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Old 26-05-2014, 21:08
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In my opinion Linkin parks version of Rolling in the deep is brilliant and just about better than the original
http://youtu.be/dHtwZ07N1ic

I also prefer nobody does it better by radio head to the Carly Simon version
http://youtu.be/mfmQe_eBvrc
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Old 26-05-2014, 21:43
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Madness - It Must Be Love
It suited Madness so well and they made it more musically catchy.

How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.
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Old 26-05-2014, 21:56
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The Air That I Breathe - Hollies
Prefer it to Albert Hammond's original

Without You - Nilsson
Prefer it to Badfinger's original but prefer Badfinger's version to Mariah Carey's

Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Like it more than John Lennon's version

Streets Of London - Anti-Nowhere League
Never liked Ralph McTell's version at all
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Old 26-05-2014, 22:36
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I prefer UFO's version of 'Alone Again Or' to
Love's Original version.

Also Bowie's version of 'Sorrow' over The Merseybeats' version or The McCoys original version.
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Old 26-05-2014, 23:19
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I love to hear my most favorite singer James Otto cover the following songs.

"Ramblin' Man"-Allman Brothers
"They Call Me The Breeze"-Lynard Skynard
"Into The Mystic"-Van Morrison
"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit Has Done Got Out Of Hand?"-Waylon Jennings

God bless you and him always!!!

Holly

P.S. The reason why James has covered this many songs is because they were done for different tribute albums and movie soundtracks.
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Old 26-05-2014, 23:22
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Birdy cover of the Embrace original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLNs6zQIHo&hd=1
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Old 26-05-2014, 23:26
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I do love Ellie Goulding's cover of Only Girl (In The World)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aaLrBTVw1Q
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Old 26-05-2014, 23:46
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Leona's iconic version of Run
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:02
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Leona's iconic version of Run
That is totally subjective. Some considered a screaming wailing dismantling of a beautiful song.
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:07
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That is totally subjective. Some considered a screaming wailing dismantling of a beautiful song.
Cool, that's your opinion. 50,000 downloads in 30 minutes disagree with you though..
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:09
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I think Alexandra Burke's version of Hallelujah and Leona Lewis' version of Run are better than the original versions in my view.

I also think a few of the songs they performed on The X Factor surpassed the originals.
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:10
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I think Hallelujah might be the most covered song around.
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:15
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Old 27-05-2014, 00:16
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I think Hallelujah might be the most covered song around.
Not true.

The most covered songs of all time, I believe, are "Yesterday" (composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney), "Unchained Melody" (composers: Alex North and Hy Zaret) and "Stardust" (composer: Hoagy Carmichael).

"Hallelujah" (composer: Leonard Cohen) doesn't even come close.
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Old 27-05-2014, 06:14
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Santana - She's Not There (Carlos's OTT solo always inspires massive air guitar heorics)
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Dylan himself started performing it in Hendrix's arrangement.)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke? F*** right off.)
Kate Bush - Rocket Man
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Old 27-05-2014, 06:55
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Dreams by the much missed The Corrs
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Old 27-05-2014, 09:11
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Agree about Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower being better than Dylan's. Matt Monro sings my favourite version of Yesterday.

My other covers I prefer to originals are (original artist in brackets):

Everything I Own - Ken Boothe (Bread)
You Don't Own Me - Dusty Springfield (Lesley Gore)
More Than A Woman - Tavares (Bee Gees)
Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney (Ken Leray)
Blame It On The Boogie - Jacksons (Mick Jackson)
Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds (Elvis Costello)
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Old 27-05-2014, 12:18
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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke? F*** right off.)
Oh thank God for you! I was fearing I'd disagree with the whole thread until that point

I'd personally disagree with Rolling In The Deep, How Soon Is Now and Run (with the fire of a thousand suns!) but I'll agree with All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix's version is one of my favourite songs.

[Also: Inb4 someone says Birdy's cover of Skinny Love ]
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Old 27-05-2014, 12:38
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How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.
Have you heard the version by Love Spit Love (its the theme to Charmed btw) it blows away both.
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Old 27-05-2014, 13:46
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I also think a few of the songs they performed on The X Factor surpassed the originals.
No bloomin way!
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Old 27-05-2014, 14:06
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Have you heard the version by Love Spit Love (its the theme to Charmed btw) it blows away both.
Just played this and thought it was the worse of the three versions. Oh well, we've all got different tastes.
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Old 27-05-2014, 14:12
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Madness - It Must Be Love
It suited Madness so well and they made it more musically catchy.

How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.
Agree with Madness, disagree wholeheartedly with TATU. The original is one of my favourite Smiths songs.
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:02
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I prefer Britney's version of Burning Up to Madonna's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYiZUFcrQB8
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:17
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Ellie Goulding - Tessellate (alt-j cover)
Azealia Banks - Barely Legal (The Strokes cover)
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:28
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Just played this and thought it was the worse of the three versions. Oh well, we've all got different tastes.
Just curious but what about it makes you find it the worst? I personally think the production is easily the strongest of all three versions.
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