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Old 26-09-2013, 20:47
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One of my favourite songs (by one of my favourite artists, Leon Russell) is A Song For You. Check it out on Spotify. However, being a great song it was inevitable that people should cover it, and boy are there some crap cover versions.

Good ones, in my opinion, are those by Christine Aguilera with Herbie Hancock and - just - Donny Hathaway, and utterly crap ones - the same song remember - are by Whitney Houston (starts well, then dies when some idiot of a producer decided to add a ‘disco’ beat after about one and a half minutes) and worst of all, because it is so f*cking safe is a version by The Carpenters. And surprisingly Amy Winehouse has a version which I hate. And of course Simply Red just couldn't leave it alone and reduce it, like most everything they touch, to anodyne crap. And if you like Money's Too Tight Too Mention, listen to the version by The Valentine Brothers (who wrote it, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money%2...8to_Mention%29) which shows up Mick Fake Soulboy Hucknall for the p*llock he is.

What other songs are there which you like but which have been completely destroyed by some other artists.
PS Another great song is Have I Told You Lately That I Love you by Van Morrison (who wrote it) which is, in my view utterly wrecked by some others.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:49
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Damien Rice's Cannonball and that talentless show crowd.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:49
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1D ruined Blondie's One Way or Another.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:52
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You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban. A beautiful song made completely unlistenable by anyone and everyone trotting out their version. If I never hear it again it will be too soon.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:53
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Michael Bolton doing Dock of the Bay

Sheryl Crow doing Sweet Child O Mine

And I prefer Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:53
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Nothing against Paul Young at all but NEVER should he have tried to soulify Love Will Tear Us Apart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrc1GB7YVe0&hd=1

Top comment says it all: "Contrary to what you might think, this version is NOT why Ian Curtis killed himself."

Here it is done properly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuuObGsB0No&hd=1
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:54
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Anything covered by twee sounding females mostly used on telly adverts
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:54
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Leonard Cohens Hallelujah, murdered by everyone including Burke.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:54
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Leonard Cohens Hallelujah, murdered by everyone including Burke.
I like Jeff Buckley's version
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:55
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Leonard Cohens Hallelujah, murdered by everyone including Burke.
I like Jeff Buckley's version
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:55
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Don't Stop Believing and Glee
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:55
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^ whoa creepy
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:56
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I like Jeff Buckley's version
I like Jeff Buckley's version
Working in tandem
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:57
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:57
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One of my favourite songs (by one of my favourite artists, Leon Russell) is A Song For You. Check it out on Spotify. However, being a great song it was inevitable that people should cover it, and boy are there some crap cover versions.

Good ones, in my opinion, are those by Christine Aguilera with Herbie Hancock and - just - Donny Hathaway, and utterly crap ones - the same song remember - are by Whitney Houston (starts well, then dies when some idiot of a producer decided to add a ‘disco’ beat after about one and a half minutes) and worst of all, because it is so f*cking safe is a version by The Carpenters. And surprisingly Amy Winehouse has a version which I hate. And of course Simply Red just couldn't leave it alone and reduce it, like most everything they touch, to anodyne crap. if you like Money's Too Tight Too Mention, listen to the version by The Valentine Brothers (who wrote it, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money%2...8to_Mention%29) which shows up Mick Fake Soulboy Hucknall for the p*llock he is.

What other songs are there which you like but which have been completely destroyed by some other artists.
PS Another great song is Have I Told You Lately That I Love you by Van Morrison (who wrote it) which is, in my view utterly wrecked by some others.
Could everyone replying give the version they think is good and as well as the b*llocks versions?
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:58
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:58
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I like Jeff Buckley's version
Me too. and KD Lang's.
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Old 26-09-2013, 20:58
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Michael Bolton doing Dock of the Bay

Sheryl Crow doing Sweet Child O Mine

And I prefer Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You.

...er Michael Bolton and Michael 'Mr Bubble' Buble doing anything.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:02
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...er Michael Bolton and Michael 'Mr Bubble' Buble doing anything.
I'll give you Bolton, but I have a soft spot for Mr. Buble.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:02
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Great version.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:03
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I prefer Robert Wyatts version of the terrific song Shipbuilding more that Elvis Costello who wrote it and whom I usually prefer.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:04
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One of my favourite songs (by one of my favourite artists, Leon Russell) is A Song For You. Check it out on Spotify. However, being a great song it was inevitable that people should cover it, and boy are there some crap cover versions.

Good ones, in my opinion, are those by Christine Aguilera with Herbie Hancock and - just - Donny Hathaway, and utterly crap ones - the same song remember - are by Whitney Houston (starts well, then dies when some idiot of a producer decided to add a ‘disco’ beat after about one and a half minutes) and worst of all, because it is so f*cking safe is a version by The Carpenters. And surprisingly Amy Winehouse has a version which I hate. And of course Simply Red just couldn't leave it alone and reduce it, like most everything they touch, to anodyne crap. And if you like Money's Too Tight Too Mention, listen to the version by The Valentine Brothers (who wrote it, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money%2...8to_Mention%29) which shows up Mick Fake Soulboy Hucknall for the p*llock he is.

What other songs are there which you like but which have been completely destroyed by some other artists.
PS Another great song is Have I Told You Lately That I Love you by Van Morrison (who wrote it) which is, in my view utterly wrecked by some others.
But there are also some songs which become something new by being re-interpretated, for example Credence Clearwater Revival's version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine which is (in my opinion) just as good as Marvin Gaye's original.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:04
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Just about every cover version of Beatles' songs, even if done by Joe Cocker.

Great singalong pop-rock songs covered by Gleeful ninnies.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:06
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Michael Bolton doing Dock of the Bay

Sheryl Crow doing Sweet Child O Mine

And I prefer Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You.

Sweet Child O' Mine - one of the most ill treated songs in history! regularly defiled on X Factor.

Nobody has ever improved on the original or ever will, I wish they'd just leave it alone.
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Old 26-09-2013, 21:07
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Just about every cover version of Beatles' songs, even if done by Joe Cocker.

Great singalong pop-rock songs covered by Gleeful ninnies.
What about John Belushi covering Joe Cocker covering the Beatles? http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16039034K...From+My+Friend
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