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Old 28-05-2014, 20:30
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As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithfull cover of Rolling Stones song

Just A Little Lovin' - Dianne Reeves cover; original sung by Dusty Springfield

Make It Easy On Yourself - Walker Bothers cover of Jerry Butler hit.

Love Potion No. 9 - Elkie Brooks cover originally sung by The Clovers

Promised Land - Johnny Allen's cover of Chuck Berry original.

Silence Is Golden - Tremeloes cover of Four Seasons original

Summer Breeze - Isley Brothers cover of Seals & Croft original.

Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart cover of original by Tim Hardin
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Old 29-05-2014, 01:06
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I prefer Nouvelle Vague's version of "Making Plans for Nigel" as originally done by XTC. Nice arrangement and voice imo. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=aH3x1PSYcm8

Also, Ian Brown's version of Zager and Evans' "In the year 2525"
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Old 29-05-2014, 01:22
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Anything that Within Temptation covers, for me, is so much better than the originals, especially Titanium and Summerime Sadness.
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Old 29-05-2014, 08:26
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Heart Full of Soul - Rush (both the album version and acoustic live version). Originally recorded by The Yardbirds.
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Old 29-05-2014, 09:54
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I prefer the Rolling Stones version of 'I Wanna Be Your Man' to the Beatles original.
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Old 29-05-2014, 13:39
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Heart Full of Soul - Rush (both the album version and acoustic live version). Originally recorded by The Yardbirds.
SACRILEGE!

GO WASH YOUR EARS OUT!
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Old 29-05-2014, 15:25
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The Script's cover of Ellie Gouldings Anything Could Happen.
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Old 29-05-2014, 15:31
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Metallica fans might shout at me but...

Sabaton - For Whom The Bell Tolls
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Old 29-05-2014, 15:56
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I prefer 10,000 Maniacs Pace Train to Yusuf Islam's version.
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Old 29-05-2014, 20:46
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Within Temptation - Summertime Sadness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gB1G--PHI4

Within Temptation - Power Of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w8Ik6kcp00

Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTOLMbKjLeY

Bombalurina - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiVMmAk45oY

Cheeky Girls - I'm Too Sexy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85oaQydIzI

heeky Girls - Daddy Cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkWRT7y4cHI




*the Cheeky Girls might have been sarcasm
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Old 29-05-2014, 21:32
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Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower. Genius IMO.
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Old 29-05-2014, 21:35
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Johnny Cash - Hurt
Peter Gabriel - My Body is a Cage
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Old 29-05-2014, 21:44
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Unchained Melody - Air Supply
When You Believe - Leon Jackson
Boats Against The Current - Olivia Newton John
All By Myself - Celine Dion
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Old 29-05-2014, 22:15
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Surprised no one's mentioned Natalie Imbugila's cover of Torn
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Old 30-05-2014, 08:08
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Unchained Melody - Air Supply
When You Believe - Leon Jackson
Boats Against The Current - Olivia Newton John
All By Myself - Celine Dion
Sorry but can't stand her screeching version just like I can't stand Mariah Carey's screeching version of Without You.
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Old 30-05-2014, 10:00
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Marianne Faithful - 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan'.
Much as I love the Dr Hook song, she made this song her own. Just beautiful.
(It's the song playing from 'Thelma & Louise' when they're driving through the Grand Canyon). I can recommend the soundtrack for that film as well.

Okay, I'm prepared to be ripped to shreds for this, but I prefer Rod Stewarts version of 'Your Song' to Eltons original.
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Old 30-05-2014, 10:27
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Baby I Love Your Way-Big Mountain as I never liked Peter Frampton's original.
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Old 30-05-2014, 10:59
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I really like the Biffy Clyro version of Umbrella
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Old 30-05-2014, 11:25
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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - i love Rock n Roll (original by the Arrows)
Blondie - Denis (original Denise by Randy and the Rainbows)
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground (original by girl band Orchid)
Adele - Make You Feel My Love (original by Bob Dylan)
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Old 30-05-2014, 11:27
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Sorry but can't stand her screeching version just like I can't stand Mariah Carey's screeching version of Without You.
Can I second that, sheer torture to listen to!
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Old 30-05-2014, 11:52
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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - i love Rock n Roll (original by the Arrows)
Blondie - Denis (original Denise by Randy and the Rainbows)
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground (original by girl band Orchid)
Adele - Make You Feel My Love (original by Bob Dylan)
Another 2 I didn't know were covers. Maybe there should be a thread for 'Covers You Didn't Know Were Covers'.
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Old 30-05-2014, 11:59
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Deep Purple did very good covers of Hey Joe and Help.
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Old 30-05-2014, 12:01
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Deep Purple did very good covers of Hey Joe and Help.
I prefer both their versions of 'Hush' to Joe South's original.
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Old 30-05-2014, 12:01
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Status Quo doing Rockin' All Over The World (Creedence Clearwater Revival.

David Bowie doing China Girl (Iggy Pop)

Yvonne Elliman doing If I Can't Have You (Bee Gees)
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Old 30-05-2014, 12:25
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Status Quo doing Rockin' All Over The World (Creedence Clearwater Revival.

David Bowie doing China Girl (Iggy Pop)

Yvonne Elliman doing If I Can't Have You (Bee Gees)
No, just no.
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