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#1 Cath-In-SA

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

I don't mind Guy Sebastian's version of Wonderful World.

Frente's Bizarre Love Triangle(?)

I agree with someone in the other thread that I Will Always Love You is now Whitney's.

On a similar theme - does anyone have a CD that was realised by Triple J about 20 years ago called To Hal & Bacharat?  It was a bunch of covers of Hal & Bacharat songs (der).

#2 NunSoFeral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

I had that Hal and Bacharach CD!
Ex relieved me of it, along with rest of CD's and vinyl sad.gif

Burt Bacharach is the only "star" I've ever met - he was in an elevator, dressed in a bath robe.
My brother pointed to him and sad "You're Burt Bacharach!"
Just in case Burt had forgotten who he was.

We got the Flinty-Clinty look from the security guy.
And I of course did the *snort-rasberry-noise" you make when you are trying very hard not to laugh. Sounded like a fart.

So Burt thinks I farted in the elevator.

i digress.

Not saying these guys do it better than the orginial, just like 'em

Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone -Can't remember original artist
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley - Cohen
Respect - Aretha Franklin - Otis Redding
Pixies -Winterlong- Nope, memory stuffed.
Faith No More -Easy -The Commodores
Jealous Guy - Roxy Music - Lennon

And i liked Frente's take on BLT too

Edited by gettheetoanunnery, 09 November 2012 - 02:30 PM.


#3 Catolyn

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah' and Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' are the definitive examples of covers that completely blow away the originals.

#4 StarsInHerEyes

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

tainted love by soft cell and then again by marilyn manson and a bunch of others

i like all the versions

originally by gloria jones

#5 purplekitty

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (Catolyn @ 09/11/2012, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah' and Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' are the definitive examples of covers that completely blow away the originals.
Both of these. Johnny Cash's Hurt is just brilliant.


#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Mercy Seat - Johnny Cash

Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen

Ship Song - Denis Walter (honestly find it it's great!)


* and yes to PP's - if you have never listened to it go and do so RIGHT NOW - Hurt by Johnny Cash.

Edited by countrymel, 09 November 2012 - 02:28 PM.


#7 HandsOnNewton

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Regina Spektor's cover of the Beatles' Real Love

Makes me cry every time.

#8 NunSoFeral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:28 PM


Yes On Cash's Hurt

Concrete blonde doing "Everybody Knows" - I think Cohen orginal too.

Man Who Sold the World - Cobain Vs David Bowie original was another great cover.

Proud Mary - Ike and Tina - orginal a creedence one.

I'm going to stop now

#9 Chaos in stereo

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

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Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:34 PM.


#10 HandsOnNewton

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE
I like any version I have heard so far of "Superstar" by the Carpenters. Hard to muck up such a great song.

Oh, I forgot that. The Sonic Youth version, yeah?

#11 Propaganda

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Jeff Buckley definitely does a better Hallelujah. His voice is much more saddened and haunting. Plus that long-a** note near the end? I don't know how anyone has breath for that.

I also prefer Joe Cocker's With a Little Help from my Friends over The Beatles.

Gary Jules does a good Mad World as well.

#12 Chaos in stereo

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

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Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:34 PM.


#13 Froger

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Elvis Presley's cover of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00vd5HM_08


#14 Catolyn

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

I'm also quite partial to Muse's version of 'Feeling Good'

#15 HandsOnNewton

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Just thought of another that makes me cry, particularly with this video:
Everybody's gotta learn sometime sung by Beck.
From the soundtrack of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Another vote for Johnny Cash's Hurt (although I also like the original).

Roberta Flack's cover of Suzanne  (Leonard Cohen)

Janis Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)

Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U (The Family)

#17 sir_mix-a-lot

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Patti Smith covering Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

Natalie Imbruglia covering Pineapple Head (Crowded House)

Chairlift covering Party (Beyonce)

#18 ElevenYears

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

The Tea Party rocked Paint it Black.  I would have loved to hear them take on Led Zeppelin's Kashmir.

I didn't know Nothing Compares 2 U was a cover.  Sinead's version of that was absolutely definitively beautiful - can't imagine anyone else singing it.



#19 archyandmehitabel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Suspicious Minds - Fine Young Cannibals (original Elvis Presly, which I disliked)
Fall at Your Feet - Boy and Bear, (original Crowded House, also great)
I Put a Spell on You - Arthur Brown (original Screamin' Jay Hawkins)

#20 livvie7586

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

anything that Chris Isaak turns his hand to cover (he did a few covers of i think Elvis and Johnny Cash when we saw him in concert, and they were amazing)

#21 Zesty

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Tori Amos - Angie
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Gary Jules - Mad World
And I can't help but like William Shatner - Common People

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (livvie7586 @ 09/11/2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anything that Chris Isaak turns his hand to cover (he did a few covers of i think Elvis and Johnny Cash when we saw him in concert, and they were amazing)


Oh I wish Chris Isaak would turn his hand to covering me..... *swoon*

#23 CalEliKat

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Immigrant song by Atticus Rose - used in the American version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Awesome.

generally I am of the belief that you don't touch Led Zepplin but this is great.

#24 ComradeBob

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

I agree that Sinead's version of Nothing Compares 2 U is the definitive version now.

The Pixies cover of Jesus & Mary Chain's Head On.

Pet Shop Boys cover of U2 Streets Have No Name - I love how they merged that other song, whose name I can't remember now in and it works so perfectly.

#25 steppy

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE
Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah' and Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' are the definitive examples of covers that completely blow away the originals.


Agree but don't think they blew the originals away exactly. Well maybe Buckley did.

Also

If you want me to stay - Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Originally by Sly and the Family Stone

Prince's versions of Nothing Compares 2U and When you were mine are great too. But I do love Sinead's and Cyndi Lauper's covers.

Edited by steppy, 09 November 2012 - 03:44 PM.





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