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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,418
    On the subject of Springsteen. Play 'I'm on fire' at 45rmp instead of 33 and tell me it isn't Dolly Parton.

    Anyone unsure what 33/45 is about please ask your parents.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,583
    Ballysmate wrote:
    On the subject of Springsteen. Play 'I'm on fire' at 45rmp instead of 33 and tell me it isn't Dolly Parton.

    Anyone unsure what 33/45 is about please ask your parents.

    It is 2019 you know so for some it should be 'Anyone unsure what 33/45 is about please ask your grandparents.'
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Ballysmate wrote:
    On the subject of Springsteen. Play 'I'm on fire' at 45rmp instead of 33 and tell me it isn't Dolly Parton.
    IIRC they used to say Rick Astley at 45rpm was Kylie in the 80s.
  • (What a) Wonderful world.. Ramones. Play this at my funeral please.
    Feeling good .. Muse. . How have we got this far in without this being mentioned? Same band but less known, .anyone who has seen this live will understand. . Popcorn.
    Robbie Williams, Freedom. . Ltitle remembered, but post take that this was his first effort solo, rip George Michael
  • I offer Marilyn Manson’s ‘Tainted Love’ and ‘Sweet dreams’. I know, surprised myself too.
  • Sarah Washington...I Will Always Love You

    https://youtu.be/bM3rJbSFZ2Q
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,418
    Gretchen Wison's cover of Bob Seger's 'Her Strut'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGi2zcTWbc0
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,982 Lives Here
    Man next door - massive attack.
  • Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
    School Days -AC/DC
    Word Up - Gun
    Anything by Steve 'n Seagulls - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCmfZu ... Kt6s-FJPmQ
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,982 Lives Here
    Killing me softly - fugees
    Love buzz - nirvana

    Arguably Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,258
    I'd be amazed if nobody's offered this one already..

    Wonderwall - Mike Flowers - better than the original..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTfZshkNZRw
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,284
    8) I had a works conference in Liverpool back in 1996 (or thereabouts, when I was still a corporate bod) and we had The Mike Flowers Pops perform live. They were brilliant.
  • I always thought that Siouxsie and the Banshees version of Helter Skelter was always one of the few covers of Beatles songs that was better than the original, certainly beats Oasis's rather average version. Then I found this live performance on YouTube https://youtu.be/szPQCvJ8MPg. Wow
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    The doors cover of Alabama Song. The 1930s original by Lotte Lenya is more creepy than those Smirnoff Ice Judderman adverts but I love the Doors version.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1xjyAsc9 ... rKfeyFTaHw
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  • I always thought that Siouxsie and the Banshees version of Helter Skelter was always one of the few covers of Beatles songs that was better than the original, certainly beats Oasis's rather average version. Then I found this live performance on YouTube https://youtu.be/szPQCvJ8MPg. Wow

    Agreed. Although I do have a soft spot for the Motley Crue version as well.
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Metallica's Orion played by a full Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeU3mNwbLq4

    also really like this version by Rodrigo y Gabriela played on two acoustic guitars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP6rkf3qB0c
  • Ricky hRicky h Posts: 119
    Prince's cover of Creep at Coachella has my vote

    https://youtu.be/NFXZNt4oLkE
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,633
    This does not win.

    https://youtu.be/IuUx9YkYopE?t=37

    Apologies in advance but I felt that as I had suffered this so should the rest of the world......
  • I suppose from a success / monetary perspective the Marvin Gaye cover of Gladys Knights "Heard It Through The Grapevine" would be up there.
    Still prefer the Gladys version myself.
  • callascallas Posts: 9
    I know Punk bands already covered almost any song but I really do believe that Yellowcard did a great job with "Everywhere" ... obviously miles better than the original from Michelle Branch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqGblKWRCcg
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,982 Lives Here
    edited August 2020
    Richard X - the finest.

    Much better than the original by SOS

  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    The Iron and Wine cover of the Postal Service's Such Great Heights is fantastic.
    The Gregory Alan Isakov cover of Iron and Wine's The Trapeze Singer is astonishing:



    As mentioned previously, IMHO, the Johnny Cash version of Hurt is probably the best cover I have heard.
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  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Oh, and if you like a bit of country/bluegrass:

    Orange Blossom Special has been covered many times but this version by Michael Cleveland is astounding in the level of skill required:



    Yeeeeeee-ha!
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,418
    Britney Spears - Baby please don't go.

  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Not sure if this has been mentioned yet:

    https://rathergood.com/2016/04/04/northern-kittens-play-independent-woman-as-covered-by-elbow/

    An early Elbow offering.
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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,816

    I suppose from a success / monetary perspective the Marvin Gaye cover of Gladys Knights "Heard It Through The Grapevine" would be up there.

    Still prefer the Gladys version myself.

    How did I get to 55 and not know this was a cover?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,982 Lives Here

    I suppose from a success / monetary perspective the Marvin Gaye cover of Gladys Knights "Heard It Through The Grapevine" would be up there.

    Still prefer the Gladys version myself.

    How did I get to 55 and not know this was a cover?
    Not sure if it counts as an official cover as it was an era when song writers wrote stuff and got lots of different singers to sing them.

    I think in this instance Marvin Gaye was second.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Tindersticks covering Kathleen:


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  • parrymanparryman Posts: 153
    Frank Carter - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

    Buffalo Tom - Going Underground

    Embrace - How Come

    Mastadon do a good cover of Stairway, but it isn't better than Led Zep. Same with Wolfmother doing Baba O'Reilly, it's brilliant but The Who do it better.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,418
    edited August 2020
    Still I'm Sad

    Richie Blackmore's cover of the Yardbirds track.

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