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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2013, 10:32:14 AM »
Number 37: La Vie En Rose
Cover by: Grace Jones
Covering: Edith Piaf

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2013, 10:33:44 AM »
Number 36: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Cover by: Slayer
Covering: Iron Butterfly

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2013, 10:35:32 AM »
Number 35: Immigrant Song
Cover by: Karen O, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Covering: Led Zepplin

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #33 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #34 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. 


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #35 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!


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #36 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. 


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #38 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #39 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.



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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #41 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2013, 09:39:00 AM »
Number 34: I Go To Pieces
Cover by: Rachel Sweet
Covering: Peter and Gordon

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2013, 09:39:46 AM »
Number 33: I Believe in Miracles
Cover by: Pearl Jam
Covering: The Ramones

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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.

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"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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2013, 09:41:00 AM »
Number 32: Dead Flowers
Cover by: Townes Van Zandt
Covering: The Rolling Stones

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"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."

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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.

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