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Title: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:22:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/bDCJQ0sUpOM
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:25:10 AM
Number 51: What I Got
Cover by: Academical Village People
Covering: Sublime

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Goflyblind)

"What I Got" is a song from Sublime's eponymous third album titled Sublime and was the band's biggest radio hit, posthumously after singer Bradley Nowell's 1996 heroin overdose. It was the second single to be released by the band, following "Date Rape" (1991). The song was one of the most popular singles of 1997 in the US. At the time of its release, it reached the #1 spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was also a mainstream Top 40 hit, peaking at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.

http://www.youtube.com/v/0Uc3ZrmhDN4

The Academical Village People (AVP) is an all-male acappella group at the University of Virginia founded in 1993 by a group of people who vowed to "never take themselves too seriously."[1] They set themselves apart from other groups by being able to keep professional while maintaining their lax attitude, wild antics while performing, and their less traditional uniform of a garage mechanic style shirt.

I think this is the cover even though it's listed as 311.
http://www.youtube.com/v/XSBO6bQWiOA
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:26:32 AM
Number 50: Unchained Melody
Cover by: U2
Covering: Righteous Brothers

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Starman!)

"Unchained Melody" is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages. It was the July 1965 version by The Righteous Brothers that became a jukebox standard for the late 20th century, achieving a second round of great popularity when it was featured in the 1990 blockbuster film Ghost.

http://www.youtube.com/v/qiiyq2xrSI0

U2 covered the song as a B-side to their 1989 single, "All I Want Is You". They have played the track live several times, including one performance which was captured on their 1993 concert film Zoo TV: Live from Sydney.



http://www.youtube.com/v/gIXSQeJOZXU
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:27:19 AM
Number 49: The Book of Love
Cover by: Peter Gabriel
Covering: The Magnetic Fields

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Thrifty Version II)

The Magnetic Fields (named after the André Breton novel Les Champs Magnétiques) is an American indie pop group founded and led by Stephin Merritt. He is the group's primary songwriter, producer and vocalist, as well as frequent multi-instrumentalist.

 In the booklet accompanying the US release, Stephin Merritt describes The Book of Love as "sort of a manifesto for the album": the book of love would detail the etiquette of all aspects of courting across all cultures and all times.

 
http://www.youtube.com/v/jkjXr9SrzQE

At the Lyric Hammersmith on 2001-01-19, as an 'encore' to the performance of the first 34 songs on the album, Peter Gabriel sang the song accompanied by Stephin and John Woo. Gabriel also sings an orchestral version of the song on the [trailer of the film Shall We Dance?], and there is a [mash-up of Gabriel's version with Everclear].


http://www.youtube.com/v/iNajz59QphM
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:28:02 AM
Number 48: Tainted Love
Cover by: Marilyn Manson
Covering: Soft Cell

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Raven)

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group The Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965. It attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists.

English vocal-and-synth duo Soft Cell became aware of the song through its status as a UK "Northern Soul" hit, and recorded a drastically different arrangement in 1981. Produced by Mike Thorne, the Soft Cell track featured a slower tempo than Jones' version, and was in the key of G rather than the original C to match Marc Almond's lower voice. Synthesizers and rhythm machines replaced the original's guitars, bass, drums, and horns. Soft Cell's version was recorded in a day and a half with Almond's first vocal take being used on the record.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZeJkbqjQvnk

American artist Marilyn Manson covered "Tainted Love" and released it as a single from the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack. It was released in 2001. It was later included on the band's following album The Golden Age of Grotesque as a bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/v/YaGoc3E9zFQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:28:48 AM
Number 47: Raspberry Beret
Cover by: Hindu Love Gods
Covering: Prince

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Space Version 2.0)

"Raspberry Beret" is a song by Prince and The Revolution. It was the first U.S. (and second UK) single from their 1985 album, Around the World in a Day. The sound was different from any previous Prince track, incorporating Middle Eastern finger cymbals, stringed instruments, and even a harmonica on the extended version. The song was also more in the pop vein than ever before, though the 12-inch single and video of the song feature a funky intro.

The real thing seems to be blocked a lot. Here’s the best I could do:
http://www.youtube.com/v/2NQGZmBFz2M


An alternative rock cover version of "Raspberry Beret" was recorded and released in 1990 by the Hindu Love Gods, (composed of all members of R.E.M. except Michael Stipe, with Warren Zevon providing lead vocals) and achieved moderate popularity. This version, which also appears on Zevon's compilation album Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon, has fewer lyrics than the original.

http://www.youtube.com/v/61PgHobvCYs
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:30:10 AM
Number 46: Pink Spider
Cover by: Rize
Covering: Hide with Spread Beaver

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Gandalf Lundgren)

"Pink Spider" (ピンク•スパイダー Pinku Supaidā?) is the ninth single by Japanese musician hide, the second to bear the hide with Spread Beaver name, released on May 13, 1998, eleven days after his death. It debuted at number 1 on the Japanese Oricon weekly charts and was the 11th best-selling single of the year, being certified Million by the RIAJ. It was also named "Song of the Year" at the 13th Japan Gold Disc Awards.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZPZ6-U_18hU

Nu metal band Rize covered this song and released it as their single, "Pink Spider", in 2006. Rize performed their cover live at the hide memorial summit on May 3, 2008, the following day X Japan covered it live with Sugizo and Shinya of Luna Sea.

Rize (stylized as RIZE) was formed in 1997, debuting in 2000 and currently signed with Warner Music Japan. Rize music style is a mix of nu metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock and even some reggae flavor, cultivated & created via their real international music DNA. Their natural, overwhelming enthusiasm to music has been inspiring lots of music fans not only Japan, but also Asia, USA, and other countries.


http://www.youtube.com/v/TFCTJtY80xA
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 08, 2013, 11:41:53 AM
I fell in love with Peter Gabriel's rendition of "The Book of Love" after it played over the big closing scene on the finale of Scrubs.  Listened to the original, and realized the original sucked.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 11:44:49 AM
That was one I had never heard. When I pulled up the original, I though "Really? Someone could make this good?" But I loved the Peter Gabriel version. My #2 is coming up and it's the same way. I hate the original.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 08, 2013, 12:14:42 PM
It's like the musical version of a big, warm, hug.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 08, 2013, 02:06:41 PM
This list is already all over the place.  It's gonna be really interesting. Glad you got enough to get it down to 51 instead of the 63 you were at.  Glad to know at least one more of my list is gonna make it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 08, 2013, 02:20:34 PM
just want to say that my number 2 song does not have a proper version on Youtube. :(

I just provided a Spotify link to the album version.  I have a video clip of the song that I will try to upload to Youtube myself just for this list!  Call it a List of Crap exclusive!

Edit:  Found the clip and am uploading it now to YouTube!  It will be the first LoC exclusive clip!  (left it unlisted with a vague title, so truly exclusive!).
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 08, 2013, 03:40:14 PM
Number 49: The Book of Love
Cover by: Peter Gabriel
Covering: The Magnetic Fields

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Thrifty Version II)

The videos are cute, but I think I like this studio version better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZGv8VTBVE).
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 08, 2013, 03:45:18 PM
Would it be too much to ask to also post a clip of the original, versions, where available?  Would be cool to compare and contrast.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 06:46:58 PM
Would it be too much to ask to also post a clip of the original, versions, where available?  Would be cool to compare and contrast.

No problem.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:43:46 PM
Number 45: Me and Bobby McGee
Cover by: Janis Joplin
Covering: Kris Kristofferson

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Johnny Unusual)

"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, originally performed by Roger Miller. Others performed the song later, including Kristofferson himself, and Janis Joplin who topped the U.S. singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history after "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

http://www.youtube.com/v/G-J7mLyD3yc

Janis Joplin also covered the song for inclusion on her Pearl album only a few days before her death in October 1970. Kristofferson had sung the song for Joplin, and singer Bob Neuwirth taught it to her. Kristofferson, however, did not know she had covered it until after her death (the first time he heard it was the day after she died). Joplin's version topped the charts to become her only number one single and in 2004, her version of this song was ranked No. 148 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
http://www.youtube.com/v/WXV_QjenbDw
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:44:53 PM
Number 44: Hyperballad
Cover by: The Twilight Singers
Covering: Björk

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Cole Stratton)

"Hyperballad", also known as "Hyper-Ballad", is a song by Björk, released as the fourth single from her 1995 album Post. Björk performed "Hyperballad" at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in New York in 1997, and this live version was subsequently included on the second disc of the Tibetan Freedom Concert album released later that year. "Hyperballad" was the song receiving most votes from Björk fans on the overall survey for her Greatest Hits album's song list. In September 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 11 on their "Top 200 Tracks of the 90s".

http://www.youtube.com/v/-SDWFvsN2lw

The Twilight Singers is an American indie rock band. The group was initially formed as a side project of The Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli in 1997. After the Afghan Whigs disbanded, Dulli used The Twilight Singers as his own artistic vehicle, and has now released five studio albums backed by worldwide tours. The Twilight Singers covered Hyperballad in their 2004 album, She Loves You.


http://www.youtube.com/v/9Rj8eSL4Z1I
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:46:01 PM
Number 43: Hey, Hey, My, My
Cover by: Battleme
Covering: Neil Young

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Sicgirl)

"Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" is a rock song by Neil Young. Combined with its acoustic counterpart "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", it bookends Young's successful 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. Inspired by proto-New Wave group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young's then-faltering career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music ("to rust" or — in "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" — "to fade away") or to burn out, as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols might be considered to have done by abandoning his Johnny Rotten persona.

A part of a lyric from the song, "it's better to burn out than to fade away," became infamous after being quoted in Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain's suicide note. Young later said that he was so shaken that he dedicated his 1994 album Sleeps with Angels to Cobain. Because of Cobain's suicide, in live concerts he now emphasizes the line "once you're gone you can't come back".

http://www.youtube.com/v/LQ123T3zD2k

A cover of the song by Battleme appeared as the closing track of the Sons of Anarchy Season 3 finale. Battleme is the moniker and band of American musician and Lions singer Matt Drenik. It was started as a creative outlet to other projects Drenik was involved in during 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PbeIv39s04s
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:46:58 PM
Number 42: Don't Stop Movin'
Cover by: The Beautiful South
Covering: S Club 7

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Monty)

"Don't Stop Movin'" is a song by S Club 7, released as a single on 23 April 2001.

S Club 7 recorded the song in early 2001 after they finished making their second album, 7, with their regular songwriter, Simon Ellis, and Shep Solomon, who had worked on hits in the 90s by Eternal, Michelle Gayle etc. The song is notable for being made in a disco style and it features real violins and string instruments. The song was believed to be their "coolest yet"[citation needed], and some even cited that this new sound of S Club 7's was a result of the infamous cannabis incident with the male members of the group.

http://www.youtube.com/v/z2q3FJTFgtk

The song was also recorded by The Beautiful South for their cover album Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs at a dramatically slower tempo in stark contrast to the original. The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Other members were Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar) and a succession of female vocalists - Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SiIUniihWnM
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:47:44 PM
Number 41: Because the Night
Cover by: 10,000 Maniacs
Covering: Patti Smith

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by anais.butterfly)

"Because the Night" is a song written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen that was first released in 1978 as a single off the Patti Smith Group album Easter. It rose to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped propel sales of Easter to mainstream success – even as Smith was deciding to retire from a life of constant touring. The song remains one of the best known of Smith's catalog. In 1987, her recording was ranked number 116 on NME magazine's list of "The Top 150 Singles of All Time".

http://www.youtube.com/v/WSVd8szH7Qk

A well-known Unplugged version was recorded by 10,000 Maniacs in 1993 for MTV Unplugged, with a few lyrical alterations. The recording gained considerable radio airplay and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was the first time the group broke the top forty. 10,000 Maniacs is a United States-based alternative rock band, which formed in 1981 and continues to be active with various line-ups.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zKh1ZRyrQXY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
Number 40: Bizarre Love Triangle
Cover by: Frente!
Covering: New Order

(24 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #5 by Johnny Unusual)

"Bizarre Love Triangle" is a single released in 1986 by the English rock band New Order. A version is included on their album Brotherhood.

Though it is one of the group's best known singles, it failed to make the Top 40 in either the United Kingdom or the United States. In the band's native England, "Bizarre Love Triangle" only reached No. 56. In the United States, the song reached 4 on the Hot Dance Music/ Club Play Singles chart and 8 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in its original 1986 release. However, a new mix included on the The Best of New Order was released in 1994 and finally made a brief appearance on Billboard Hot 100 in the 1995 as a minor hit. The one country where it was a sizable chart hit was Australia, where it reached No. 5 (and No. 1 in the Victoria state chart), initiating a string of five consecutive Top 20 hits.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7uEBuqkkQRk

Australian band Frente! released an acoustic cover version of the song in 1994; it was the band's only major overseas success. This version was also the highest charting in the United States, peaking at 49 on the Billboard 100.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IJ1c9ErCn7w
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 08, 2013, 07:49:25 PM
That's it for the 24 pointers. 25 point songs tomorrow!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Pak-Man on July 08, 2013, 10:38:46 PM
Ooh. That means someone voted for my #2. I was afraid I'd be alone on that one...
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 08, 2013, 10:40:15 PM
I was sort of disappointed I was the only one who voted for Me and Bobby Magee.  I love that song.  Really glad Bizarre Love Triangle got a second vote, though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 09, 2013, 12:00:00 AM
11 outta 17 number 2s didn't have a second vote.  Curious to see how many number 1s this happens to also. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 09, 2013, 03:27:41 AM
Great LoC.  I'll be tuned in.  I'd be surprised if anything but my #1 sees the light of day. 

I'm trying to remember all of my list.  Could you please pm it back to me if its not too late?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 09, 2013, 04:22:26 AM
I was sort of disappointed I was the only one who voted for Me and Bobby Magee.  I love that song.  Really glad Bizarre Love Triangle got a second vote, though.
Feeling the same way about Raspberry Beret, such a fun song.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 04:41:16 AM
I was sort of disappointed I was the only one who voted for Me and Bobby Magee.  I love that song.

I think the problem with that one is it doesnt pop into my head as a cover. I suspect a lot of people have only heard her version.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 10:29:27 AM
Number 39: The Phantom of the Opera
Cover by: Me First and the Gimme Gimmies
Covering: Andrew Lloyd Webber

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Goflyblind)

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.[1] Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.

http://www.youtube.com/v/S88rkpPu8_g

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (often shortened to just "Me First" or "The Gimmes") is a punk rock supergroup and cover band that formed in 1995. The Gimmes work exclusively as a cover band. The band is named after a children's book of the same name by Gerald G. Jampolsky and Diane V. Cirincione. The Gimmes have a habit of wearing quirky matching costumes during their live shows.

http://www.youtube.com/v/oJlMNqKXs7Q
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 10:30:50 AM
Number 38: The Drugs Don’t Work
Cover by: Ben Harper
Covering: The Verve

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Cole Stratton)

"The Drugs Don't Work" is a song by the English rock band The Verve, written by Richard Ashcroft and is featured on their third album, Urban Hymns. It was released on 1 September 1997 as the second single from the album, charting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's most successful single in the United Kingdom. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 78 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years"

http://www.youtube.com/v/ToQ0n3itoII

The song was covered by Ben Harper on his live album Live from Mars. Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born 28 October 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activism.

http://www.youtube.com/v/k3YjRaUb4WI

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 10:32:14 AM
Number 37: La Vie En Rose
Cover by: Grace Jones
Covering: Edith Piaf

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Tripe)

"La Vie en rose"  was the signature song of French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945, popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947. The song's title can be translated as "Life in Rosy Hues" or "Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses"; its literal meaning is "Life in Pink".

