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Simonono
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24 Jun 2011, 2:23 pm

As the title says, post versions of songs you prefer to the original artists' versions, unless you feel that nothing can truly beat an original. I beg to differ for a select few, though :) I'll just post one at the moment.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIF4_Sm-rgQ[/youtube]



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24 Jun 2011, 2:27 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNhTNGC9vTo[/youtube]



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24 Jun 2011, 3:27 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ludxpkyrab0[/youtube]

one of my favourite things to listen to.



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24 Jun 2011, 4:25 pm

The Tears For Fears version of this comes very close, but I guess with this it depends on what mood you're in :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4[/youtube]



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24 Jun 2011, 4:33 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNvRMBqqvrs[/youtube]



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24 Jun 2011, 4:39 pm

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"
Limp Bizkit's cover of the Who's "Behind Blue Eyes"
Nickelback's cover of Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Flyleaf's cover of "What's This?" from the Nightmare Before Christmas


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24 Jun 2011, 5:18 pm

My short list...

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"Human"

Cover by The Pretenders:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8mEG094mVk[/youtube]

Original by The DiVinyls:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNCoZD-3344[/youtube]

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"What I've Done"

Cover by Marie Rigby:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otdEhyGrujQ[/youtube]

Original by Linkin Park:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sgycukafqQ[/youtube]

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"True Colors"

Cover by Eva Cassidy:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9pZxhEXuiE[/youtube]

Original by Cyndi Lauper:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPn0KFlbqX8[/youtube]



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24 Jun 2011, 5:37 pm

Smashing Pumpkins cover of Landslide
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17 Jul 2011, 9:22 am

Creedence's version of Marvin Gaye's song
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6bb0t0yhQ[/youtube]



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17 Jul 2011, 10:16 am

Originally by Deftones
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL4bpFq-_DA[/youtube]


Originally by Gary Oldman
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucZjHxcX4U[/youtube]


There are so many covers I like out there but for some reason I just keep drawing a blank and these two are the only songs I can think of :\


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17 Jul 2011, 10:18 am

Simonono wrote:
The Tears For Fears version of this comes very close, but I guess with this it depends on what mood you're in :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4[/youtube]


I swear in god I was going to post that video when I first saw this thread's title but you beat me up to it dammit. Tears for Fears is a great band but Gary Jules just made this song sooo much better. Good thread Simon, let me proceed if you may:

Love Potion Number 9:

Cover by the Searchers:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXhXLsNJL8[/youtube]

Original by the Clovers:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA6wySeeb6I[/youtube]

The Clovers did not know at that time that playing rocknroll WITHOUT guitars is... not so good. They did the song with piano/sax all acoustic instruments but it sounds just terrible IMO.

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Got My Mind Set On You:

Cover by George Harrison:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GdeU0ww4zY[/youtube]

Original by James Ray

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SJmICMucSM[/youtube]

Totally diffrenet. Both are cool in their own ways but I like George's more.

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Edit: And by far my most favorite:

Puttin' on the Ritz:

Cover by Taco:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY[/youtube]

Original by Fred Astaire (I think it was the original, perhaps there was an even earlier version but the most known is Fred's)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFabjc6mFk4[/youtube]



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17 Jul 2011, 10:24 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UAkCM7NLz4[/youtube]



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17 Jul 2011, 10:27 am

Simonono wrote:
Creedence's version of Marvin Gaye's song


DAAS' cover is my favourite (think I posted this somewhere else recently, I was really taken by it, no apologies for posting it again :) ):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-fLZOJ-huE&feature=related[/youtube]

Being a rabid werewolf fan, I've several versions of this song of Michael Hurley's. They're all excellent, but this cover is on balance my favourite for its simplicity.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwGokKfLylI[/youtube]

And I have to go all Shelby on ya: :wink:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fwtFSEovro[/youtube]

I second or third or whateverth the Mad World cover.


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17 Jul 2011, 12:04 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dUllWwCh3k[/youtube]

A remix/cover of a Mr. Oizo song. Enjoy! :D



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17 Jul 2011, 12:09 pm

This was one of the first songs I ever downloaded back when it took 5 - 10 minutes per mp3.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaUL_7H7r40[/youtube]



First heard this at the end of life on mars and it still blows me away every time I hear it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I[/youtube]



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17 Jul 2011, 1:09 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q08IP9dv0tc[/youtube]