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Decent song covers

Big Yellow Taxi

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by Anonymousreply 395Last Wednesday at 1:17 PM

Op ...are you lost, you tasteless cunt? Fucketh offeth.

by Anonymousreply 110/04/2020

Village Voice hated it, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 210/04/2020

Wonderwall

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by Anonymousreply 310/04/2020

Madonna feat. Massive Attack - I Want You

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by Anonymousreply 410/04/2020

Deftones.

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by Anonymousreply 510/04/2020

This was a decent Joni cover. I'll just pretend it's OP.

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by Anonymousreply 610/04/2020

Wildest Dreams

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by Anonymousreply 710/04/2020

Britney Spears -- [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction

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by Anonymousreply 810/04/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 910/04/2020

Stardust - Willie Nelson

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by Anonymousreply 1010/04/2020

Will to Power - Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley

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by Anonymousreply 1110/04/2020

Dylan's tunes sound so much better when they are coming out of the mouth of someone else.

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by Anonymousreply 1210/04/2020

Another Dylan tune turned into something far beyond the original.

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by Anonymousreply 1310/04/2020

John Hiatt's Have a Little Faith In Me.

She does a fab job.

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by Anonymousreply 1410/04/2020

Angélique Kidjo - Once In A Lifetime

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by Anonymousreply 1510/04/2020

Best cover of this 1932 Cole Porter song I've heard. Terrifying.

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by Anonymousreply 1610/04/2020

Wing - Sing (A Song)

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by Anonymousreply 1710/04/2020

Jan Terri - Ave Maria

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by Anonymousreply 1810/04/2020

Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt (originally by the late, great John Prine who just died of Covid because of Donald fucking Trump)

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by Anonymousreply 1910/04/2020

"Gimme Shelter". An iconic tune turned into something a bit more urgent and personal. Besides, he looks damn good in shades.

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by Anonymousreply 2010/04/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2110/04/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2210/04/2020

Wing is a fucking genius

by Anonymousreply 2310/04/2020

Lambada by Kaoma

the true original is "Llorando se fue" from Bolivia

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by Anonymousreply 2410/04/2020

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).

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by Anonymousreply 2510/04/2020

I loved Patti's cover.

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by Anonymousreply 2610/04/2020

I prefer Eva's version to Sting's

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by Anonymousreply 2710/04/2020

this one!

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by Anonymousreply 2810/04/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2910/04/2020

Until this absolutely sublime cover came about, I always preferred the first-released "Wildflowers" version by Judy Collins.

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by Anonymousreply 3010/04/2020

Santana's "Well Alright" (a total reimagining of Buddy Holly's original).

by Anonymousreply 3110/04/2020

Shawn Colvin - Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic

I like this version even better than the original song by The Police.

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by Anonymousreply 3210/04/2020

There are so many version of "Money" but I love the one by The Flying Lizards.

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by Anonymousreply 3310/04/2020

R27 good one! I love her version too.

by Anonymousreply 3410/04/2020

War by Bruce Springsteen(although I was getting distracted by his tight jeans).

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by Anonymousreply 3510/04/2020

Elvis Costello - I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself. I love his emotional interpretation.

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by Anonymousreply 3610/04/2020

Tainted Love covered by Soft Cell, so innovative and 80s iconic that it’s hard to believe it from the 1960s.

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by Anonymousreply 3710/04/2020

X's version of the Jerry Lee Lewis hit "Breathless".

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by Anonymousreply 3810/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 3910/05/2020

Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning

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by Anonymousreply 4010/05/2020

Alison Moyet - Whispering Your Name

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by Anonymousreply 4110/05/2020

BETTER than the original

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by Anonymousreply 4210/05/2020

That Counting Crows song has the worst overproduced and saccharine female vocals.

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2020

Taiwanese American singer Joanna Wang Ruolin doing a cover of the Teresa Teng classic, ‘I only care about you’

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by Anonymousreply 4410/05/2020

"Party Girl" - Linda Ronstadt renders Elvis Costello listenable.