Initially, Piaf's peers and songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, finding it weaker than the rest of her repertoire. Having listened to their advice, the singer put the song aside, only to change her mind the next year. The song was performed live in concert for the first time in 1946. It became a favorite with audiences. "La Vie en rose" was the song that made Piaf internationally famous, with its lyrics telling about retaken love and appealing to those who had survived the difficult wartime.

http://www.youtube.com/v/rzeLynj1GYM

Beverly Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. When she was thirteen she and her siblings moved to her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

http://www.youtube.com/v/q1IYUvrn8gk
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 10:33:44 AM
Number 36: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Cover by: Slayer
Covering: Iron Butterfly

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by tejava joe)

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

At slightly over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. The track was recorded on May 27, 1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

The recording that is heard on the album was meant to be a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale while the band waited for the arrival of producer Jim Hilton. However, Casale had rolled a recording tape, and when the rehearsal was completed it was agreed that the performance was of sufficient quality that another take was not needed. Hilton later remixed the recording at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles. The single reached number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5LHNmG0X4t4

Slayer covered the song for the soundtrack of 1987’s Less than Zero. Slayer is an American thrash metal band formed in Huntington Park, California in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman. Slayer rose to mainstream fame with their 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the "Big Four" thrash metal acts, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Slayer's sales are in the estimated high 20 millions, although they have never publicly announced their sales worldwide. However, between the years 1991 and 2004, Slayer sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PYMJ2U5J_y0
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 09, 2013, 10:35:32 AM
Number 35: Immigrant Song
Cover by: Karen O, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Covering: Led Zepplin

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by TeamRad)

"Immigrant Song" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released as a single from their third studio album, Led Zeppelin III, in 1970.

"Immigrant Song" was written during Led Zeppelin's tour of Iceland, Bath and Germany in mid-1970. The opening date of this tour took place in Reykjavík, Iceland, which inspired Plant to write the song. As he explained:

    We weren't being pompous ... We did come from the land of the ice and snow. We were guests of the Icelandic Government on a cultural mission. We were invited to play a concert in Reykjavik and the day before we arrived all the civil servants went on strike and the gig was going to be cancelled. The university prepared a concert hall for us and it was phenomenal. The response from the kids was remarkable and we had a great time. "Immigrant Song" was about that trip and it was the opening track on the album that was intended to be incredibly different.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8GMxOBE4E5w

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an ambient soundtrack by Trent Reznor (from Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross for David Fincher's film of the same name. It was released on December 9, 2011. This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being the Oscar-winning The Social Network, also for Fincher. The album was released on Mute Records outside North America.

The soundtrack is nearly three hours long, and includes a cover of the Led Zeppelin track, "Immigrant Song", featuring Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fkP3urtYCkc
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2013, 10:54:21 AM
Love so many versions of La Vie En Rose, but Grace Jones does my favourite cover. She really is fantastic, go check out some of her albums. Loopy as all hell but fantastically talented.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 09, 2013, 11:26:56 AM
Completely forgot Immigrant Song was a cover.  I feel like I let you down TeamRad.  That one should have been much higher on the  list.  I'm pretty sure that I've only heard the LZ version once. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 09, 2013, 12:35:27 PM
I'm glad that U2's Unchained Melody made the list, even if I was the only one to vote for it.

I totally forgot about Trent Reznor's Immigrant Song!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: CJones on July 09, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
Nice work on the list so far Sicgirl. I'm enjoying reading it, however I'm thinking I was right to sit this one out. The only song listed so far that I even recognize is the one from Phantom of the Opera, and Nightwish's cover of that is far better (IMHO). Also, I dislike pop music, but I absolutely loathe country music. Which is too bad, since I actually like the Banjo. Why can't anyone work this instrument into something good?

Anyway, I just don't want you to think I'm deliberately boycotting your lists. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 09, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
I haven't even heard most of these.  I think two so far.  My choices were more radio friendly fare.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 09, 2013, 08:06:45 PM
I haven't even heard most of these.  I think two so far.  My choices were more radio friendly fare.

I've heard of a few more than that but I'm right there with you.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 09, 2013, 08:25:44 PM
Some good stuff for people's number 1's, but nothing that blew me away (although I'm sure people will say that about a lot of mine, including my number 1).  I do like that Immigrant Song cover, but I don't know if it would have made it on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 09, 2013, 10:50:41 PM
Howard Stern Song Parody contest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrdMHSA8qAU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBnyshXXfb0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXJsjxPHMWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSAe5iLY7F4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDhdXAw149o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEqFvBPv9Ic
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 05:02:21 AM
Sorry guys, real life got in the way last night. I'll post the rest of the 25 point songs at lunch today.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
Number 34: I Go To Pieces
Cover by: Rachel Sweet
Covering: Peter and Gordon

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Monty)

"I Go to Pieces" is the title of a song written by Del Shannon which became a Top Ten hit for Peter and Gordon in 1965.

"I Go to Pieces" passed to Peter and Gordon when that duo and Del Shannon along with the Searchers shared the bill for a tour of Australia in the second half of 1964. At one of that tour's venues Shannon pitched "I Go to Pieces" to the Searchers singing it for the group in their dressing room: Peter and Gordon in the dressing room next door overheard Shannon singing "I Go to Pieces" to the Searchers - who weren't interested in it - and recognizing the song's potential to become a Merseybeat-style hit Peter and Gordon asked Shannon to let them record it. Peter and Gordon recorded "I Go to Pieces" at Abbey Road Studios with John Burgess producing and Geoff Love as arranger/conductor; as well as Peter and Gordon themselves playing guitars the session featured Vic Flick on twelve string guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HB6l4i-zA_Q

In 1979 Rachel Sweet remade "I Go to Pieces", that track and "Sad Song" being recorded to augment Sweet's 1978 UK album release Fool Around for its US release. The new tracks were both produced by David Mackay and Barrie Guard; Sweet had wanted to work with Mackay on the basis of his work with Bonnie Tyler. "I Go to Pieces" was issued as the lead single for the US release of Fool Around in August 1979: the track did not chart in the US but did reach #39 in Australia.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Gvg47M0HObI
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Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 09:39:46 AM
Number 33: I Believe in Miracles
Cover by: Pearl Jam
Covering: The Ramones

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by anais.butterfly)

Brain Drain is the eleventh studio album by the American punk rock band Ramones. It was released on March 23, 1989 through Sire Records. It is the last release to feature bass player Dee Dee Ramone, the first release to feature Marky Ramone since his departure after Subterranean Jungle, and the last studio album on Sire Records. I Believe in Miracles is the first song on the album.

http://www.youtube.com/v/p0S4pqb6TI4

"I Believe in Miracles" was covered by Eddie Vedder and Zeke for the We're a Happy Family—A Tribute to the Ramones album and is frequently covered by Pearl Jam at their shows.

http://www.youtube.com/v/GMLeNUnTjAk
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 09:41:00 AM
Number 32: Dead Flowers
Cover by: Townes Van Zandt
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Space Version 2.0)

"Dead Flowers" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, appearing on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.

Recording of "Dead Flowers" began in December 1969 at the Olympic Studios in London. The lyrics to the song are notably dark, and feature the line, "I'll be in my basement room, with a needle and a spoon", a reference to injecting heroin. The song was performed live on the 1970, 1971 and 1972 tours, as well as during the 1976 Knebworth show. It would take until 1989 before the Stones would perform it live again.

This was written during the period when the Stones were stepping into country territory, when Richards' friendship with Gram Parsons was influencing his songwriting. Jagger commented in 2003: "The 'Country' songs we recorded later, like "Dead Flowers" on Sticky Fingers or "Far Away Eyes" on Some Girls, are slightly different (than our earlier ones). The actual music is played completely straight, but it's me who's not going legit with the whole thing, because I think I'm a blues singer not a country singer - I think it's more suited to Keith's voice than mine."

http://www.youtube.com/v/8YRdxHHFKvQ

The song has been widely covered. Townes Van Zandt included a version of the song on his album of live covers Roadsongs; this version was used in the film The Big Lebowski.

John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. Many of his songs, including "If I Needed You," "To Live Is to Fly," and "No Place to Fall" are considered standards of their genre.

While alive, Van Zandt had a small and devoted fanbase, but he never had a successful album or single and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print. In 1983, six years after Emmylou Harris had first popularized it, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song "Pancho and Lefty," scoring a number one hit on the Billboard country music charts. Despite achievements like these, the bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins, and on friends' couches. Van Zandt was notorious for his drug addictions, alcoholism, and his tendency to tell tall tales. When young, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and insulin shock therapy erased much of his long-term memory.

http://www.youtube.com/v/FNlUhW0azKI
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 09:42:43 AM
Number 31: Dazed and Confused
Cover by: Led Zepplin
Covering: Jake Holmes

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Starman!)

Singer-songwriter Jake Holmes wrote and recorded "Dazed and Confused" for his debut solo album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967. Like the other tracks on the album, the song does not include any drums. It was recorded entirely with the trio of Holmes on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Ted Irwin on guitar and Rick Randle on bass. The song has been incorrectly labelled as a tale about a bad acid trip. Holmes himself has confirmed that this is not the case. In 2001 he gave an interview to Shindig! magazine and said this about "Dazed and Confused":

    I never took acid. I smoked grass and tripped on it, but I never took acid. I was afraid to take it. The song's about a girl who hasn't decided whether she wants to stay with me or not. It's pretty much one of those love songs.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pTsvs-pAGDc

According to Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, the first time he heard the song was at the band's very first rehearsal session at Gerrard Street in London in 1968: "Jimmy played us the riffs at the first rehearsal and said, 'This is a number I want us to do'." Led Zeppelin recorded their version in October 1968 at Olympic Studios, London, and the song was included on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.

The Led Zeppelin version was not credited to Holmes. Page used the title, penned a new set of lyrics, and changed enough of the melody to escape a plagiarism lawsuit from Holmes — the song's arrangement, however, remained markedly similar to the version performed by The Yardbirds the previous year. While Holmes took no action at the time, he did later contact Page in regards to the matter. Page had not replied as of 2001. In June 2010 Holmes filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, alleging copyright infringement and naming Page as a co-defendant.The 2012 live album Celebration Day attributes the song to "Page; inspired by Jake Holmes", although the writer's credit with ASCAP remains unchanged.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pau8Zf7srlU
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 09:43:29 AM
Number 30: Cold Sweat
Cover by: Megadeth
Covering: Thin Lizzy

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Gandalf Lundgren)

"Cold Sweat" is a song by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, and is the fifth track on their final studio album Thunder and Lightning. It was co-written by guitarist John Sykes and Phil Lynott, and became the biggest single from the album, entering the UK charts at No. 27, and peaking at No. 23 in Ireland.

The song is known for Sykes's guitar solo, which features a tapping playing style that was somewhat new at the time of the album's release, though also used at the time by players such as Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads.

http://www.youtube.com/v/i-IMZ7gCAGE

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, that was formed in 1983 by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. The band has since released 14 studio albums. A pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s and is ranked as one of the "Big Four of Thrash" along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal sub-genre.

Over the band's 30 active years, more than 20 different people have officially performed as part of the group, with Mustaine being the only constant member. Megadeth is known for its distinctive, technical instrumental style that often features dense, intricate passages and trade-off guitar solos, and for recurring lyrical themes including politics, war, addiction, personal relationships, and religion.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pRhfQ00VNy4
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 10, 2013, 12:47:45 PM
Is that it for the 25 point titles?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: anais.butterfly on July 10, 2013, 12:48:24 PM
Yay for Pearl Jam!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 01:13:20 PM
Is that it for the 25 point titles?

Yep!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 02:32:07 PM
Number 29: My Humps
Cover by: Alanis Morisette
Covering: The Black Eyed Peas

(26 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #9 by Raven)

"My Humps" is a song performed by American recording group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written and produced by group member will.i.am for their fourth studio album Monkey Business (2005). It was released as the band's third single from the album on September 20, 2005, due in part to the strength of downloads preceding the release. The song was released internationally on November 18, 2005. Musically, "My Humps" is a hip-hop song that is structured as a duet between will.i.am and Fergie. The lyrics feature sexually suggestive themes and metaphors of "milk and cocoa puffs".

Music critics responded negatively to the song, deeming it a repetitive and puerile form of "sexual titillation". The song garnered comparisons to Kelis' 2003 hit single "Milkshake", a song that presents similar sexual themes and uses of milk as a metaphor. Despite the negative response from music critics, the song was a commercial success, reaching the top ten in fifteen countries worldwide.

http://www.youtube.com/v/iEe_eraFWWs

Canadian rock singer Alanis Morissette covered the song in 2007, seemingly as an April Fools' Day prank. In contrast to the original "My Humps," Morissette's cover is performed slowly and in the style of a ballad, with only a piano accompanying the vocal. On April 2, a video in which Morissette parodies Fergie's dancing moves in the original "My Humps" music video was added to the website YouTube. By April 3, the video was the most viewed on Technorati, and it was viewed 1.5 million times six days later.The video has been hosted on Morissette's official website. TIME stated that the parody proved that Morissette "under[stands]" irony, in reference to her hit single, "Ironic." On April 15, Fergie confirmed to E! News that she thought that the parody was "hilarious" and "genius." Fergie sent Alanis a cake in the shape of a "derrière."

http://www.youtube.com/v/pRmYfVCH2UA
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 02:33:04 PM
Number 28: Baby Got Back
Cover by: Richard Cheese
Covering: Sir Mix-a-Lot

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by Monty)

"Baby Got Back" is a song written and recorded by American artist Sir Mix-a-Lot, from his album Mack Daddy. The song samples the 1986 electro single "Technicolor" by Channel One.

At the time of its original release, the song caused controversy with its outspoken and blatantly sexual lyrics about women, as well as specific references to the female anatomy which some people found objectionable. The video was briefly banned by MTV. "Baby Got Back" has remained popular and even anthemic since it was originally featured on the album Mack Daddy in 1992.

It was the second best-selling song in the US in 1992 behind Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You", with sales of 2,392,000 physical copies that year. In 2008, it was ranked number 17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kY84MRnxVzo

Mark Jonathan Davis (born November 27, 1965), better known by his stage name Richard Cheese, is an American musician and comedian. He was born in New York. He fronts Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, a Los Angeles based cover band and comedy act, performing popular songs in a lounge/swing style reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Ieb41uYpb08
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 02:33:55 PM
Number 27: Venus
Cover by: Bananarama
Covering: Shocking Blue

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Pak-Man)

"Venus" is a 1969 song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue which the group took to number one in the U.S. and five countries across Europe in 1970. The composition has been featured in numerous films, television shows and commercials, and covered dozens of times by artists around the world.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8LhkyyCvUHk

When covered in 1986 by girl group Bananarama, the song returned to number one in the U.S. and topped the charts in six other countries around the world. "Venus" had been a part of Bananarama's repertoire for several years before they actually recorded it. The team's three members, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, and Keren Woodward, had the idea of turning the song into a dance music tune, but they were met with resistance from their producers at the time, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain. Bananarama brought the idea to the production trio of Stock Aitken Waterman, and it became Bananarama's first collaboration with them.


http://www.youtube.com/v/26q1BNZJ4v8
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 02:34:49 PM
Number 26: Smooth Criminal
Cover by: Alien Any Farm
Covering: Michael Jackson

(27 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #8 by Raven)

"Smooth Criminal" is the seventh single from Michael Jackson's 1987 Bad album. The song contains a fast-paced beat intertwined with Jackson's lyrics about a woman named Annie, who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth" assailant. It was released as a single on October 21, 1988, and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was re-released on April 10, 2006, as a part of the Visionary: The Video Singles box-set. The re-released Visionary single charted at number 19 in the UK. The piece is one of Jackson's signature songs, and has appeared on numerous greatest hits albums.


http://www.youtube.com/v/h_D3VFfhvs4

In 2001, Alien Ant Farm released a cover of "Smooth Criminal" as their debut single from their album Anthology. According to the band members, they would play a few riffs of the Jackson song while warming up before gigs and audience members would request them to play the entire song. This positive feedback encouraged them to record their own rendition of "Smooth Criminal" and include it on Anthology. It became a number one hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and was also a number one in Australia. The song was also featured in the 2001 film American Pie 2, during a scene wherein Jason Biggs' character, Jim, superglues his hand to his crotch. The album Greatest Hits (1999) includes a hidden track named "Slick Thief", which is in fact an early version of "Smooth Criminal".

http://www.youtube.com/v/CDl9ZMfj6aE
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 02:35:49 PM
Number 25: Sympathy for the Devil
Cover by: Guns N Roses
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(28 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by anais.butterfly)

"Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by The Rolling Stones which first appeared as the opening track on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet. It was written by Mick Jagger and credited to Jagger/Richards. Rolling Stone magazine placed it at #32 in their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Backed by an intensifying rock arrangement, the narrator, with chilling narcissistic relish, recounts his exploits over the course of human history and warns the listener: "If you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste; use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste." Jagger stated in the Rolling Stone interview: "... it's a very long historical figure — the figures of evil and figures of good — so it is a tremendously long trail he's made as personified in this piece."

http://www.youtube.com/v/vBecM3CQVD8

Guns N' Roses recorded a cover in 1994 which reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100; it was featured in the closing credits of Neil Jordan's film adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire and was included on their Greatest Hits album. This cover is notable for causing an incident involving incoming guitarist, Paul Tobias, that was partially responsible for guitarist Slash departing from the band in 1996. Slash has described the Guns N' Roses version of the song as "the sound of the band breaking up".

http://www.youtube.com/v/iAgT8FpJbPY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 10, 2013, 02:50:17 PM
this crap just gets better and better.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Pak-Man on July 10, 2013, 03:05:03 PM
So the list works!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 10, 2013, 04:51:38 PM
Yay!  Some songs I know and love.

