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Hilly said in July 31st, 2008 at 10:57 pm

I think that the Cake version of “I Will Survive” is even better than the original.

Another No Doubt cover that I think is better than the original is “It’s My Life”. And holy shit, I’d not heard their cover of the Linkin Park song…love it!

But you know how I love that Holly McNarland song. It probably moves my heart and soul much more than the original.

I’ll wait for Karl to tell you about how much we both love “Smooth Criminal”. That was our theme song on his last visit.


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Dave2 said in July 31st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

There’s so many great covers out there that I’d have a hard time choosing…

Every Day Is Like Sunday by Natalie Merchant (haunting version of one of my favorite Morrissey songs). More Than This, by 10,000 Maniacs (which I sometimes prefer to the Roxy Music original). Solsbury Hill, by Erasure (a really nice cover of Peter Gabriel’s hit). Super Trouper, by The A-Teens (a nifty bubble gum pop dance version of a great ABBA song). American Woman, by Lenny Kravitz. (a kick-ass version of the Who original track). It’s My Life by No Doubt (more complex version of the Talk Talk tune). Mony Mony, by Billy Idol (pumped up version of Tommy James’ classic). Not to mention Jordis Unga’s jaw-dropping version of David Bowie’s Man Who Sold the World (probably my favorite cover to date).

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Karl said in August 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

Some good stuff there. Thanks for the Coverville link. Hadn’t heard of that before. I can’t believe you didn’t include “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany.

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Tracy said in August 1st, 2008 at 12:12 am

Cool stuff! Here are some others you should check out:
“Heart of the Matter” – India Arie
“The Joker” – kd lang
“Dancing Queen” – Luka Bloom
“Heart of Glass” – Puppini Sisters
“I Can’t Get Next to You” – Annie Lennox

I loves me a good cover song!

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Hilly said in August 1st, 2008 at 12:22 am

I just remembered one…

Josh Radin does a cover of Yaz’s “Only You” that is actually really good.

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Hilly said in August 1st, 2008 at 12:53 am

Okay I swear I am not coming back after this…jinkies!

Tori Amos covers of Stevie Nicks “Landslide” and Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”.

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Nat said in August 1st, 2008 at 8:35 am

I am going to disagree on the Live cover thing. Pearl Jam has done some kick ass and serious version of songs. (Not including tags.) To which I would like to add their version of Masters of War by Dylan and Rockin’ in the Free World by Neill Young.

Some good covers listed here. I’d like to add:
Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah (originally by Leonard Cohen) — how can this not be on the list?
Another favourite is Cowboy Junkies’ version of Sweet Jane. (Velvet Underground.)

Worth checking out.
Cat Power did an album called Covers in which she does a haunting version of Satisfaction. (Among others, her music has a stillness that is haunting.)
The Cliks do a cover of Cry Me a River, which is worth checking out. (not sure it makes this list but it’s fun.)

(Weirdest Cover ever was Paul Anka doing Black Hole Sun.)

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suze said in August 1st, 2008 at 9:19 am

I’m going to have to second Nat’s recommendation of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah – the most perfect version of that song in my opinion…

Also, Tori Amos’s version of Losing My Religion by REM – haunting. I’m also pretty fond of her cover of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back In Anger, but it’s live, so I suppose it doesn’t count.

K.D. Lang (wait, I suppose that should be k.d. lang) does a wonderful cover of Joni Mitchell’s Case of You.

And Shawn Colvin does a neat version of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.

And Kermit does a great job of covering the Man in Black covering Hurt. I’m just sayin’…

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suze said in August 1st, 2008 at 9:23 am

Oh, and how could I forget (as I’m just reminded by seeing my CommentLuv link to my last post) Ella, Ella and her fellas making a wreck, such a wreck of Mack the Knife in Berlin.

Oh, but yes, I guess that was live too, wasn’t it. Poo…

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Winter said in August 1st, 2008 at 10:01 am

I have to agree with Dave on Jordis Unga and Lenny Kravitz. I would add Marty Casey of Lovehammers’ version of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and Vanessa Carlton’s Paint It Black. I really love that version of Paint It Black. Oh, and I like Tori Amos and hate country music, but I like the Dixie Chicks version of Landslide better than Tori’s.

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Deena (Noroian) Kamm said in August 5th, 2008 at 12:57 am

Thanks for including my cover! (One Step Closer) I’m very flattered. I only wish I wasn’t constantly getting mistaken for No Doubt. Also – I’m no longer Deena Noroian and my bands official name is Unruly Helga. On my last album I did a version of Burnin’ for you by Blue Oyster Cult. One of the lamest songs ever, but I heard something much more haunting and went for it if you want to check it out… It’s on the Self Titled Album.
Love the list! I would have to add Chris Cornell’s version of Billie Jean was pretty brilliant.

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