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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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THAT'S ALSO A COLOR IN LYRICS/BAND NAME TO THE 2ND POWER. WELL DONE!
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
Social Butterfly

GREAT COVER!
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Great rendition, I'm sure Grace Slick, Jorma, Jack, and the rest would be very pleased.
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Many covers of this song.  I prefer Merrilee Rush's  Angel Of The Morning

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I don't know if this counts. Simon & Garfunkel wrote this for another band and they never really played it themselvs:

Cyrcle; Red Rubber Ball

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@dl73698250 wrote:

I don't know if this counts. Simon & Garfunkel wrote this for another band and they never really played it themselvs:

Cyrcle; Red Rubber Ball


Correct, Paul Simon wrote the song with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers, but S&G never recorded it. They did sing it in concert where it was recorded and later added to a compilation album (Old Friends). This is from the 1967 concert at Lincoln Center.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy0ja70jz8E

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Red Rubber Ball - The Seekers version (this is a good one, too)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouh6YgoH100

 

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

The End Of The World was done by so many people; I don't know the original. But I like the Herman's Hermits version.

Social Butterfly

ANOTHER GREAT COVER OF A DISCO ANTHEM- THIS VERSION BY CAKE ALWAYS CRACKS ME UP! ENJOY:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=yu+tube+i+will+survive+covers&view=detail&mid=FB998E844DF385320...
I WONDER WHO'S COVERED "DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" BY THELMA HOUSTON.
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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@l483260l wrote:
ANOTHER GREAT COVER OF A DISCO ANTHEM- THIS VERSION BY CAKE ALWAYS CRACKS ME UP! ENJOY:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=yu+tube+i+will+survive+covers&view=detail&mid=FB998E844DF385320...
I WONDER WHO'S COVERED "DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" BY THELMA HOUSTON.

I've always liked Cake's version of I Will Survive LOLhairup.gif

 

The Communards covered Don't Leave Me This Way but I actually like Thelma Houston's version better.

Social Butterfly

Here's one of my favorite Zeppelin songs covered by one of my favorite singers...

 

Thank You - Chris Cornell

 

 

Social Butterfly

SPEAKING OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL- LOVE THE ORIGINAL, BUT THIS COVER IS HAUNTING & UNFORGETTABLE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
Social Butterfly

THIS MADE ME THINK OF ANOTHER GREAT S& G COVER BY THE LEMONHEADS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIu6tkLrqfc
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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When Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton did the Bee Gees' song Islands in the Stream as a duet, they really knocked it out of the park.

Social Butterfly

DOLLY'S VERSION OF "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU" ECLIPSED THAT OF WHITNEY HOUSTON,. PERHAPS IT CAME FIRST?
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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@l483260lwrote:
DOLLY'S VERSION OF "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU" ECLIPSED THAT OF WHITNEY HOUSTON,. PERHAPS IT CAME FIRST?

I don't feel either version is better than the other... they are so different they are different songs.  Love them both.

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Dolly Parton is the author. She used to sing it every week to close her TV show. Whitney's beautiful rendition happened years later for the movie "The Bodyguard" which she starred in.
Social Butterfly

I REMEMBERED DOLLY'S VERSION IN "LAST LTTTLE WHOREHOUSE"- INCREDIBLE,AS WAS HER PORTRAYAL OF ___(THE MADAM?).
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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The Fabulous Norah Jones

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Amy Winehouse     another great cover  RIP Amy

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Regular Social Butterfly

Not sure who is covering who, since Carole King originally wrote (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman for Aretha to record, and both of their versions are great in their own styles. But if you haven't seen this video of Aretha paying tribute to Carole at the Kennedy Center in 2015, you've gotta check it out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsnZT7Z2yQ

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THANKS FOR SHARING THIS-STUNNING & IT LED ME VIA OBAMAS' BET TV SPECIAL TO RE-DISCOVERING ONE OF MY OLD FAVORITES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqqAnjY2Rmo
AL GREEN PERFORMS THIS WONDERFUL THEME SONG TO LIFE, IF YOU ARE SO LUCKY!
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 did some very good covers of  1)Burt Bacharach's The Look Of Love 2)Beatles' Fool On The Hill, and 3)Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair

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Kim Karnes did an excellent version of Smokey Robinson & Miracles' song More Love More Joy.

Social Butterfly

The Beach Boys do a fine job with:

 

 

Come Go With Me ( The Del-Vikings 1973).

 

 

 

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Leo Sayer did an excellent version of Bobby Vee's (I don't know the original artist) More Than I Can Say.

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I've always liked Crowded House's song, Don't Dream It's Over.  I recently heard a version by Diana Krall which is really good.

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Paul Young does that one also. It's pretty good.
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Simon & Garfunkel cover of the Everly Brothers song, Bye Bye Love  - from the 1970 album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. It's a perfect fit!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0gLnfSgdLA

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