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MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 10:42 PM Feb 2024

Best cover of classic hits

I know, covers are heretical to purists.

List of decent covers:

Fast Car - Luke Combs
Original: Tracy Chapman

First Cut is the Deepest - Cheryl Crow
Original: Rod Stewart

Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows
Original: Joni Mitchell



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Best cover of classic hits (Original Post) MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 OP
Eleanor Rigby by Aretha Franklin - a lil hot sauce in that gumbo BOSSHOG Feb 2024 #1
Wow! Enlightening choices MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #23
A little off the beaten path: AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" by Danish industrial band Birmingham 6. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #2
AC DC is all classic! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #25
First Cut original dweller Feb 2024 #3
Actuually and technically - werdna Feb 2024 #22
He sold it to her for 30 pounds and her version was a big hit TwilightZone Feb 2024 #24
And so actually, and then technically dweller Feb 2024 #28
Cat Stevens released his version in late 1967. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #33
I can ride with that dweller Feb 2024 #37
Thank you for this information MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #26
Thank you MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #51
Robert Palmer's "Doctor, Doctor (Bad Case of Lovin' You)" by 90s rock band Giant TwilightZone Feb 2024 #4
Yes! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #27
The Knack's "My Sharona" by German rock band Pink Cream 69 TwilightZone Feb 2024 #5
Well done! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #29
Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" by all-female NY rock group Antigone Rising TwilightZone Feb 2024 #6
Great version MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #31
Nice! From The Ashes Feb 2024 #188
Black Magic Woman SarahD Feb 2024 #7
I did not know this!! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #32
And the song "Gypsy Queen"... WestMichRad Feb 2024 #136
Santana is pure gold MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #164
Hurt covered by Johnny Cash... Wounded Bear Feb 2024 #135
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on acoustic guitar by Randy Coleman, son of actor Dabney Coleman TwilightZone Feb 2024 #8
Great version! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #55
Holy shit! That was superb! chowder66 Feb 2024 #65
damn that gave me chills... From The Ashes Feb 2024 #189
Poor Poor Pitiful Me SarahD Feb 2024 #9
Yes! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #34
Okay, but... OilemFirchen Feb 2024 #133
the idea that 'covers' - are, by definition, something less than 'real' art ... stopdiggin Feb 2024 #10
I put a spell on you stopdiggin Feb 2024 #11
Excellent MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #35
Cool guitar work on that one! For pure vocals, check out this kid(!) unblock Feb 2024 #93
Well, there's "covering" a song, Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #54
Yea, Joe Cocker lived it. He knew that song MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #57
Then there's the carbon copy. Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #72
Yes! Great example of taking something wonderful that exists dgauss Feb 2024 #70
One of my favorite covers of all time. patphil Feb 2024 #156
Yes you'd never hear of Buzz cook Feb 2024 #101
Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys Bobstandard Feb 2024 #12
Did not know this MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #36
The song covered isn't a "classic" but Johnny Cash is. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #13
So powerful. Couldn't do a light listen today. One to store MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #38
Very good choice hlthe2b Feb 2024 #120
Linda Ronstadt: "You're No Good" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #14
Another killer by LR MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #39
Yes. Linda steals another one. MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #59
Also "Desperado" nt spooky3 Feb 2024 #174
Stevie Wonder's cover of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #15
Nice! SW new a great song. Wrote so many himself MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #62
Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #16
The guitar work - shivers MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #41
I was looking to see if anyone posted this. chowder66 Feb 2024 #67
Kinda shakes your soul a bit, doesn't it? patphil Feb 2024 #167
Aretha Franklin's cover of "Respect" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #17
Perfect!!! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #40
Joan Osborne - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. Sneederbunk Feb 2024 #18
Beautiful interpretation MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #43
Classical Gas NotASurfer Feb 2024 #19
Tommy Emmanuel is an incredible guitarist. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #30
Perfection MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #45
