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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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It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue  -  various artists, Dylan original

https://youtu.be/L4HW33SgZlM

 

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

https://youtu.be/VHWjCpAt2qE

Grateful Dead

https://youtu.be/OBolymGUSZw

Leon Russell

https://youtu.be/-E4OfQU_5kE

Van Morrison, solo

https://youtu.be/jdb_3H-28dE

The Animals

https://youtu.be/e4D4Aam9FUg

The Byrds

https://youtu.be/W27oYDpMykQ

Them (Van Morrison, vocals)

https://youtu.be/LviBwdfLn2Q

Marianne Faithful

https://youtu.be/Lp19hLAuOVE

Joan Baez

https://youtu.be/6RrdtrT6ukM

 

A lot of artists have recorded this song. It is usually listed in the top ten Dylan songs of all time.Them with Van Morrison and The Byrds are likely the two best known covers. The Animals version is especially dark, which I find interesting. I tend to favor Leon Russell and Manfred Mann versions, but for music, it’s hard to beat the Dead. 

 

Anyone else have a favorite?

 

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

 

Don’t Be Cruel - Cheap Trick (Elvis cover)

https://youtu.be/e-oYFEXScEU

 

I think they did this for an Elvis tribute show. But whatever, it’s a good cover. 

 

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Wayne Cochran & the Sheer Delights * "Last Kiss" 1962. Written by Cochran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKDMRZv4SYc&ab_channel=EnriqueCh%C3%A1vez

J. Frank Wilson & Pearl Jam had the hits with this tune and both covers did chart. But the original had the raw feel of a garage sound and didn't chart, so go figure. 

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"Be My Baby" - original by The Ronettes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSPpbOGnFgk

 

Lots of covers for this song. I was surprised that this band covered the song and they did a great job.

 

"Be My Baby" - Blue Oyster Cult - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj5z30hI2Pg

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Heroes  -  dArtagnon  (Bowie cover)

https://youtu.be/bvCq9HWRZnw

 

They are a medieval folk rock band from Germany, who have an amazing sound with the instruments they use. 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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That was great @MaVolta . So I listened to some of their other stuff. I really liked their "We're Gonna Be Drinking" with Candice Knight. Video was fun. Thanks.

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Florence and the Machines cover of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.

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"Rythym of the Rain" - original The Cascades (62) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQstQST1GiM

 

Covers by:

Johnny Tillotson (63) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvoH70GKuvE  Had forgotten about him. Remember "Poetry In Motion"?

 

Gary Lewis & The Playboys (69) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNZs--JxEfA 

 

Dan Fogelberg - (90)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Pit2WJ6dI 

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"I Fought the Law" *  Sonny Curtis, joined the Crickets after Buddy Holly's death, playing guitar and penning this tune in 1959. Along with J. Mauldin and J. Allison and bass & drums. With Earl Sinks on vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hw846vx_uk&ab_channel=Bonneville66

Although the cover by the Bobby Fuller 4 is more widely known and popular, amongst many covers by well known bands, the original still gives a kick.

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Didn’t know this was a song by The Crickets! Cool. Love BF4 version. 

Green Day made a good cover too.

https://youtu.be/99-y2Sd82wA

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Do Ya" - original by The Move (written by Jeff Lynne when he was in The Move before he was in ELO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEm0BF19jQo 

 

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvhMTCIvpfQ

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEm0BF19jQo 

Jason Faulkner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNqlcq6ecyg

 

 

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Always liked this song, but only remember it as an ELO song. 😎

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Nothing Else Matters - Agal the Bard (Bardcore), Metallica cover

https://youtu.be/wCUx9nOt9u8

The Final Countdown - Agal the Bard (Bardcore), Europe cover

https://youtu.be/E630wR0cP2M

 

Temple Of The King - Agal the Bard (Bardcore), Rainbow cover, & the hat! 😸
https://youtu.be/8rEWZ1yF7Ig


So I think “bardcore” is his music style, and Agal the Bard is his artist name. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Checked them out. Bardcore? Who/What are these guys? A real band, or session players having fun? An interesting take. Don't know what to make of it yet.

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@dl73698250 He’s a one man band, multi-instrumentalist, playing authentic medieval instruments. “Bardcore” is apparently a genre of music that interprets modern pop, rock, or metal into medieval styled music. Neoclassical, gothic and fantasy metal tend to work really well for obvious reasons. 

 

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Thanks for those @MaVolta . I really enjoyed his music. Always appreciate multi-instrumentalists too. He did some System of a Down covers too that were good.Haven't listen to all his stuff yet. I do love the hat. 🐱

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Did not know SOAD, so I had to check out the originals. I liked them, too. 

I also found him on Apple Music. 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Friday on My Mind" - original The Easybeats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSowZcvoqr4

 

Cover by

Peter Framptonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i083ChiNp7U 

 

 

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Oh my! The Easybeats song, it’s been eons since I heard that one! Nice cover by Frampton. Noticed in the credits that Steve Lukather is on guitar and backing vocals.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"White Wedding" - original Billy Idolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI 

Covers:

 

"White Wedding" - Leo( Moracchioli )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WekfTZpX8Mk

"White Wedding" - Herman's Hermits - I was surprised https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vm3BvI88Pw - from the album When Pigs Fly, Songs You Never Thought You Would Hear. A collection of popular songs recorded by artists considered unlikely to cover them. Compiled by Cevin Soling

"White Wedding" - Jay Smith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUKpFtIu-3M

 

 

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Herman's Hermit's? I noticed a 2002 date on it. Original Hermit's? Hard to believe they're still playing. They're from the 1960's. Still sound good. Big departure from their bubble gum rock (which I like).

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@dl73698250  It was Peter Noone, I don't know how much of the group are left or if any of the hermits were on the record. Peter Noone is still touring (currently has a lineup for 2022-2023) as Herman's Hermits, like other bands that continue with the name no matter if it is the complete original line-up or not. He heard about the concept project (released in 2002) and wanted to do it as did the others on the album that were recruited. 

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Herman’s Hermits! Yeah, whowuda thunk? I’ll check out that album for sure! 

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Check your language. It's spelled "whooda thunk"

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I tried, but even spell check didn’t have a clue!

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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@dl73698250 , in our cases it was a made up word of "Who would have thought that", regarding that song was unusual to hear from Peter Noone/Herman's Hermits. We can spell it any way we wish. I supposed we could have spelled it that way or any other close way.

We knew what we meant. 😊

Idioms can become fairly standard, such as: "Who'd a thunk it".

But as far as I am concerned, if you get your point across, who cares about proper. I may not use the best words or even proper punctuation. 

 

Whooda Thunk is a alternative/indie musician (that I have not listened to).

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I know, whowuda thunk. 

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"Rasputin" - original by Boney M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl_Eo2QzqU4 

Covers:

 

"Rasputin" - We Are The Union - Posted in funny videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4l_yF14M4o 

"Rasputin" - Leo ( Moracchioli ) - He is a multi-instrumentalist and producer owner of Frog Leap Studio. Most of his stuff is pretty over the top.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDZPmUBW34 

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Arcade Fire's cover of  Peter Gabriel's "My Body is a Cage" {lp, Scratch My Back} Perfectly set to the gothic "Bride of Frankenstein" 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d70KxUeToMk&ab_channel=SteVin89

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