Favorite Cover Songs

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  1. Zack Ackerman

    Zack Ackerman New Member Thread Starter

    So, I recently heard two covers that really floored me, both by psychedelic country rock band Futurebirds. They just released this EP today with covers of Vic Chesnutt's "Dodge" and The Beatles' "From Me To You". Both covers stay true to the original while still doing an incredible job of altering the vibe to fit Futurebirds' unique sound. Rarely do I hear covers this good. Here are links to both the tracks:

    Dodge -

    From Me To You - Futurebirds - From Me To You (Official Audio) »

    With that in mind, I was wondering, what are you all's favorite covers? I'd love to hear some more great stuff like these two tracks.
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  2. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    I love covers, but some will never top the originals.

    Here's what I like:
    All The Beatles covers
    Handy Man - James Taylor
    Everyday - James Taylor
    Love Is Strange - Wings
    Rock 'N' Roll album - John Lennon
    Crackin' Up - Paul McCartney
    Midnight Special - Paul McCartney
    Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes
    It's My Life - No Doubt
    All My Trials - Paul McCartney
    Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison

    And some I hate
    Come And Get Your Love - Real McCoy (They play it at work and that's the only reason how I know about it)
    I Call Your Name - The Buckinghams (Not really hate it, I dislike it though)
    It's So Easy - Paul McCartney (I prefer the one that stuck to the original version than the hard rocking version on the 2013 Buddy Holly tribute album)
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  3. the sands

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    Oslo, Norway
    Twist and Shout - The Beatles cover of The Isley Brothers
    Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles cover of Chuck Berry
    Words of Love - The Beatles cover of Buddy Holly
    Rock and Roll Music - The Beatles cover of Chuck Berry
    Act Naturally - The Beatles cover of Buck Owens
    Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin cover of Kris Kristofferson
    It Must Have Been the Roses - Motorpsycho & Friends cover of Grateful Dead
    America - Yes cover of Simon & Garfunkel
    Stand By Me - John Lennon cover of Ben E. King
    No Other Baby - Paul McCartney cover of The Vipers
    Rosalyn - David Bowie cover of The Pretty Things
    Mother Nature's Son - Gryphon cover of The Beatles
    Got My Mind Set on You - George Harrison cover of James Ray
    All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover of Bob Dylan
    Back Door Man - The Doors cover of Wllie Dixon
    Come On - The Rolling Stones cover of Chuck Berry
    Time After Time - Miles Davis cover of Cyndi Lauper
    Pancho and Lefty - Emmylou Harris cover of Townes Van Zandt
    The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana cover of David Bowie
    Pretty Boy Floyd - Bob Dylan cover of Woody Guthrie
    Hurt- Johnny Cash cover of Nine Inch Nails
    How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? - Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band cover of Blind Alfred Reed
    Christmas Time (Is Here Again) - Ringo Starr cover of The Beatles
    What a Wonderful World - Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen cover of Louis Armstrong
    Plaisir d'amour - Marianne Faithfull cover of a classical French love song written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
    Baby Blue Eyes - Stray Cats cover of Johnny Burnette
    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley cover of Leonard Cohen
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  4. ianuaditis

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    Old and in the Way's cover of Wild Horses
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  5. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    I'd add Bette Midler's cover of "Chapel of Love," which totally kicks ass, and McCartney's wrenching cover of Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town."
  6. Damiano54

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    Go Away Little Girl - The Happenings
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    Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
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  15. Damiano54

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    Joni Mitchell's own cover of "Both Sides Now"

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    "Just When I Needed You Most" - Dolly Parton

    The original is by Randy VanWarmer.
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    Kenosha, WI. USA
    Still a member of Tommy's Legion here haha...

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    Kenosha, WI. USA
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    Kate Bush - Rocket Man
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    Edith and the Kingpin - Tina Turner

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    San Jose
    Tom Petty - Something in the Air

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