Also pleasently surprised to see Venus by Bananarama.  Figured I would be the only one to vote for that one.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 10, 2013, 05:37:04 PM
I'm just glad that someone else voted for my number one.  I think I know who it was, too!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 10, 2013, 06:07:48 PM
Number 32: Dead Flowers
Cover by: Townes Van Zandt
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Space Version 2.0)

Kinda shocked I was the only one. I figured The Big Lebowski's popularity would have helped.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: CJones on July 10, 2013, 06:36:00 PM
I think it's safe to say that the US will go down in history as producing the absolute worst music of all time. I'm embarrassed to even be a citizen of a country where the Black Eyed Peas are a success.

Fortunately we also have a lot of experience at making fun of ourselves:

http://www.youtube.com/v/NgigpC-xAB8

From 2:08 onwards is just sickening.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 10, 2013, 07:05:54 PM
Number 42: Don't Stop Movin'
Cover by: The Beautiful South
Covering: S Club 7

(24 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Monty)

This cover is by one of my all time favorite bands, The Beautiful South.  It is also my favorite example of the sub-genre of cover song that turns up-tempo pop into haunting tracks.  The entire album is a cover album and worth checking out.  S Club 7 is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, at least a few of their songs are anyway.


Number 34: I Go To Pieces
Cover by: Rachel Sweet
Covering: Peter and Gordon

(25 points on 1 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Monty)

I had a bit of back and forth as to even include this one on my list, as I thought it would be too obscure.  I had it as my number one for two main reasons.  I absolutely love all four of the albums Rachel Sweet released in the late '70s/early '80s.  And while there were a bunch of cover songs on those albums, this one is my favorite.  I also love the original version of this song. 

** Rachel Sweet has a bit of an MST3K connection.  She hosted the show, The Sweet Life, on the early Comedy Channel.  At the same time MST3K was just starting on the same channel.

Number 28: Baby Got Back
Cover by: Richard Cheese
Covering: Sir Mix-a-Lot

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by Monty)

Awesome that I got another hit on this list!  I wonder who else picked this one?  I love Richard Cheese and could have probably had a list of 25 cover songs just by him.  I even love his riff with Mike on Ocean's Eleven!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 10, 2013, 07:07:15 PM
I think it's safe to say that the US will go down in history as producing the absolute worst music of all time. I'm embarrassed to even be a citizen of a country where the Black Eyed Peas are a success.

Fortunately we also have a lot of experience at making fun of ourselves:

http://www.youtube.com/v/NgigpC-xAB8

From 2:08 onwards is just sickening.

Without watching yet, I am guessing at some point her "milkshake will be bringing all the boys to the yard"?

Edit after watching:  Yep.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 10, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
Number 28: Baby Got Back
Cover by: Richard Cheese
Covering: Sir Mix-a-Lot

(27 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #10 by Monty)

Awesome that I got another hit on this list!  I wonder who else picked this one?  I love Richard Cheese and could have probably had a list of 25 cover songs just by him.  I even love his riff with Mike on Ocean's Eleven!

Me!

And there were quite a few of his songs submitted but only this and one other made the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 10, 2013, 08:04:17 PM
Why was I the only one to vote for Dazed and Confused? :P I'm sure it's one of those instances where most people don't even know it's a cover (in a way it's an original).

I haven't heard Pearl Jam's I Believe in Miracles, so I'll have to listen to it. I've been listening to a lot of Pearl Jam lately and I'm heartbroken that I won't be able to see them this fall because of I have to be at the high school football game for senior night. Seriously, they're starting their tour Pittsburgh and I can't go! :(

I didn't know that Alanis Morrisette did a (parody) cover of My Humps. I've got to listen to that!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 10, 2013, 08:39:53 PM
Looks like Alien Ant Farm was near the bottom of a couple of lists.  I like that the video paid tribute to Michael and I liked the tempo of that one.

Glad that the "My Humps" cover made it.  If the original wasn't such crap then the cover wouldn't be so funny. 

"Baby Got Back" I put 2 Richard Cheese ones on my list but I didn't go with this one.  With a few exceptions his albums are really amusing.

"Sympathy for the Devil" To me a good cover means that at least some of the time I'd prefer to hear the newer version.  I don't even mind Guns N Roses all that much but I can't think of a time that I'd rather here there version over the original. 

I like that a lot of these covers are in existence do to their inclusion in films as starting points. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 10, 2013, 09:37:31 PM
The Alien Ant Farm cover is decent enough, though I want to punch Alien Ant Farm.  Look at them.  They wish they were Smash Mouth.  I just feel that Smooth Criminal was such a good song, that a competent take in a slightly different genre makes it really neat.  So, yeah, it's a backhanded compliment, but a good job is a good job.

Never heard the Richard Cheese song before, but that was pretty great.  Bananarama Venus is pretty great too.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 11, 2013, 06:46:40 AM
Number 24: Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Cover by: Barenaked Ladies
Covering: Bruce Cockburn

(28 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #8 by Goflyblind)

"Lovers in a Dangerous Time" is a song by Bruce Cockburn, originally released on his 1984 album Stealing Fire. The song was a Top 40 hit for Cockburn, peaking at No. 25 on the Canadian charts the week of August 18, 1984.

According to Cockburn, the song was inspired by seeing teenagers expressing romantic love in a schoolyard. In the song, he contrasts the hopefulness and joy of new love with the despair of a wider Cold War world where notions of the future often carried a sense of foreboding and doom. However, especially in light of Cockburn's next single "If I Had a Rocket Launcher", the song has also been interpreted by listeners and critics as referring to the same Guatemalan refugee crisis that inspired the later song, or to the then-emerging HIV/AIDS crisis. Cockburn stated in later interviews that he was pleased by both of these alternate interpretations.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7IX4gWkFqvU

The song was subsequently covered by Barenaked Ladies on the 1991 Cockburn tribute album Kick at the Darkness. Their rendition became their first Top 40 hit on the Canadian charts, reaching No. 16 the week of February 15, 1992. It also appeared on their greatest hits compilation Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits.

http://www.youtube.com/v/k_oOc3Zj0KU

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 11, 2013, 06:47:23 AM
Number 23: Blue Monday
Cover by: Orgy
Covering: New Order

(30 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #9 by anais.butterfly)

"Blue Monday" is a single released in 1983 by British band New Order, later remixed in 1988 and 1995. The song has been widely remixed and covered since its original release, and became a popular anthem in the dance club scene.

At nearly seven-and-a-half minutes, "Blue Monday" is one of the longest tracks ever to chart on the UK Singles Chart. The song begins with a distinctive semiquaver kick drum intro, programmed on an Oberheim DMX drum machine. Gillian Gilbert eventually fades in a sequencer melody. According to band interviews in NewOrderStory, she did so at the wrong time, so the melody is out of sync with the beat; however, the band considered it to be a happy accident that contributed to the track's charm. The verse section features the song's signature throbbing synth bass line, played by a Moog Source, overlaid with Peter Hook's bass guitar leads. The synth bass line was sequenced on a Powertran Sequencer home built by Bernard.[13] Bernard Sumner delivers the lyrics in a deadpan manner. "Blue Monday" is an atypical hit song in that it does not feature a standard verse-chorus structure. After a lengthy introduction, the first and second verses are contiguous and are separated from the third verse only by a brief series of sound effects. A short breakdown section follows the third verse, which leads to an extended outro.

http://www.youtube.com/v/FYH8DsU2WCk

"Blue Monday" is the second single of American alternative metal band Orgy. A cover version of the New Order song, it was released on 14 December 1998. Internationally, the song was a hit, appearing on music charts worldwide. It has been attributed with providing industrial and metal music with a fresh connection.

In an interview with Billboard Magazine guitarist Amir Derakh said that upon working on the song they "wanted to do the original 'Blue Monday' justice" and had expected more criticism. He went on to say that they felt lucky to have covered it and that they felt it could have been something that they had written. The fact that their first major hit was a cover of the 1980s electronica/dance song did not bother the band.

http://www.youtube.com/v/aJZTfl3DmCU
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 11, 2013, 06:48:10 AM
Number 22: I Love Rock and Roll
Cover by: Joan Jett
Covering: The Arrows

(33 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #12 by Pak-Man)

"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is a rock song written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of Arrows, who recorded the first released version. Alan Merrill has been playing the song recently live in England, Europe, Japan and most often in his home town New York City.

The song was originally recorded and released by Arrows in 1975 on RAK Records, with lead vocals by Merrill and produced by Mickie Most. In an interview with Songfacts, Merrill said he wrote it as "a knee-jerk response to The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)'." This version was first released as a B-side, but was soon re-recorded and flipped to A-side status on a subsequent pressing of the record. Although not a chart hit in its original version as a result of nonexistent promotion by the band's label, the song has come to worldwide prominence due to very successful cover versions.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8AT_Pbtyid0

Joan Jett saw Arrows perform "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" on their weekly television series Arrows when she was touring England with The Runaways in 1976. She first recorded the song in 1979 with two of the Sex Pistols: Steve Jones and Paul Cook. This first version was released on vinyl in 1979 on Vertigo records as a b-side to "You Don't Own Me" and this early version was not released on CD until 1993 and the issue of the album Flashback. In 1981, Jett re-recorded the song, this time with her band, The Blackhearts. This recording became a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single for seven weeks, effectively launching Jett's solo career. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing one million units sold. All versions count once toward certification. This success propelled Jett's I Love Rock 'n Roll album to number two on the Billboard 200. Joan Jett's version was ranked #89 in the list 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of Rolling Stone.

http://www.youtube.com/v/M3T_xeoGES8
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 11, 2013, 06:49:45 AM
Number 21: Superstar
Cover by: Sonic Youth
Covering: The Carpenters

(34 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #7 by Sicgirl)

"Superstar" is a 1969 song written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell (with a songwriting credit also given to Delaney Bramlett) that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the best known version is by the Carpenters in 1971.

"Superstar" became its biggest hit version for the Carpenters. Richard Carpenter was unaware of the Bramlett or Mad Dogs originals, but as he later wrote in a compilation album's liner notes: "I came home from the studio one night and heard a then relatively unknown Bette Midler performing this song on the Tonight Show. I could barely wait to arrange and record it. (It remains one of my favorites)." Somewhat ironically, Karen Carpenter had heard the Coolidge rendition on a promotional copy of the Mad Dogs album, but did not think that much of it.

In 1981, Karen spoke of the song: "For some reason that tune didn't hit me in the beginning, it's the only one. Richard looked at me like I had three heads, he said: 'Are you out of your mind?' When I heard his arrangement of it, I fell over and now it's one of my favorites too." She added that "Superstar", along with "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "I Need to Be in Love", were the songs that were most emotionally upsetting to sing.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SJmmaIGiGBg

Sonic Youth, who always found unlikely inspiration from the Carpenters, for the 1994 tribute album If I Were a Carpenter. This version was later on the soundtrack for the 2007 film Juno. It was also featured in the film The Frighteners and in the theatrical trailer for High Tension. It also appeared in professional skateboarder Jerry Hsu's part in "Bag of Suck". Richard Carpenter has expressed his distaste for this version.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y21VecIIdBI
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 11, 2013, 06:55:02 AM
Number 20: Bohemian Polka
Cover by: “Weird” Al Yankovic
Covering: Queen

(34 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Pak-Man)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made and it remains one of the most elaborate recordings in popular music history.

When it was released as a single, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became a commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. It reached number one again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury's death, eventually becoming the UK's third best-selling single of all time. It topped the charts in several other markets as well, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands, later becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. In the United States the song originally peaked at number nine in 1976; however, it returned to the chart at number two in 1992 following its appearance in the film Wayne's World which revived its American popularity.

Although critical reaction was initially mixed, "Bohemian Rhapsody" remains one of Queen's most popular songs. The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which many scholars consider ground-breaking. In 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find "The Nation's Favourite Number One" over 60 years of music.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ9rUzIMcZQ

"Bohemian Polka" is a polka rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Yankovic's official website has categorized "Bohemian Polka" as a polka medley.

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, music video director, film producer, actor, and author. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QZsN3S0WJ_o
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 11, 2013, 07:30:12 AM
I didn't even know I love Rock and Roll was a cover.  If I had it would have been in my top 5 for sure.

And while not a Carpenters fan I've always loved Superstar.  Enjoy Sonic's version as well, glad to see it on the list
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 11, 2013, 05:24:42 PM
I didn't even know I love Rock and Roll was a cover.  If I had it would have been in my top 5 for sure.
I think that one is so anonymous as a cover mainly because the turn around on Joan recording it was so quick.  I had it at number 13, but honestly I wouldn't have known it was a cover either if I hadn't looked over the links in the first couple of posts in the thread. 

"Bohemian Polka"- I love all of weird al's polkas, but this one in particular because it isn't a medly.  That being said I completely forgot it on my list. 

"Blue Monday"- I liked this song the first time I heard it.  After watching the lead singer of Orgy trying to have sex with/strangle himself with his microphone cable for 30 minutes, I pretty much hated everything about that band. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 11, 2013, 05:41:08 PM
Number 26: Smooth Criminal
Cover by: Alien Any Farm
Covering: Michael Jackson

(27 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #8 by Raven)

"Smooth Criminal" is the seventh single from Michael Jackson's 1987 Bad album. The song contains a fast-paced beat intertwined with Jackson's lyrics about a woman named Annie, who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth" assailant. It was released as a single on October 21, 1988, and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was re-released on April 10, 2006, as a part of the Visionary: The Video Singles box-set. The re-released Visionary single charted at number 19 in the UK. The piece is one of Jackson's signature songs, and has appeared on numerous greatest hits albums.


http://www.youtube.com/v/h_D3VFfhvs4

In 2001, Alien Ant Farm released a cover of "Smooth Criminal" as their debut single from their album Anthology. According to the band members, they would play a few riffs of the Jackson song while warming up before gigs and audience members would request them to play the entire song. This positive feedback encouraged them to record their own rendition of "Smooth Criminal" and include it on Anthology. It became a number one hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and was also a number one in Australia. The song was also featured in the 2001 film American Pie 2, during a scene wherein Jason Biggs' character, Jim, superglues his hand to his crotch. The album Greatest Hits (1999) includes a hidden track named "Slick Thief", which is in fact an early version of "Smooth Criminal".

http://www.youtube.com/v/CDl9ZMfj6aE

Watching these videos is fun.

But good lord, that lead singer of AAF looks just like a younger version of my boss.  He's so calm and collected.  But I've always suspected that deep down he's a wild man.  Maybe that's because his alter ego is the lead singer of AAF
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 11, 2013, 08:48:59 PM
Ooooo, I knew there was going to be one I'd forget and that Lovers in a Dangerous Time cover was it.  I really like early Barenaked Ladies.  They were still pretty safe and harmless, but there was something both sadder and goofier too it.  "Enid" and "Brian Wilson" are great songs!

Bohemian Polka was on my list pretty early on.  What's great about the polka's is there really isn't a joke to them and in many cases, improve the original greatly.  Here it's just a fun take on a rock epic (which is already kind of silly).
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: anais.butterfly on July 12, 2013, 06:46:23 AM
Yay Pearl Jam! (needs to be said again)

I love New Order, and I like both those covers. I forgot to put Bizarre Love Triangle on my list though :(. The lead singer of Orgy def would look prettier without that stupid lipstick. The drummer was pretty hot.

I love Michael Jackson's good stuff. I feel really sorry for him. I think in the end, he will be remembered as someone who was deeply hurting and should have gotten help....because he did bad stuff by not getting help (don't want you guys to think I am defending him). Regardless, he gave us some amazing music!

I like that the video for Alien Ant Farm's Smooth Criminal was a tribute. It was theaterical (not as much as the Guys and Dolls remake that was MJ's video) but really focused on the awesomeness of the song.

I like that Richard Carpenter doesn't like the Sonci Youth version of Superstar. One question: Why didn't Kim Gordon sing lead on that?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 12, 2013, 06:52:15 AM
I can't believe I didn't know about the BNL cover song.  I thought I'd heard all their stuff.

