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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

For many an original song that they love cannot and will not ever be duplicated by a cover, but there are many songs that have been done equally (debatebly) well by others..

So do you have favorites?

 

What are your favorite covers of favorite songs?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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From the 1992 breakthough film, "The Crying Game" comes 2 remakes that seem to be in a weird way about as good as the original.

Boy Georges remake of Dave Berrys, "The Crying Game"  (64)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfL_oglHZw&ab_channel=HDFilmTributes

 

Then at the end of the film, Lyle Lovett's 88' rendition of "Stand By Your Man"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpmxf4sAKs&ab_channel=LyleLovett-Topic

 

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Tangled Up In Blue - Jerry Garcia (Dylan cover)

https://youtu.be/tBrnD1m6k0A?si=qZ2tLpTPIjAuSLBo

https://youtu.be/dxEsBAPleRY?si=C10kn-FMPxoR1IGa   (Live version)

 

One of Dylan’s best songs, but Jerry’s vocals and guitar make it awesome!

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Well, they might both be Jerry Garcia... But, the first one sounds more like a younger Jerry in the Grateful Dead. The second doesn't really sound like the GD. But, still a good song.

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The first one is from his 1982 album, Run for the Roses, and the live recording is probably 1994. So yes, the latter was not long before he passed away in 1995. 

 

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I may have posted this before, so please forgive my duplication?

 

"The Sound of Silence" - Disturbed 

 

One of my favorite songs in my youth performed better imho later...


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Deleted - the song I posted was not the cover, but the original, so I’ve moved it to What Are You Listening To.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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""Ain't She Sweet?"  🎸  Beatles {61}

PBest on Drums,SSutcliff on air guitar. Lennon on Lead vocal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1FSRMfNtLU&ab_channel=1234crackerboxpalace

 

From the Roaring 20's {1927} the original by B. Bernie & Orchestra 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklkE0GpW4M&ab_channel=The78Prof

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This is an old German folk song. No idea what the origin/original is. But, here's an older version and a more recent version.

Day Pub Singers; Der Frohliche Wandersmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBVrEG185cE

Bill Staines; The Happy Wanderer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShmrIlBL8Yw

 

“The Happy Wanderer” (“Der fröhliche Wanderer” or “Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann”) is a popular song. The original text was written (in German of course) by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund (1791–1877). It was made famous by the Obernkirchen Children's Choir, in Germany named Schaumburger Märchensänger.

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"Young £ove"  👩‍❤️‍👨  Sonny James {56}

A #1 country pop crossover hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XadB_wm3ig&ab_channel=RichardCuster

 

One year later, teen idol Tab Hunter's pop cover also hit #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DmuIo9jJw&ab_channel=JanAddeo

 

Written and recorded by Ric Cartey and Carole Joyner in 1956 and Ric and his group The Jive Tunes, it never charted. And I like the raw original version cause it has that sound & feel of real sincerity.
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Forever Young - Pretenders (Dylan cover)

https://youtu.be/MY3iFfNnN8o?si=Y7O62lbU_v_RRk52

 

This is my favorite Dylan song, and Chrissie Hynde’s cover is my favorite version. Her vocals are so beautiful and touching.

 

For a country twist, I like this one by Blake Shelton.

https://youtu.be/BJ95LsB3LrU?si=j9QB9ealC1RN2Jkr

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I don't know if this is the same song or not, but it sounds very very close. But, this is my favorite version.

Rod Stewart - Forever Young (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwG6g5boyF4

 

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They are two different songs. Rod Stewart wrote his song with his band about his own children. (Dylan’s song was written for his son).

However, the structure of the lyrics was so similar to Dylan’s song that it was agreed to give Dylan a share of the songwriting credit and royalties from Stewart’s song. Both are great songs. I like the Stewart song, too. 😎

 

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"I Put A Spell On You"  👹  Credence Clearwater Revival {68}

fantastic cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins original, with a great video take.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aSKMcZ12pQ&ab_channel=%CE%95%CE%BB%CF%80%CE%B9%CE%B4%CE%B1%CE%9A%CE...

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Ramble On - Train

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFQKOC2TjqU 

 

Was reminded of this one by a post in Song Title Word Association.

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Down On The Corner - The Mavericks (CCR cover)

https://youtu.be/dclKPLAqzJU?si=17DvGCqDhdzxtLtb

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I never knew about this song being a cover, although I've loved this song when I heard it in the movie, 'X.' Chelsea Wolfe did an amazing job. [chills]

 

Chelsea Wolfe - Oui Oui Marie (Official Audio) | From the Original Motion Picture "X" (2022)

 

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Below is the original. What a big difference! 😲

 

Arthur Fields - Oui Oui Marie (1914)

 

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What an amazing transformation! The cover in the movie is so hauntingly beautiful. 

 

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"Queridita Mia" ♥ Keith Colleys 63'  interpretation of a Spanish version of "Little Darlin".

Little Darlin written by Maurice Williams and first released in 57' by his group the Gladiolas which later became the Zodiacs, it was a regional R & B hit. A month later the Diamonds from Canada released the more well known version hitting  #2 on Billboard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91aTS4Akcak&t=5s&ab_channel=eliasdoowop

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Landslide - The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks), Stevie Nicks cover

https://youtu.be/R85Zk_Veak0

 

Their harmonies are so beautiful. But they also performed it live with Stevie Nicks and that added a new dimension.

https://youtu.be/-lIjtZ8Xy2Q

 

 

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"Talk To Me"  👄  Little Willie John {58} original

written by Joe Seneca this charted on R & B charts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mQGKs7jGiI&ab_channel=jukejointjohnny48

 

"Talk To Me"  🤤  Sonny & the Sunglows {63}

this remake charted at #5 on Billboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUPWSXXIlQ&ab_channel=JanAddeo

 

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Against The Wind, Brooks & Dunn (Bob Seger cover)

https://youtu.be/dUa9rDlxpM8

 

A little bit country, and a little bit rock n roll. Works for me! 🤠 💛 

Love their cover of this song. It’s one of my Bob Seger favorites.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I totally forgot about this great song and Brooks and Dunns cover of it. Thank you !!!!

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (Dylan cover)

https://youtu.be/5FPqpR0H_Pg

 

I was putting together a playlist of my favorite Dylan covers, and found this one. And the runner up…

 

Waylon Jennings https://youtu.be/MfpWZjW7TnI

 

 

 

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"Baby You're A  Rich Man"  🤑 The Beatles, this cover by, The Company of Strangers 

Australian group that charted back in 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfm3F7EdhHw&ab_channel=Roscoz

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Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding, Dream Theater (Elton John cover)

 

https://youtu.be/O8CFWQpJQpk

 

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Queens of the Stone Age (Elton John cover)

https://youtu.be/PyBAI7MGXTs

 

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These are two different songs.

How about   Ally McBeal - Tell Him - Vonda Shepard?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtDX-vNncs

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