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(News.com.au)   20 hit songs that were actually cover versions. Know them all and you can truly say "I love rock and roll" (w/video and no slideshow)   (news.com.au) divider line 151
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2013-06-15 08:47:40 AM
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2013-06-15 10:05:37 AM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 320x240]


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2013-06-15 10:13:06 AM
Wow...I must have missed a good chunk of radio history.
 
2013-06-15 10:13:13 AM
 
2013-06-15 10:26:43 AM
List doesn't have "every hit Quiet Riot had".
 
2013-06-15 10:27:11 AM
List fails without 'Black Magic Woman'. Or maybe not, since the list's scope doesn't stray far from dance club pop stuff.
 
2013-06-15 10:31:01 AM
List fails
Not a Rick Roll, click it, you will not be disappointed.

Promise
 
2013-06-15 10:33:31 AM
No Hurt performed by Johnny Cash? The cover that made Trent Reznor say "fark it, that's not my song anymore. That's his."?
 
2013-06-15 10:34:59 AM
Cool article, subby.
 
2013-06-15 10:36:58 AM
I don't know that a song that you wrote and produced for another artist, and then put on your own album years later really counts as a cover.
 
2013-06-15 10:37:02 AM

Bloody William: No Hurt performed by Johnny Cash? The cover that made Trent Reznor say "fark it, that's not my song anymore. That's his."?


That's a pretty obvious one, even I knew it. The only one on the list I had any vague knowledge of was Without You by Badfinger.
 
2013-06-15 10:38:41 AM

Broktun: List fails
Not a Rick Roll, click it, you will not be disappointed.

Promise


I did not know that, and I was not disappointed.
 
2013-06-15 10:44:27 AM
Wow, I didn't know Soft Cell covered "Tainted Love."  The Gloria Jones version is great.

Also, the Robert Hazard version of "Girls Just Wanna have Fun"  is really good too.
 
2013-06-15 10:44:47 AM
WTF did Kenny Rogers do to his face???
 
2013-06-15 10:46:26 AM
I know they already did one Tiffany song - but I think we're alone now counts as well.
 
2013-06-15 10:47:51 AM
I like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but haven't a majority of their songs been covers? Not that I care, I like cover albums. I like "Diver Down" by Van Halen and "The Spaghetti Incident?" by GnR.
 
2013-06-15 10:49:56 AM

Broktun: List fails
Not a Rick Roll, click it, you will not be disappointed.

Promise


Emmylou still does it in concert.
 
2013-06-15 10:54:44 AM
They left off Bruce Springsteen's only number one hit.
 
2013-06-15 10:57:26 AM
I do love rock and roll Subby, and whether or not I recognize who wrote 'Don't Cha' has no bearing on that.
 
2013-06-15 11:01:15 AM

zvoidx: Wow...I must have missed a good chunk of radio history.


But not the good chunk
 
2013-06-15 11:02:25 AM
I did know about I Love Rock and Roll and the Arrows version sounds pretty identical to the Joan Jett version.
 
2013-06-15 11:07:10 AM
Ones I remember off hand (original artist in parenthesis)

Hush - Deep purple (Billy Joe Royal)
I want Candy - Bow wow wow (the Strangleloves)
Money, thats what I want-The Beatles (Barret Strong)
Renegades of Funk -Rage against the machine (Afika Bammbaataa)
House of the rising Sun -The Animals (American Folk Song)
Hard to Handle -The Black Crowes (Otis Redding)
Oye Como va -Carlos Santana (Tito Puente)
Van Halen -Ice Cream Man (John Brim)
 
2013-06-15 11:10:38 AM
Came for ednaswap, was not disappointed. So much better than the cover.
 
2013-06-15 11:11:00 AM
I didn't think I would be learning anything interesting today, Thanks Subby!
 
2013-06-15 11:11:19 AM
I'm kind of surprised about Cyndi Lauper, as I thought one of her famous songs that was really a cover was "Time After Time" and not "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". Learn something new every day, I suppose.
 
2013-06-15 11:16:22 AM

Thudfark: zvoidx: Wow...I must have missed a good chunk of radio history.

But not the good chunk


Yeah, thanks. I must have missed a good chunk of radio history.
 
2013-06-15 11:19:27 AM
Knew one :(

But then again very few were artists I listen to.
 
2013-06-15 11:19:51 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I do love rock and roll Subby, and whether or not I recognize who wrote 'Don't Cha' has no bearing on that.