But I think that video gave me a case of hockey hair.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: goflyblind on July 12, 2013, 08:01:19 AM
I can't believe I didn't know about the BNL cover song.  I thought I'd heard all their stuff.

But I think that video gave me a case of hockey hair.

oh, take off, you hoser.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 12, 2013, 09:07:36 AM
Number 19: Puttin' on the Ritz
Cover by: Taco
Covering: Irving Berlin

(35 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #6 by Pak-Man)

"Puttin' on the Ritz" is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin' on the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression "putting on the Ritz," meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel.

The original version of Berlin's song included references to the then-popular fad of flashily-dressed but poor black Harlemites parading up and down Lenox Avenue, "Spending ev'ry dime / For a wonderful time". The song was featured with the original lyrics in the 1939 film Idiot's Delight, where it was performed by Clark Gable and chorus, and this routine was selected for inclusion in That's Entertainment (1974). Columbia released a 78 recording of Fred Astaire singing the original lyrics in 1930. For the film Blue Skies (1946), where it was performed by Fred Astaire, Berlin revised the lyrics to apply to affluent whites strutting "up and down Park Avenue."

http://www.youtube.com/v/DpJoJv2-Nmg

A synthesized pop version by Taco peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 1983 and certified Gold by the RIAA. It was released from his LP After Eight. It includes a tap dance solo in the middle to honor Astaire. This version of the song was ranked #53 in VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s special.

Taco Ockerse (born July 21, 1955), better known by his stage name Taco, is an Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer who started his career in Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/v/OG3PnQ3tgzY

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 12, 2013, 09:09:21 AM
Number 18: Boyz in the Hood
Cover by: Dynamite Hack
Covering: Eazy E

(35 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #6 by Goflyblind)

Boyz-n-the-Hood is the solo debut by rapper Eazy-E as a part of N.W.A. Ice Cube wrote the song, and originally intended it to be for H.B.O., another group signed by Ruthless, but after they rejected it Eazy was convinced to rap it. The song was originally on N.W.A. and the Posse, which started with the phrase: "Cruisin' down the street in my '64". Ruthless Records executive Jerry Heller considers the song to be a mix of Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, the Rolling Stones, and the Black Panthers. This samples "I'm a Ho" by Whodini and vocal samples from "Hold It, Now Hit It" by Beastie Boys as well as "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight. It was remixed and featured on Eazy's debut album Eazy-Duz-It, which was released in 1988. It was remixed again and was featured on Eazy-E's third album, It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (1993) under the name "Boyz-n-the-Hood (G-Mix)".

http://www.youtube.com/v/6twy639dNA0

There have been many remakes, most notably a cover by alternative rock band Dynamite Hack, which hit #12 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in 2000. The last line of the Dynamite Hack version of the song, "Punkass trippin' in the dead of night... homie scored a key, he's gonna fly, punkass fly..." is sung to the tune of the opening melody of Beatles song "Blackbird"- "Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly."

Dynamite Hack is a post-grunge band, formed in Austin, Texas in 1997 taking its name from a line in the film Caddyshack in which Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) describes the marijuana he is smoking as "dynamite hack" to Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).

http://www.youtube.com/v/aeL9gagV_VA

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 12, 2013, 09:10:21 AM
Number 17: Turn the Page
Cover by: Metallica
Covering: Bob Seger

(35 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by tejava joe)

"Turn the Page" is a song originally released by Bob Seger in 1973 on his Back in '72 album. Though never released as a single, Seger's live version of the song on his 1976 Live Bullet album became a mainstay of album-oriented rock radio stations, and still gets significant airplay to this day on classic rock stations.

"Turn the Page" is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician's life on the road. Seger wrote it in 1972 while touring with Teegarden & Van Winkle.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3khH9ih2XJg

Metallica later covered the song, as the first single from their 1998 Garage Inc. album, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 11 consecutive weeks, the highest number of weeks Metallica has ever spent at the top; drummer Lars Ulrich had heard the original song while driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and later commented that he thought it "Had James [Hetfield] all over it". Metallica's rendition is taken at much the same tempo as Seger's, but with a heavier feel; the saxophone part is replaced by a high slide guitar line from Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield played a guitar solo before the last run through the chorus. The video shows a little girl going out with her mother. The girl balances on the edge of a swimming pool. MTV refused to air this video due to the scene where the man and mother fight at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/v/qPOTEs_yTJo

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 12, 2013, 09:13:09 AM
Number 16: Somebody Told Me
Cover by: Richard Cheese
Covering: The Killers

(38 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #5 by Raven)

"Somebody Told Me" is the second single by American rock band The Killers. The song is featured on the group's debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Mark Stoermer and Brandon Flowers.

When The Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music-buyers and the media, which is why "Somebody Told Me" has been released twice in slightly different forms. The first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it; due to poor sales not as many were produced. When re-released, the cover-art sported a blue background color and is the more common version of the single.

The single peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it charted at #28 upon its first release in March 2004 becoming the band's first top 40 hit, it was then re-released in January 2005 and reached #3.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y5fBdpreJiU

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered this song in a Lounge style on their 2005 album Aperitif for Destruction. He sings the song in a drunken manner and, near the end of the song, he apparently runs to the bathroom to puke.

http://www.youtube.com/v/wvodlYAZt-s
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 12, 2013, 09:14:26 AM
Number 15: With A Little Help From My Friends
Cover by: Joe Cocker
Covering: The Beatles

(38 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #6 by Thrifty Version II)

"With a Little Help from My Friends" (originally titled "A Little Help from My Friends") is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. The song was written for and sung by the Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr as the character "Billy Shears". It was ranked No. 311 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lennon and McCartney finished writing this song in mid-March 1967, written specifically as Starr's track for the album. It was briefly called "Bad Finger Boogie" (later the inspiration for the band name Badfinger), supposedly because Lennon composed the melody on a piano using his middle finger after having hurt his forefinger; but in his 1980 Playboy interview Lennon said: "This is Paul, with a little help from me. 'What do you see when you turn out the light/ I can't tell you, but I know it's mine...' is mine." Lennon also attributed most of the song to McCartney in his 1972 Hit Parader interview: "Paul. It was Paul's idea. I think I helped with some of the words. In fact, I did. Hunter Davies was there when we did it and mentioned it in the book. 'What do you see when you turn out the light, I can't tell you but I know it's mine.' That was mine." McCartney, though, claims at least partial credit for the line, stating: "I remember giggling with John when we wrote the lines 'What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.' It could have been him playing with his willy under the covers, or it could have been taken on a deeper level."

http://www.youtube.com/v/jBDF04fQKtQ

English singer Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" was a radical re-arrangement of the original, in a slower, 6/8 meter, using different chords in the middle eight, and a lengthy instrumental introduction (featuring drums by Procol Harum's B.J. Wilson, guitar lines from Jimmy Page, and organ by Tommy Eyre). Cocker performed the song at Woodstock in 1969 and that performance was included in the documentary film, Woodstock. His cover was ranked number two in UpVenue's top 10 best music covers of all time in 2009. The version heard in the film Across the Universe segues from the original to Cocker's arrangement at the end of the song. In 2001, Cocker's version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Joe Cocker version was used as the title music for the 1988–1993 television series The Wonder Years. "With a Little Help from My Friends" was played as wake-up music on Space Shuttle Mission STS-61.

http://www.youtube.com/v/KVyJVYWHJaY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 12, 2013, 09:24:59 AM
When The Wonder Years came on Netflix a few years ago, they couldn't get the rights to the Joe Cocker version of the theme song, so they had to replace it with yet another, inferior cover.

Puttin' On The Ritz is just a weird song.  I can't explain why.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 12, 2013, 09:28:41 AM
"Turn the Page"  had that one on my list as well.  I don't even really like Metallica, but there hasn't been a song that fits a band better than that one.  I actually prefer the live version to the video though. 

"Somebody Told Me" I love how Richard Cheese turns a funny pop song into one of the most depressing sounding songs ever.  He sounds absolutely crushed.  Hilarious. 

"Boyz in the Hood"  I've never heard that version before.  Pretty amusing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 12, 2013, 09:37:14 AM
Did that woman in the Metallica video go stripping by day, turning tricks by night, AND bring her johns back to the same sleazy motel room where her daughter was sleeping?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 12, 2013, 09:38:24 AM
Number 15: With A Little Help From My Friends
Cover by: Joe Cocker
Covering: The Beatles

(38 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #6 by Thrifty Version II)
I like this version more than the Beetles one but I like the parody Bill Oddie did even more (though it might not make any sense to people who aren't British*)

http://www.youtube.com/v/TMaB0cqwcvI

I would have had that on my list incidentally but it's more of a standard and certainly a parody.

*and not Northern
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 12, 2013, 09:52:12 AM
Did that woman in the Metallica video go stripping by day, turning tricks by night, AND bring her johns back to the same sleazy motel room where her daughter was sleeping?

Yep.  It's sad that that's a reflection of reality all too often.  What a shock that MTV wouldn't play it.  One of the few things Metallica did since the Black album I actually like. 


"A little help from my friends"- The Cocker one sounds so different I completely forgot it was even a cover.   They don't even sound like the same song.  Should have been on my list. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 12, 2013, 12:03:55 PM
Upset that I forgot Turn the Page.

Gonna watch the videos later.  Never heard the Cheese version of the Killers.  Looking forward to hearing it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Compound on July 12, 2013, 12:27:42 PM
Well, I can't embed the video because it's NBC and they're jerks, but here's John Belushi covering Joe Cocker covering The Beatles.

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16039034KRFprghT?h1=John+Belushi+-+With+A+Little+Help+From+My+Friend
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 12, 2013, 02:20:57 PM
Well, I can't embed the video because it's NBC and they're jerks, but here's John Belushi covering Joe Cocker covering The Beatles.

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16039034KRFprghT?h1=John+Belushi+-+With+A+Little+Help+From+My+Friend

Lol.  I thought about linking to this when I watched the video.  Never seen the original but I remembered the Belushi version. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 12, 2013, 09:49:21 PM
I forgot about the Joe Cocker cover, but I don't know if it would have made my list.  It's good, but the original is really more my speed.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 13, 2013, 12:32:33 AM
MTV refused to air this video due to the scene where the man and mother fight at the end.

Fuck MTV.  Thats Ginger Lynn btw.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: ColeStratton on July 13, 2013, 10:27:29 AM
Starting to get that sinking feeling that only my #1 and #2 choices made the list. C'est la vie. That's the tough part of a list that has so many possible entries. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:07:54 PM
Number 14: Hey Ya
Cover by: Obadiah Parker
Covering: Outkast

(39 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Thrifty Version II)

"Hey Ya!" is a song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of the hip hop duo OutKast's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. "Hey Ya!" takes influence from funk and rock music. Its music video features a live performance by a band, all eight of whose members are played by André 3000, that mimicks the Beatles' 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song received praise from contemporary music critics, and won for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PWgvGjAhvIw

In 2006, Mat Weddle, frontman of the unsigned folk band Obadiah Parker, performed an acoustic cover of the song at a local open mike night, and a friend of his posted a video of the performance on YouTube, which quickly became virally popular online.[64] Inspired by slowcore band Red House Painters, Weddle's version moves at a much slower tempo backed by a rhythmic guitar strum and converts the breakdown into a "staccato chime". The cover received international airplay and spawned many other copycat acoustic versions.

http://www.youtube.com/v/c745E7T_Wvg

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:08:58 PM
Number 13: Come Together
Cover by: Aerosmith
Covering: The Beatles

(44 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #8 by Thrifty Version II)

"Come Together" is a song by the Beatles written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is the opening track on the album Abbey Road, and was released as a double A-sided single with "Something", their 21st single in the United Kingdom and 26th in the United States. The song reached the top of the charts in the US, and peaked at number four in the UK.

The song's history began when Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California titled "Come together, join the party" against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana. It has been speculated that each verse refers cryptically to each of the Beatles (e.g. "he's one holy roller" allegedly refers to the spiritually inclined George Harrison; "he got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola" to Ringo Starr, the funny Beatle; "he got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker" to Lennon himself; and "got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see" to Paul McCartney); however, it has also been suggested that the song has only a single "pariah-like protagonist" and Lennon was "painting another sardonic self-portrait".

http://www.youtube.com/v/axb2sHpGwHQ

American hard rock band Aerosmith performed one of the first and most successful cover versions of "Come Together". It was recorded in 1978 and appeared in the movie and on the soundtrack to the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in which the band also appeared. The single was an immediate success, reaching number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, following on the heels of a string of Top 40 hits for the band in the mid-1970s. However it would be the last Top 40 hit for the band for nearly a decade.

A rare live demo of the song was also released months later on Aerosmith's live album Live! Bootleg. The song also featured on Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, the band's first singles compilation released in 1980. The song has also surfaced on a number of Aerosmith compilations and live albums since then, as well as on the soundtrack for the film Armageddon.

The Aerosmith version is still frequently heard on mainstream and album rock radio stations. Aerosmith still occasionally perform "Come Together" in concert.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pTxuv0w8LnY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:10:07 PM
Number 12: Walk This Way
Cover by: Aerosmith/Run DMC
Covering: Aerosmith

(45 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by Mrs. Dick Courier)

"Walk This Way" is a song by American hard rock group Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released as the second single from the 1975 album Toys in the Attic. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s.

The song's lyrics were inspired by the "Walk this way" joke from the Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein, which the band saw during a break from recording their third album Toys in the Attic. Previously, the song had music but no lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/v/bKttENbsoyk

In 1986, the hip hop group Run–D.M.C. performed a cover of "Walk This Way" with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry guesting on vocals and guitars. While working on Raising Hell, Rick Rubin pulled out Toys in the Attic (an album they freestyled over) and explained who Aerosmith were. While Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDaniels had no idea who Aerosmith were at that time, Rubin suggested remaking the song. Neither Simmons nor McDaniels liked the idea, though Jam Master Jay was open to it. Later, however, Run–D.M.C. covered the song. D.M.C. called it "a beautiful thing" in a trailer for Guitar Hero.

The 1986 version of the song is often credited as helping break hip hop music into mainstream pop music as it was the first hip hop song to hit the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the remake demonstrated how elements of hip music can be part of rock and pop songs, harking back to the DJing of Afrika Bambaataa, who would mix in tracks by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Grand Funk Railroad among the more usual funk breaks. It also briefly samples the opening drum intro of the original in a middle section of the song. This version of "Walk This Way" charted higher on the Hot 100 than the original version, peaking at number 4. It was also one of the first big hip hop singles in the UK, reaching a peak of number 8 there.

The landmark collaboration catapulted Run–D.M.C. into mainstream stardom and would influence hip hop music for years to come. The song paved the way for other pop acts to introduce elements of hip hop into their music. It pioneered the trend of rhymed/sung collaborations that is so present on American Radio from the late 1990s and 2000s to the present. The collaboration also introduced a fusion of rock and hip hop, later known as rap rock, to a wide audience for the first time.

The song also marked a major comeback for Aerosmith, as it had been largely out of mainstream pop culture for several years while recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and its 1985 comeback album Done with Mirrors flopped. Aerosmith followed up "Walk This Way" with a string of multi-platinum albums and Top 40 hits, starting with the album Permanent Vacation and single "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" in 1987. In 2008, "Walk This Way" was ranked number 4 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop". This version of the song is currently ranked as the 88th greatest song of all time, as well as the best song of 1986, by Acclaimed Music.

http://www.youtube.com/v/nM0Fl2MnV5Y
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:11:16 PM
Number 11: Everybody Knows
Cover by: Concrete Blonde
Covering: Leonard Cohen

(46 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Mrs. Dick Courier)

"Everybody Knows" was first released on Cohen's album I'm Your Man, February 1988.

Five minutes, thirty-seven seconds in duration, "Everybody Knows" is known for its somber tone and repetition of the title at the beginning of most verses. Featuring phrases such as "Everybody knows that the dice are loaded" and "Everybody knows that the good guys lost", "Everybody Knows" has been variously described by critics as "bitterly pessimistic" yet funny,or, more strongly, a "bleak prophecy about the end of the world as we know it." The lyrics include references to AIDS, social problems, and relationship and religion issues.

http://www.youtube.com/v/GUfS8LyeUyM

"Everybody Knows" has been widely used in television and film. Allan Moyle's 1990 film Pump Up the Volume featured the song prominently. A favorite of protagonist Mark Hunter (Christian Slater, as the operator of an underground radio station), Cohen's song is played from an on-screen phonograph several times during Mark's clandestine broadcasts. A cover by Concrete Blonde is used at the film's end, and it is this cover version that made it onto the film's soundtrack album rather than Cohen's version.

Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band based in the United States. They were active from 1982 to 1995, from 2001 to 2004, and then reunited in 2010 and have been active since. They are best known for their 1990 album Bloodletting, their top 20 single "Joey," and Johnette Napolitano's distinctive vocal style.

http://www.youtube.com/v/RaJAxdGeZ4E
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:12:24 PM
Number 10: Ring of Fire
Cover by: Social Distortion
Covering: Johnny Cash

(49 points on 2 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Sicgirl)

"Ring of Fire" or "The Ring of Fire" is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter Cash (wife of Johnny Cash) and Merle Kilgore. The single appears on Cash's 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. The song was originally recorded by June's sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New (1963) as "(Love's) Ring of Fire".

The song was recorded on March 25, 1963, and became the biggest hit of Johnny Cash's career, staying at number one on the charts for seven weeks. It was certified Gold on January 21, 2010 by the R.I.A.A. and has also sold over 1.2 million digital downloads.

Although "Ring of Fire" sounds somewhat ominous, the term refers to falling in love – which is what June Carter was experiencing with Johnny Cash at the time. Some sources claim that Carter had seen the phrase "Love is like a burning ring of fire," underlined in one of her uncle A. P. Carter's Elizabethan books of poetry. She worked with Kilgore on writing a song inspired by this phrase as she had seen her uncle do in the past. She had written: "There is no way to be in that kind of hell, no way to extinguish a flame that burns, burns, burns".

http://www.youtube.com/v/It7107ELQvY

Social Distortion released a punk rock version of the song on their self-titled album in 1990. The single reached number 25 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.

Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Brent Harding (bass, backing vocals), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (drums).

Social Distortion went on a temporary hiatus in the mid-1980s, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction and troubles with the law which resulted in extended stints in various rehabilitation centers that lasted for two years. Since its inception, the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. After 35 years of performing, Social Distortion continues to tour and record music.

http://www.youtube.com/v/2BaksqH2YXQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 13, 2013, 12:19:52 PM
Never heard that version of Ring of Fire.  Pretty awesome.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 13, 2013, 12:21:35 PM
Never heard that version of Ring of Fire.  Pretty awesome.

It's so much better live but the videos I could find of it live didn't do it justice.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 13, 2013, 05:59:43 PM
After this is over can everyone please post your lists with links?  theres lots of cool shit I never heard of. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 13, 2013, 06:43:57 PM
Yeah, that Ring of Fire cover is pretty kick ass.  I've never heard it before but I might have to get it on iTunes.

The Everybody Knows cover is pretty good too.  I really like Leonard Cohen and he's always struck me as a guy who would be great to cover.  That said, while I like Cohen, I always feel that some of his best songs would do well with less synth.  I think it's synth.  Or just weirdly chosen instruments that add cheese to otherwise fantastically composed and written songs.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 13, 2013, 07:13:46 PM
After this is over can everyone please post your lists with links?  theres lots of cool shit I never heard of.
I forgot most of my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 13, 2013, 07:15:34 PM
I'm glad someone else picked my #1.  I hadn't expected that, and wondered why it didn't appear during the round of 25 point single list picks.  I heard the cover not by Obadiah Parker but by Ted on the wedding episode in the 8th season of Scrubs.  They mentioned the Obadiah Parker version, so I looked it up and loved it.

So who was the other guy with this on his list?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: TeamRAD on July 13, 2013, 08:53:40 PM
It's so much better live but the videos I could find of it live didn't do it justice.

The "Ring of Fire" circle pits, at the Social D shows I've gone to, are my fondest memory from all of the concerts I've been to in my life. It's such a fucking blast. Let it burn!!

It would've been my #1 if I hadn't randomly watched Girl/Dragon Tattoo on an early Sunday morning last year. That Zeppelin cover is too cool along w/ that badass opening credits sequence complementing it.

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 13, 2013, 11:02:54 PM
I had the "Come Together" one near the bottom of my list.  That song is around so much I've heard it way more than the actual Beatles version.  And on the Beatles version, I'm not sure why but I absolutely hated the actual video part of that youtube clip.

It's funny that there were back to back Aerosmith songs. 

I'm pretty sure I've got 2 of the top 10, maybe 3 but given the recent postings I'm not sure I could name any more than that.  Looking forward to the rest of the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Compound on July 13, 2013, 11:19:50 PM
I'm not personally fond of the Social D cover of "Ring." But the thing is, a gajillion folks have covered it. Like say, Wall of Voodoo:

http://www.youtube.com/v/JegJYlZ7UQE?version=3&

Or Blondie:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZVGAgoATVA4?hl=en_US&

Jewel: (Yes, she's still around)
http://www.youtube.com/v/UQPvxFG3_wk?version=3&

Chris Isaac:
http://www.youtube.com/v/7vxXYRNgKz4?version=3&

Or even Frank Zappa:
http://www.youtube.com/v/hTmTobf9KSY?version=3&

Britney Spears has covered it too, but I won't link to it as I do have a bit of taste.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 13, 2013, 11:24:13 PM
Aren't there over 200 covers of "Louie, Louie" in existence?  I remember being a really little kid stuck on a road trip with my dad listing to a 2 hour am radio discussion of that song and it's history. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: TeamRAD on July 13, 2013, 11:46:46 PM

Jewel: (Yes, she's still around)

Indeed, she's still around. Over at Jezebel a couple of months ago, I read she's into some Bible-Diet fun. That was the first I heard of her in years.

I'm not personally fond of the Social D cover of "Ring."

I don't think their studio cover is all that great, but them performing it live is another story.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 08:39:51 AM
Number 9: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Cover by: Devo
Covering: The Rolling Stones

(55 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Johnny Unusual)

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards' throwaway three-note guitar riff – intended to be replaced by horns – opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism.

The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and also featured on the American version of Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3a7cHPy04s8

American New Wave band Devo released their rendition of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" as a single in 1977. Because of the extensive changes Devo had made to the song, they met with Mick Jagger and his lawyer so Mick could give his blessing. During that visit, Jagger said he liked Devo's version. Gerald Casale characterized this meeting as "a setup". After the meeting, he found out that Devo's lawyer told Jagger's lawyer they should approve the song because it would make Jagger a lot of money. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that the cover version "reworks the original's alienation into a spastic freak-out that's nearly unrecognizable".

This version of the song was featured prominently in the 1995 Martin Scorsese motion picture Casino (film) and appears on the film's two disc soundtrack compilation.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jadvt7CbH1o

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 08:41:02 AM
Number 8: Man Who Sold the World
Cover by: Nirvana
Covering: David Bowie

(57 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Mrs. Dick Courier)

"The Man Who Sold the World" is a song written and performed by David Bowie. It is the title track of his third album, released in the U.S. in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971. The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu in 1974, and Nirvana in 1993. The song was reworked by Bowie, featuring a heavy bassline and a notably darker mood, for performances in concerts between 1995 to 1997, including the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. Bowie later returned to playing the original version in the 2000s.

In common with a number of tracks on the album, the song's themes have been compared to the horror-fantasy works of H. P. Lovecraft.[4] The lyrics are also cited as reflecting Bowie's concerns with splintered or multiple personalities, and are believed to have been partially inspired by the poem "Antigonish" by William Hughes Mearns:
“ Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away…”

http://www.youtube.com/v/6x5OubSeb-U

In his journals, Kurt Cobain of the American grunge band Nirvana ranked the album The Man Who Sold the World at number 45 in his top 50 favourite albums. A live rendition of the song was recorded by the band in 1993 during their MTV Unplugged appearance, and it was released on their MTV Unplugged in New York album the following year. The song was also released as a promotional single for the album, and received considerable airplay on alternative rock radio stations. It was also thrown into heavy rotation on music video stations such as MTV. Nirvana regularly covered the song during live sets after their memorable acoustic performance up until lead singer Cobain's death in 1994. In 2002 the song was re-released on Nirvana's "best of" compilation album Nirvana.

Bowie said of Nirvana's cover: "I was simply blown away when I found that Kurt Cobain liked my work, and have always wanted to talk to him about his reasons for covering The Man Who Sold the World" and that "it was a good straight forward rendition and sounded somehow very honest. It would have been nice to have worked with him, but just talking with him would have been real cool". Bowie called Nirvana's cover "heartfelt," noting that "until this [cover], it hadn't occurred to me that I was part of America's musical landscape. I always felt my weight in Europe, but not [in the US]." In the wake of its release, Bowie bemoaned the fact that when he performed the number himself he would encounter "kids that come up afterwards and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'Fuck you, you little tosser!'"

http://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 08:42:52 AM
Number 7: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Cover by: They Might Be Giants
Covering: The Four Lads

(58 points on 3 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by Compound)

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a 1953 swing-style song, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and music by Nat Simon. The lyrics comically refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul. It also references other renamed cities, specifically the renaming of New York City from New Amsterdam.

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" was originally recorded by the Canadian group The Four Lads on August 12, 1953. This recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 40082. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 24, 1953, and it peaked at #10. It was the group's first gold record.

http://www.youtube.com/v/BOG8emH4Ab8

One of the better-known versions of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is the cover by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, who released it on their album Flood in 1990. It was released as the second single from that album in the same year. TMBG's version is at a faster tempo than the original and contains a distinct klezmer influence, including a violin introduction and some accordion and electric guitar parts not present in the original version.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vsQrKZcYtqg

Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 08:43:58 AM
Number 6: Hallelujah
Cover by: Jeff Buckley
Covering: Leonard Cohen

(59 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #2 by Tripe)

"Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . . . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."

Cohen wrote around 80 draft verses for "Hallelujah", with one writing session at the Royalton Hotel in New York where he was reduced to sitting on the floor in his underwear, banging his head on the floor. His original version, as recorded on his Various Positions album, contains several biblical references, most notably evoking the stories of Samson and traitorous Delilah from the Book of Judges as well as the adulterous King David and Bathsheba: "she cut your hair" and "you saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you".

http://www.youtube.com/v/WJTiXoMCppw

Jeff Buckley, inspired by Cale's earlier cover, recorded one of the best-known[20] versions of "Hallelujah" for his only complete album, Grace, in 1994. Later, in 2007 was released as single.

In 2004, Buckley's version was ranked number 259 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".The same year Time called Buckley's version "exquisitely sung," observing "Cohen murmured the original like a dirge, but ... Buckley treated the ... song like a tiny capsule of humanity, using his voice to careen between glory and sadness, beauty and pain... It's one of the great songs."

In September 2007, a poll of fifty songwriters conducted by the magazine Q listed "Hallelujah" among the all-time "Top 10 Greatest Tracks" with John Legend calling Buckley's version "as near perfect as you can get. The lyrics to 'Hallelujah' are just incredible and the melody's gorgeous and then there's Jeff's interpretation of it. It's one of the most beautiful pieces of recorded music I’ve ever heard." In July 2009, the Buckley track was ranked number three on the 2009 Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, a listener poll held every decade by the Australian radio station Triple J."

Buckley's version was not an instant hit, nor did Buckley live to see the full measure of the reception his recording would ultimately have; he died in 1997. The album on which it appeared did not go Gold in the U.S. until 2002, nine years after its release. In fact, like Cohen's original, the Buckley version was never released as a single, and it first charted posthumously in 2006.

http://www.youtube.com/v/WIF4_Sm-rgQ
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 08:44:21 AM
I'll post top 5 tonight!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Darth Geek on July 14, 2013, 09:57:59 AM
So the Devo video of I Can't Get No Satisfaction is what they are referencing in the end concert scene in Revenge of the Nerds?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: MightyJack on July 14, 2013, 02:11:11 PM
I'm bummed I missed out on this (wasn't paying attention when lists came due). Devo's Satisfaction and Nirvana's The Man Who Sold the World would have made my lists. I also liked the inclusion of the Sonic Youth, Joplin and the Ferante numbers. Though I would have gone with Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" as the quintessential cover of that track.

I was curious what, if any, Mowtown hits would make the list. They were an oddity as they would have many of their hit makers record the same songs within a few years one another... and when one version clicked with listeners, that became "The" version for the number -- ala  Aretha's "Respect", even thought technically it was a cover.

And I'm guessing this late in the game, one of my toppermost wont make the grade (The Dickies Nights in White Satin).  Still, looking forward to the top 5
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 03:31:15 PM
Number 5: Common People
Cover by: William Shatner and Ben Folds
Covering: Pulp

(64 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by Space Version 2.0)

"Common People" is a song by English alternative rock band Pulp. It was released as a single in May 1995, reaching number two on the UK singles chart. It also appears on the band's 1995 album Different Class. The song is about those who were perceived by the songwriter as wanting to be "like common people" and who ascribe glamour to poverty. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as slumming or "class tourism". The song was written by the band members Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Russell Senior.

The idea for the song's lyrics came from a Greek art student whom Pulp singer/songwriter Jarvis Cocker met while he was studying at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Cocker had enrolled on a film studies course at the college in September 1988 while taking a break from Pulp.

In a 2012 question and answer session on BBC Radio 5 Live Cocker said that he was having a conversation with the girl at the bar at college because he was attracted to her, although he found some aspects of her personality unpleasant. He remembered that at one point she had told him she "wanted to move to Hackney and live like 'the common people'". Cocker used this phrase as the starting point for the song and embellished the situation for dramatic effect, for example reversing the situation in the song when the female character declares that "I want to sleep with common people like you" (Cocker admitted that in real life he had been the one wanting to sleep with the girl, while she had not been interested in him).

http://www.youtube.com/v/yuTMWgOduFM

In 2004, Ben Folds produced a cover version of "Common People" for William Shatner's album Has Been that brought the song to a new international audience outside of the British Isles.This version begins with an electronic keyboard Britpop or disco sound, but quickly moves into a drum kit and guitar-heavy indie rock style. Reviewers were pleasantly surprised by Shatner's spoken-word presentation of Cocker's tirade against class tourism as Shatner's previous work had been widely mocked by reviewers.

Folds abruptly replaces Shatner's voice with that of "bitter Cockney" singer Joe Jackson, and then alternates and blends the two into a duet, bringing along a large chorus of young voices on the line "sing along with the common people", which finally replace Shatner and Jackson's vocals in the song's concluding crescendo.

In 2011 Jarvis Cocker praised the cover version: "I was very flattered by that because I was a massive Star Trek fan as a kid and so you know, Captain Kirk is singing my song! So that was amazing."

http://www.youtube.com/v/ainyK6fXku0
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 03:32:19 PM
Number 4: Baby One More Time
Cover by: Travis
Covering: Britney Spears

(67 points on 5 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by anais.butterfly)

"...Baby One More Time" is a hit song by American recording artist Britney Spears. It served as Spears's debut single and title track from her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). Written by Max Martin and produced by Martin and Rami, "...Baby One More Time" was released on September 30, 1998, by Jive Records. After recording and sending a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton, Spears signed a multi-album deal with Jive. "...Baby One More Time" is a teen pop and dance-pop song that refers to a girl who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend. The song received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised its composition.

http://www.youtube.com/v/C-u5WLJ9Yk4

"…Baby One More Time" has been covered on numerous occasions. One of the earliest live covers of the song was by the Scottish band Travis, recorded during one of their concerts at "The Bay Tavern" in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England. The song was later included in the release of their 1999 single, "Turn". Lead singer Francis Healey said, "We did it for a laugh the first time. [..] And as we played it, the irony slipped from my smile. It’s a very well-crafted song. It [has] that magic thing." The Guardian said this cover showed a new and more "dark" side of the band, commenting "slowed down to a mournful crawl, it was amazing how ominous the couplet "This loneliness is killing me / Hit me, baby, one more time" sounded". PopWreckoning.com called it "perhaps the most well done cover of Britney’s catalyst to eternal fame". Spears heard their version while shopping in a mall and said, "It was so weird. I liked it though, I thought it was cool. It was a very different vibe from what I did".

http://www.youtube.com/v/6IpanyupNCA
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 03:33:33 PM
Number 3: Mad World
Cover by: Gary Jules
Covering: Tears for Fears

(88 points on 7 of 17 lists. Top Vote #4 by Raven)

"Mad World" is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both "Mad World" and its B-side, "Ideas as Opiates", appeared on the band's debut LP The Hurting the following year. The song eventually became Tears for Fears' first international hit, reaching the Top 40 in several countries in 1982 and 1983

http://www.youtube.com/v/SFsHSHE-iJQ

"Mad World" achieved a second round of success almost twenty years later after it was covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the film Donnie Darko (2001). While the Tears for Fears version featured synthesizers and heavy percussion, the Andrews/Jules version was stripped down; instead of a full musical backing, it used only a set of piano chords, a cello, and modest use of a vocoder on the chorus. Their version was originally released on CD in 2002 on the film's soundtrack, but an increasing cult-following spawned by the movie's DVD release finally prompted Jules and Andrews to issue the song as a proper single. The release was a success in late 2003, becoming the Number One single over the Christmas holiday in the UK, a feat Tears for Fears themselves never accomplished. The music video, directed by Michel Gondry, has since been very popular on YouTube, with its most popular posting garnering over 57 million views by May 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hYY-a0_Bb9Y
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 03:35:58 PM
Number 2: All Along the Watchtower
Cover by: Jimi Hendrix
Covering: Bob Dylan

(108 points on 8 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by Johnny Unusual)
"All Along the Watchtower" is a song written and recorded by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan's subsequent greatest hits compilations. Over the past 35 years, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan's live albums.

