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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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Eruption/You Really Got Me, performed by Yellow Brick Road, local Las Vegas band.  Guitarist Mark Cole nails it!

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Although many entertainers (Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, to name a few) covered Steve Allen's (Tonight Show fame) song, This Could Be The Start of Something Big. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme 's cover from the early 1960's was an huge hit on 45 RPM. Backed by a band of outstanding musicians and their excellent vocals, makes you feel like your in Vegas listening and watching the show. 

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Today it’s Billie Eilish cover of Something shes a huge Beatles fan. This young women has talent. Made me get emotional thinking of George. 

 

 

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Oh my, YES!!  
A very soulful & stirring cover, even humming like Paul did!  
Billie’s vibrato is sublime! 
If you have not heard this, it’s so worth a listen! 

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Shelter From The Storm from the album, Mann Alive, 1998 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

https://youtu.be/2UvZSaO-ZzE


They have covered Dylan quite a lot over the years. This one is my favorite, and possibly my favorite Dylan cover of all time. It features a outstanding duet with Noel McCalla and Chris Thompson on vocals, and two amazing guitar solos by Mick Rogers.


Personnel: 

Manfred Mann - keyboards 

Mick Rogers - lead guitar and vocals

John Trotter - drums

Steve Kinch - bass and backing vocals

Noel McCalla - lead vocals

Chris Thompson - guitar and vocals

 

 

 

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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I was watching some Elvis tributes and found this one by my favorite band from a 1994 show. Love that they went acoustic. 👍 Nice work, Scorps!

 

His Latest Flame - Elvis cover by Scorpions 🦂 https://youtu.be/flJN-RugoLk 

 

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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Just heard this one today . . . and it was terrific (IMO)! The lead singer is Amanda Sommerville and her voice is amazing, a beautiful mezzo soprano. You don't hear many female singers that sing a beautiful low register like that (other than opera). And BTW, I love the Bonnie Tyler version, always have! 💛

 

Total Eclipse of the Heart  -  Bonnie Tyler cover by Exit Eden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m3FQOikNog

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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Red, Red Wine - original Neil Diamond, cover UB40

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Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Band On The Run - Foo Fighters

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Chicago's cover of Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" is a great version, from their Night and Day: Big Band album.

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Chicago performed an outstanding cover of Duke Ellington's hit song, Satin Doll. The song was featured on Dick Clark's New Years Eve in the 1970s after Chicago became a top name act/show. I believe their cover was also featured on one of their albums as well. It should be noted that when Duke had a TV tribute, he invited one rock band, Chicago. Their horn section was outstanding. 

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Girls just want to have fun, Robert Hazard,

1979. Covered by Cyndi Lauper in 1983.
His version 
doesn’t even compare with hers

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Nobody has ever heard of or heard Ol' Roberts version.

EVERYBODY has heard of Cyndi Lauper's version and

loves her and the song.

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Lucille, Little Richard. Covered by Sir Paul

McCartney in 1988

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Love Paul to death, does a credible job, better than OK., good. evn.

But comparing to the real version by Little Richard, no. 

It would be listening to Little Richard  Baby I'm Amazed.

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Good one!  I also love his cover of Be-Bop-A-Lula on MTV Unplugged, 1991. He can really channel is inner Gene Vincent! 

 

Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent cover by Paul McCartney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGfB9yeHsQc

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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I love that cover as well! Truth be told

there’s not much of his music that I

don’t enjoy 🎼💜

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A Groovy Kind of Love- Phil Collins version of Mindbenders hit. Both are great versions.

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Tell it like it is, Aaron Neville,1966 covered by:

Heart in 1980 🎼💜

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Yes, by far it is a very nice cover, and I love the Wilson sisters. 

But Aaron Nevil;le owns this song bar none.

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From The Kennedy Center Honors last night: If you missed the show, then you missed -

 

The Dance  -  Garth Brooks cover by Kelly Clarkson

 

(Just drop the mic, girl!)

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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Nice pick Volta, Kelly killed it on this one. Girl has great chops.

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Silver Threads and Golden Needles  -  Wanda Jackson (1956) cover by Linda Ronstadt

 

I don't remember the original country version from 1956, but I do remember the 1962 hit version by the British folk-rock group, The Springfields, which was excellent with the beautiful harmonies. It was recorded by many popular artists of the 60's and became something of a folk-rock classic. But then Linda Ronstadt comes along, and released a country crossover version in 1973 that blew them all away. She gave it something that every other artist had failed to do: She gave it Attitude! (with a capital A). It rocks! While many artists have covered it, Linda's version is, hands down, the best version ever, as far as I'm concerned.

 

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

 

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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Volta, as usual you nailed it. Linda Killed on this cut. She made it almost power country.

Her vocals are great. I might be wrong, but it is that cut from the era where the Eagles

were her back up group? Love her.

 

 

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Thanks, @jm2422.  This song was recorded and released after the Eagles had left the nest, so to speak. They were with her band 71-72-ish.

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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C’est la vie (You never can tell), 1964, Chuck 

Berry. Covered excellently by Bob Seger, 1994.

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I Only Have Eyes For You- Beautiful cover by Art Garfunkel of The Flamingos hit

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The Temptations I Can’t Get Next To You covered by Savoy Brown. 

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