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by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2020

"Alison" - Linda Ronstadt

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by Anonymousreply 4610/05/2020

"Justine" - Linda Ronstadt

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by Anonymousreply 4710/05/2020

op's pic looks a human version of a dog.

by Anonymousreply 4810/05/2020

A hip-hop version of Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’

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by Anonymousreply 4910/05/2020

Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’ covered by Mr Hudson

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by Anonymousreply 5010/05/2020

First The Flamingos and then Art Garfunkel vastly improved this old 1930s song from a movie.

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by Anonymousreply 5110/05/2020

Hotel California

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by Anonymousreply 5210/05/2020

Your southern can is mine by The White Stripes

by Anonymousreply 5310/05/2020

I really like Harry Style's cover of Juice by Lizzo

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by Anonymousreply 5410/05/2020

And here’s Lizzo covering Harry

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by Anonymousreply 5510/05/2020

I like Giorgio Moroder's "reimaging" of Tom's Diner, with Britney Spears. The fan video for the lyric version is beautiful, too.

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by Anonymousreply 5610/05/2020

Depeche Mode - "Heroes"

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by Anonymousreply 5710/05/2020

The Pretenders cover "Stop Your Sobbing" by The Kinks.

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by Anonymousreply 5810/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5910/06/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6010/06/2020

Iggy Pop & Deborah Harry covering, "Well, Did You Evah!

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by Anonymousreply 6110/06/2020

"(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" - Rita Coolidge

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by Anonymousreply 6210/06/2020

Jimmy Sommerville kicked life into Comment te dire adieu

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by Anonymousreply 6310/06/2020

Samantha Jade--Breakeven

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by Anonymousreply 6410/06/2020

Heart Beat - Seduction

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by Anonymousreply 6510/06/2020

Sinéad O'Connor - I Don't Know How to Love Him

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by Anonymousreply 6610/06/2020

counting crows????? u have to be kidding.....NO

by Anonymousreply 6710/06/2020

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!

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by Anonymousreply 6810/06/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6910/06/2020

As much as I revere Donna Summer, I think this is better.

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by Anonymousreply 7010/06/2020

Thanks R69. THAT is one of the best things I have ever heard.

by Anonymousreply 7110/06/2020

Tina Turner. Let's Stay Together (Al Green cover).

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by Anonymousreply 7210/06/2020

Devo successfully reworking The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction"

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by Anonymousreply 7310/06/2020

Not quite a full video, but it features imitating Kate Bush and Pumpkin Spice Coffee, two DL faves

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by Anonymousreply 7410/06/2020

Pet Shop Boys cover "Go West" (Village People)

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by Anonymousreply 7510/07/2020

Tracy Ullman’s version of They Don’t Know

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by Anonymousreply 7610/07/2020

I love Kim Weston, I love the Isley Brothers....but The Doobie Brothers' version SOARS!

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by Anonymousreply 7710/07/2020

Inspired by the Trump gasping for breath thread -

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by Anonymousreply 7810/07/2020

Another great Joni Mitchell cover here that shits all over that horrific Counting Crows one.

Tori Amos - A Case of You.

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by Anonymousreply 7910/07/2020

Olivia Newton-John's first hit single was a cover of Bob Dylan's "If Not For You"

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by Anonymousreply 8010/07/2020

Not nearly as good as the original, but I've got a certain fondness for it.

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by Anonymousreply 8110/07/2020

Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way

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by Anonymousreply 8210/07/2020

Talking Heads do "Take Me to the River" (Al Green)

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by Anonymousreply 8310/07/2020

Matt Alber does "I Wanna Dance with Somebody."

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by Anonymousreply 8410/07/2020

Sam Smith covers Whitney

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by Anonymousreply 8510/07/2020

Cowboy Junkies do "Sweet Jane" (The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed)

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by Anonymousreply 8610/07/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8710/07/2020

Foo Fighters' cover of Prince's Darling Nikki is awesome.

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by Anonymousreply 8810/07/2020

Another great Zeppelin cover by the Wilson sisters, "Battle of Evermore"

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by Anonymousreply 8910/07/2020

Elton and the Girls

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by Anonymousreply 9010/08/2020

^ Posh was actually half way decent in that clip.

by Anonymousreply 9110/08/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 9210/08/2020

"I Don't Know How To Love Him" - Helen Reddy

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by Anonymousreply 9310/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9410/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9510/09/2020

Olivia Newton-John did a good cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" in 1976.

