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Old 07-07-2014, 23:36
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I like Girls Aloud 'Teenage dirtbag'
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:43
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I know he isn't very popular but I did prefer Jame's Arthur's version of Impossible to Shontelle's.
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Old 08-07-2014, 19:35
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I like Michael Buble's salsa version of Save the last dance for me
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Old 03-11-2014, 21:13
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I like Girls Aloud 'Teenage dirtbag'
I also prefer that version
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:34
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I prefer the Spanish version of I Will Survive (Yo Vivere) by Celia Cruz to the Gloria Gaynor versions.

This video clip is taken from a tribute to Celia, which was recorded not long before she died, & features many Latin American music stars.

I like the way the band plays (& features a short trumpet solo by Arturo Sandoval at the end), & how it seems to spur the singers on, & how everyone involved seems to be having a good time.

Celia starts singing 1 minute into the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiye4ruiAPc

(All IMO obviously)
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Old 15-11-2014, 22:40
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I like Simply Red's versions of If you don't know me by now and You make me feel brand new, both are alternative versions of soul classics
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Old 16-11-2014, 01:01
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Pink's Try is technically a cover, and it's better than the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oTxapDLFbA
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Old 16-11-2014, 02:28
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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
I completely agree. It suited his tone voice as well.
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Old 16-11-2014, 03:01
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I love to hear my most favorite singer James Otto cover "Into The Mystic" from Van Morrison.

God bless you and James always!!!

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Old 16-11-2014, 08:56
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Gloria by the Doors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPDixDqAUh0

The original by Them is also excellent but I do (just) prefer Jim doing it live

(put this in the classic rock thread as well
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Old 16-11-2014, 10:05
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A lot of Elvis songs. Shake rattle and roll and Fever being a couple that stand out.
Birdy's version of the A-Team is better than Ed Sheeran's as well imo.
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Old 16-11-2014, 10:15
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I like Simply Red's versions of If you don't know me by now and You make me feel brand new, both are alternative versions of soul classics
Personally, I think they are bland and dull and rip the heart and soul out of the originals but each to their own.
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Old 16-11-2014, 14:25
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Personally, I think they are bland and dull and rip the heart and soul out of the originals but each to their own.
I prefer the orginal of both songs, but I like Simply Red's interpritation as well
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Old 16-11-2014, 14:44
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Sainte Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young)

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (Beatles)

Gipsy Kings - Volare (Domenico Modugno)
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Old 16-11-2014, 22:59
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I'll have to come out and say that I prefer Mariah Carey's version of Without You to the others. I'm not a fan of Harry Nilsson's voice at all. While we're on the subject of him, The Beautiful South's version of Everybody's Talkin' is far better in my opinion.

I'm not keen on Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You, but much better than Dolly's.

Freak Like Me - Sugababes, but the original is also cool.

Lady Marmalade - Xtina, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott (I think that's everyone)

If You Ever - East 17 and Gabrielle
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Old 17-11-2014, 03:33
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The Ramones - Baby I Love You
Faith No More - Easy
Foo Fighters - Band on the Run
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
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Old 17-11-2014, 21:03
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I'll have to come out and say that I prefer Mariah Carey's version of Without You to the others. I'm not a fan of Harry Nilsson's voice at all. While we're on the subject of him, The Beautiful South's version of Everybody's Talkin' is far better in my opinion.

I'm not keen on Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You, but much better than Dolly's.

Freak Like Me - Sugababes, but the original is also cool.

Lady Marmalade - Xtina, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott (I think that's everyone)

If You Ever - East 17 and Gabrielle
Does Nillson have any songs apart from Without You and Everybody's Talkin?
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Old 17-11-2014, 21:35
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In flames covers of depeche mode's everything counts and genesis's land of confusion
disturbed's covers of land of confusion and shout
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Old 17-11-2014, 21:43
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Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Like it more than John Lennon's version
Oh, me too!

Love WILD IS THE WIND - David Bowie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbpMpRq6DV4

Have always preferred it to Nina Simone's, although I do like hers

Edit: Oops, Rocketpop beat me on that many pages ago
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Old 18-11-2014, 00:27
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Does Nillson have any songs apart from Without You and Everybody's Talkin?
There's the Lime In The Coconut song (not sure if that's the title) that plays at the end of 'Reservoir Dogs'
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Old 18-11-2014, 00:46
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Does Nillson have any songs apart from Without You and Everybody's Talkin?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Nilsson_discography
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Old 18-11-2014, 01:41
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I love to hear my most favorite singer James Otto cover "Turn The Page" from Bob Seger.

God bless you and James and his musical favorite always!!!

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Old 18-11-2014, 03:20
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I think Taylor swift's version of Riptide by Vance Joy is better than the orig. IMO ofcourse
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Old 20-11-2014, 22:39
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Personally, I think they are bland and dull and rip the heart and soul out of the originals but each to their own.
Having listened to both versions of You Make Me Feel Brand New together, I must conclude that Mick Hucknall's vocal's don't suit the song as well as the falsetto dude from the Stylistics
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Old 21-11-2014, 15:02
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4Uq86QbaE
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