someone In Your Life, is more enjoyable than Peabo Bryon's ballady version of it
|by Anonymous||reply 166||12/04/2020|
R165 good one
|by Anonymous||reply 167||12/04/2020|
Better than The Eagles and Linda!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||12/04/2020|
[quote]lordy mercy he is beyond fug
Who the hell are you talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||12/04/2020|
Why did I think this was John Mayer that did the cover of Big Yellow Taxi?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||12/04/2020|
[quote]I love Peter Gabriel. In fact, I never heard any Harry Styles before this version of "Sledgehammer." Damn, this kid is good.
Isn't a cover song supposed to bring something different to the original? Isn't a band, or singer, supposed do their own take on a cover version? Much in the same way the person upthread complained that Robyn's version of Bjork's Hyperballad "didn't do anything new/different with the song", neither did Harry. He even sounded a bit like Peter Gabriel! Next time he needs to pick a more difficult Peter Gabriel song.
Harry and his band basically performed the Peter Gabriel version note for note, like a cover band, what's the point?
Harry's band is excellent, I will give him that much.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||12/05/2020|
Such a depth of knowledge about midcentury rock music on here. Found a number of gems.
Speaking of midcentury musicians, Johnny Cash's cover on Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" is a classic
|by Anonymous||reply 172||12/05/2020|
Kyle Craft's take on Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel #2" - he has a great voice for this song
|by Anonymous||reply 173||12/05/2020|
Unexpected cover of Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" by Etta James, turns it into an almost-blues song
|by Anonymous||reply 174||12/05/2020|
And in a similar vein, Bettye Lavette covering The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" with Daltrey and Townsend (and for some reason, Streisand) in the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||12/05/2020|
Still baffled as to why some YouTube links show up with preview thumbnails on DL and others don't. I'm working on the theory that videos with ads on them don't show up as thumbnails.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||12/05/2020|
Nancy Wilson and Peabo Bryson cover Sondheim’s Loving You
|by Anonymous||reply 177||12/05/2020|
[Quote] Isn't a cover song supposed to bring something different to the original?
Actually, no. Cover versions were designed to eclipse the original and win a chart battle.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||12/05/2020|
Reba McEntire - Fancy
|by Anonymous||reply 179||12/05/2020|
Another one--- Killers do a fairly faithful rendition of Dire Straits while updating it, Brandon Flowers is almost rapping the lyrics (spoken word?) and they pick up the pace little too.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||12/05/2020|
^^Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet"
|by Anonymous||reply 181||12/05/2020|
Another unexpected one: Lemonheads Evan Dando covering Abba's "Knowing Me, Knowing You" --the acoustic guitar turns it into a completely different song.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||12/05/2020|
Taylor Swift - Riptide
|by Anonymous||reply 183||12/05/2020|
R178 I would totally watch a YouTube channel called Chart Battle, where a song and it’s covers and how they compete are discussed.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||12/05/2020|
Jessie J - MIchael Jackson’s Rock with you
|by Anonymous||reply 185||12/05/2020|
WHET the YouTube previews?
Without them, threads like this look like long series of empty grey boxes.
Thanks to the posters who wrote in titles, original performers, and cover version performers.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||12/05/2020|
Boyce Avenue are the Cover Kings--that's all they do and they have a huge audience for it.
Their take on 1D's "What Makes You Beautiful" is one of their best, they slow it down to an acoustic ballad with just a few guitar chords as background to singer's voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||12/05/2020|
I think Muriel turns off YouTube previews periodically.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||12/05/2020|
[quote]Actually, no. Cover versions were designed to eclipse the original and win a chart battle.
That's a total load of bollocks.
A cover song, especially when being done by an already well known band or a famous singer, is basically supposed to bring something different to the original. A cover version can even be performed in a different style of music than the original, doing so, shows talent and vision.
A cover song should not necessarily "eclipse the original and win a chart battle", how silly and absurd. Are you 12?
|by Anonymous||reply 189||12/05/2020|
No, you twit. "Cover version" meant a version of the song to cover/render the original less successful in the charts.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||12/05/2020|
[Quote] A cover version can even be performed in a different style of music than the original, doing so, shows talent and vision. A cover song should not necessarily "eclipse the original and win a chart battle", how silly and absurd. Are you 12?