Feelin' Alright by Traffic. Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #20
Good choice! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #46
Just for fun: William Shatner and Joe Jackson's cover of English rock band Pulp's "Common People" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #21
His comedic chops are wonderful MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #47
I love his cover of She Blinded Me with Science AZSkiffyGeek Feb 2024 #58
Another good one! TwilightZone Feb 2024 #60
Funny. He's so weird and amusing. MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #63
Shawn Colvin covers "Wild Horses" Beausoleil Feb 2024 #42
Lovely version MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #48
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers' version of K. C. Douglas' Mercury Blues NBachers Feb 2024 #44
Nice! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #49
The Surfrajettes' cover of The Electric Prunes' I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night NBachers Feb 2024 #50
OMG that weird 60s vibe - how did they capture that? MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #66
With their implicit understanding of music older than they are, and their Evel Knievel outfits, they bullseye right in NBachers Feb 2024 #78
I love their cover of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida! DBoon Feb 2024 #81
Take Me to the River as covered by Talking Heads DBoon Feb 2024 #82
Excellent cover TwilightZone Feb 2024 #87
Yes - made it a whole new song MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #95
Adding to my own list MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #52
Thank you for this thread. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #53
Keep spamming! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #64
For most of my life, I have thought NO ONE could do "All Along The Watch Tower" lastlib Feb 2024 #56
Melanie has such a pure voice MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #71
Bryan Ferry covering The Stones AZSkiffyGeek Feb 2024 #61
Bryan really brings Lucifer to life MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #74
The greatest cover of all time; "Stairway to Heaven" by Heart featuring Jason Bonham at the Kennedy Center Honors 2012 A HERETIC I AM Feb 2024 #68
Wow!! They pulled out all of the stops MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #79
Excellent cover. patphil Feb 2024 #169
Ok, one more. Cheap Trick's "Surrender" done by Swedish glam/rock band Zan Clan. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #69
Sweet's "Action" done by Def Leppard TwilightZone Feb 2024 #73
Three great covers of Iggy Pop AZSkiffyGeek Feb 2024 #75
Prince's "1999" done by alt-rockers Bif Naked, Matthew Good, and a bunch of others. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #76
Great version MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #84
Donny Osmond (yes, really) and Dweezil Zappa rock up the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #77
Clever riff - thanks MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #83
Gary Numan's "Cars" done by Fear Factory TwilightZone Feb 2024 #80
Nailed it - more than just a remake MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #92
Really like this Bruce Springsteen cover flying_wahini Feb 2024 #85
Wow - pretty brave MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #91
Supertramp's "Take the Long Way Home" by 80s hair metal band Trixter TwilightZone Feb 2024 #86
Mrs. Robinson Skittles Feb 2024 #88
Brilliant MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #90
Good one. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #185
Bonnie Raitt - Angel from Montgomery - John Prine MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #89
The Chills covering The Byrds VGNonly Feb 2024 #94
House of the Rising Sun . Permanut Feb 2024 #96
When the cover surpasses the original in its outreach MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #97
Van Halen - You Really Got Me consider_this Feb 2024 #98
Nice MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #99
Cyndi Lauper version of Joni Mitchell Buzz cook Feb 2024 #100
Also, her cover of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is much spooky3 Feb 2024 #182
Patti Smith performs Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" - Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2016 Tarzanrock Feb 2024 #102
Rolling In The Deep, Cover by Linkin Park Niagara Feb 2024 #103
Great vocal! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #113
The Man Who Sold The World, Cover by Nirvana Niagara Feb 2024 #104
Jolene, Cover by The White Stripes Niagara Feb 2024 #105
Personal Jesus, Cover by Marilyn Manson Niagara Feb 2024 #106
Golden Earring's cover of the Beach Boys' Sail On Sailor: highplainsdem Feb 2024 #107
Iggy Pop's cover of Johnny O'Keefe's Real Wild Child (Wild One): highplainsdem Feb 2024 #108
Anything AKwannabe Feb 2024 #109
I scanned and didn't see it listed elsewhere so....Blinded by the Light, Manfred Mann's Earth Band Ferrets are Cool Feb 2024 #110
Their cover of Springsteen's "For You" is also brilliant. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #111
Oh wow - great cover MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #112
Santana covered Tito Puente's 1962 release "Oye Como Va" Drum Feb 2024 #114
Oy como va - masterpiece MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #142
