Favourite Cover Versions.

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    Cover versions are often sneered at & seen as an easy option. True, certain acts have relied far to heavily on them to sustain their careers.

    However, there have been a few notable cases where the cover version has totally eclipsed the original. Maybe the song was just more suited to the style & personality of the new performer?

    WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE COVER VERSIONS?

    Here's a few stunning female covers to start with.....

    YouTube - Leona Lewis-Run (Live Lounge)
    YouTube - Amy Winehouse - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
    YouTube - Keisha White - The Weakness In Me

    Ill post a few male ones later....
     
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    Good choice. Esp Amy Wino. She is such a talent, shame what she is doing to herself
     
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    Hendrix pwnd this song. Dylan, admiringly, admitted as much.
     
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    It's hard to pick my fav's... mostly because the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles recorded many covers and had hit after hit with them.

    Although, who can forget the Flying Lizards cover of the motown hit "Money"?

    or John Lennon's cover of Woody Guthrie's "Working Class Hero"?

    The recent Green Day version was absolute rubbish.

    I don't really like the poor production value, but the Foo Fighter's version of Gerry Rafferty's classic "Baker Street" is pretty awesome.
     
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    Anything by Richard Cheese.
     
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    Great choice on Lauren Hill!!! I've been busting out my fugees lately... "You got the vocab?"

    One of the absolute GREATEST covers of all time.

    That was FANTASTIC! I would put that up there with "Phil Collin's You Can't Hurry Love"
     
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    Stormy Monday Blues by Eva Cassidy (Orig. T. Bone Walker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaHrU8Hetk

    Sweet Jane by Cowboy Junkies (Orig. Velvet Underground)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHRFZFmEq9o

    Ode To Billy Joe by Sheryl Crow (Orig. Bobbie Gentry)

    The Ghost of Tom Joad by Rage Against the Machine (Orig. Bruce Springsteen)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m0pad7a3qg

    Piece of My Heart by Melissa Etheridge and Cry Baby by Joss Stone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_j3TDhc8vY

    No More I Love You's by Annie Lennox (Orig. ?)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsl2O2H7g1c

    Nice selections!
    The GnR versions of Live and Let Die and Knockin' On Heaven's Door live from the Troubadour around 1989 are amazing!

    I'm very into Bob Seger's version of TTP, but admit Metallica really did a fine cover. :smile:
     
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    Great!

    Amazing "country" cover that this german group does of "Like a virgin".

    Texas Lightning
     
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    And i love this one. Mandy Moore covering Rihanna's Umbrella.
     
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    Can anyone name better interpretations of these songs than Aretha Franklin?

    -respect
    -natural woman
    -amazing grace
     
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    No! All sales are final!
     
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    Well I ain't gunna edit my post and you cant....

    So yah boo sucks.:biggrin1:

    PS. Did you actually watch, listen or was it just so alien in it's age and genre that you would rather swallow a cheese-grater?
     
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