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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #91 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.

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Lol.  I thought about linking to this when I watched the video.  Never seen the original but I remembered the Belushi version. 


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #92 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #93 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #94 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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2013, 12:07:54 PM »
Number 14: Hey Ya
Cover by: Obadiah Parker
Covering: Outkast

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2013, 12:08:58 PM »
Number 13: Come Together
Cover by: Aerosmith
Covering: The Beatles

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"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".

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2013, 12:10:07 PM »
Number 12: Walk This Way
Cover by: Aerosmith/Run DMC
Covering: Aerosmith

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"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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2013, 12:11:16 PM »
Number 11: Everybody Knows
Cover by: Concrete Blonde
Covering: Leonard Cohen

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"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.

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"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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2013, 12:12:24 PM »
Number 10: Ring of Fire
Cover by: Social Distortion
Covering: Johnny Cash

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"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".

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2013, 12:19:52 PM »
Never heard that version of Ring of Fire.  Pretty awesome.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #101 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #102 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. 


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #103 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #104 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.