Songs that have more than one great cover version?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Standoffish, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich! Thread Starter

    I think both Sinead O'Connor's and Chris Cornell's versions of "Nothing Compares 2 U" are great.

    Any other examples?

     
  2. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

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    Please Mr. Postman
    The Marvelettes (original)
    The Beatles
    Carpenters
     
  3. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

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    Summertime
    Little Girl Blue
     
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  4. keoni

    keoni Forum Resident

    I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Marvin Gaye
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
     
  5. MarcusMarc

    MarcusMarc Active Member

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    Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing (covered by Derek and the Dominoes & SRV)
     
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  6. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    I Fought The Law

    Bobby Fuller Four
    The Clash
    Dead Kennedy’s
     
  7. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    & The Slits
     
  8. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Forum Resident

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    Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran, The Who, Blue Cheer, Flying Lizards
     
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    "Hey Joe"
    "Gloria"
    "Louie Louie"
    "Baby Please Don't Go"
    "Tobacco Road"
     
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  10. If I Can Dream_23

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    Christmas songs are the prime candidate for this in my view. Countless great ones exist for, say, Winter Wonderland or The Christmas Song. Although I still think Nat King Cole has the "definitive" version of the latter. It's actually much harder, in my experience, to find pop/rock songs that have numerous equally great versions. Although I'm sure a few might come to me.
     
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  11. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

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    Slow Down-The Beatles or The Young Rascals.
     
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  12. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    "Gentle On My Mind"
    Roger Miller
    Glen Campbell

    "My Guy/Girl"
    Tracey Ullman
    The Pet Shop Boys

    "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes"
    Carpenters
    Connie Smith
     
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  13. JozefK

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    "Wild Thing":

    Troggs (yes it's a cover)
    Hendrix

    "Twist & Shout":

    Isley Brothers (yes it's a cover)
    Beatles
     
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  14. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    In Shall Be Released
    The Band
    Joe Cocker
    Nina Simone
    The Box Tops
     
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  15. JozefK

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    Flying Burrito Brothers do a great attempt at a version that unfortunately stops too soon. AFAIK no full version has ever been unearthed.
     
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    New Order-Temptation
    Moby
    Affordable Floors
     
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    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

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    Also Sting
     
  18. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    David Bowie-Heroes
    Wallflowers
    Clan of Xymox
     
  19. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    "It's All Over Now":

    Stones
    Ry Cooder
     
  20. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Depeche Mode-Stripped
    Rammstein
    Shiny Toy Guns
     
  21. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

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    & Molly Hatchet...
     
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  22. c-eling

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    Wire-Outdoor Miner
    Lush
    Lightning Seeds
     
  23. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

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    It’s all over now Baby Blue

    Them
    Byrds
     
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  24. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

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    "Time Is On My Side" was was originally recorded by Kai Winding (featuring Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick & Dee Dee Warwick), then was popularized by Irma Thomas, then was immortalized by the Rolling Stones.
     
  25. LandHorses

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    Grateful Dead.........live versions
    Grateful Dead.........live versions
     
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