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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 31
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2013-06-15 10:33:31 AM  
4 votes:
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 11:47:11 AM  
2 votes:
I guess the article assumed everyone knew this one:

Original

Cover

The Cover is better your argument is not valid
2013-06-15 10:27:11 AM  
2 votes:
List fails without 'Black Magic Woman'. Or maybe not, since the list's scope doesn't stray far from dance club pop stuff.
2013-06-16 01:03:13 AM  
1 votes:

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

Promise


I'll see your Emmylou Harris and raise you the Everly Brothers (Also NOT a Rick Roll).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFE2SnliiV0
2013-06-15 09:45:16 PM  
1 votes:

broncoitis: Oingo Boingo cover of I am the Walrus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPUK8esrpNA


That's pretty awesome.
2013-06-15 03:41:47 PM  
1 votes:

AcesFull: borg: simplicimus: AcesFull: FirstNationalBastard: borg: List fails without Me and Bobby McGee...

From what I read  Kristofferson didn't know Joplin recorded the song until he heard it on the radio. Joplin version was a cover.


Wasn't Kristofferson and Joplin farking around that time?


Better than that, Dylan hearing "Love is just a four letter word" sung by Janis Ian. He told Ian it was a damn good song, and Ian said "It should be. You wrote it". Dylan had completely forgotten writing it.
das
2013-06-15 01:10:46 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: No_Sir: Which version do you like better?  Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends" or the original Beatles' song.

Apples and oranges.

The Beatles version was a nice, mellow song, while Cocker's version was this wonderfully overblown, pompous hard rock/blues version.


John Belushi.
2013-06-15 01:02:47 PM  
1 votes:

No_Sir: Which version do you like better?  Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends" or the original Beatles' song.


Apples and oranges.

The Beatles version was a nice, mellow song, while Cocker's version was this wonderfully overblown, pompous hard rock/blues version.
2013-06-15 01:01:16 PM  
1 votes:
Which version do you like better?  Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends" or the original Beatles' song.
2013-06-15 12:55:05 PM  
1 votes:
2013-06-15 12:33:54 PM  
1 votes:
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boooo
2013-06-15 12:32:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:11:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:07:02 PM  
1 votes:
2013-06-15 11:51:02 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:29:28 AM  
1 votes:
I only heard of 4 of those songs at all


Also, why isn't this in the music tab ?
2013-06-15 11:24:30 AM  
1 votes:
Blinded by the Light was originally a Bruce Springsteen song until that one-hit-wonder group made it popular.

/douche
2013-06-15 11:10:38 AM  
1 votes:
Came for ednaswap, was not disappointed. So much better than the cover.
2013-06-15 11:07:10 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:54:44 AM  
1 votes:
They left off Bruce Springsteen's only number one hit.
2013-06-15 10:49:56 AM  
1 votes:

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

Promise


Emmylou still does it in concert.
2013-06-15 10:47:51 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:44:27 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:38:41 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:37:02 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:34:59 AM  
1 votes:
Cool article, subby.
2013-06-15 10:31:01 AM  
1 votes:
List fails
Not a Rick Roll, click it, you will not be disappointed.

Promise
2013-06-15 10:26:43 AM  
1 votes:
List doesn't have "every hit Quiet Riot had".
2013-06-15 10:13:13 AM  
1 votes:
2013-06-15 10:05:37 AM  
1 votes:

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


upload.wikimedia.org

2013-06-15 08:47:40 AM  
1 votes:
i1079.photobucket.com
 
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