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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #120 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

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"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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2013, 03:35:58 PM »
Number 2: All Along the Watchtower
Cover by: Jimi Hendrix
Covering: Bob Dylan

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"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."

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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."

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #122 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.

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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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #123 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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #124 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #125 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
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #126 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:

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #127 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   COVER

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   COVER

7.  "I Fought the Law" The Clash covers The Crickets
ORIGINAL   COVER

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   COVER

11. "Landslide" Dixie Chicks cover Fleetwood Mac
ORIGINAL   COVER

12. "97 Bonnie and Clyde"Tori Amos covers Eminem
ORIGINAL   COVER

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

14. "Cars" Fear Factory covers Gary Numan
ORIGINAL   COVER

15. "I'm your Boogie Man "White Zombie covers KC and the Sunshine Band
ORIGINAL   COVER

16. "Turn the Page" Metallica covers Bob Seger

17. "Sweet Dreams" Marilyn Manson covers the Eurithmics
ORIGINAL   COVER

18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL   COVER

19. "Enter Sandman" Richard Cheese covers Metallica
ORIGINAL   COVER

20. "Rocket Man" William Shatner covers Elton John
ORIGINAL   COVER

21. "I want you to want me" Letters to Cleo covers Cheap Trick
ORIGINAL   COVER
 
22. "Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)" Devo covers Rolling Stones

23. "Last Kiss" Pearl Jam covers J Frank Wilson
ORIGINAL   COVER

24. "Come Together" Aerosmith cover The Beatles

25. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Elton John covers John Lennon
ORIGINAL   COVER




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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #128 on: July 14, 2013, 05:38:22 PM »
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL   COVER

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #129 on: July 14, 2013, 05:52:19 PM »
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL   COVER
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #130 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.
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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #131 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.


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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #132 on: July 14, 2013, 06:16:57 PM »
18. "I will Survive" Cake covers Diana Ross
ORIGINAL   COVER
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.

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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #133 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.




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Re: List of Crap 72: Top 51 Cover Songs
« Reply #134 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
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