You have little sense of popular music history.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||12/05/2020|
For example. Here is "Eddie My Love" by The Teen Queens, a black group. It was released in Jan 1956.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||12/05/2020|
A cover version by the Fontane Sisters was rush released on the heels of the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||12/05/2020|
The intent by Dot Records was to cover not only the song but THE RECORD by the Teen Queens. The Fontane Sisters peaked at #11 on the Hot 100, while the Teen Queens rose to #14.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||12/05/2020|
Lorde - Silver Springs cover of Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac song. I don't know much about Lorde or her singing voice but, this live performance with the big soul singer women picking up the brunt of the song. i love the gospel back up singer women like Elvis had. You know? When I heard this rock and soul version I was blown away. Whether you like Stevie or not she's not an easy act to follow except for the country landslide. My favorites by her are the c/w After The Glitter Fades and Gypsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||12/05/2020|
Speaking of Lorde, here's "Royals."
|by Anonymous||reply 196||12/05/2020|
[quote]You have little sense of popular music history.
This moron is even MORE clueless about cover versions: "No, you twit. "Cover version" meant a version of the song to cover/render the original less successful in the charts."
Wow, so many in this thread know so little about pop music in general. Most cover versions are usually never huge hits like the original artist's version of a song. Again, what totally clueless responses.
R191, you don't anything about me. People like R191 seem to love to argue about the things they know so little about. A cover version should always bring a new take on the original. The cover version need not improve or be 'better' than the original, just different and perhaps make clueless people seek out the original recording. End of discussion.
For example, ALL these versions of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood are EXCELLENT: The Animals, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity and Joe Cocker. ALL these versions are worth hearing. Nina Simone did the original version, in 1964. It goes without saying, Nina's version is amazing.
I've actually worked in the music biz, over 30 years. How old are you 20? A teen? I also have many working musicians in my family, an uncle was a record producer and there are currently in-demand session musicians in my family.
I reckon I know a hell of a lot about many genres of music than most people arguing here. I sure know more about what makes a record successful.
It's laughable to post that a cover version :"meant a version of the song to cover/render the original less successful in the charts."
Where the hell do some of you conjure up such utter bullshit? 😂 🤣😂 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 197||12/05/2020|
[Quote] A cover version should always bring a new take on the original.
How are you going to enforce your little rule?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||12/05/2020|
[Quote] I've actually worked in the music biz, over 30 years.
Then you should know the origin of the term "cover version."
|by Anonymous||reply 199||12/05/2020|
Eurythmics - Something In The Air. One thing Annie didn't ruin.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||12/05/2020|
[quote]Dylan's tunes sound so much better when they are coming out of the mouth of someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||12/05/2020|
[quote]Dylan's tunes sound so much better when they are coming out of the mouth of someone else.
Same with Joni Mitchell. Once someone else rid the song of her airy-fairy style, you realized she had some good songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||12/05/2020|
The first time I heard this, I thought it was brilliant. I interpreted it as a shy boy questioning his sexuality.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||12/05/2020|
Shawn Mendes' cover of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".
|by Anonymous||reply 204||12/05/2020|
Sloop John B by Josh Lee Turner and the touring cast of Simon & Garfunkel. Live from the back of a tour bus. Very impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||12/05/2020|
Aretha’s I say a little prayer for you
|by Anonymous||reply 206||12/05/2020|
[quote]Aretha’s I say a little prayer for you
Yuck! Aretha makes the back up singers do all the heavy lifting. And the few bits she does "sing" she sounds like a screaming seal.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||12/05/2020|
Whitney’s I’m Every Woman
|by Anonymous||reply 208||12/05/2020|
Gus Gus covering Depeche Mode's Monument.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||12/05/2020|
Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U
|by Anonymous||reply 210||12/05/2020|
Wow, R70! I'm a Donna Summer lover, and I'd never heard/seen that. Now I've listened to/watched it three times. Thank you!
