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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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Yes it is. Thanks. There are probably a lot out there that we might never have thought were. Sometimes the cover was a bigger hit.

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Amy Winehouse cover of The Shirelles (Carol King) Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 

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1967's Mojo Men cover of the Buffalo Springfield's "Sit Down I Think I Love You" turned out to be a modest pop hit. The Mojo Men turned out to be a group with a female drummer and a one hit wonder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48bZK8IpVJo&ab_channel=SmurfstoolsOldiesMusicTimeMachine

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I would have to say Disturbed's cover of Sounds of Silence ranks right up there. 

Johnny Cash' cover of Hurt is powerful.

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Gold Dust Woman  -  Waylon Jennings (Stevie Nicks cover)

https://youtu.be/X3IxmN0CU80

 

Such a great voice, and greatly missed, one of my favorite country singers.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Originally by Joni Mitchel, Mathews Southern Comfort did "Woodstock".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn9hi9fAwUQ

And, so did Crosby Stills Nash& Young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30

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I recall the MSC version as being more dreamy, psychodelia flower love musically.  Guess it painted the scene better that's why it charted higher than the other versions.

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Harry Nilsson's cover of "Without You" originally by Badfinger and written by members Tom Evans & Peter Hamm was the version that got the airplay & hit #1. Badfinger's bad management and  financial situation led to two member committing suicide. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPco24LS31A&ab_channel=BadfingerIveys

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I didn’t know this was a Badfinger song. Might have heard it and forgot about it, but only remember the Nilsson version, which is one of my favorite songs of all time.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"I Wanna Go Back"- Eddie Money  - Original by Billy Satellite.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0JqC2UDpoE 

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Original - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Cover - by Weezer 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F8s8g-Z4yo 

 

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Santana’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Black Magic Women

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Bobby Freeman's "Do You Wanna Dance?" (1958) has been covered by numerous times {e.g. Bet Midler, Cliff Richard, Mamas & Papas)

The Beach Boys cover {1965} was notable because it was their only single that featured drummer Dennis Wilson singing lead. Reaching # 12 for the year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR4dm97ud2Y&ab_channel=ROYSTORNAWAY

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Stumbled on this while posting in Songs that Always Cheer You Up...Thought it was worth sharing.

 

Joe Satriani “Always With Me, Always With You” - Harp Twins - Electric Harp

 

Always With Me, Always With You - Harp Twins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47t-ZMWuC9I 

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Originally by Smokey Robinson, Kim Carnes (Bette Davis Eyes fame) did an excellent version of More Love, More Joy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6z8nEUuyik

 

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Leon Russell cover of Jumping Jack Flash/ Youngblood

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I'm so lonesome I could cry.. Ambruss Pressley

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"Hush" originally by Joe South was incredible! He could write great songs, had a fine singing voice, and was a talented session guitarist. The famous cover version of "Hush" by Deep Purple needed only a slight 'reworking' to transform it into the hard rock classic that it became. Here's the original, since the Deep Purple is usually the one broadcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l0N9fLxD6A&ab_channel=soulsteve100

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Also a fan of both! Joe South was a great songwriter.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Didn't know that (I had the Deep Purple 45rpm).. I like Joe South. My favorite of his is Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home.

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"Rubber Biscuit" - Originally by The Chips, then a great cover by The Blues Brothers

 

Put under songs that cheer you up thread. 😊

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"The Lament of the Cherokee Nation" * John D Loudermilk

written  by JDL with original lyrics. Didn't get recognition til popularized by the Raiders in 70.

The Raiders cover {called Indian Reservation} was ok enough to carry it to No. 1. But even so I prefer the gritty hard edged original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNcwdeFKUmA&ab_channel=BeatrizThames

 

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This isn't exactly a cover. It is a duet with the original recording artist.

 

I have been a fan of Andrea Bocelli ❣️ ( since I heard "Con Te Partiro" in the late 90's - he can sing a braille phone book or anything for me 😊 ) and in the last few years a fan of Ed Sheeran. How I missed this one, I will never know.

 

The song of Ed's is "Perfect".  The duet of Andrea Bocelli and Ed Sheeran is "Perfect Symphony". Please give it a listen and a view (as the video is very good). I think it is beautiful.

 

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

 

 

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That was lovely! No wonder it has over 3m likes. Andrea Bocelli has done so many beautiful duets over the years. He has a wonderful gift.  Thanks for sharing. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Originally written & performed by Bob Dylan , She Belongs To Me.

Covered by Rose Garden; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWPk8K9XEQ.

The Rose Garden had some other good songs. One hit was Next Plane to London.

 

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Across The Universe  -  Evanescence (Beatles cover)

https://youtu.be/l4nwKQrne0s

 

Found this one putting together my playlist of Beatles covers. Simply beautiful, no other words to describe it.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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That is beautiful. Thanks for finding it @MaVolta .

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Original: America by Simon and Garfunkel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo2ZsAOlvEM

 

Cover: by YES   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JkTIKm2iY

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...always liked 'em both...any favoritism was short lived and rooted in The Moment.

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Love Jon Anderson, but way too Yes over orchestrated. 

This song does not need a Squier bass solo, or all those

Wakeman glises. 

 

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