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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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Originally written & performed by Harry Nilsson, 3 Dog Night did a cover of "One".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5261s3Z3RU

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"I'm Into Something Good" Hermans's Hermits breakthough hit. Was originally done by American's the Cookies a year before 64'. Written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin, The original & Brits cover almost are identical, except for the genders. U B the judge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-Sg_JJgQ4&ab_channel=TheInevitableBase

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Early Morning Rain.. Gordan Lightfoot.. Peter Paul and Mary did a great job on it but I especially love the Elvis cover..

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"Piece of My Heart" * Janis Joplin & Big Brother & the Holding Company.

their version  of 67' Erma Franklin {sis of Aretha} a year later,  was more R&R & hit  #1.But Erma's original wasn't too shabby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_6gptd01mY&ab_channel=ClassicMood

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Originally written & performed by Donovan,  the Herman' Hermit did a cover of Museum.

Good song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RQdhfBXRc

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Walk on By - Dionne Warwick - written by Burt and Hal - great song.

 

I have 2 versions I like also.

 

Walk On By - Vanilla Fudge   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vtUx6tWoI 

and

Walk On By - Cyndi Lauper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iX-eg3_m0

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As Long As I Have You - Roger Daltrey (Garnett Mimms cover)

https://youtu.be/nmotaD4kILY

 

Roger kills it with his raw and raunchy blues vocals.

 

Original: https://youtu.be/Hc2y9X08tN8

Garnett Mimms, Classic 60’s uptempo R&B


Both are great! 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Do Wah Diddy" * original by the Exciters, covered by Brits, Manfred Mann group. 

Written by Barry/Greenwich, off the "Tell Him" Lp 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNloiEXdeGY&ab_channel=CultPopOne

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The cowboy rides away by george strait covered by brooks and dunn. hes very lucky they didnt get that song first.

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💛 Brooks & Dunn

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith - Lzzy Hale and The East Side Gamblers Cover

 

Nobody's Fault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpR1nDRJ0V4 

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Over The Hills And Far Away - Nightwish, Gary Moore cover

https://youtu.be/CwED4C5FJuo

 

NW does a great job on this classic rock masterpiece, love how they picked up the Celtic vibe in their cover. 

 

Now here’s the original … RIP Gary

https://youtu.be/7IocRCDWB5k

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Bruce Springsteens cover of Tom Waits Jersey Girl

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"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

 

written by Mark James. Originally done by B.J. Thomas

 

also putting this in the Opening Line and Cheer up Songs thread.

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Cyndi Lauper's Cover of Jules Shear "All Thru The Night" 

Here's the original written & sung by Jules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXSJ8LGwrM&ab_channel=laaz84

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High Hopes - Nightwish (Pink Floyd cover / tribute)

https://youtu.be/4oEDnVeYYyM

 

Progressive metal ❤️ Pink Floyd. 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Ok, this isn't a great cover, however, I couldn't resist the pairing of the two singers.

 

"Spinning Wheel" - original by Blood Sweat & Tears

 

Most unlikely pairing :

 

  Gene Simmons and Englebert Humperdink - singing cover of  "Spinning Wheel"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmdB0ca7vro 

 

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Unlikely suspects, for sure! It’s amazing, how well they harmonize. I didn’t know EH was still recording. 

 

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@MaVolta , that was recorded in 2014. I think today EH is 85 or 86.

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Mama Kin - Aerosmith

 

Both Buckcherry and Guns N Roses do foot-stompin' covers.

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"I'm a Believer" - cover by Smash Mouth -- written by Neil Diamond, first performed by The Monkees 

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I looked it up on YT, and the video is a hoot!

https://youtu.be/0mYBSayCsH0

 

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Another good cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is by Toto, Steve Lukather on vocals and guitar. Great job! Love that solo.

 

https://youtu.be/bt94nXinWqs

 

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Checked it out. That was good. I've always liked Toto. And George Harrison. Glad to hear it.

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Agree 100% Volta great, Luke killed it as per usual.

Wicked fusion player.

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Joe Cockers cover of The Box Tops The Letter

 

 

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Try his version of Cry Me a River live with Mad Dogs & Englishman.

Absolute assassin worthy killer!!!

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Absolutely great. cover,

better than the original.

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Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo (John Fogerty cover)

 

https://youtu.be/t-8K8Hj8bxE

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James Michael cover of Is She Really Going Out With Him by Joe Jackson.

 

Is She Really Going Out With Him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnHON82poho 

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