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List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:22:52 AM »
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #1 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.

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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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #2 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.

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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.



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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #3 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.

 
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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].


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #4 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.

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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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #5 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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #6 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.

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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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #8 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.


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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 12:14:42 PM »
It's like the musical version of a big, warm, hug.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #10 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #11 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!).
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #12 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #13 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #14 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.