|by Anonymous||reply 211||12/05/2020|
Whitney always skipped out on singing the bridge to "I'm Every Woman" live. She didn't have the range.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||12/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 213||12/06/2020|
Now that the Christmas season is here, here's the only good cover of Fairytale Of New York, covered by by the Whistlin' Donkeys and Maria Connolly:
|by Anonymous||reply 214||12/06/2020|
Berlin Project's ska cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice"
|by Anonymous||reply 215||12/06/2020|
If ska is not your thing, The Gourds do a country/bluegrass cover of Gin and Juice
|by Anonymous||reply 216||12/06/2020|
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Creep
|by Anonymous||reply 217||12/06/2020|
Leona Lewis - Run (Snow Patrol)
|by Anonymous||reply 218||12/06/2020|
Martin Gore - In a Manner of Speaking (Tuxedomoon)
|by Anonymous||reply 219||12/06/2020|
All Angels - Nothing Compares 2 U
|by Anonymous||reply 220||12/06/2020|
Mari Wilson - Cry Me A River.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||12/08/2020|
Morrissey doing Laura Nyro's classic "Wedding Bell Blues"
|by Anonymous||reply 222||12/09/2020|
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (Avril Lavigne)
|by Anonymous||reply 223||12/09/2020|
“In the Morning” (Bee Gees cover live version from 1968) by Nina Simone.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||12/09/2020|
Toni Basil's "Mickey" (originally "Kitty" by Racey)
|by Anonymous||reply 225||12/10/2020|
Another one by Pet Shop Boys ... Always on My Mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||12/11/2020|
Orville Peck covers Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy, heartbreak, this time with a Country twang, ensues.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||12/11/2020|
Do Me Baby, Prince cover
|by Anonymous||reply 228||12/12/2020|
I think Grace Jone’s version of “La Vie en Rose” is fantastic. She sings/interprets that song as though she wrote it herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||12/12/2020|
Funny you say that as Jones aped the singer for whom the track was intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||12/12/2020|
The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye
|by Anonymous||reply 231||12/12/2020|
Push The Button - The Worst Cover Band Of The World
|by Anonymous||reply 232||12/12/2020|
Romeo Void's version of "Wrap It Up" (Sam & Dave)
|by Anonymous||reply 233||12/12/2020|
Steps does the Bee Gees - Tragedy
|by Anonymous||reply 234||12/12/2020|
Jackie Trent's big, brassy ballad version of "It's Not Unusual"
|by Anonymous||reply 235||12/12/2020|
Bruce Springsteen covers The Bee Gees
|by Anonymous||reply 236||12/12/2020|
Dance/club versions of slower ballads can be hit or miss, usually more of the latter, but I really liked this upbeat version of Coldplay's Viva La Vida.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||12/12/2020|
russell watson - volare
|by Anonymous||reply 238||12/12/2020|
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
|by Anonymous||reply 239||12/12/2020|
Cake - I Will Survive
|by Anonymous||reply 240||12/12/2020|
Erasure - S.O.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||12/12/2020|
R240 see r165
|by Anonymous||reply 242||12/12/2020|
The lounge version of Baby Got Back by Richard Cheese
|by Anonymous||reply 243||12/12/2020|
Just discovered this great cover/medley of The Royalettes/Deniece Williams' 'It's Gonna Take A Miracle' and Little Anthony & The Imperials' 'I'm On The Outside (Looking In)' done as a medley.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||12/12/2020|
You don't own me - The Blow Monkeys
|by Anonymous||reply 245||12/12/2020|
I've always loved this Hi-NRG cover of The Monkees' '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone' by Modern Rocketry.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||12/12/2020|
Dwight Yoakam - Suspicious Minds
|by Anonymous||reply 247||12/12/2020|
Love this cover of Velvet Underground's 'Femme Fatale' by Genevieve Waite (produced by John Phillips). Even better than the original!
|by Anonymous||reply 248||12/12/2020|
I've been listening to this soulful cover of 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix' by (Aretha's sister) Erma Franklin for so many years that I have no idea who did the original. Glen Campbell? Who cares!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||12/12/2020|
The only version of 'New York State Of Mind' I've ever cared about was recorded by Johnny Mathis. Sorry Billy Joel!
|by Anonymous||reply 250||12/12/2020|
Emma Bunton - Crickets Sing For Anamaria
|by Anonymous||reply 251||12/12/2020|
Karen really brings out the pathos of the song, but you also sense she is singing her own truth. “And as for fortune and as for fame, I never invited them in, though they seemed to the world they were all I desired.”
|by Anonymous||reply 252||12/12/2020|
Cher - Walking in Memphis
|by Anonymous||reply 253||12/12/2020|
Cher wasn’t the originator of Walking in Memphis? How can that possibly be?
|by Anonymous||reply 254||12/12/2020|
Favorite Cher cover #1: Her early 70s take on the Jazz standard 'By Myself'. Love her vocals here and Sonny Bono's arrangement.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||12/12/2020|
Sonny did arrangements? Like Richard Carpenter? Did not know that!
