Cover Songs You Love/Hate

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Cover Songs You Love/Hate

Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:32 am

So guys, how many covers have you heard that made you go "Wow, that was unnecessary" or "That was better than the original!"? This thread is dedicated to those moments... so post all your favorite/least favorite cover versions of songs from any genre here! They don't have to be a legit recorded version or anything, they can be live (which usually are the best Very Happy )

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Mine: (I'm posting links next to some if anyone is curious)
FAVORITES:
Emerson Drive - Fishing In The Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTEg5uzukg
Emerson Drive - I Can Only Imagine (Mercy Me) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUGVXeQzNy8
Sara Evans - I Could Not Ask For More (Edwin McCain) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EVd_zghQXA
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (Ednaswap) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo
Darren Hayes:
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFTmt27R4K4
Ray of Light (Madonna) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51AJGND8RE8 *Probably my favorite- Vocals blow me away
Like A Prayer (Madonna) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGCYmfZ_0wY
Lost Without You (Delta Goodrem) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeV5_xDaYQg

LEAST:
Cascada- Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dBu-OmRYKQ - LEAST FAVORITE OF ALL TIME, she made a mockery of this beautiful song
Daryle Singletary- I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Ha2Y0K_xA - I don't think ANYONE said "I wonder what this song would sound like country?"...
Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go (The Calling) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5THMr7YbEM - I'm an Alex Band fan, this just didn't sit well with me AT ALL
One Direction - Torn (Natalie Imbruglia) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJ1M0bZd5g This actually makes me want to throw up
Blake Shelton - God Gave Me You (Dave Barnes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQK6GIrpYU - I'm not even going to post Blake Shelton's, I know everyone here has already heard that piece of work. THIS is the version that should be popular. It's a gem, by a man who deserves so much more credit. I was FURIOUS the first time I heard Blake's.. no warning, just listening to the radio and thought "I've lost all hope"


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Re: Cover Songs You Love/Hate

Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:40 am

Does anyone get super annoyed when an artist covers a song that has already been a HUGE hit? (Ex. Truly Madly Deeply, I Knew I Loved You - Two of the most successful pop songs ever) I feel like it's simply for the money at that point.

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Re: Cover Songs You Love/Hate

Post  Miranda_3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:36 pm

My favorite Kid Rock song is Purple Sky, and it's a cover of a song from an indie country band. This other band called it by a different name, but Kid added new verses and his version is a lot better. A lot of his songs are covers and he's added new stuff to them, and he almost always does it better that he original artist because it makes it true "Kid Rock" song

There for awhile Toby Keith put cover tracks on his albums with his other band, Incognito Bandito. A couple of times they covered Waylon Jennings (Waymore's Blues and High Time You Quit Your Lowdown Ways). He sounds a lot like Waylon when he does Waylon's songs. I also liked his cover of "Sundown"

Waylon Jennings did a cover of Johnny Cash's I Walk The Line, but he did it Waylon style. I love it and I like it better than Johnny Cash's version. It sounds like a whole new song


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Re: Cover Songs You Love/Hate

Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:56 pm

^ I adore it when an artist makes it their own song and actually puts legit emotion into it... like you said with Waylon's Johnny cover... he did it Waylon style. I hate it when an artist just does the song because they liked it or they wanted to ride the fame mobile because the song was a mega hit already in another genre or in the past.

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