The Byrds covering Bob Dylan Coventina Feb 2024 #115
Bonnie Raitt's cover of "Runaway." Paladin Feb 2024 #116
Disturbed - The Sound of Silence CelticCrow Feb 2024 #117
Cool interpretation MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #143
Neil: Imagine; Sinead: Sacrifice; Eva: Fields of Gold & Over the Rainbow JudyM Feb 2024 #118
Excellent picks! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #144
As a dedicated Stevie Nicks fan, I have never overly liked a cover of her work UNTIL hlthe2b Feb 2024 #119
Stevie would approve - great version MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #145
Oh, nice. JudyM Feb 2024 #159
Emm Gryner's piano/vocal cover of Ozzy's "Crazy Train" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #121
The Living End's punk cover of the Soft Cell cover of "Tainted Love" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #122
Perfect! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #146
Dark, moody take of John Lennon's "Imagine" by A Perfect Circle TwilightZone Feb 2024 #123
Sister Hazel's cover of "Just What I Needed" by The Cars TwilightZone Feb 2024 #124
Next level MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #147
Panic at the Disco's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #125
Pop-punk cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" by Halifax TwilightZone Feb 2024 #126
From cute to menacing 😂 MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #148
It's definitely a different flavor TwilightZone Feb 2024 #186
Sly & The Family Stone's cover of Doris Day's "Que Sera, Sera" OilemFirchen Feb 2024 #127
Good samples MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #149
Golden Earring's "Radar Love" by Romanian cover band Shut Up and Kiss Me! TwilightZone Feb 2024 #128
Joyful! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #150
They do seem to be having a wonderful time. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #153
One more from Shut Up and Kiss Me! - AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #129
Cheap Trick-Don't be Cruel. How cool is this video? It also happened to be the first CD I bought when I finally brewens Feb 2024 #130
Cure - Purple Haze - best cover of any song ever marble falls Feb 2024 #131
The Georgia Satellites doing Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story. brewens Feb 2024 #132
Carry On, by Timothy B. Schmit Best_man23 Feb 2024 #134
Excellent MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #152
Sweet Child of Mine by The Heimatdamisch WestMichRad Feb 2024 #137
haha, perfect! TwilightZone Feb 2024 #139
That saxophone! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #155
Dylan's "Everything is Broken" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd TwilightZone Feb 2024 #138
2 Cellos do AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #140
Wow! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #157
More 2 Cellos, with Steve Vai -- "Highway to Hell" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #141
Probably list some strings with that rendition MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #160
And bow abuse! TwilightZone Feb 2024 #163
HELP - Bananarama rogerballard Feb 2024 #151
Inspired! MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #161
And now for something completely different - Black Dog as done by the Hampton String Quartet. patphil Feb 2024 #154
The Bangles' cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #158
Winner! I cranked that song in my car every time MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #162
Highway 61 Revisited - Johnny Winter patphil Feb 2024 #165
Wild Horses - The Sundays patphil Feb 2024 #166
Woodstock - Joni Mitchell patphil Feb 2024 #168
Wouldn't that make CSNY's version a good cover? spooky3 Feb 2024 #176
Both CSNY and Joni Mitchell released an album with this song on it in March of 1970. patphil Feb 2024 #180
I think it's a bit different when a songwriter who is not also spooky3 Feb 2024 #181
Istanbul - They Might be Giants patphil Feb 2024 #170
Great version MaryMagdaline Feb 2024 #173
Actually,... ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #171
This one kinda caught me off guard. Johnny Cash covers Personal Jesus patphil Feb 2024 #172
It was the B-side to "Hurt". TwilightZone Feb 2024 #177
This message was self-deleted by its author spooky3 Feb 2024 #175
Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air" covered by Gamma ms liberty Feb 2024 #178
Blues Brothers cover of Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock Brother Buzz Feb 2024 #179
Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" by a guy on a mall piano TwilightZone Feb 2024 #183
Robert Palmer - the Gap Band's "Early in the Morning" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #184
Weird Al - Bohemian (Rhapsody) Polka in 3 1/2 minutes. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #187
Got A Couple justaprogressive Feb 2024 #190
Well, Elvis's cover of "Hound Dog" wasn't too bad. malthaussen Feb 2024 #191
Here's a couple... Hotler Feb 2024 #192
"Thunderstruck" again, by Finnish band Steve'n'Seagulls TwilightZone Feb 2024 #193
George Thorogood - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" TwilightZone Feb 2024 #194
Carly Simon - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye rogerballard Feb 2024 #195