|by Anonymous||reply 256||12/13/2020|
Favorite Cher cover #2: Her Late 60s cover of Bonnie Bramlett's 'Groupie (Superstar)'. Bonnie's version will always be my favorite but Cher's is in my Top 5 versions of this song. Unlike Karen Carpenter, Cher (and her arranger) got it right. The song's about a tough Groupie Chick who fell in love after the one night stand. The Carpenters took it an entirely different place. I like the earlier versions more.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||12/13/2020|
Yes, 256. Sonny was never a singer. He was actually a talented musician/arranger who worked closely with Phil Spector early in his career. His arrangements all had a distinctive sound and were heavy on the drums. Here's a great example, an early Cher single 'Dream Baby'.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||12/13/2020|
Kim Gordon doing Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" karaoke-style as part of her side project Ciccone Youth. I'm sure Madonna had this video in mind when she performed Express Yourself in military drag on the Reinvention Tour
|by Anonymous||reply 259||12/13/2020|
Love this although I don't speak a word of French.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||12/13/2020|
The Sweet - Relections
|by Anonymous||reply 261||12/13/2020|
Bananarama - Nathan Jones
|by Anonymous||reply 262||12/13/2020|
R3 The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall
|by Anonymous||reply 263||12/13/2020|
R263 I literally just heard this last night and had now clue who sang it. It is so awesome! Thanks!!
|by Anonymous||reply 264||12/13/2020|
Unfortunately, there is no long version of this available, but Katherine Ho does a great version of Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You in Mandarin for a Panda Express commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||12/13/2020|
^^^ Sorry, here's the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||12/13/2020|
Aretha covers Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell
|by Anonymous||reply 267||12/13/2020|
Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Love
|by Anonymous||reply 268||12/13/2020|
Metallica performs Ennio Morricone's 'Ecstasy of Gold' from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' film score.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||12/13/2020|
A bit OT, but I never understood the accolades given to The Carpenters. They were mediocre popsters at best. They produced bland music, they had no actual image. They made disposable pop music. I'd compare them with someone as dull as Taylor Swift, her success is also incomprehensible.
Karen's voice was so bland, there was nothing unique about it. Their music was incredibly MOR and extremely depressing. I cringe when I hear their music. It's amazing that so many talented and famous musicians seem to praise them. There have also been tribute albums. Weird.
They tortured the song Superstar. Karen couldn't be any more off in her interpretation of that song.
I'm totally baffled. I have actually working musicians in my family, session musicians and touring musicians, they are as baffled as I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||12/13/2020|
Shoop Shoop Song
|by Anonymous||reply 271||12/13/2020|
Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (written and recorded by a band called Klaatu)
|by Anonymous||reply 272||12/13/2020|
[quote]Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (written and recorded by a band called Klaatu)
|by Anonymous||reply 273||12/13/2020|
[Quote] They made disposable pop music.
And yet, their music has lasted.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||12/14/2020|
Blondie - "Denis"
(Clem on drums, one of the best.)
|by Anonymous||reply 275||12/15/2020|
Foo Fighters covering Drake's "Hotline Bling" as part of their Hanukkah Series
|by Anonymous||reply 276||12/15/2020|
A bit more out there, from the same series
Foo Fighters cover Peaches' "Fuck The Pain Away"
|by Anonymous||reply 277||12/15/2020|
Two male singers dark reworkings of two different famous songs. Both are spine-tingling.
1. Lyle Lovett's version of 'Mack the Knife'
|by Anonymous||reply 278||12/15/2020|
2. Frank Ocean turns 'Hotel California' into 'American Wedding'. Banned because jealous Eagles don't understand what a hommage is.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||12/15/2020|
McFly, 'You're The One That I Want'.
Quite a sexy take, but still with all the campy fun of the original. There's two male vocalists, so it's pretty gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||12/15/2020|
Norman Connors (featuring Phyllis Hyman) 'Betcha By Golly Wow' - The recording that put Phyllis Hyman on the map. A lot of people think that the original version was by The Stylistics, who had the hit version, but it was actually first recorded years earlier by Connie Stevens as 'Keep Growing Stronger'.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||12/15/2020|
For reference here's Connie Stevens' 'Keep Growing Strong' aka 'Betcha By Golly Wow'.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||12/15/2020|
Lisa Stansfield covering Phyllis Hyman’s You know how to love me
|by Anonymous||reply 283||12/15/2020|
R281 Prince did the best version of, 'Betcha By Golly Wow!', on his EMANCIPATION record.