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by Anonymousreply 9610/09/2020

My favorite version of "I Will Always Love You" is the one by Linda Ronstadt.

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by Anonymousreply 9710/09/2020

I love Cyndi Lauper's version of What's Going On. I like the original as well.

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by Anonymousreply 9810/09/2020

I love obscure records. Whitney really killed the Curtis Mayfield song "Look into your Heart".

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by Anonymousreply 9910/09/2020

Listen to this live version of Aretha's "Baby I Love You" by Whitney Houston. Easily better than the original.

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by Anonymousreply 10010/09/2020

It's great to see Whitney let her hair down, so to speak, but that in no way is better than Franklin's.

by Anonymousreply 10110/09/2020

R11 looks like a Kristen Wiig parody.

by Anonymousreply 10210/09/2020

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."

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by Anonymousreply 10310/11/2020

I like Elis Regina's version of Trem Azul

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by Anonymousreply 10410/23/2020

I love Trijntje's version of This House is Empty Now

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by Anonymousreply 10510/23/2020

Harvest Moon / CASSANDRA WILSON

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by Anonymousreply 10611/10/2020

Royals.

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by Anonymousreply 10711/10/2020

Fuck r106 's trump loving bitch

by Anonymousreply 10811/10/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 10911/10/2020

A classic Motown recording isn't a great recording? Do you smoke crack?

by Anonymousreply 11011/10/2020

The quality of the recording isn’t great, no. And no, I don’t smoke crack. Love the song though.

by Anonymousreply 11111/10/2020

I love Joan Osborne's take on Dolly's "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"

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by Anonymousreply 11211/10/2020

Mariah Carey - I'll Be There

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by Anonymousreply 11311/10/2020

What exactly is wrong with the recording?

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by Anonymousreply 11411/10/2020

Excellent cover of an excellent song.

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by Anonymousreply 11511/10/2020

Dave Hause (love him!) plays Patty Griffin (love her!) on a 5-song EP. Really love this one.

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by Anonymousreply 11611/10/2020

Say Goodbye to Hollywood.

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by Anonymousreply 11711/10/2020

Kudos to R77. Great pick, I love what the Doobies do with that song.

by Anonymousreply 11811/10/2020

Kudos to R77. Great pick, I love what the Doobies do with that song.

by Anonymousreply 11911/10/2020

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?"

by Anonymousreply 12011/10/2020

Amanda Cole.

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by Anonymousreply 12111/10/2020

I really love the Roxy Music, Brian Ferry version of "Like A Hurricane" (Neil Young & Crazy Horse)

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by Anonymousreply 12211/10/2020

Oleta Adams has done some fantastic covers.

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by Anonymousreply 12311/10/2020

Grace Jones - La Vie en Rose

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by Anonymousreply 12411/11/2020

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).

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by Anonymousreply 12511/11/2020

Britney Spears, Kid Rock...? What are you people smoking?

by Anonymousreply 12611/11/2020

The Beatles' version of Buddy Hollly's "Words of Love." One of the best things they ever did.

by Anonymousreply 12711/11/2020

Africa

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The Air That I Breathe - KD Lang

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by Anonymousreply 12911/11/2020

Should there be a thread of indecent covers?

by Anonymousreply 13011/11/2020

Gareth Gates singing 'Unchained Melody'

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by Anonymousreply 13111/11/2020

Barcelona's version of Taylor Swift's Love Story.

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by Anonymousreply 13211/11/2020

I like Flying Picket's version of Only You more than Yazoo's original.

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by Anonymousreply 13311/11/2020

Ane Brun does great covers. This is one of my favorites.

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by Anonymousreply 13411/11/2020

Aaron Tveit's live version of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (here interspersed with "Boyfriend").

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by Anonymousreply 13511/11/2020

"Che Gelida Manina" from La Boheme - Aaron Tveit (start at 4:44 if it doesn't do so automatically).

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by Anonymousreply 13611/11/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13711/11/2020

The Best.

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by Anonymousreply 13811/15/2020

Repost:

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by Anonymousreply 13911/15/2020

I think this is a tremendous version of a song I've loved since my teenage years.