BOSSHOG

(37,367 posts)
1. Eleanor Rigby by Aretha Franklin - a lil hot sauce in that gumbo
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 10:47 PM
Feb 2024

And brand spanking new: Every breath you take and Don’t let the Sun go Down on me by Dolly Parton from her Rock Star CD.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
2. A little off the beaten path: AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" by Danish industrial band Birmingham 6.
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 10:54 PM
Feb 2024

Yeah, I know it's not really "classic", but it's one of my favorite covers.

werdna

(571 posts)
22. Actuually and technically -
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:21 AM
Feb 2024

'" "The First Cut Is the Deepest" is a 1967 song written by British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, originally released by P. P. Arnold in April 1967."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Cut_Is_the_Deepest

Credit where credit is due and all that.


TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
24. He sold it to her for 30 pounds and her version was a big hit
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:31 AM
Feb 2024

Kind of amazing, in hindsight. £30 for a song that would eventually be a hit for half a dozen different artists.

dweller

(23,870 posts)
28. And so actually, and then technically
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:34 AM
Feb 2024

It’s a Cat Stevens composition covered by P.P Arnold in her release in 1967.
As the composer, Cat released his version as his original in 1972.

Credit is due to the composer …


✌🏻

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
33. Cat Stevens released his version in late 1967.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:38 AM
Feb 2024

On the album "New Masters"

You might be seeing the Australian version on Wikipedia, which was released in 1972.

MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
26. Thank you for this information
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:33 AM
Feb 2024

TBH I always thought the song was a little deep for Rod Stewart. Now I know why.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
6. Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" by all-female NY rock group Antigone Rising
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 11:08 PM
Feb 2024

This is fun. I have a million covers.

WestMichRad

(1,379 posts)
136. And the song "Gypsy Queen"...
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 04:45 PM
Feb 2024

… which quickly follows Santana’s Black Magic Woman (on the Abraxas album), is itself a cover of the original by Gabor Szabo.

Santana did both of them better than the originals!

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
8. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on acoustic guitar by Randy Coleman, son of actor Dabney Coleman
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 11:11 PM
Feb 2024

In my opinion, absolutely brilliant.

MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
34. Yes!
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:39 AM
Feb 2024

I would add Desperado by Linda. Or Allison (Elvis Costello). She had a tendency to take over a song in the best way.

OilemFirchen

(7,143 posts)
133. Okay, but...
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 03:09 PM
Feb 2024

her version omits this verse:

I met a girl at the Rainbow Bar
She asked me if I'd beat her
She took me back to the Hyatt House
I don't want to talk about it, hey

... and replaces it with this:

Well, I met a boy in The Vieux Carré
Down in Yokohama
He picked me up and he threw me down
He said, "Please don't hurt me mama"

Warren's twisted soul.

stopdiggin

(11,602 posts)
10. the idea that 'covers' - are, by definition, something less than 'real' art ...
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 11:24 PM
Feb 2024

has to be one of the most inane and infantile notions ever to be declaimed with a straight face.

Nothing 'purist' about it - just ignorant pretentiousness at it's finest.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
54. Well, there's "covering" a song,
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:00 AM
Feb 2024

then there's making it your own. An example would be With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles (tough band to cover) and Joe Cocker making it his own.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
72. Then there's the carbon copy.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:21 AM
Feb 2024

These guys are damn near religiously dedicated to playing the Beatles' music with the intention of making it sound exactly like the original. You may recognize on bass Will Lee who played with Paul Schaefer's CBS Orchestra on the David Letterman show for decades.

The Fab Faux: (long but phenomenal)

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
13. The song covered isn't a "classic" but Johnny Cash is.
Mon Feb 5, 2024, 11:48 PM
Feb 2024

His cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"

Trent Reznor's reaction, in part: "Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine any more." and "different, but every bit as pure."

More on his reaction to Cash's version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurt_(Nine_Inch_Nails_song)#Background (DU link doesn't work, but copy/paste does)

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
17. Aretha Franklin's cover of "Respect"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:02 AM
Feb 2024

Originally by Otis Redding.

25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

NotASurfer

(2,176 posts)
19. Classical Gas
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:08 AM
Feb 2024

Cover: Tommy Emmanuel (who apparently is just having a blast, riffing into Elton John briefly around 2:30 in)

Original Grammy winner: Mason Williams

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Me, now I'm doubling back to check out Fat Bottomed Girls. In this thread. The cover. Y'all knew what I meant.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
30. Tommy Emmanuel is an incredible guitarist.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:34 AM
Feb 2024

Rick Beato of YouTube fame calls him the world's best acoustic guitarist.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
20. Feelin' Alright by Traffic.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:18 AM
Feb 2024

Covered by Joe Cocker.