Just, ignore the ridiculous music video.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||12/16/2020|
Queens Of The Stone Age do some killer covers.
Their sultry and slinky take on 'Never Say Never', originally by the criminally-underrated Romeovoid, is up there.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||12/16/2020|
QOTSA also ably covered The Kinks 'Who'll Be The Next In Line?', giving it some raw raspy rockabilly flavour.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||12/16/2020|
I’m sorry but Phyllis Hyman may be the most talented person who ever existed, but with a name like that I can never get past it to actually listen to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||12/16/2020|
How silly of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||12/16/2020|
While The Captain and Tennille's breakout hit was a Neil Sedaka cover, here is Toni Tennille doing Smokey Robinson.
No, I cannot explain the dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||12/16/2020|
Love Spit Love - How Soon Is Now
After the Psychedelic Furs went on "hiatus" lead singer Richard Butler formed a new band, Love Spit Love. They were asked to record this cover for the soundtrack of The Craft, and of course it was used as the theme song for Charmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||12/16/2020|
Shake from The Supremes' album: We Remember Sam Cooke
|by Anonymous||reply 291||12/16/2020|
Lola Falana adds a little soul to Peggy Lee (start at 4:30)
|by Anonymous||reply 292||12/16/2020|
Song starts at 1.02
|by Anonymous||reply 293||12/18/2020|
I don’t know who this is or what show they are referencing, does London have a Britney Jukebox musical?, but this by far elevate the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||12/18/2020|
Annie Lennox - River Deep, Mountain High
|by Anonymous||reply 295||12/18/2020|
I think there's a Max Martin juke box musical.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||12/18/2020|
Bossa Nova Beatles - Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 - Daytripper (sung by Lani Hall and Bibi Vogel)
|by Anonymous||reply 297||12/18/2020|
Alex Newell - Boogie Shoes
|by Anonymous||reply 298||12/18/2020|
Blondie + Philip Glass
Heart of Glass - Crabtree Remix
|by Anonymous||reply 299||12/18/2020|
Strawberry Fields Forever by Candy Flip
|by Anonymous||reply 300||12/19/2020|
R300 The Soup Dragons - I'm Free
|by Anonymous||reply 301||12/19/2020|
This is becoming a hit this month - Ritt Momney's cover of Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On"
|by Anonymous||reply 302||12/19/2020|
^^and to answer the inevitable question, Ritt is a 20 year old Mormon from SLC
|by Anonymous||reply 303||12/19/2020|
Stones covering Dylan
|by Anonymous||reply 304||12/19/2020|
Bryan Adams played 'Wild Thing' at least a dozen times during his 1990s lives.
He and his band give it a space-rocky, bombastic resonance and a celebratory slant. It's pretty different.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||12/20/2020|
^^and to return that serve; Aurea does a fantastic cover of Bryan Adams' early forgotten disco cut, 'Don't Ya Say It'.
Love how she makes it kind of loungey and with a 50s-60s sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||12/20/2020|
Phoebe Snow - Every Night
|by Anonymous||reply 307||12/22/2020|
Cathy Dennis reworks Fonda Rae's "Touch Me (All Night Long)"
|by Anonymous||reply 308||12/28/2020|
The same f***ing person is posting all these songs. Just stop already! Most of these covers you post are shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||12/28/2020|
R309 so simple, don’t listen to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||12/28/2020|
Trini Lopez - If I Had a Hammer
|by Anonymous||reply 311||12/29/2020|
@ R309 Sheena Easton - Jimmy Mack
|by Anonymous||reply 312||12/30/2020|
Chaka Khan’s I feel for you
|by Anonymous||reply 313||12/30/2020|
“The Immigrant Song” by Karen O, Trent Raznor and Atticus Ross
|by Anonymous||reply 314||12/30/2020|
Tori Amos - Whole Lotta Love/Thank You mash-up
|by Anonymous||reply 315||12/30/2020|
T - Like a Prayer
|by Anonymous||reply 316||12/30/2020|
T - Livin’ On a Prayer
|by Anonymous||reply 317||12/30/2020|
T - Smells Like Teen Spirit
|by Anonymous||reply 318||12/30/2020|
Big Black - The Model (Kraftwerk)
|by Anonymous||reply 319||12/30/2020|
Bonnie Pointer's Disco remake of the Elgin's "Heaven Must Have Sent You"
|by Anonymous||reply 320||12/30/2020|
This would have been a great cover if Donna Summer didn't keep calling it MacArthur's Park.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||12/30/2020|
The Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye" by the Communards
