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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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I noticed that he never said "Going Up Country" even once in the whole song. I wonder if it went by a different name back then. But, that's definitely the same song (modified a bit). I do like the revisions by Canned Heat.

That was a rare find. How'd you ever find that? Thanks.

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@dl73698250 I think the original name was Bull-Doze Blues with different lyrics. Alan Wilson wrote the lyrics for their (CH) version. Good find @ripvanwinkle96, cause they probably never gave credit till people started researching.

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Season Of The Witch  -  Vanilla Fudge (Donovan Cover)

https://youtu.be/Xld25GDuBYM


From psychedelic masterpiece to a creepy, horror film worthy soundtrack, save this one for your Halloween playlist!

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Twist and Shout" - original The Top Notes (1961) -

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsDpc-8iR8g  -- I kinda like this one. Never heard it before. ( Beatles one is still fav) (written by Bert Russell and Phil Medley)


Isley Brothers - (1962) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFM8te4XqlQ 


Beatles - (1963) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RicaUqd9Hg 

 

The Who - (1982 live) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5iJNeROPnM 

 

and a whole lot of others have covered this.

 

The Searchers (63) and Del Shannon (64) did a pretty decent job. The Mamas & The Papas did a slow version in 1967.

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I grew up on the Isley Brothers version, didn't think it could be done any better. But that's me.

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"Love Hurts" - Nazareth - original the Everly Brothers

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7Myy7Hpxw 

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Another cover of this song that is fairly well known, and I really like, is by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

https://youtu.be/LUr9X3mic_U

 

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Yes, I like that one too.

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Never knew this was an Everly Bros song. Just had to check it out. It's pretty good ,too.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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