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by Anonymousreply 14011/30/2020

lordy mercy he is beyond fug

by Anonymousreply 14111/30/2020

Ugh..no...just NO

by Anonymousreply 14211/30/2020

This. It's a shame Lauryn Hill went downhill in the ensuing decades.

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by Anonymousreply 14311/30/2020

Eye In The Sky by Parralox

by Anonymousreply 14411/30/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14511/30/2020

Smooth Criminal

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I’m on Fire covered by Tori Amos

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by Anonymousreply 14711/30/2020

Proud Mary covered by Tina and Ike

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by Anonymousreply 14811/30/2020

What about the indecent song covers?

by Anonymousreply 14912/01/2020

CCR - I heard it through the grapevine

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by Anonymousreply 15012/01/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 15112/01/2020

Parralox... Pentatonix... are these, cameras?

by Anonymousreply 15212/01/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15312/01/2020

Pentatonix always seems so smug, overwrought, and humorless.

by Anonymousreply 15412/01/2020

↑ a new level of self-awareness ↑

by Anonymousreply 15512/01/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 15612/01/2020

Always liked a-ha's cover of The Everly Brothers' "Crying in the Rain" -- especially live with Anneli Drecker providing harmony.

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by Anonymousreply 15712/01/2020

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

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by Anonymousreply 15812/01/2020

peformance art?

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by Anonymousreply 15912/03/2020

I love Peter Gabriel. In fact, I never heard any Harry Styles before this version of "Sledgehammer." Damn, this kid is good.

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by Anonymousreply 16012/03/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 16112/03/2020

And of course Lizzo returned the favor

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by Anonymousreply 16212/03/2020

John Cale covering Nico's Frozen Warnings.

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by Anonymousreply 16512/03/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 16612/04/2020

R165 good one

by Anonymousreply 16712/04/2020

Better than The Eagles and Linda!

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by Anonymousreply 16812/04/2020

[quote]lordy mercy he is beyond fug

Who the hell are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 16912/04/2020

Why did I think this was John Mayer that did the cover of Big Yellow Taxi?

by Anonymousreply 17012/04/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 17112/05/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 17212/05/2020

Kyle Craft's take on Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel #2" - he has a great voice for this song

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by Anonymousreply 17312/05/2020

Unexpected cover of Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" by Etta James, turns it into an almost-blues song

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by Anonymousreply 17412/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 17512/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17612/05/2020

Nancy Wilson and Peabo Bryson cover Sondheim’s Loving You

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by Anonymousreply 17712/05/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 17812/05/2020

Reba McEntire - Fancy

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by Anonymousreply 17912/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 18012/05/2020

^^Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet"

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by Anonymousreply 18112/05/2020

Another unexpected one: Lemonheads Evan Dando covering Abba's "Knowing Me, Knowing You" --the acoustic guitar turns it into a completely different song.

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by Anonymousreply 18212/05/2020

Taylor Swift - Riptide

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by Anonymousreply 18312/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18412/05/2020

Jessie J - MIchael Jackson’s Rock with you

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by Anonymousreply 18512/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18612/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 18712/05/2020

I think Muriel turns off YouTube previews periodically.

by Anonymousreply 18812/05/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 18912/05/2020

No, you twit. "Cover version" meant a version of the song to cover/render the original less successful in the charts.

by Anonymousreply 19012/05/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 19112/05/2020

For example. Here is "Eddie My Love" by The Teen Queens, a black group. It was released in Jan 1956.

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by Anonymousreply 19212/05/2020

A cover version by the Fontane Sisters was rush released on the heels of the original.

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by Anonymousreply 19312/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19412/05/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 19512/05/2020

Speaking of Lorde, here's "Royals."

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by Anonymousreply 19612/05/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 19712/05/2020

[Quote] A cover version should always bring a new take on the original.

How are you going to enforce your little rule?

by Anonymousreply 19812/05/2020

[Quote] I've actually worked in the music biz, over 30 years.

Then you should know the origin of the term "cover version."

by Anonymousreply 19912/05/2020

Eurythmics - Something In The Air. One thing Annie didn't ruin.

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[quote]Dylan's tunes sound so much better when they are coming out of the mouth of someone else.

So true!

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by Anonymousreply 20112/05/2020

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 20212/05/2020

The first time I heard this, I thought it was brilliant. I interpreted it as a shy boy questioning his sexuality.