|by Anonymous||reply 322||12/30/2020|
Goin' Out of My Head - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
|by Anonymous||reply 323||12/30/2020|
Goin' Out of My Head - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
|by Anonymous||reply 324||12/30/2020|
Dead or Alive’s cover of ”That’s the Way I Like It” is one of the few covers that it better than the original IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||12/30/2020|
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
|by Anonymous||reply 326||12/30/2020|
Bananarama - Venus
|by Anonymous||reply 327||12/30/2020|
You can always tell when someone who was young in the eighties has invaded the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||12/30/2020|
"Kiss" - Tom Jones and Art of Noise
|by Anonymous||reply 329||12/30/2020|
"Kiss" - Tom Jones and Art of Noise
|by Anonymous||reply 330||12/30/2020|
If you could read my mind
|by Anonymous||reply 331||12/30/2020|
No Doubt - It’s my life
|by Anonymous||reply 332||12/30/2020|
Vengaboys - Shalala
|by Anonymous||reply 333||12/30/2020|
R331 That shit is terrible. It's a sad folk love song. They've turned it into a fast tempo dance pop debacle
|by Anonymous||reply 334||12/30/2020|
I like the Viola Wills version.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||12/30/2020|
Fern Kinney - Groove Me
|by Anonymous||reply 336||12/30/2020|
BOY TOWN GANG - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
|by Anonymous||reply 337||12/30/2020|
I like this cover of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
|by Anonymous||reply 338||12/30/2020|
Over the rainbow
|by Anonymous||reply 339||12/30/2020|
M People’s Padlock
|by Anonymous||reply 340||12/31/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 341||12/31/2020|
Willie Hutch - California My Way
Willie wrote the song but it was first recorded by the 5th Dimension in 1967 and his version didn't come out until 1973.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||12/31/2020|
Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Who Do You Think You Are
|by Anonymous||reply 343||12/31/2020|
R323 The Word - The Carnival - (1969)
|by Anonymous||reply 344||01/02/2021|
I still can't get over OP. That's literally one of the worst, most shiteous covers of a song ever recorded, and s/he started the thread with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 345||01/02/2021|
[quote] Ritt Momney's cover of Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On"
A terrible, terrible version.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||01/02/2021|
Fine Young Cannibals takes on "Suspicious Minds" with backing vocals by Jimmy Sommerville.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||01/02/2021|
R309 Girls Aloud - Jump
|by Anonymous||reply 348||01/02/2021|
From the Jamiroquai thread.
Jay Kay and his amazing band's version of Bad Girls, live in Verona Italy, 2002. In the pouring rain no less.
It's amazing. It's also amazing no one in the band got electrocuted!
|by Anonymous||reply 349||01/09/2021|
Not that amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||01/09/2021|
[quote]Not that amazing.
Really 'Miss Ross'?
Bad Girls was by Donna Summer not Diana Ross! It was actually Donna's most famous album. Give up your gay card kid.
If you posted that torturous Tori Amos shit upthread, no wonder you don't have a fucking clue.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||01/09/2021|
[Quote] Really 'Miss Ross'?
|by Anonymous||reply 352||01/09/2021|
[Quote] Really 'Miss Ross'?
|by Anonymous||reply 353||01/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 354||01/09/2021|
R349 Thanks for that. Loved it! R354 That's way better than the original or Chrissy Hynde version.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||01/13/2021|
Thanks R349, had never seen that!
|by Anonymous||reply 356||01/28/2021|
Feeling Good - George Michael
|by Anonymous||reply 357||01/28/2021|
The screen cap at the top of this thread is unaccountably annoying. I think it’s the tongue.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||01/28/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 359||02/01/2021|
I'm still offended that some sad, demented soul thought the Counting Crows' version of Big Yellow Taxi was "decent."
It is AURAL RAPE!
|by Anonymous||reply 360||02/01/2021|
R359 Really? That's a terrible cover. But then again so is the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||02/01/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 362||03/11/2021|
Rozalla - I Love Music (1994)
Head this recently and really like it
|by Anonymous||reply 363||03/12/2021|
[quote][R359] Really? That's a terrible cover. But then again so is the original.
