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Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 11:19 PM


Just a couple of my favourite cover versions are

Blur's version of 'Olivers Army' originally by Elvis Costello
The Presidents of the USA's version of 'Video Killed The Radio Star' originally by the Buggles.

Anyone else got any favourite cover versions?

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5674)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 7:07 PM

I have a couple...Memphis by Johnny Rivers is every bit as good as the original By Chuck Berry. Also, I like Elvis version of Always On My Mind as well as Willie Nelson's version...

Joey  (Level: 28.9 - Posts: 82)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 10:17 PM

how about Humble Pie doing the Beatles songs, "Rain", "Drive my Car" and "We can Work it out"

pretty awesome, the only thing the two versions have in common is the lyrics.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:22 AM

I really liked Brandon Boyd's cover of Elvis Costello's "Allison."

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 4:42 PM

Umm - Hendrix does Dylan: "All Along The Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone" (live @ Monterey).

Or Goldie Hawn singing "Hard Day's Night", which is on the same album (a George Martin re-does the Beatles affair) as Jim Carrey doing "I am the Walrus", Billy Connolly doing "For the Benefit of Mr Kite" and Sean Connery (really!) doing "In My Life".

Personal favourites of mine are The Sensational Alex Harvey Band doing "Delilah" and Nazareth covering Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight".

Ooh and Sinatra covering Stevie Wonder - "For Once in my Life": so bad it's good.

Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 8:14 PM

... Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' , by Wacko Jacko and Akon. Embarrassed to say, I actually love it!

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Wed, 2nd Apr '08 12:42 PM

I suppose there are two different types of cover versions
1) A song that was written by someone else but not neccesarily a hit for them eg 'All Along The Watch Tower' by Dylan, most people associate it with the Hendrix version
2) A song that was a hit for the original artist and then also a hit covered by someone else.

OK, here are a couple of trivia questions for you to answer regarding cover versions.

A) Which song has been taken to number 1 in the UK charts by three different bands/artists (including the original)?

B) Which song has been taken to number 1 in the UK charts by three different bands/artists (none of which was the original)?

(for bonus points name all the bands/artists) AND no googling, just guessing
Good luck

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 2nd Apr '08 9:42 PM

I'm guessing "With a Little Help from my Friends" for the first question - The Beatles, Joe Cocker and Wet, Wet, Wet. No clue about the second question.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 1:44 AM

Slicko, you are so close but so wrong, 'With A Little Help From My Friends' was never a hit for the Beatles in the UK (but it is the correct answer to Q2)

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 6:36 AM

'Unchained Melody' - Jimmy Young (1955), 'Righteous Brothers' (whatever year "Ghost" was released - 1990?) and 'Robson and Jerome' (1995).
The last version is unmitigated effluvia.

How'd I do Baggi?

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 6:43 AM

Should of said - no googling involved. I just knew that crap.

I really need a life.

Couple back at ya Baggi - or anyone else.

First British female singer to top the UK album charts?

First UK no 1 single recorded digitally (as opposed to analogue)? Now that's a proper sad little anorak's question!

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 11:45 AM

Unchained Melody was not the answer I was looking for, the answer to the song that has been number 1 by 3 different bands but not the original (although it was a famous song by them) is the Beatles 'With A Little Help From My Friend', Number 1 by Joe Cocker, Wet Wet Wet and Sam and Mark (who were the runners up in Pop Idol or something else that is mince)

Although Unchained Melody was number 1 by three different bands/artists, the writers did not have a hit with the original at all (highly unlikely they recorded it even for an album)

Anyway, if you want a clue about the other question I had, it was number 1 in 1970, 1986 and 2003

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 11:55 AM

First British female singer must be Kate Bush

I will have to pass on the number one digitally recorded as i keep thinking about the ry cooder album (which I think was the first album digitally recorded but dont think there was any number ones on it)

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 1:45 PM

Kate Bush - yup.

I'll pm you the other Baggi, in case anyone else wants a shot at answering.

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 9th Apr '08 2:34 PM

Don't know the answer to your questions baggiob, but as far as the original question goes.....anything by the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is excellent as far as remakes go!

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Thu, 1st May '08 10:24 PM

There are a couple of tribute albums that I enjoy. Common Thread - Songs of the Eagles Jim Croce- A Nashville Tribute

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 30th Jun '08 5:27 PM

I like SRV's version of Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious", Def Leppard's version of "No Matter What" and Queensryche actually did a pretty rocking version of Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" which would normally be sacrilege for me.

Scifidwarf  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 249)
Tue, 1st Jul '08 12:33 AM

I really the cover "Land of Confusion" and "Shout" by Disturbed.

Kimoira  (Level: 215.0 - Posts: 1201)
Tue, 1st Jul '08 3:15 PM

Hands down the Blind Faith cover of Buddy Holly's "Well Alright". Mystical.

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 190.7 - Posts: 687)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 4:27 PM

Chantal Kreviazuk's version on "Leaving On A Jet Plane" from the movie Armageddon was done very well, I really like this version. Original was by Mitchell Trio but I believe it was written by John Denver.


Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Tue, 23rd Dec '08 3:50 PM

Blue Cheer's version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues". Greatest all time cover.

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1139)
Mon, 5th Jan '09 9:05 PM

The Foo Fighters remake of "Baker Street". It's incredible!

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Sun, 31st May '09 2:34 PM

Ever hear Type-O Negative cover of Summer Breeze. It will blow your mind. Seals and Croft done so eerily!

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