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Shawn Mendes' cover of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".

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by Anonymousreply 20412/05/2020

Sloop John B by Josh Lee Turner and the touring cast of Simon & Garfunkel. Live from the back of a tour bus. Very impressive.

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by Anonymousreply 20512/05/2020

Aretha’s I say a little prayer for you

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[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 Anonymousreply 20712/05/2020

Whitney’s I’m Every Woman

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Gus Gus covering Depeche Mode's Monument.

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Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U

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by Anonymousreply 21012/05/2020

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 Anonymousreply 21112/05/2020

Whitney always skipped out on singing the bridge to "I'm Every Woman" live. She didn't have the range.

by Anonymousreply 21212/06/2020

Itchycoo Park

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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:

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by Anonymousreply 21412/06/2020

Berlin Project's ska cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice"

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by Anonymousreply 21512/06/2020

If ska is not your thing, The Gourds do a country/bluegrass cover of Gin and Juice

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Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Creep

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Leona Lewis - Run (Snow Patrol)

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Martin Gore - In a Manner of Speaking (Tuxedomoon)

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All Angels - Nothing Compares 2 U

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Mari Wilson - Cry Me A River.

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by Anonymousreply 22112/08/2020

Morrissey doing Laura Nyro's classic "Wedding Bell Blues"

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Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (Avril Lavigne)

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“In the Morning” (Bee Gees cover live version from 1968) by Nina Simone.

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Toni Basil's "Mickey" (originally "Kitty" by Racey)

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by Anonymousreply 22512/10/2020

Another one by Pet Shop Boys ... Always on My Mind.

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by Anonymousreply 22612/11/2020

Orville Peck covers Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy, heartbreak, this time with a Country twang, ensues.

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by Anonymousreply 22712/11/2020

Do Me Baby, Prince cover

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by Anonymousreply 22812/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 22912/12/2020

Funny you say that as Jones aped the singer for whom the track was intended.

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The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye

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Push The Button - The Worst Cover Band Of The World

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Romeo Void's version of "Wrap It Up" (Sam & Dave)

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Steps does the Bee Gees - Tragedy

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Jackie Trent's big, brassy ballad version of "It's Not Unusual"

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Bruce Springsteen covers The Bee Gees

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by Anonymousreply 23612/12/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 23712/12/2020

russell watson - volare

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Pet Shop Boys - Go West

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Cake - I Will Survive

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Erasure - S.O.S.

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by Anonymousreply 24112/12/2020

R240 see r165

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The lounge version of Baby Got Back by Richard Cheese

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by Anonymousreply 24312/12/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 24412/12/2020

You don't own me - The Blow Monkeys

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by Anonymousreply 24512/12/2020

I've always loved this Hi-NRG cover of The Monkees' '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone' by Modern Rocketry.

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Dwight Yoakam - Suspicious Minds

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by Anonymousreply 24712/12/2020

Love this cover of Velvet Underground's 'Femme Fatale' by Genevieve Waite (produced by John Phillips). Even better than the original!

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by Anonymousreply 24812/12/2020

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!

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by Anonymousreply 24912/12/2020

The only version of 'New York State Of Mind' I've ever cared about was recorded by Johnny Mathis. Sorry Billy Joel!

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by Anonymousreply 25012/12/2020

Emma Bunton - Crickets Sing For Anamaria

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by Anonymousreply 25112/12/2020

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.”

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by Anonymousreply 25212/12/2020

Cher - Walking in Memphis

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Cher wasn’t the originator of Walking in Memphis? How can that possibly be?

by Anonymousreply 25412/12/2020

Favorite Cher cover #1: Her early 70s take on the Jazz standard 'By Myself'. Love her vocals here and Sonny Bono's arrangement.

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Sonny did arrangements? Like Richard Carpenter? Did not know that!

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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.

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by Anonymousreply 25712/13/2020

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'.

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by Anonymousreply 25812/13/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 25912/13/2020

Love this although I don't speak a word of French.

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by Anonymousreply 26012/13/2020

The Sweet - Relections

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Bananarama - Nathan Jones

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R3 The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall

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by Anonymousreply 26312/13/2020

R263 I literally just heard this last night and had now clue who sang it. It is so awesome! Thanks!!

by Anonymousreply 26412/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 26512/13/2020

^^^ Sorry, here's the video.