THIS.

Cool link, crappy-ass headline.
 
2013-06-15 11:23:25 AM
Good list... Nice & somewhat obscure...
 
2013-06-15 11:24:30 AM
Blinded by the Light was originally a Bruce Springsteen song until that one-hit-wonder group made it popular.

/douche
 
2013-06-15 11:29:28 AM
I only heard of 4 of those songs at all


Also, why isn't this in the music tab ?
 
2013-06-15 11:34:30 AM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Blinded by the Light was originally a Bruce Springsteen song until that one-hit-wonder group made it popular.

/douche



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iTwlfDuG2s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qoyWU_EDDU
 
2013-06-15 11:47:11 AM
I guess the article assumed everyone knew this one:

Original

Cover

The Cover is better your argument is not valid
 
2013-06-15 11:51:02 AM

Gunderson: Ones I remember off hand (original artist in parenthesis)

Hard to Handle -The Black Crowes (Otis Redding)


When The Black Crowes were a new thing, I heard Hard to Handle on the radio (kids, ask your parents) and thought, wow, that's a pretty good song.  I'll have to check that band out.

It was immediately followed by the Otis Redding original.

My next thought was, wow, The Black Crowes suck.  I can't believe I liked that band for even a minute.  Since then I've never heard a version of that song by anyone other than Otis that I could stand for even 30 seconds.

You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.

/true story
 
2013-06-15 11:53:17 AM

skinink: I like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but haven't a majority of their songs been covers? Not that I care, I like cover albums. I like "Diver Down" by Van Halen and "The Spaghetti Incident?" by GnR.


I have a best-of Joan Jett compilation album and most of the songs were covers.  (Not counting technical covers, meaning Runaways-era songs)

Agreed that it's not a bad thing.
 
2013-06-15 12:00:01 PM

mcmnky: You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.


What if you are a South Alabama country boy they call Slim?
 
2013-06-15 12:05:01 PM
Harry Nilson's version of without you is the best, Mariah just copied him.
 
2013-06-15 12:07:02 PM
 
2013-06-15 12:07:51 PM

Tom_Slick: mcmnky: You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.

What if you are a South Alabama country boy they call Slim?


Then you do whatever you want.
 
2013-06-15 12:11:08 PM
Lil Suzi by Tesla.  It was originally a new wavy type song that was played on the first day of MTV.  Band was called Ph.D
 
2013-06-15 12:16:09 PM

Whatthefark: How about "Tainted Love"?

Original by Gloria Jones.

Cover by Soft Cell


I am amazed people don't realize this is a cover since those who first heard it in the 80s were most likely around the first time.
 
2013-06-15 12:26:32 PM

Whatthefark: How about "Tainted Love"?

Original by Gloria Jones.

Cover by Soft Cell


It's in the link.
 
2013-06-15 12:32:28 PM
mcmnky: You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.

Unless you're Aretha Franklin.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.
 
2013-06-15 12:33:54 PM
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2013-06-15 12:40:27 PM
This makes me smile at the number of different ways creative people can re-interpret something and make it their own.

/cool
 
2013-06-15 12:44:40 PM

Tom_Slick: I guess the article assumed everyone knew this one:

Original

Cover

The Cover is better your argument is not valid


Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen both write great songs that are wonderful when performed by most anyone else.
 
2013-06-15 12:49:43 PM

steamingpile: Whatthefark: How about "Tainted Love"?

Original by Gloria Jones.

Cover by Soft Cell

I am amazed people don't realize this is a cover since those who first heard it in the 80s were most likely around the first time.


Original was b-side for commercially unsuccessful song released in 1965
 
2013-06-15 12:53:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Tom_Slick: I guess the article assumed everyone knew this one:

Original

Cover

The Cover is better your argument is not valid

Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen both write great songs that are wonderful when performed by most anyone else.




Jimi Hendrix version of Dylan's "All Along the Watch Tower" is one of my favorite songs.
 
2013-06-15 12:54:58 PM

HempHead: FirstNationalBastard: Tom_Slick: I guess the article assumed everyone knew this one:

Original

Cover

The Cover is better your argument is not valid

Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen both write great songs that are wonderful when performed by most anyone else.

Jimi Hendrix version of Dylan's "All Along the Watch Tower" is one of my favorite songs.


Any Dylan song performed by The Band is automatically 20% cooler.
 
2013-06-15 12:55:05 PM
 
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