Commenting on the songs on his album John Wesley Harding, in an interview published in the folk music magazine Sing Out! in October 1968, Dylan told John Cohen and Happy Traum:

   "I haven't fulfilled the balladeers's job. A balladeer can sit down and sing three songs for an hour and a half... it can all unfold to you. These melodies on John Wesley Harding lack this traditional sense of time. As with the third verse of "The Wicked Messenger", which opens it up, and then the time schedule takes a jump and soon the song becomes wider... The same thing is true of the song "All Along the Watchtower", which opens up in a slightly different way, in a stranger way, for we have the cycle of events working in a rather reverse order."

http://www.youtube.com/v/jff6pZJvrWk

The Jimi Hendrix Experience began to record their cover version of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" on January 21, 1968, at Olympic Studios in London. According to engineer Andy Johns, Jimi Hendrix had been given a tape of Dylan’s recording by publicist Michael Goldstein, who worked for Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman. "(Hendrix) came in with these Dylan tapes and we all heard them for the first time in the studio”, recalled Johns. According to Hendrix’s regular engineer Eddie Kramer, the guitarist cut a large number of takes on the first day, shouting chord changes at Dave Mason who had appeared at the session and played guitar. Halfway through the session, bass player Noel Redding became dissatisfied with the proceedings and left. Mason then took over on bass. According to Kramer, the final bass part was played by Hendrix himself. Hendrix's friend, and Rolling Stones multi-instrumentalist, Brian Jones played the various percussion instruments on the track. Jones originally recorded a piano part that was later mixed out in place of the percussion instruments. Kramer and Chas Chandler mixed the first version of "All Along The Watchtower" on January 26, but Hendrix was quickly dissatisfied with the result and went on re-recording and overdubbing guitar parts during June, July, and August at the Record Plant studio in New York. Engineer Tony Bongiovi has described Hendrix becoming increasingly dissatisfied as the song progressed, overdubbing more and more guitar parts, moving the master tape from a four-track to a twelve-track to a sixteen-track machine. Bongiovi recalled, "Recording these new ideas meant he would have to erase something. In the weeks prior to the mixing, we had already recorded a number of overdubs, wiping track after track. [Hendrix] kept saying, ‘I think I hear it a little bit differently.’” The finished version was released on the album Electric Ladyland in September 1968. The single reached number five in the British charts, and number 20 on the Billboard chart, Hendrix's only top 20 / top 40 entry there. The song also had the #5 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

Dylan has described his reaction to hearing Hendrix's version: "It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day." In the booklet accompanying his Biograph album, Dylan said: "I liked Jimi Hendrix's record of this and ever since he died I've been doing it that way... Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it's a tribute to him in some kind of way."

http://www.youtube.com/v/TLV4_xaYynY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 14, 2013, 03:37:05 PM
Number 1: Hurt
Cover by: Johnny Cash
Covering: Nine Inch Nails

(151 points on 8 of 17 lists. Top Vote #1 by Raven and Compound)

"Hurt" is a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996 but lost to Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know.

The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed. Some listeners contend that the song acts as a suicide note written by the album's protagonist, as a result of his depression, while others claim that it describes the difficult process of finding a reason to live in spite of depression and pain. Suicide is a major theme of the album, appearing in songs such as "The Downward Spiral" and the unreleased track "Just Do It." The gun violence of "Big Man with a Gun" is occasionally interpreted as an alternative ending to the album – with the protagonist inflicting violence on others, rather than, or possibly in addition to, himself.

http://www.youtube.com/v/66GHz-H4k6M

In 2002, Johnny Cash covered the song for his album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. The line "crown of shit" was changed to "crown of thorns", not only removing profanity from the lyrics, but also more directly referencing Christ and Cash's devout Christianity. Its accompanying video, featuring images from Cash's life and directed by Mark Romanek, was named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and CMA Awards, and the best video of all time by NME in July 2011.[4] The cover was released on a single with the B-side 'Personal Jesus', a cover of the Depeche Mode single.
Background

When Trent Reznor was asked if Cash could cover his song, Reznor said he was "flattered" but worried that "the idea sounded a bit gimmicky." He became a fan of Cash's version, however, once he saw the music video.
“ I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.    ”

The Johnny Cash cover was given the Country Music Association award for "Single of the Year" in 2003. It ranked as CMT's top video for 2003, #1 on CMT's 100 Greatest Country Music Videos the following year, and #1 on the Top 40 Most Memorable Music Videos on MuchMoreMusic's Listed in October 2007. As of January 2011, the single occupies the number one spot on Rate Your Music's Top Singles of the 2000s. The song is also Cash's sole chart entry on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it hit #33 in 2003. In June 2009, the song was voted #1 in UpVenue's Top 10 Best Music Covers.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3aF9AJm0RFc
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: ColeStratton on July 14, 2013, 04:06:17 PM
I'm glad someone else picked my #1.  I hadn't expected that, and wondered why it didn't appear during the round of 25 point single list picks.  I heard the cover not by Obadiah Parker but by Ted on the wedding episode in the 8th season of Scrubs.  They mentioned the Obadiah Parker version, so I looked it up and loved it.

So who was the other guy with this on his list?

It was me! I absolutely adore that cover.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 14, 2013, 04:16:25 PM
Good list, nice work Sicgirl, interesting list, I'd not heard of a bunch of the songs in their original version let alone as covers so that's something.

Here was my list:

1   La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones (covering Edith Piaf)
2   Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (covering John Cale covering and combining two versions of the song by Leonard Cohen)
3   How Do - Sneaker Pimps (covering Magnat’s Willow’s Song)
4   The Highwayman - Jimmy Webb (covering Glen Campbell but which he wrote)
5   Common People - Ben Folds and William Shatner (covering Pulp)
6   Windmills of Your Mind - Dusty Springfield (covering  Noel Harrison)
7   Village Green Preservation Society - Kate Rusby (covering The Kinks)
8   Jackie - Scott Walker (covering Jaques Brel)
9   Motorhead - Corduroy (covering Hawkwind)
10   All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (covering Dylan)
11   Boyz-n-the-Hood - Dynamite Hack (covering Easy-E)
12   Who is he and what is he to you -  Meshell Ndegeocello (covering Bill Withers)
13   MacArthur Park - Donna Summer (covering Richard Harris)
14   You Do Something To Me - Emm Gryner (covering Paul Weller)
15   Toxic - Mark Ronson  (covering Britney Spears)
16   Easy - Faith No More (covering the Commodores)
17   99 Problems - Hugo (covering Jay-Z)
18   Closer - Richard Cheese (covering Nine Inch Nails)
19   Get The Party Started - Shirley Bassey (covering P!nk)
20   I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone (covering Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)
21   Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe (covering Neal Diamond)
22   Wonderwall - Ryan Adams (covering Oasis)
23   Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (covering Ray Noble and his Orchestra)
24   Hit Me Baby One More Time - Travis (covering Britney Spears)
25   Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm (covering Michael Jackson)

I can find links for any that people are interested in listening to.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: goflyblind on July 14, 2013, 04:18:35 PM
01. Me First and the Gimme Gimmies - The Phantom of the Opera (Webber) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8epSdXPco0
02. Academical Village People - What I Got (Sublime) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7m8Vxlswuo (mislabelled on youtube)
03. The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel (Geoff Berner) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwkFySJmEJY
04. Apocalyptica - Nothing Else Matters (Metallica) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPaGE24vpio or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXEpP21soXY
05. Constantines & Feist - Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Dh9Qmy3mw
06. Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the Hood (Eazy-E) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeL9gagV_VA
07. The Blanks - Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4UleBJ_E3Y
08. Barenaked Ladies - Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Bruce Cockburn) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_oOc3Zj0KU
09. Richard Cheese - Somebody Told Me (The Killers) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvodlYAZt-s
10. Seu Jorge - Life on Mars? (David Bowie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6l8zrsf4LY
11. Dolly Parton - Shine (Collective Soul) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-9Vo_YZOS0
12. The Mike Flowers Pop - Wonderwall (Oasis) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ
13. Travis - Baby One More Time (Britney Spears) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSKT75m2AiM
14. Vampire Weekend - Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcYT8TzUarI
15. Guster - I Think We're Alone Now (Tiffany)
16. Sophie Milman - Undun (Guess Who) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_nsOKhpws8
17. The Puppini Sisters - Crazy in Love (Beyonce) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkAP3W5WGPY
18. Los Colorados - Hot N Cold (Katy Perry) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3y0S9Iz8zQ
19. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY
20. New Found Glory - My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-r0sFtsEW8
21. Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights (The Postal Service) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX5Dan0VE7w
22. The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (The Postal Service) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HECF_RHAYo
23. Reel Big Fish - Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Y6SSRtFVI
24. David Gray - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Soft Cell) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzdrabPpRE
25. Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears for Fears) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: goflyblind on July 14, 2013, 04:38:39 PM
oh, yeah, and here's one i couldn't bring myself to put on my list, but i love it so much:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ysUjYAi0WcQ

best. percussion. setup. evar.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 14, 2013, 05:32:22 PM
1.  "Hurt" Johnny Cash covers Nine Inch Nails
2.  "Tainted Love" Marilyn Manson Covers Soft Cell

3.  "Toxic" A Static Lullaby covers Britney Spears
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOZuxwVk7TU)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xwXOj55nIY)

4.  "Mad World" Gary Jules cover Tears for Fears
5.  "Somebody Told Me" Richard Cheese covers The Killers

6.  "War Pigs" Cake covers Black Sabbath
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPD0ZBiMs0)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDJgwUeW7_k)

7.  "I Fought the Law" The Clash covers The Crickets
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTZO1F0kfzw)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3XY6wfSBw)

8.  "Smooth Criminal" Alien Ant Farm covers Michael Jackson
9.  "My Humps" Alanis Morrisette covers Black Eyed Peas

10. "Faith" Limp Bizkit covers George Michael
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEq6xVdvXBg)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-EdCNjumvI)

11. "Landslide" Dixie Chicks cover Fleetwood Mac
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM7-PYtXtJM)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2M4XDQbt7g)

12. "97 Bonnie and Clyde"Tori Amos covers Eminem
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjBDtn1es0)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7YxrYKQBP8)

13. "I Love Rock and Roll" Joan Jett covers The Arrows

14. "Cars" Fear Factory covers Gary Numan
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSoKp6dRUH0)

15. "I'm your Boogie Man "White Zombie covers KC and the Sunshine Band
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJysQxMnPKE)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXZcO7J2AnM)

16. "Turn the Page" Metallica covers Bob Seger

17. "Sweet Dreams" Marilyn Manson covers the Eurithmics
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E18F-Mu8Yo)

18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)

19. "Enter Sandman" Richard Cheese covers Metallica
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugZ_MsW-NwI)

20. "Rocket Man" William Shatner covers Elton John
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX7WrHCaUA)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I)

21. "I want you to want me" Letters to Cleo covers Cheap Trick
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wyL1NtMVPo)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aquSBPS4oAU)
 
22. "Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)" Devo covers Rolling Stones

23. "Last Kiss" Pearl Jam covers J Frank Wilson
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh4se9YMV3A)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0B-hJ_gotc)

24. "Come Together" Aerosmith cover The Beatles

25. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Elton John covers John Lennon
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXmBy1_qOQ)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic2hlOwCif4)


Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 14, 2013, 05:38:22 PM
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)

D'oh!
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 14, 2013, 05:52:19 PM
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)
Gloria Gaynor
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 14, 2013, 05:54:56 PM
Great list.

About my number one, The Man Who Sold the World....I love this song so much.  I knew of David Bowie of course, but I was a huge Nirvana fan.  When I heard this was a remake of a Bowie song I picked up some CD's.  That's how I became such a huge David Bowie fan.

And Johnny Cash's hurt as number one.  Awesome.  That video still breaks my heart.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2013, 06:05:11 PM
I'll post my full list a bit later, but GREAT WORK ON THAT LIST SICGIRL.  That was a particularly tough one too, so since this is, what, your second time hosting, you've done a hell of a job.

I'm glad 4 people voted for my number 1, Devo's deconstucted cover of Satisfaction.  Despite it's herky jerky nature, it really rocks and while the original song is fantastic, this version amps up the anger and sense of frustration (impotence?) and is just everything I want in a cover.  I would understand those who wouldn't be into this strange take, but I think it does what some of my favourite covers do is take the scaffolding of something familiar and (without meaning to insult the originals) make it come alive in a new way.  I'll comment on the others a bit later, since I think I have the most to say about these songs.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 14, 2013, 06:16:57 PM
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)
Gloria Gaynor

Yeah yeah.  I know.  I just went with the one I new.  Did the same thing for Tainted Love. 

Anyway, definately click the link in my list for Cake's War Pigs.  One of my favorites.

Edit- I'll embed it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IDJgwUeW7_k
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: MightyJack on July 14, 2013, 06:37:40 PM
Great top 3, each would have made my list. Other's I liked that I didn't see...

* The Beatles, "Twist and Shout"
* The Bangles "Hazy Shade of Winter" and "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)"
* Devo doing "Secret Agent Man"
* The Shazam (a band from Tennessee) did a cool cover of the Beatles "Revolution Number 9"
* Cyndi Lauper covering the Brains "Money Changes Everything"
* Glen Campbell covering Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman"
* Nazareth doing the Everly Brothers "Love Hurts"
* Harry Nilson covering Badfinger's "Without You"
* Jim James & Calaxico doing Dylan's "Going Down to Acapulco"
* Beau Brummel's also doing Dylan - "One Too Many Mornings"
* "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner

That's what I can think of off the top of my head. Nice work sicgirl, wish I was paying attention to join in on the fun.


Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 14, 2013, 07:03:21 PM
I voted for some of those, will post my list later

I think there are just so many good songs out there, a lot of great ones were left out
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Compound on July 14, 2013, 08:23:57 PM

Here was my list:
1   Hurt   - Johnny Cash -   NIN
2   Satisfaction   - Devo   - Rolling Stones
3   Istanbul (Not Constantinople) -   TMBG -   The Four Lads
4   Walk This Way -   Run DMC -   Aerosmith

5   Mad World -   Gary Jules -   Tears for Fears
6   Blinded by the Light -   Manfred Mann  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlBifX0H3yg)-   Bruce Springsteen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iaca30QbOo)
7   Poker Face -   Eric Cartman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkGyY1b_ljM)   - Lady Gaga (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo)
8   Superman -   REM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQS6lfn0yU)   - The Clique (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyfDH0HKLjs)
9   Singing in the Rain-    Gene Kelly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ)- "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe60AkZd0WQ)
10   I Will Always Love You -   Whitney Houston (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU) -   Dolly Parton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZO1iT4kD0)
11   Bang a Gong -   Power Station  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieOwL1UB1V4)-   T. Rex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XspsJACj8WY)
12   Try a Little Tenderness     -Otis Redding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPMoAb4y8U)   - Ray Noble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJMFurJxxF8)
13   Always Something There to Remind Me -   Naked Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMAe31FFHbo) -   Dionne Warwick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5xHNapTONo)
14   Spiderman -   The Ramones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P8lrgBtcU) -   unknown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o29VoxtsFk)
15   With a Little Help from My Friends -   Joe Cocker -   The Beatles
16   Lovers in a Dangerous Time  -   Barenaked Ladies -   Bruce Cockburn

17   Head Like a Hole -   Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhL8Sl3dWl8) -NIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg)
18   Girls Just Want to Have Fun -   Cyndi Lauper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A) -   Robert Hazard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg)
19   Come Together -   Aerosmith    -The Beatles
20   I Love Rock N Roll -   Joan Jett -   Arrows

21   Downtown Train    - Rod Stewart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6yk9wWNB08) -   Tom Waits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZhW76LAnTY)
22   Like a Virgin   - Lords of the New Church (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVYtjH89Q8)-    Madonna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__rX_WL100)
23   Ring of Fire    - Wall of Voodoo-    Johnny Cash
24   Louie Louie-    The Kingsmen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZJ4ESU52U)   -Richard Berry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-2CKsaq5r8)
25   California Girls -   David Lee Roth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmbhfI8f_Ek)-   The Beach Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a49McFOFp0)

Yes, I put Diamond Dave on there.  I'll just toss in one more. U2 covering the Ramones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKpIHCVpLNI)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Compound on July 14, 2013, 08:31:06 PM
Oh, since I referred to the Cartman version of "Poker Face", let me also plug Molly Lewis' much more impressive version where she plays every instrument:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5mf7cQfhJSA?version=3&

(And she's a mistie as well, and has performed with Bill and Kevin at some events.)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 14, 2013, 08:41:58 PM
I forgot about Mad World! Anyways, here's my list

1. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin (Originally by Jake Holmes)
2. Unchained Melody - U2 (Originally by The Righteous Brothers)
3. Satellite of Love - U2 (Originally by Lou Reed)
4. Can't Help Falling in Love - U2 (Originally by Elvis Presley)
5. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Originally by Bob Dylan)
6. All Along the Watchtower - Dave Matthews Band (Originally by Bob Dylan)
7. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin (Originally by Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie)
8. Hurt - Johnny Cash (Originally by Nine Inch Nails)
9. Blue Velvet - Lana Del Rey (Originally by Bobby Vinton)
10. Twist and Shout - The Beatles (Originally by The Top Notes)
11. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam (Original by Wayne Cochran)
12. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson (Originally by Eurythmics)
13. Trapped - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Originally by Jimmy Cliff)
14. Love is Blindness - Jack White (Originally by U2)
15. Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails (Originally by Joy Division)
16. I Put A Spell on You - Marilyn Manson (Originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins)
17. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Originally by Joan Baez)
18. The Maker - Dave Matthews  Band (Originally by Daniel Lanois)
19. Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Originally by Tom Waits)
20. Rocking in the Free World - Pearl Jam (Originally by Neil Young)
21. The Ghost of Tom Joad - Rage Against the Machine (Originally by Bruce Springsteen)
22. Because the Night - Bruce Springsteen (Originally by Patti Smith)
23. This Magic Moment - Lou Reed (Originally by The Drifters)
24. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - Garbage (Originally by U2)
25. Turn the Page - Metallica (Original by Bob Seger)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 14, 2013, 09:33:34 PM
17   Head Like a Hole -   Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhL8Sl3dWl8) -NIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg)

I had no idea that Head Like a Hole was a cover.  Mind Blown.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2013, 09:54:17 PM
OK, other thoughts on the other songs.

The Man Who Sold the World cover is pretty great.  I'm not a big Cobain fan, but he does a damn fine job.  Still prefer the original though.

Didn't realize that TMBG song was a cover.  Very good one too.

Hallelujah is also good, but that's one of those songs I'm tired of hearing getting covered.  I remember when the original version showed up in  Watchmen, Cohen's reaction was "OK, can we have a moratorium on that song now?"

The Common People is a great cover.  Added that one very late in the game to my list since I forgot about it.

Never heard that Baby One More Time cover before, but it's pretty good.

Mad World is also on my list, but it was a bit lower than it would have been a few years ago from overuse.  Still, it's one of those great stripped down covers.

All Along the Watchtower was VERY high on my list.  A classic.  This one overcomes it's overuse, despite being used in every Vietnam establishing shot ever.

A brief playlet to play that song to...

2 guys are smoking weed in a tent.  The third guy, visibly panicked, enters:

Guy 3:  What are you doing?  Don't you know it's VIETNAM out there?
Guy 1: I don't believe in this war,  man!
Guy 2: I bet when I go home, people will spit on me.

You're welcome Oliver Stone.

Yeah, I knew either this or Mad World would get number 1.  It's pretty incredible.  Will post my list ASAP.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2013, 10:27:13 PM
1.   (I can’t no) Satisfaction - DEVO – Rolling Stones
2.   Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin – Kris Kristopherson
3.   All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix – Bob Dylan

4.   Respect – Aretha Franklin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0) – Otis Redding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JGJXmpKGXY)
5.   Bizarre Love Triangle – Frente – New Order
6.   Cactus – David Bowie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTQP6tE9tYA) – The Pixies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex272jpUOSg)
7.   Secret Agent Man – Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utyDw4rvli8) – Johnny Rivers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo3Wqf86N4w)
8.   Knowledge – The Aquabats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWrGBlr8RQ) – Operation Ivy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtUnubXAO4) Turning it into a campfire song is a stroke of genius.  Yeah, it's funny, but I think it fits in real well with the themes of one's aimless 20's.
9.   Paper Planes – The Clientele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMrlLt_taI0) – M.I.A. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewRjZoRtu0Y) Holy fuck, they took a badass gangster song (a genre I usually don't like, but Paper Planes is super catchy) and made it sound like it's the Italian Job 2 (you bring in Michael Caine back and tell me you don't want to see it!)
10.   Hurt – Johnny Cash – Nine Inch Nails
11.   Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQcNiD0Z3MU) – Depeche Mode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1xrNaTO1bI)
12.   Mother – Wye Oak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Q0CaV4Uuw) – Danzig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgSn0SbQJQI)  This is why I love AV undercover.  The covers aren't always great, but often you'll get something beautiful and unique.
13.   Mad World – Gary Jules –  INXS
14.   Winterlong – The Pixies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWdsbYt4ibQ) – Neil Young (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Clt2zin4O4)
15.   Creep - Scala & Kolacny Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axrqVfuGHh0) – Radiohead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk) I'm actually shocked this one didn't make it!
16.   Fly Me to the Moon – Megumi Hayashibara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1ruDaAthnU) – Bart Howard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKEZ4dDjAJ0)
17.   Bohemian Polka – “Weird” Al Yankovic – Queen
18.   No Diggity – JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound (http://www.avclub.com/articles/jc-brooks-uptown-sound-covers-blackstreet,93872/) – Blackstreet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ymZLKz7mac)
19.   Carry On My Warward Son – GWAR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baExq6xNhQ8) – Kansas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_2IdybTV0)
20.   Tubthumpin’ – They Might Be Giants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAAbuGX-qEY) – Chumbawamba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-zK1S5Dws)
21.   Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm – Michael Jackson
22.   Spider-Man – http://The Ramones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P8lrgBtcU) – Whoever did the Cartoon Version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o29VoxtsFk)
23.   Banana Splits – The Dickies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMS2gHFOH0) – The Banana Splits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1RFRoleEd0)
24.   Love Without Anger – The Aquabats (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ql_F02Gs4) - Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoyRWjzfWAw)
25.   Common People - William Shatner - Pulp
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 15, 2013, 12:39:42 AM
1 Innagaddadavida   Slayer   Iron Butterfly
2 Turn the Page   Metallica  Bob Seger
3 Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting   Nickelback  Elton John
   https://www.youtube.com/v/aiGnRetNDEw
4 I Believe I can Fly   William Hung  R Kelly
5 I Can See clearly Now   Jimmy Cliff  Johnny Nash
   https://www.youtube.com/v/0jsw_r0hILQ
6 Zero the Hero    Cannibal Corpse  Black Sabbath
7 Surfin USA    M.O.D.  Beach Boys
8 Rainbows Gold     Iron Maiden   Beckett
9 Come Together     Aerosmith  Beatles
10 All Along the Watchtower    Jimmy Hendrix  Bob Dylan
11 Me  and you and a Dog Named Boo    Brady Bunch Kids  Lobo
12 Time is on My Side    Rolling Stones  Irma thomas
13 We are Family    Spice Girls    Sister Sledge
14 Lowrider   Exodus  War
15 Lookin out my Back Door    Children of Bodom   Creedence Clearwater Revival
16 Green Manalishi    Judas Priest    Fleetwood Mac
17 Daydream Believer    Shonen Knife  Beatles
18 Up Around the Bend    Hanoi Rocks    Creedence Clearwater Revival
19 Youre no Good    Linda Rondstadt    Billy Everett
20 Summertime Blues    Brian Setzer  Eddie Chochrane
21 Mr Roboto  Polysics  Styx
22 Diamonds and Rust    Judas Priest  Joan Baez
23 Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band    BeeGees/Peter Frampton  Beatles
24 I Cant Get No Satisfaction   Devo  Rolling Stones
25 Cum on Feel the Noize  Quiet Riot  Slade
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 15, 2013, 12:41:43 AM
Great list of crap.  Shame on all of you for not putting in Jimmy Cliff.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Compound on July 15, 2013, 01:12:04 AM
17   Head Like a Hole -   Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhL8Sl3dWl8) -NIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg)

I had no idea that Head Like a Hole was a cover.  Mind Blown.

Er, it's a cover when performed by Devo, yes.  Their recording of it came 8 years after Trent's.

And Joe? I'll see your Nickelback cover and give you a Who one.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fpk_V8mnoP8?version=3&
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 15, 2013, 01:20:23 AM
Er, it's a cover when performed by Devo, yes.  Their recording of it came 8 years after Trent's.

I'm dumb a 2nd time.  I listed my original's first when I posted my list.  Read yours the same way.   My bad.  I thought I remembered something off the Pretty Hate Machine coming from some other band.  I think that it was Down In It coming from Skinny Puppy's Dig It.  The Devo version is still pretty cool though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 15, 2013, 01:36:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4ApZbtYPhy4
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 15, 2013, 01:39:43 AM
I'm going through everyone's list.  So I just finished Goflyblind's and here's what I really enjoyed from it.
04. Apocalyptica - Nothing Else Matters (Metallica) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPaGE24vpio or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXEpP21soXY
05. Constantines & Feist - Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Dh9Qmy3mw
10. Seu Jorge - Life on Mars? (David Bowie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6l8zrsf4LY
12. The Mike Flowers Pop - Wonderwall (Oasis) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ
16. Sophie Milman - Undun (Guess Who) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_nsOKhpws8
17. The Puppini Sisters - Crazy in Love (Beyonce) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkAP3W5WGPY
18. Los Colorados - Hot N Cold (Katy Perry) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3y0S9Iz8zQ

Good stuff.  As I said before.  I really love that Life on Mars Cover
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: goflyblind on July 15, 2013, 04:06:33 AM
17 Daydream Believer    Shonen Knife  Beatles

(http://i.imgur.com/LnrOy8z.jpg) ... wait, what?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 15, 2013, 07:38:42 AM
Great list of crap.  Shame on all of you for not putting in Jimmy Cliff.

I do feel shame for not thinking of this, its an awesome cover 

Also heard I shot the sherriff by Clapton this morning and felt shame for forgetting that one
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 15, 2013, 07:52:16 AM
* Glen Campbell covering Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman"
Webb wrote it but Campbell was the original artist, Webb is a phenomenal writer but others sing his songs first (MacArthur Park is one of his as well). I do like his version of The High Way Man though, actually I like both that and the Campbell original, not sure which I like more, Webb is more rueful and melancholy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Pak-Man on July 15, 2013, 08:33:15 AM
My list (Yes, I filled in most of my list with Dance Dance Revolution, and the Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack):

Song - Cover Artist - Original Artist
____________________________
1. Bohemian Polka (Originally: Bohemian Rhapsody) - Weird Al Yankovic - Queen
2. Venus - Bananarama - Shocking Blue

3. Yeh Yeh - They Might Be Giants - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
4. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants - The Four Lads
5. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Nicki French - Bonnie Tyler
6. Puttin' on the Ritz - Taco - Irving Berlin
7. My Boyfriend's Back - The Raveonettes - The Angels
8. Over the Rainbow - Kylie Minogue - Judy Garland
9. Heaven is a Place on Earth - Julia - Belinda Carlisle
10. Heaven - DJ Sammy - Bryan Adams
11. Ordinary World - Aurora - Duran Duran
12. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett - The Arrows
13. All I Have to Do is Dream - The Dandy Warhols - The Everly Brothers
14. Witch Doctor - Cartoons - Ross Bagdasarian Sr (David Seville)
15. If I Only Had a Brain - The Flaming Lips - Harold Arlen
16. This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson - Danny Elfman
17. My Humps - Alanis Morisette - The Black Eyed Peas
18. In the Navy - Captain Jack - The Village People
19. Never Ending Story - DJ AC/DC - Limahl
20. Landslide - Dixie Chicks - Fleetwood Mac
21. Lollipop - The Chordettes - Julius Dixson
22. Mr. Sandman - Oranger - Pat Ballard
23. Ragmop - Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Ames Brothers
24. Born Under a Bad Sign - Homer Simpson - Albert King
25. JEM – Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous - Freezepop - Barry Harman
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: anais.butterfly on July 15, 2013, 08:39:33 AM
Number 5: Common People
Cover by: William Shatner and Ben Folds
Covering: Pulp

(64 points on 4 of 17 lists. Top Vote #3 by Space Version 2.0)

Son of a..... Cannot BELIEVE I forgot this!

1) I believe in Miracles – Pearl Jam (Original by The Ramones)
2) Because the night – 10,000 Maniacs (Original by Bruce Springsteeen or Patti Smith)
3) Baby One More Time – Travis (Original by Brittney Spears)
4) California Girls – David Lee Roth (Original by The Beach Boys)
5) Dancing Barefoot – U2 (Original by Patti Smith)
6) All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix  (Original by Bob Dylan)
7) Hurt – Johnny Cash (Original by Nine Inch Nails)
 All I Want – Natalie Merchant (Original by Joni Mitchell)
9) Blue Monday – Orgy (Original by New Order)
10) Sympathy for the Devil – Guns N Roses (Original by The Rolling Stones)
11) Baba O Riley – Pearl Jam (Original by The Who)
12) Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon – Urge Overkill (Original by Neil Diamond)
13) I’m a believer – The Monkees (Original by Neil Diamond)
14) The Man who Sold The World – Nirvana (Original by David Bowie)
15) Wishin and Hopin – Ani Difranco (Original by Dusty Springfield)
16) One Fine Day – Natalie Merchant (Original by The Chiffons)
17) Mrs. Robinson – The Lemonheads (Original by Simon and Garfunkel)
18) Pink Moon – Beck (Original by Nick Drake)
19) Smooth Criminal  - Alien Ant Farm (Original by Michael Jackson)
20) Mother’s Little Helper – Liz Phair (Original by The Rolling Stones)
21) Everyday is like Sunday – 10,000 Maniacs (Original by The Smiths)
22) One – Johnny Cash (Original by U2)
23) Cum on Feel the Noize – Quiet Riot (Original by Slade)
24) Faith – Limp Bizkit (Original by George Michael)
25) Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (Original by Leonard Cohen)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: jasimon1 on July 15, 2013, 10:02:02 AM
And here is mine.

1   Ring of Fire- Social D (Johnny Cash)
2   Hey Hey, My My- Battleme (Neil Young)
3   Billie Jean- Chris Cornell (Michael Jackson)
4   Wild Horses- Adam Levine/Alicia Keys (Rolling Stones)
5   Tuesday's Gone- Metallica (Lynard Skynard)
6   Behind Blue Eyes- Limp Bizkit (The Who)
7   Superstar- Sonic Youth (Carpenters)
8   Common People- William Shatner and Ben Folds (Pulp)
9   "Rocket Man" William Shatner (Elton John)
10   Love on the Rocks- Jonathan Davis (Neil Diamond)
11   Man Who Sold the World- Nirvana (David Bowie)
12   Hurt- Johnny Cash (NIN)
13   Blue Monday – Orgy (New Order)
14   Sympathy for the Devil- GNR (The Rolling Stones)
15   Baby Got Back- Richard Cheese
16   Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde (Leonard Cohen)
17   Baby One More Time – Travis (Brittany Spears)
18   She's not there- Niko Case and Nick Cave (Zombies)
19   Sweet Child of Mine- Taken by Trees (GNR)
20   Mad World – Gary Jules (Tears For Fears)
21   I touch myself- Genitorcherers (Divynals)
22   Careless Whisper- Seether (Wham)
23   Bizarre Love Triangle – Frente – New Order
24   Girl from the North Country- Lions- Bob Dylan
25   Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (covering Ray Noble and his Orchestra)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 15, 2013, 10:09:13 AM
Just putting this out there, I wish someone would do a heavy metal/alt rock cover of Simon & Garfunkle's The Sound of Silence.

