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jasimon1

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #15 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.

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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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #16 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".

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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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #17 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".

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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.

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jasimon1

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #18 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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #19 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".

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #20 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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 07:49:25 PM »
That's it for the 24 pointers. 25 point songs tomorrow!


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #22 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...


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #23 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #24 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. 


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #25 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. 

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #26 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #27 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #28 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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #29 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"

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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.

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