Songs that have more than one great cover version?

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  1. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    "Goin' Back":

    Dusty Springfield (yes it's a cover)
    Byrds
    The City (w/Carole King)
     
  2. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

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    "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" - Kris Kristofferson
    - Waylon Jennings
    - Willie Nelson
     
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  3. RSteven

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    Elvis Presley and Dean Martin both have great versions of this classic song as well. The Elvis version was included on his fantastic From Elvis In Memphis album with his iconic hit, In The Ghetto. Elvis's vocal is deeply moving and the cut features a stupendous bass line by the legendary virtuoso bass player, Tommy Cogbill.
     
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  4. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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    Unchained Melody - Well, obviously this song has a ton of cover versions. According to wikipedia at least 1500 and counting. I will list the 3 top ten hit versions in 1955 first and then the cover versions that I actually prefer.
    Les Baxter
    Al Hibbler
    Roy Hamilton

    Now the greatest cover versions by artistic measure and not commercial considerations:

    1) Elvis Presley - His live version of this chestnut that was on his last album released while he was alive, Moody Blue, featuring his amazing vocal range and awesome power! He also surprisingly enough was playing piano on this stupendous version!
    2) Roy Hamilton - One of Elvis's very favorite singers and his version above was no doubt influenced by Roy and John Gary's mellifluous version listed below.
    3) John Gary - This truly underrated singer had a vocal range of almost 3 and a half octaves and breath control that even Sinatra must have admired.
    4) Righteous Brothers - Okay, obviously Bobby Hatfield sang this song eloquently and passionately as well, but it still isn't my personal favorite version, but I do acknowledge its greatness!
     
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  5. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    "Satisfaction"
    -Stones
    -DEVO
    -The Residents
     
  6. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Rainy Night in Georgia- Tony Joe White
    brook benton
    Ray Charles
    Otis Rush
    Randy Crawford

    Several others also. it's that good of a tune.

     
  7. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Here's Where You Belong - Grass Roots, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

    Christmas Baby Please Come Home - Darlene Love, U2

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack, Alison Moyet

    Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum, Sarah Brightman
     
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  8. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

    Tori Amos
    Patti Smith
     
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  9. BDC

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    Was kind of led here by your post.......sorry I don't know of any other covers of the tune, but too good not to share.
     
  10. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

    Among others. :D

    Got to give credit where credit's due.

     
  11. LandHorses

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    ......and Marianne Faithfull
     
  12. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    ............and Phyllis Diller
     
  13. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    and Sting.
     
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  14. thepigdog

    thepigdog Music and beer

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  15. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    With the late Hiram Bullock on guitar.
     
  16. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    and more than 300 other artists. At one point in the late 1960s it seemed that every second male recording artist was doing a version, and quite a few of the ladies had a go as well.
     
  17. timind

    timind Don't blame me

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    Add Annie Lennox to that list.
     
  18. timind

    timind Don't blame me

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    Joni Mitchell's River:
    James Taylor
    Corinne Bailey Rae on Herbie Hancock's wonderful tribute album to Joni.

    I just read an article which said this song has been covered more than 500 times, wow.
     
  19. William Barty

    William Barty Forum Resident

    ... and X (featured on the Soundtrack to Major League)
     
  20. BK1966

    BK1966 New Member

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    Molly Hatchet's version isn't bad either.
     
  21. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

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    Jimi and Dave Mason each covered Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" brilliantly.
     
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  22. zither

    zither Former Resident

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    'Alabama Song' - The Doors & David Bowie
     
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  23. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I wrote the following as part of a post:

    Which drew the following response:

    I've got 12 different versions of the song (including one by Leonard Nimoy, another by The Boxmasters [lead singer Billy Bob Thornton], and one more on the Moog), and the Miller version is my favorite. There's something about the way he sings the song and the arrangement that works perfectly.

    I'll let you judge:

     
  24. hiddman

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    “To Love Somebody” - The Bee Gees and about a thousand others.
     
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  25. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Jozefk wrote the following as part of a post:

    There's also a great version by Sam Kinison.
     
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