And how did I forget U2's version of Dancing Barefoot?! I guess I keep forgetting that it's a cover.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 15, 2013, 10:13:19 AM
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)
Gloria Gaynor

Yeah yeah.  I know.  I just went with the one I new.  Did the same thing for Tainted Love. 

No, you actually linked to the GG one. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 15, 2013, 10:36:34 AM
No, you actually linked to the GG one. :)
I see.  The first couple I clicked on were people video taping their tv screens.  Guess I got in a hurry and didn't pay attention when I found one that wasn't. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 15, 2013, 03:15:38 PM
Here's mine

1. Man Who Sold the World – David Bowie/Nirvana
2. Everybody Knows-Cohen/Concrete Blonde
3. Walk this way – Aerosmith/Run DMC and Aerosmith
4. Proud Mary-CCR/Tina Turner
5. Hazy Shade of winter-Simon and Garfunkel/Bangles
6. Knockin’ on Heaven’s door –Bob Dylan/GNR
7. Heard it through the grapevine-Marvin Gaye/CCR
8. Hurt-Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash
9. Slow Hand-Pointer Sisters/Conway Twitty
10. Hallelujah-Cohen/Buckley
11. Superstar-Carpenters/Sonic Youth
12. Mony Mony-Tommy James/Billy Idol
13. I can help-Billy Swan/Elvis
14. Live and Let Die-Wings/GNR
15. Take me to the River-Al Green/Talking Heads
16. Down with the sickness-Disturbed/Richard Cheese
17. Love Hurts-Roy Orbison/Nazareth
18. Jolene-Dolly Parton/Jack White
19. With a little help from my friends-Beatles/Joe Cocker
20. Lucy in the sky with diamonds-Beatles/Elton John
21. Signs-1 man electrical band/Tesla
22. Get it on bang a gong-T Rex/Power Station
23. Venus-Shocking Blue/Bananarama
24. Crimson and Clover-Tommy James/Joan Jett
25. Red Red Wine-Neil Diamond/UB40
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: ColeStratton on July 15, 2013, 03:52:15 PM
Cool list. Lots o' variety. Here's mine, with covering artist first, then the original in brackets, with links to the covers:

1.   The Drugs Don’t Work – Ben Harper (The Verve)
2.   Hyperballad – The Twilight Singers (Bjork)

3.   Tonight You Belong To Me – Josh Ritter and Blake Hazard (Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters)
http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Josh+Ritter+Tonight+You+Belong+to+Me+(with+Blake+Hazard)
4.   Wild Horses – The Sundays (The Rolling Stones)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyCkSOF1pc
5.   Little Wing – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Jimi Hendrix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pO6yg9KBGU
6.   Baby One More Time – Travis (Brittany Spears)
7.   Dreams – Deep Dish (Fleetwood Mac)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKANEy_-nM0
8.   Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)
9.   Mad World – Gary Jules (Tears For Fears)

10.   Eye in the Sky – Jonatha Brooke (The Alan Parsons Project)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNB068IVWVI
11.    Just Like Heaven – Dinosaur Jr. (The Cure)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJLOr8S2d2E
12.   Hey Ya – Obadiah Parker (Outkast)
13.   Into the Mystic – The Swell Season (Van Morrison)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq53NkUZAT0
14.   Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde (Leonard Cohen)
15.   Sleep All Summer – St. Vincent and The National (Crooked Fingers)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztzfr1PjFCY
16.   Against All Odds – The Postal Service (Phil Collins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjlivsCBcM
17.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow – IZ (Judy Garland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
18.   The Killing Moon – Pavement (Echo & The Bunnymen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ2vj3RSCio
19.   Wonderwall – Paul Anka (Oasis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtGJczyZdw
20.   In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Matt Pond PA (Neutral Milk Hotel)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzAmhIh7iU
21.   Who Knows Where the Times Goes? – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (Fairport Convention)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6g2k26Q3zM
22.   Oh Yeah – The Divine Comedy (Roxy Music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCFVAjTHgU
23.   Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes (Otis Redding)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft-J72YnMFI
24.   Take Me to the River – Talking Heads (Al Green)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjT71N4PGM
25.   Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – Beck (The Korgis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LZxENkyAaY
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 15, 2013, 04:56:04 PM
Great job with this list!

Here is mine!

1. Rachel Sweet - "I Go To Pieces" (originally by Del Shannon)
2. The Beautiful South - "Don't Stop Movin'" (originally by S Club 7)
3. Leona Lewis - "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" (originally by Oasis)
4. Twisted Sister - "Leader Of The Pack" (originally by The Shangri-La's)
5. Bryan Ferry - "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" (originally by Bob Dylan)
6. Pet Shop Boys - "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You)" (originally by U2 and by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons)
7. Tracey Ullman - "They Don't Know" (originally by Kirsty MacColl)
8. Cher Lloyd - "Stay" (originally by Shakespeare's Sister) - as performed on UK X-Factor
9. Leona Lewis - "Run" (originally by Snow Patrol)
10. Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine - "Baby Got Back" (originally by Sir Mix-A-Lot)
11. Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz" (originally by Irving Berlin)
12. Simply Red - "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (originally by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
13. Annie Lennox - "No More "I Love You's"" (originally by The Lover Speaks)
14. Ringo Starr - "Act Naturally" (originally by Buck Owens)
15. Amy Winehouse - "Valerie" (originally by The Zutons)
16. Garth Brooks - "Hard Luck Woman" (originally by KISS)
17. Erasure - "Take A Chance On Me" (originally by ABBA)
18. Boy George - "The Crying Game" (originally by Dave Berry)
19. Girls Aloud - "Jump (For My Love)" (originally by The Pointer Sisters)
20. Bryan Ferry - "Sympathy for the Devil" (originally by The Rolling Stones)
21. After The Fire - "Der Kommissar" (originally by Falco)
22. Mandy Moore - "Drop The Pilot" (originally by Joan Armatrading)
23. Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet - "Everlasting Love" (originally by Carl Carlton)
24. Meryl Streep - "The Winner Takes It All" (originally by ABBA)
25. Suzie McNeil - "Never Tear Us Apart" (originally by INXS) - as performed on Rock Star INXS
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Zombie Monty on July 15, 2013, 04:58:08 PM
12. The Mike Flowers Pop - Wonderwall (Oasis) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ

I wish I had remembered this one!  Great pick!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 15, 2013, 06:24:20 PM
My favourites from Tripe's list that didn't make it.

3   How Do - Sneaker Pimps (covering Magnat’s Willow’s Song)
4   The Highwayman - Jimmy Webb (covering Glen Campbell but which he wrote)
12   Who is he and what is he to you -  Meshell Ndegeocello (covering Bill Withers)
17   99 Problems - Hugo (covering Jay-Z)
19   Get The Party Started - Shirley Bassey (covering P!nk)
20   I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone (covering Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)

In some of these, I think I like the original better (I've never really heard Bill Withers until recently, but he's great).  I might have to download How Do!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 15, 2013, 06:46:29 PM
Oh yes in all but one of those I still like the original better (sorry Mr. Carter, you're successful but sort of pants) but I love all of the covers almost as much.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Thrifty Version II on July 15, 2013, 08:08:18 PM
Oh yes in all but one of those I still like the original better (sorry Mr. Carter, you're successful but sort of pants) but I love all of the covers almost as much.
People are not articles of clothing!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 15, 2013, 10:04:41 PM
Pet Shop Boys combined Streets with I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: MightyJack on July 15, 2013, 11:17:49 PM
* Glen Campbell covering Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman"
Webb wrote it but Campbell was the original artist, Webb is a phenomenal writer but others sing his songs first (MacArthur Park is one of his as well). I do like his version of The High Way Man though, actually I like both that and the Campbell original, not sure which I like more, Webb is more rueful and melancholy.

Oh, dumb me - I was rushing through that list and screwed up. Try it again --- Johnny Cash covering Campbell's Jimmy Webb penned...

Cash was nearing the end, and his voice wasn't what it used to be. It's not pretty, and arguably it is the weakest vocalization of the tune, but he manages to convey so much feeling that I find it moving nonetheless.

As to the mention above of a metal version of Sounds of Silence. Never heard one, closest is the Dickies super fast punky version.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2013, 04:40:37 AM
Oh yes in all but one of those I still like the original better (sorry Mr. Carter, you're successful but sort of pants) but I love all of the covers almost as much.
People are not articles of clothing!
Jay-Z is, big floppy old-man pants.

Bill Withers however, is the tits.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 16, 2013, 05:21:12 AM
Ones I liked from Raven's list.

15. "I'm your Boogie Man "White Zombie covers KC and the Sunshine Band
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJysQxMnPKE)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXZcO7J2AnM)

17. "Sweet Dreams" Marilyn Manson covers the Eurithmics
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E18F-Mu8Yo)

18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyJgcbP7rc)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KJjVMqNIgA)

19. "Enter Sandman" Richard Cheese covers Metallica
ORIGINAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384)   COVER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugZ_MsW-NwI)

Oddly, all consecutive.  My favourite thing about the Enter Sandman cover is how it uses the sound of "Mr Sandman"  Brilliant
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2013, 06:36:21 AM
Okay so, links and comments:
3   How Do - Sneaker Pimps (covering Magnet’s Willow’s Song) : Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMSFSG7NVIo) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peug224n77E)
I simply love Kelli’s voice, she has a ton of solo stuff too that is well worth checking out.

4   The Highwayman - Jimmy Webb (covering Glen Campbell but which he wrote): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cmyWPo23Ic) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmD0TE41Xk)
I love both versions but like I said earlier I like the more rueful take Webb brings to it, it’s like he was grateful to be free of the burden of being a brigand and being able to move on to more useful lives. When I eventually pop off I think this is getting played at the immolation ceremony. :)

12   Who is he and what is he to you -  Me‘Shell Ndegéocello (covering Bill Withers): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vlM1ekJ144) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv7mRjq9nIs)
Not especially different musically (though she does play an awesome bass) but the fact that it’s still being sung to a woman by a woman alters the meaning and implication of the song in interesting ways. Me‘Shell also has a ton of great stuff that you should check out if this is your first exposure to her, God, Shiva, for example. There is another cover of this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSGLTbXh_JU) that I almost included which is the origin of the sample L.L. Cool J uses for Phenomenon but I left it off in the final cut.

17   99 Problems - Hugo (covering Jay-Z): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEHSRgwvbcI) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LloIp0HMJjc)
Now see I loved the remake of Fright Night (wish they’d made a couple more really) including this song, I don’t know it’s a more entertaining version of the song really. I didn’t mind Jay-Z back in the 90s but I just stopped enjoying listening to him a while back (the same isn’t true for DMX though, still love those albums).

19   Get The Party Started - Shirley Bassey (covering P!nk): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW1dbiD_zDk) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNcyFNMfLM)
Might be a british thing, just tons of fun, Dame Shirley’s such a game old bird. Also, has Maye Rudolph ever played her?

20   I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone (covering Screamin’ Jay Hawkins): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2k52n_Bvw)
I love Nina, this version isn’t as loopy as the original but still manages to be intense despite the pace, she was a force of nature, she really was (mind you, so was Jay).
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 16, 2013, 08:57:05 PM

7   Poker Face -   Eric Cartman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkGyY1b_ljM)   - Lady Gaga (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo)
8   Superman -   REM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQS6lfn0yU)   - The Clique (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyfDH0HKLjs)
9   Singing in the Rain-    Gene Kelly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ)- "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe60AkZd0WQ)
17   Head Like a Hole -   Devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhL8Sl3dWl8) -NIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg)

Some good stuff.  Head like a hole is good, but I forgot how great the Eric Cartman Poker-Face was.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Raven on July 16, 2013, 10:54:49 PM
20   I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone (covering Screamin’ Jay Hawkins): Original (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) ~ Cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2k52n_Bvw)
I love Nina, this version isn’t as loopy as the original but still manages to be intense despite the pace, she was a force of nature, she really was (mind you, so was Jay).

Hadn't heard her version.  Really cool.  I think I'll be downloading that one for my wife. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 18, 2013, 06:24:37 PM
Here's what I liked from Starman's list.
9. Blue Velvet - Lana Del Rey (Originally by Bobby Vinton)
22. Because the Night - Bruce Springsteen (Originally by Patti Smith)

That Blue Velvet cover is pretty great.  Very beautiful.

Here's What I liked from Tejava's list

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12 Time is on My Side    Rolling Stones  Irma thomas
16 Green Manalishi    Judas Priest    Fleetwood Mac
17 Daydream Believer    Shonen Knife  Beatles
19 Youre no Good    Linda Rondstadt    Billy Everett
20 Summertime Blues    Brian Setzer  Eddie Chochrane

Never heard Green Manalishi before.  Very nice.

From Pak Man

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5. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Nicki French - Bonnie Tyler
16. This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson - Danny Elfman
I don't have much to say except that's a pretty good Bonnie Tyler cover.

From Anais
12) Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon – Urge Overkill (Original by Neil Diamond)
20) Mother’s Little Helper – Liz Phair (Original by The Rolling Stones)
21) Everyday is like Sunday – 10,000 Maniacs (Original by The Smiths)
22) One – Johnny Cash (Original by U2)
I have the Johnny Cash one, but it didn't make my list.  Those American recordings had an insane amount of great covers!  I like #12 a lot too, but, and maybe I don't know any better, it's a little too close to the original.  Still great though.

From Sic Girl
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3   Billie Jean- Chris Cornell (Michael Jackson)
10   Love on the Rocks- Jonathan Davis (Neil Diamond)
18   She's not there- Neko Case and Nick Cave (Zombies)

Extra points for Billie Jean since I was recently at a Michael Jackson themed Cirque du Soleil.

From Mrs Dick Courier
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5. Hazy Shade of winter-Simon and Garfunkel/Bangles
13. I can help-Billy Swan/Elvis
15. Take me to the River-Al Green/Talking Heads
16. Down with the sickness-Disturbed/Richard Cheese
18. Jolene-Dolly Parton/Jack White
24. Crimson and Clover-Tommy James/Joan Jett
Good stuff here.  I'm not all that familiar with the Hazy Shade of Winter, so it was nice to hear both versions.

From Cole's list


3.   Tonight You Belong To Me – Josh Ritter and Blake Hazard (Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters)
http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Josh+Ritter+Tonight+You+Belong+to+Me+(with+Blake+Hazard)
10.   Eye in the Sky – Jonatha Brooke (The Alan Parsons Project)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNB068IVWVI
18.   The Killing Moon – Pavement (Echo & The Bunnymen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ2vj3RSCio
19.   Wonderwall – Paul Anka (Oasis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtGJczyZdw
Really like the Tonight You Belong to Me.  I've always liked that song.  Paul Anka Wonderwall is pretty great too.\


FINALLY, Monty

13. Annie Lennox - "No More "I Love You's"" (originally by The Lover Speaks)
18. Boy George - "The Crying Game" (originally by Dave Berry)
21. After The Fire - "Der Kommissar" (originally by Falco)

I knew there was an English and German version of Der Kommissar but I thought they were by the same guy.  Neat.

Anyway, finished that up.  Nice to hear everyone's styles!  Good work everyone, especially SicGirl, of course.
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 22, 2013, 09:20:07 AM
No she isn't, neither is that. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Tripe on July 22, 2013, 09:27:35 AM
Opinions Vary.

Also, you didn't know the name of the song? Do you normally only hear the instrumental version?
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Starman! on July 23, 2013, 12:12:21 PM
I forgot the Spanish cover of Crying by Roy Orbison that's in Mulholland Drive! :o

Oh well. Here it is anyways.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LME2CK0lXG8
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 23, 2013, 04:58:28 PM
I forgot the opera version of Wicked Game from Il Divo

http://www.youtube.com/v/kvLTgk3CNDg

And the David Bowie cover of Neil Young's I've Been Waiting for You.

http://www.youtube.com/v/uzEqZlMIf_U
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: goflyblind on July 23, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
i didn't count dave grohl's tiny dancer as a full cover, but i do love it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IVUSh6pKYdQ

i jump into a kiddy pool--on acid!
Title: Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
Post by: tejava joe on July 28, 2013, 11:07:08 AM
WAIT!!!!

I want to change my number 25 from Quiet Riot to Old Lady Drivers

https://www.youtube.com/v/mki2wk2kLIE