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Aretha covers Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell

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Gloria Estefan - Everlasting Love

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Metallica performs Ennio Morricone's 'Ecstasy of Gold' from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' film score.

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by Anonymousreply 26912/13/2020

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.

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Shoop Shoop Song

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Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (written and recorded by a band called Klaatu)

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[quote]Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (written and recorded by a band called Klaatu)

Please, STOP!

by Anonymousreply 27312/13/2020

[Quote] They made disposable pop music.

And yet, their music has lasted.

by Anonymousreply 27412/14/2020

Blondie - "Denis"

(Clem on drums, one of the best.)

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by Anonymousreply 27512/15/2020

Foo Fighters covering Drake's "Hotline Bling" as part of their Hanukkah Series

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by Anonymousreply 27612/15/2020

A bit more out there, from the same series

Foo Fighters cover Peaches' "Fuck The Pain Away"

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by Anonymousreply 27712/15/2020

Two male singers dark reworkings of two different famous songs. Both are spine-tingling.

1. Lyle Lovett's version of 'Mack the Knife'

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2. Frank Ocean turns 'Hotel California' into 'American Wedding'. Banned because jealous Eagles don't understand what a hommage is.

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by Anonymousreply 27912/15/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 28012/15/2020

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'.

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by Anonymousreply 28112/15/2020

For reference here's Connie Stevens' 'Keep Growing Strong' aka 'Betcha By Golly Wow'.

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Lisa Stansfield covering Phyllis Hyman’s You know how to love me

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by Anonymousreply 28312/15/2020

R281 Prince did the best version of, 'Betcha By Golly Wow!', on his EMANCIPATION record.

Just, ignore the ridiculous music video.

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by Anonymousreply 28412/16/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 28512/16/2020

QOTSA also ably covered The Kinks 'Who'll Be The Next In Line?', giving it some raw raspy rockabilly flavour.

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by Anonymousreply 28612/16/2020

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 Anonymousreply 28712/16/2020

How silly of you.

by Anonymousreply 28812/16/2020

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.

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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.

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by Anonymousreply 29012/16/2020

Shake from The Supremes' album: We Remember Sam Cooke

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Lola Falana adds a little soul to Peggy Lee (start at 4:30)

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Song starts at 1.02

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by Anonymousreply 29312/18/2020

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.

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Annie Lennox - River Deep, Mountain High

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by Anonymousreply 29512/18/2020

I think there's a Max Martin juke box musical.

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Bossa Nova Beatles - Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 - Daytripper (sung by Lani Hall and Bibi Vogel)

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Alex Newell - Boogie Shoes

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Blondie + Philip Glass

Heart of Glass - Crabtree Remix

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Strawberry Fields Forever by Candy Flip

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R300 The Soup Dragons - I'm Free

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by Anonymousreply 30112/19/2020

This is becoming a hit this month - Ritt Momney's cover of Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On"

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by Anonymousreply 30212/19/2020

^^and to answer the inevitable question, Ritt is a 20 year old Mormon from SLC

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Stones covering Dylan

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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.

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by Anonymousreply 30512/20/2020

^^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.

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Phoebe Snow - Every Night

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Cathy Dennis reworks Fonda Rae's "Touch Me (All Night Long)"

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by Anonymousreply 30812/28/2020

The same f***ing person is posting all these songs. Just stop already! Most of these covers you post are shit.

by Anonymousreply 30912/28/2020

R309 so simple, don’t listen to it.

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Trini Lopez - If I Had a Hammer

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@ R309 Sheena Easton - Jimmy Mack

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Chaka Khan’s I feel for you

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“The Immigrant Song” by Karen O, Trent Raznor and Atticus Ross

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Tori Amos - Whole Lotta Love/Thank You mash-up

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T - Like a Prayer

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T - Livin’ On a Prayer

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T - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Big Black - The Model (Kraftwerk)

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Bonnie Pointer's Disco remake of the Elgin's "Heaven Must Have Sent You"

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by Anonymousreply 32012/30/2020

This would have been a great cover if Donna Summer didn't keep calling it MacArthur's Park.

