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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 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

 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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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

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Queens of the Stone Age (Elton John cover)

https://youtu.be/PyBAI7MGXTs

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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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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The best, Tina Turner. A 1989 cover of Bonnie Tyler, 1988. 

Had no idea Tina’s version was a cover until 

the day she passed. I played it that day and 

have played it every day since. It still brings

me to tears.

No one else should EVER try to sing it

except for Tina. She, like the song, is

THE BEST 🎼💜😢

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Interesting. I like Bonnie T. Had no Idea she did this song.

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One of the original punk rock songs is Surfing Bird by the trashmen from 1964, which is Peter Griffin's favorite record.    This was actually a cover of two songs by the Rivingtons, Birds The Word and PaPa um Ma Ma from 1962.   The Rivingtons' original has the juice.  Many others have also recorded the two songs and of these my favorite is by the Ramones.    

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Play With Fire - Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Rolling Stones cover)

https://youtu.be/_BvpN7uJ7AY

 

Another classic song as reimagined by The Mann. While it may not have the sass of Mick Jagger’s original, they take the musical arrangement to a whole new level. 

 

 

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Chase Webster's {Gary D. Bruce} original version of "Moody River" He sang it, wrote it and then Pat Bland Boone got a hold of it. But the original is getting its due credit .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzpoZyiLLwA&ab_channel=verycoolsound

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Boy are you correct.   Boone's is fine but that original has the juice..    

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Nothing Ever Happens - Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Del Amitri cover)

https://youtu.be/raMnm_tL7FI

 

I’m a fan of ‘The Mann.’ Theirs cover arrangements are always brilliantly done.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Close To You"  * Originally sung by Richard Chamberlain {63}

written by  BBacharach and Hal David. it was later covered by the Carpenters in 70'

and was a much bigger hit obviously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tft09VpllvU&ab_channel=RoundTop1000

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Scarborough Fair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVuE8qURGoU

Cover of Simon & Garfunkel.

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Sound Of Silence:  Tim & Phil Hanseroth (Brandi Carlile back ups)

 

Unbelievable cover....you need to listen

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Tried to. All I found was live shows with poor audio. Please provide link.

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Sorry, they only do it live

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Time - Lindsey Buckingham (Pozo-Seco Singers cover, 1966)

https://youtu.be/zc389k0B99w

 

This was a totally unexpected, yet wonderful surprise to hear while listening to his 2021 album. Nice update for this beautiful song.

 

Pozo-Seco Singers original version:

https://youtu.be/Qtuq382GvmY

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Aerosmith’s cover of the Shangri-Las Remember Walking in Sand

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CHROMATICS - The sound of silence (Cover)

 

Chromatics sound of silence ep.jpeg

 

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence (Audio) 

(this is the remixed version with drums and electric instrument overdub)(Released in 1965, after Simon and Art disbanded...for more information go to: (Wiki) The Sound of Silence ) 

 

 S&G Sounds of Silence.jpg

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"Cuando Caliente El Sol"  🌅  Steve Allen & Orchestra {63}

With the Copacabana Quartet, original Spanish version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_bYdy8e9KM&ab_channel=ToniRen%C3%A9

 

"Love Me With All Your Heart" * Ray Charles Singers {64}

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"A Song For You" - original  by Leon Russell

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37dw2r45Xzg 

 

Covers:

 

Ray Charles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUQImH26Bw 

Simply Redhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUbBb362uY 

 

 

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♥️Leon Russell ❤️

Have tons of his 🎶 records‼️

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Written by Joni Mitchell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjQCvfcXn0), Woodstock was also done by Crosby Stills Nash & Young (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30), and by Mathews Southern Comfort (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn9hi9fAwUQ). Other artists also did this song, but CSN&Y and MSC are my favorites.

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I Want You (She’s So Heavy) - BOC (Beatles Cover)

 

Performed live just weeks after John Lennon was murdered, the band played it as a tribute to him. The band does a great job, but the centerpiece is Buck Dharma’s outstanding guitar solo.

https://youtu.be/bQO-DwCiAZY

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Baby I Love You"  original by the Ronnettes {64} had a crush on Nedra T Ross {on the left in pic}

written & produced by P. Spector. peaked at #24 on Billboard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkoa81kvNf8&ab_channel=AnimalMySoul

A not so bad cover by Canadian Andy Kim in 1969 went national to # 9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_O0zQ-qvwE&ab_channel=nightfawn27

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"Hard to Handle" - original by Otis Reddling (68) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSrD1j1cYDo 

 

Covers

New Riders of the Purple Sage (76) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdUSP44eEDY 

 

Black Crowes (90) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acmb6tk0Yj4 

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The Original,

"I'm Leaving It Up to You"  😠 Don & Dewey {57}

written & performed by the duo from Pasadena, Ca.

The Cover,

"I'm Leaving It Up To You"  👫 Dale & Grace {63}

# 1 in US, Nov. 63. Dale & Grace from Louisiana.

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