Just about any Bob Dylan song done by anyone but Bob Dylan.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
21. Just for fun: William Shatner and Joe Jackson's cover of English rock band Pulp's "Common People"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:19 AM
Feb 2024

It's way better than it has any right to be.

Beausoleil

(2,887 posts)
42. Shawn Colvin covers "Wild Horses"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:47 AM
Feb 2024

She is an amazing "cover" artist and many have covered this song, but hers is the best, IMO.

With Buddy Miller's band:

NBachers

(17,313 posts)
78. With their implicit understanding of music older than they are, and their Evel Knievel outfits, they bullseye right in
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:32 AM
Feb 2024

period pop phenomena. I like their cover of a more recent song, Brittany Spears' Toxic:

MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
52. Adding to my own list
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:59 AM
Feb 2024

The Weight - Aretha Franklin
Original - The Band

I Will Always Love You -Whitney Houston
Original - Dolly Parton

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
53. Thank you for this thread.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 12:59 AM
Feb 2024

And my apologies for spamming it. haha

This has been really fun -- the most fun I've had here in a long time. Sometimes it's the simple things in life....

lastlib

(23,614 posts)
56. For most of my life, I have thought NO ONE could do "All Along The Watch Tower"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:05 AM
Feb 2024

...like Jimi Hendrix. No one. (And HIS version is a cover of Bob Dylan's.) But a few years ago, I heard the recently departed Melanie (Safka), author of the roller skate song we all know and (mostly) detest, do her version of it, and it flat-out KNOCKED my SOCKS off! It was incredible! It was played on satellite radio that one single time, and sadly, I haven't heard it since. And I cannot find it ANYWHERE on the internet!

It's not quite on a par with Hendrix' version, but it's DAMN close! I really wish I could find it and hear it again!

MaryMagdaline

(6,872 posts)
71. Melanie has such a pure voice
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:20 AM
Feb 2024

Was anyone better on vinyl???

Would love to hear that version if it ever pops up

A HERETIC I AM

(24,409 posts)
68. The greatest cover of all time; "Stairway to Heaven" by Heart featuring Jason Bonham at the Kennedy Center Honors 2012
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:18 AM
Feb 2024

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,358 posts)
75. Three great covers of Iggy Pop
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:24 AM
Feb 2024

Grace Jones…

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Siouxsie & the Banshees
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And of course, David Bowie
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Tarzanrock

(128 posts)
102. Patti Smith performs Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" - Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2016
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 05:15 AM
Feb 2024

Gut wrenching performance of a gut wrenching song.


A transcendent performance for the ages.

Ferrets are Cool

(21,148 posts)
110. I scanned and didn't see it listed elsewhere so....Blinded by the Light, Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 09:33 AM
Feb 2024

A great cover of the Springstein song that almost no one gets the lyrics correct.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
111. Their cover of Springsteen's "For You" is also brilliant.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 10:29 AM
Feb 2024

Has to be the full version, though. The shorter (single) version just isn't the same.

Drum

(9,289 posts)
114. Santana covered Tito Puente's 1962 release "Oye Como Va"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 11:49 AM
Feb 2024
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And also The Zombies’ “She’s Not There”

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CelticCrow

(63 posts)
117. Disturbed - The Sound of Silence
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:30 PM
Feb 2024

This is one of my favorite covers, I love David Draimon's voice and how it continues to build through the song.

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JudyM

(29,402 posts)
118. Neil: Imagine; Sinead: Sacrifice; Eva: Fields of Gold & Over the Rainbow
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:36 PM
Feb 2024

Neil in a moment of heartfelt prayer:



My vote for best cover (eyes closed to fully feel it) :





hlthe2b

(102,979 posts)
119. As a dedicated Stevie Nicks fan, I have never overly liked a cover of her work UNTIL
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 01:58 PM
Feb 2024

Paramount Plus started playing this cover of "Go Your Own WAY" with a singer called Lissie. I actually REALLY like it (but still loyal to you, Queen Stevie...LOL )



The actual ad can be seen here:
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/5KX_/paramount-with-showtime-stream-your-own-way

JudyM

(29,402 posts)
159. Oh, nice.
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 08:09 PM
Feb 2024

Her first verse was true to the original, fun to watch.
My favorite Stevie performance, she is a queen…:

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
122. The Living End's punk cover of the Soft Cell cover of "Tainted Love"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 02:15 PM
Feb 2024

Originally performed by Gloria Jones in 1964.