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The Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye" by the Communards

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Goin' Out of My Head - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66

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Goin' Out of My Head - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66

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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.

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Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

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Bananarama - Venus

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by Anonymousreply 32712/30/2020

You can always tell when someone who was young in the eighties has invaded the thread.

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"Kiss" - Tom Jones and Art of Noise

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"Kiss" - Tom Jones and Art of Noise

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If you could read my mind

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No Doubt - It’s my life

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Vengaboys - Shalala

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by Anonymousreply 33312/30/2020

R331 That shit is terrible. It's a sad folk love song. They've turned it into a fast tempo dance pop debacle

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I like the Viola Wills version.

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Fern Kinney - Groove Me

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BOY TOWN GANG - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

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I like this cover of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

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Over the rainbow

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M People’s Padlock

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Itchycoo Park

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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.

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Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - Who Do You Think You Are

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R323 The Word - The Carnival - (1969)

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by Anonymousreply 34401/02/2021

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?

SLAP!

by Anonymousreply 34501/02/2021

[quote] Ritt Momney's cover of Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On"

A terrible, terrible version.

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Fine Young Cannibals takes on "Suspicious Minds" with backing vocals by Jimmy Sommerville.

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R309 Girls Aloud - Jump

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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!

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Not that amazing.

by Anonymousreply 35001/09/2021

[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.

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[Quote] Really 'Miss Ross'?

Really.

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[Quote] Really 'Miss Ross'?

Really.

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Donna Summer

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by Anonymousreply 35401/09/2021

R349 Thanks for that. Loved it! R354 That's way better than the original or Chrissy Hynde version.

by Anonymousreply 35501/13/2021

Thanks R349, had never seen that!

by Anonymousreply 35601/28/2021

Feeling Good - George Michael

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The screen cap at the top of this thread is unaccountably annoying. I think it’s the tongue.

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Marilyn Manson

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by Anonymousreply 35902/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 36002/01/2021

R359 Really? That's a terrible cover. But then again so is the original.

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Rozalla - I Love Music (1994)

Head this recently and really like it

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by Anonymousreply 36303/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 36403/13/2021

r150, weren't they the original artists?

by Anonymousreply 36503/13/2021

I have a soft spot for Kim Basinger's version of Let's Do It from "The Marrying Man"

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^on second thoughts I guess standards don't count, disregard!

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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 Anonymousreply 36803/13/2021

R365 No. And CCR wasn’t even the first to cover the song.

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Marty Casey during the Rock Star INXS competition covering Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time"

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Did you ever think you'd hear a salsa version of a song by The Cure?

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by Anonymousreply 37103/13/2021

No Doubt’s cover of It’s My Life was, is an abomination. My life long loathing of Geen Stefanik is justified.

by Anonymousreply 37203/14/2021

I’m loving many of these recommendations. Also feeling very old and slightly sad. Mary!

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Just like heaven

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The Staple Singers covering Talking Heads' "Slippery People"

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by Anonymousreply 37703/20/2021

King of Pain by Alanis Morisette. Enjoy her vocals much better than Sting. Less poppy than the original.

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[quote] King of Pain by Alanis Morisette.

I prefer Alanis' cover of "My Humps."

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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.

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by Anonymousreply 38003/20/2021

George Michael’s cover of Roxanne

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Blonde Twink Nipple Flash....2:27 mark....You're welcome...

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by Anonymousreply 38203/20/2021

r96 I also like this version of Jolene from Goth-Pop group Strawberry Switchblade.

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by Anonymousreply 38303/20/2021

This ....Must have been Love......A slow romantic version.....

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by Anonymousreply 38403/20/2021

R378 Interesting. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 38503/21/2021

Landslide

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by Anonymousreply 38603/24/2021

Every time I see this I want to slap the OP.

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George Benson - The Other Side of Abbey Road

This entire album is astonishing from start to finish.

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This lady is right in the pocket.

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CORVYX's version of "Anyone"

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R379

That video is more transcendental than anything Sting ever attempted.

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Nirvana does Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World"

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[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 Anonymousreply 39303/25/2021

Queens of the Stone Age do Romeo Void's "Never Say Never" (I might like you better if we slept together).

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by Anonymousreply 39404/05/2021

The Slits version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine is my favorite.

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