Favourite cover versions?

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  1. jushburz

    jushburz Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Starting with just a couple
    Human League - You've lost that loving feeling (Righteous Brothers)
    This Mortal Coil - Song to the siren (Tim Buckley)
    Converge - Disintegration (The Cure)
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  2. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    John Coltrane - "My Favourite Things" from the Sound of Music (I forget who did it on Broadway before the movie), silk purse/sow's ear?
  3. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

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  4. jushburz

    jushburz Well-Known Member Thread Starter

  5. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    Be Good Tanyas covering Neil Young's For The Turnstiles:

  6. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    This version of Led Zepp's Dancing Days by the Stone Temple Pilots:

  7. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    Eilen Jewell's cover of CCR's Green River.

    You can actually hear the lyrics!

  8. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

  9. Crimson Witch

    Crimson Witch Forum Resident

    North America
    Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
    (Bob Dylan)

    Nazareth - Love Hurts
    (Boudleaux Bryant)
    *first recorded by the Everly Brothers

    Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together

    Rolling Stones - Mona
    (Bo Diddley)

    Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
    (Buddy Holly)
  10. Mullin

    Mullin The keymaster

    Crossroads- Cream
    Crossroads- Free
  11. NJ Englishman

    NJ Englishman Forum Resident

    Bergenfield, NJ
    I love the Stones’ ‘Dead Flowers’, but the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s version, amazingly, managed to top it (at least in my opinion). Skip Batten’s propulsive bassline and the late great Buddy Cage’s fuzzed out pedal steel playing resulted in a version that walks the perfect line between country and rock.
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  12. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    'Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile' as interpreted by country legend Ray Lynam
  13. namlook

    namlook Forum Resident

    I still contend this is the best cover song ever. The fact that you could turn a rap song into an epic bluegrass/country jam melts my brain.

  14. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    For what it's worth, these are the top 10 cover versions of all time, as voted by the listeners of "Off the Record", a program on community radio station RRR FM:

    1. Hallelujah (L.Cohen) Jeff Buckley
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
    3. All Along The Watchtower (B.Dylan, Electric Ladyland, 1968)Jimi Hendrix
    4. Angel From Montgomery (J.Prine, Streetlights, 1974) Bonnie Raitt
    5. Eleanor Rigby - The Zoot
    6. I Fought The Law (Cost of Living EP, 1979) The Clash
    7. Respect (O.Redding) - Aretha Franklin
    8. Take Me To The River (A.Green-Mabon. Hodges) (More Songs About Buildings and Food) Talking Heads
    9. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (B.Dylan) )Nina Simone
    10. Highway 61 Revisited (B.Dylan) Dave Alvin
    As you can probably gather, this program attracts a lot of listeners from the "Sixventies" generation.
  15. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    The Beatles ‘Rock and Roll Music’
    Elvis Presley ‘Polk Salad Annie’
    Joe Cocker ‘Seven Days’
    Richard Sinclair ‘For Absent Friends’
    Robert Wyatt ‘I’m A Believer’
    Japan ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’
    The Jam ‘David Watts’
    Bryan Ferry ‘The In Crowd’
    Sassafras ‘Ohio’
    James Taylor ‘You’ve Got A Friend’
  16. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Good Times Bad Times -- Tony Franklin, Mr. Jimmy, Yoyoka, Paulie Z
  17. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Two favourites that come to mind

    Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Elvis Presley (Dylan)
    Jealous Guy - Ferry/Roxy Music (Lennon)
  18. Eiszeit

    Eiszeit Well-Known Member

    Laibach - Life is Life.

    Here's a live version.

  19. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

    Smak El dumo (cover of Steve Ellis' "El Doomo") 1976

  20. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Tainted Love has to be one of the best!
    Mony mony (live) - billy idol version
    Port of Amsterdam - Bowie
    Ziggy stardust - Bauhaus
  21. Nancy Luger

    Nancy Luger Forum Resident

    Newcastle, England
    Thin Lizzy - Rosalie
    The Stranglers- Walk on By
  22. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    Benton, Illinois
    This isn't even the best cover version of this song, let alone top 10 all-time.
  23. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    So whose cover do you think is best?
  24. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    This is one that would have made my list:

    Gary Shearston - I Get a Kick Out of You (Cole Porter)

    I did not even particularly like this song until I heard this version.
  25. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

    Benton, Illinois
    The Bobby Fuller Four's version was a cover. In fact, their hit version of "I Fought The Law" wasn't even the first time Fuller recorded and released it as a single.
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