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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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Darn good pick
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I Think It's Going To Rain Today:  Blackmore's Night

            (Randy Newman)

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I don't know how many of you saw SNL from home two weeks ago and I can't believe that I'm saying this but:

 

Miley Cyrus did a really nice cover of " Wish You Were Here ".

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Kate Bush's cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man"--to a reggae beat, with ukelele and concertina.  

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She’s a Woman-Jeff Beck

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Absolutely killer choice. Beck, killer player, unique style.
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Tiny Dancer-Florence and the Machine

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For Pete's Sake--originally the Monkees; covered by the Holy Sisters of the Gaga Dada

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Thanks for sharing great cover. Check in on Harry Styles Covers Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.” What a performance.! Great day. Enjoy.!!! PJ

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Swinky's versions of Leonard Cohen's "Anthem" and John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

 

Artists of Then, Now and Forever's mix of "Country Roads," Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again"

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Cover of Fleetwood Mac - The Chain by Harry Styles

https://youtu.be/eM_FR7I2Ttw

 

And here he is performing with Fleetwood Mac. Notice the crowd reaction when they hear the opening riff and realize it really is Mac. The video was shot by a fan, so not the best quality, but it's the only one I could find.

 

https://youtu.be/8npcvVv3UF4?list=TLPQMDYwNTIwMjDgK6Ep1ojJMw

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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You mean Stevie, Chris, and Lindsay carried him on that tune. Harry has a tendency to ding flat.
More looks than talent.
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Granted, Harry isn’t a rock singer. He actually reminds me more of Harry Connick Jr. However, I’m encouraged to see youngsters going for the rock classics that are at least two generations before their time. Also noticed a few videos of Harry appearing with Stevie, so he must have some rapport with the band. What can be better than a kid getting to perform with rock royalty. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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MaVolta I usually agree with you here, But the look on Stevie's face was like Really?? What's Little Junior doing up here. Frankly what I think is two things: 1.) He's up there trying to get some kind of street cred' with real rock legends...relivance. 2.) This was probably one the kind of pranks Lindsay pulled at the end to no longer want him on tour with band....sad. 3.) As a crooner Harry S couldn't carry Harry C's athletic supporter. Who has modeled himself after the late great Francis Albert. Just another pretty face, Joey Fatone Jr.. Further proof Harry S tried this song (see youtube) with his own band.....anemic. Sorry. MaVolta I always love your stuff, but styles.....no.
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@jm2422  -  I actually agree with you for the most part. I posted the cover because it was surprising to find someone in generation Y or Z that was singing a 70's rock song, and then to see the videos with Mac. I had to look him up to see who he was. If you read my other post, you can see that his genre isn't really my thing either. The reference to Harry C wasn't about vocals, it was about his appearance. He was dressed like a crooner, rather than a rock star. His usual dress seems to favor punk rock. 

 

Maybe I'll do better next time. 😉

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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No MaVolta: I apologize you're fine. I'm just a cranky old singer guitar player/song writer having a bad day.
Harry's just got a lot to learn is all. At least he's trying. He always dressed like he's ready to go to a supper club....LOL. But so does Grant Geissman and he's a wizard with a guitar.
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@jm2422  - Sorry you’re having a bad day. Guess we’re all getting a little cranky these days. Have a nice evening. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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You're right Volta. I think I'm going to do what Zappa says, "shut up, and play my guitar."
Thanks for understanding.
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@jm2422  -  This one's for you, and you probably know of it. It's one of those covers that you either love it or hate it, and that's okay. If we all liked the same thing, it would be a very boring world. This one's a Yardbirds cover by Ritchie. He flipped it 180 degrees. It was on 1977 Rainbow live album, which may have been his best R band. But I really like the guitar work on the 1995 version, and Doogie White's vocals push it more into metal space. I didn't remember the original, and after I heard it, I sorta figured out why. They sounded really sad! Here ya go . . . but don't be sad . . .

 

Still I'm Sad  -  Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (95)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULz8lwil_lI

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Kudos Volta, love Ritchie and Rainbow anyway. Wasn't aware this was YBirds tune, shame on me. . Sure do love this version though. Thanks for turning me on to to it. As always Volta you show great taste.
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Sixty Years On:  Brandi Carlile

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Pretty Flamingo:  Bruce

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About Harry Styles: He inducted Stevie

Nicks into the Rock HOF last year so

there’s his connection. I would expect

The Mac to carry him on any of their 

songs, they are, after all, their songs

and they know them best. He’s not

as good as them and I’m sure he

knows that. However, his good looks

will get him a long way even if his

talent doesn’t lol

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@BeatleloverKT  - Yes, his estimated net worth is a cool 72 million. Somebody likes him! It's just nice to see the young singers paying tribute to the ones who came before. 

 

I listened to several of his songs. Style wise, he's kinda pop-punk-rock. I like some of his mellow songs, including Sign of the Times, but it's not what I'd listen to everyday. 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Compared to the original guys I hate to say this but those children need lessons in rock vocals, the drumming and guitar work is at best anemic.

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@MaVolta The crowds reaction was priceless! And Harry looks like a kid in a candy store, totally having fun! I can tell you, from seeing the Mac in concert three times, twice they opened with The Chain and when the first riffs start with Mick then Lindsey on guitar continues, it almost made my heart stop! Lindsey is out of this world, I don’t know how the song can ever sound the same w/o him 😢

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Canned Heat's much better known version of Wilbert Harrison's Let's Work Together

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Joe Cocker spent much of his career covering songs that were already great and often-heard songs.  But when he sang them in his style, it sounded like y ou were hearing them for the very first time.  What an artist.   One of my faves Darling Be He Soon originally by the Loving Spoonful

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Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. Covered by the Foo Fighters. Rafferty commented once in an NPR interview that he liked theirs better than his.

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Joan Jett cover of Dirty Deeds by AC/DC

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