And the Soft Cell version:

OilemFirchen

(7,143 posts)
127. Sly & The Family Stone's cover of Doris Day's "Que Sera, Sera"
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 02:40 PM
Feb 2024


... and Lawrence's unattributed cover of Sly's cover:



... or The Pixies' cover of absolutely nobody's cover:

brewens

(13,873 posts)
130. Cheap Trick-Don't be Cruel. How cool is this video? It also happened to be the first CD I bought when I finally
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 02:55 PM
Feb 2024

got a CD player. I held out until the price went down. It was still $100.

I bought many other CDs soon, but this was the one band I loved that had a new one out at the time.

Best_man23

(4,942 posts)
134. Carry On, by Timothy B. Schmit
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 03:43 PM
Feb 2024

Remake of the Crosby, Stills, & Nash hit. Was part of the soundtrack for the film Steal This Movie.

WestMichRad

(1,379 posts)
137. Sweet Child of Mine by The Heimatdamisch
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 04:55 PM
Feb 2024

Cover of the Guns ‘n’ Roses hit… great arrangement and vocals!

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patphil

(6,349 posts)
180. Both CSNY and Joni Mitchell released an album with this song on it in March of 1970.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:01 AM
Feb 2024

It's a toss up as to who was first.

spooky3

(34,695 posts)
181. I think it's a bit different when a songwriter who is not also
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 12:15 AM
Feb 2024

A performer writes a song that is then recorded by a performer, versus a singer-songwriter who performed her own work.

In the case of Joni Mitchell, she was seeing Graham Nash at the time. I’m sure he heard her sing it before CSNY sang it. She didn’t cover her own song; she is the originator. No question that CSNY’s version sold more records.

ProfessorGAC

(66,103 posts)
171. Actually,...
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 09:24 PM
Feb 2024

..."First Cut..." was covered by Rod. Cat Steven's wrote it and recorded it 10 years before Rod recorded his version.
And, in the early 70s, P.P. Arnold had a big UK hit with it.
So, by the time Rod did it, it was the third generation cover.
I do like the Counting Crows version of Big Yellow Taxi, but I have a fondness for Counting Crows, so I'm biased. As a gigantic & long(!) time Joni fan, my wife may differ!
My best cover nominee is:

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patphil

(6,349 posts)
172. This one kinda caught me off guard. Johnny Cash covers Personal Jesus
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 09:25 PM
Feb 2024


My daughter told me about this one.

Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

ms liberty

(8,702 posts)
178. Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air" covered by Gamma
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 11:16 PM
Feb 2024

A Ronnie Montrose band and a really good album. This album also has one of my favorite album covers:


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Brother Buzz

(36,565 posts)
179. Blues Brothers cover of Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock
Tue Feb 6, 2024, 11:51 PM
Feb 2024

It helped that Jake and Elwood had wickedly good top tier session players backing them (Plus the cameo appearances didn't hurt)

malthaussen

(17,307 posts)
191. Well, Elvis's cover of "Hound Dog" wasn't too bad.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:10 AM
Feb 2024

I suppose it depends on what one considers a "cover." Prior to the 60s, it was usual for several different artists to record the same song almost simultaneously; at one point there were five versions of the same song in Britain's Top 40. So while Elvis's "Hound Dog" did come after Big Mama Thornton's, whether it was a cover or not can be argued.

Also, the Beatles's "Twist and Shout" is superior to the original, IMO. And that is unquestionably a cover.

-- Mal

Hotler

(11,593 posts)
192. Here's a couple...
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 11:48 AM
Feb 2024

Hey Joe; Otos Taylor band.



The Sky is Crying; B. B. Coleman


The blues ain't meant to be described, it's meant to be traveled, it's the scars on your heart, it's the hole in your soul.

TwilightZone

(25,673 posts)
194. George Thorogood - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 05:41 PM
Feb 2024

Written by Rudy Toombs and recorded by Amos Milburn in 1953!



The John Lee Hooker version is also good:

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