You do know who did the original, don't you? It wasn't Soft Cell.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||03/13/2021|
r150, weren't they the original artists?
|by Anonymous||reply 365||03/13/2021|
I have a soft spot for Kim Basinger's version of Let's Do It from "The Marrying Man"
|by Anonymous||reply 366||03/13/2021|
^on second thoughts I guess standards don't count, disregard!
|by Anonymous||reply 367||03/13/2021|
R103 I'm so glad I found this thread. On my first night of college, I went to a frat party and the first song I heard was "Summertime" but I never knew who was performing it. That is the version I heard. I always thought it was appropriate since it was at the College of Charleston.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||03/13/2021|
R365 No. And CCR wasn’t even the first to cover the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||03/13/2021|
Marty Casey during the Rock Star INXS competition covering Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time"
|by Anonymous||reply 370||03/13/2021|
Did you ever think you'd hear a salsa version of a song by The Cure?
|by Anonymous||reply 371||03/13/2021|
No Doubt’s cover of It’s My Life was, is an abomination. My life long loathing of Geen Stefanik is justified.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||03/14/2021|
I’m loving many of these recommendations. Also feeling very old and slightly sad. Mary!
|by Anonymous||reply 373||03/14/2021|
Just like heaven
|by Anonymous||reply 374||03/15/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 375||03/20/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 376||03/20/2021|
The Staple Singers covering Talking Heads' "Slippery People"
|by Anonymous||reply 377||03/20/2021|
King of Pain by Alanis Morisette. Enjoy her vocals much better than Sting. Less poppy than the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||03/20/2021|
[quote] King of Pain by Alanis Morisette.
I prefer Alanis' cover of "My Humps."
|by Anonymous||reply 379||03/20/2021|
Wherever I lay my hat (That’s my Home). Paul Young Marvin Gaye’s original is jaunty and fun, but Young’s version is more how you would expect Gaye to ding the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||03/20/2021|
George Michael’s cover of Roxanne
|by Anonymous||reply 381||03/20/2021|
Blonde Twink Nipple Flash....2:27 mark....You're welcome...
|by Anonymous||reply 382||03/20/2021|
r96 I also like this version of Jolene from Goth-Pop group Strawberry Switchblade.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||03/20/2021|
This ....Must have been Love......A slow romantic version.....
|by Anonymous||reply 384||03/20/2021|
R378 Interesting. Thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 385||03/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 386||03/24/2021|
Every time I see this I want to slap the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||03/24/2021|
George Benson - The Other Side of Abbey Road
This entire album is astonishing from start to finish.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||03/24/2021|
This lady is right in the pocket.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||03/24/2021|
CORVYX's version of "Anyone"
|by Anonymous||reply 390||03/24/2021|
That video is more transcendental than anything Sting ever attempted.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||03/24/2021|
Nirvana does Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World"
|by Anonymous||reply 392||03/24/2021|
[quote][R150], weren't they the original artists?
You seriously thought Creedence Clearwater Revival made the original version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"?
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966. The first recording of the song to be released was produced by Whitfield for Gladys Knight & the Pips and released as a single in September 1967. It went to number one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and number two on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and shortly became the biggest selling Motown single to date.
The Miracles were the first to record the song in 1966, but their version wasn't released until August 1968 when it was included on their album Special Occasion.
The Marvin Gaye version was the second to be recorded, in the beginning of 1967, but only the third to be released. It was placed on his 1968 album In the Groove, a year and a half later, where it gained the attention of radio disc jockeys, and Motown founder Berry Gordy finally agreed to its release as a single in October 1968, when it went to the top of the Billboard Pop Singles chart for seven weeks from December 1968 to January 1969 and overtook the Gladys Knight & the Pips' version of being the biggest hit single on the Motown label (Tamla).
The Gaye recording has since become an acclaimed soul classic.
In 1998 the song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant" value. In 2004, it was placed 81 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And on the commemorative fortieth anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 issue of Billboard magazine in June 2008, Marvin Gaye's "Grapevine" was ranked sixty-fifth.
In addition to being released several times by Motown artists, the song has been recorded by a range of musicians including Creedence Clearwater Revival, who made an eleven-minute interpretation for their 1970 album, Cosmo's Factory."
|by Anonymous||reply 393||03/25/2021|
Queens of the Stone Age do Romeo Void's "Never Say Never" (I might like you better if we slept together).
|by Anonymous||reply 394||04/05/2021|
The Slits version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine is my favorite.
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