Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite to a party. ~Joan Crawford
Oh, and of course, my new favourite:
Placebo's take on the old Kate Bush standard, Running up that Hill. It is many types of win.
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I agree with the above about the Placebo song, though I heard an even different version in the Chocolate War.
This is great!
From the Tokyo Police Club Covers Project – Day 7…
To All My Friends…
Appalled at the ignorant (even lunatic extreme), but apparently official, right-wing slant of the forums
This thread is bogged down and loading WAY too slowly for me to be able to read through it, so excuse me if I am repeating an earlier post.
Whitney Houston's release of "I Will Always Love You" was an improvement over Dolly Parton's original, but both were true greats and true classics.
I enjoy the cover all the more because I know that Dolly made a mint off the royalties, and she richly deserved them, pardon the pun (and pardon the Parton pun.)
I have a passion for cross-genre covers... hip-hop covers of Broadway, rock covers of pop, disco covers of classical... and I have a tendency to prefer newer versions of older songs, just because the sound is more developed. Here are some favorites that come immediately to mind:
Alient Ant Farm: "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson)
Spiderbait: "Black Betty" (Ram Jam)
Aretha Franklin: "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles)
A Static Lullaby: "Toxic" (Britney Spears)
* Question the Dominant Paradigm *
My Cover Girl does it best.
I am so in love with this woman.....Bettye LaVette....her cover of The Who's Love Reign O'er Me is brilliant. It's funny because back in the 70s she did some other covers I loved too...I have them on vinyl but they are hard to find and not on You Tube.
Another one I love...Tina Turner's cover of Help! I love her verion of I Cant Stand the Rain too...but maybe not as much as Ann Peeble's version.
99 Red Balloons- Goldfinger
The next one might not be a cover, but it's totally a better version:
What is a "cover"?
Ok this is the original
and this is a cover.
both are fantastic.
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I have to disagree T Rex was way better, I don't even like the voice.
Anybody who can sing, can do better on a cover than Yoko Ono. Katy Perry yes.
Somebody re-records the original song, or sings a song that is not their own.
Union J's Black Heart is better than the original from Stooshe
I like Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Chace Crawford, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston, Kris Allen, Armie Hammer, Teddy Sears, Jon Kortajarena
I almost forgot...I listened to dance music blasting in my ears for years so I heard alot of it...and my two favorite songs ever were both covers...
The best...Marlena Shaw - Touch Me In The Morning
The other...Viola Wills (RIP) - if You Could Read My Mind
Anything from the Beatles.... They were horrible, but some covers have been pretty good.
I might get shot for saying this, but I prefer Madonna's American Pie to the original.