Songs that have more than one great cover version?

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

  1. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    Nils Lofgren did it on his self-titled solo debut.
  2. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” was covered by Eric Clapton in a reggae-fied live version found on a live compilation and then of course Guns N Roses did a pretty iconic version. I’m sure there are other significant versions.
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  3. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

    European Union
    You can add Otis Redding's version to the list !
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  4. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    "Take Me To the River"-Al Green, Syl Johnson, Talking Heads
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  5. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    "Make It Easy On Yourself"-Walker Brothers, Jerry Butler, Dionne Warwick
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  6. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    "My Way" - Frank Sinatra
    Glen Campbell
    Nina Simone
    Elvis Presley
    Sid Vicious
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  7. Regandron

    Regandron Forum Resident

    London, UK
    The First Cut is the Deepest, written and recorded by Cat Stevens
    notable hit covers by
    PP Arnold
    Rod Stewart
    Sheryl Crow
  8. Tom M

    Tom M Forum Resident

    "Johnny Be Goode" .
    Johnny Winter (live)
    The Pirates (live)
    "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
    Johnny Winter (live)
    Ear Candy
  9. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    originally by the Crickets post-Buddy Holly. the first thing that came to my mind was the covers by the Bobby Fuller Four and the Clash. Springsteen did this live too, as did Tom Petty. etc...
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  10. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Me and My Uncle has a lot of great versions.
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  11. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Warwickshire, UK
    'Who Do You Love' (Bo Diddley)
    Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks
    The Misunderstood
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    The Doors
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  12. thepigdog

    thepigdog Music and beer

    Tom Landa and the Paperboys also have a great cover version of this song.
  13. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Muskrat Love.(America and Captain and Tenille) In fact, that is the song I'd play to any aliens who ventured to earth. I think it would really help them to understand humanity. And the Captains chirping synthesizer solo would demonstrate that, yeah, we're more technologically advanced than they thought.
  14. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    Keith Hampshire

    The Tremeloes

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  15. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    I would have thought this would be the first one on the list.
    Train Kept A Rollin'
    -Tiny Bradshaw
    -Johnny Burnette
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  16. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

  17. jojo getback

    jojo getback Forum Resident

    west coast
  18. I really like the cover of Eleanor Rigby by Big Country.
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  19. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    And Unknown Hinson!

    little wing
  20. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Forum Resident

    Seven Seas Of Ryde
    ‘Ode To Billie Joe’

    Loads of people have covered the song but I particularly love this one by Nancy Wilson. A Jumping and pumping jazzy take on the original.

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  21. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    Wow, that is an absolute killer version of Bobbie Gentry's iconic version. I thought nobody should ever even try to touch her version, but the great Nancy Wilson's version really is a kick in the pants. What a great arrangement and that rhythm section, especially the interplay between the sax and drums, is absolutely fantastic to say the least. I tracked down the original stereo version CD release on the Capitol Jazz label from the Welcome To My Love album that it sprang from and just ordered it off eBay. Thanks for pointing this one out to all of us. Oh, and Bobbie Gentry has a brand new complete Capitol box set coming out next month with all new remastering of her original Capitol record albums on CD.
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  22. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love has a number of good covers.
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  23. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    I love Garth Brook's beautiful version with legendary Memphis Boys piano player Bobby Wood playing the beautiful ivories on this gorgeous chestnut as well as Adele's stupendous version. Just a fantastic song to say the least.
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  24. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Forum Resident

    Legs Diamond and Motley Crue both recorded Tommy Bolan's "Teaser", and I do believe both are much better.

    We've all heard Motley's version, here's Legs Diamond's:

  25. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Definitely a fantastic song. Timothy B. Schmit (Poco, Eagles) also did a great cover version of the song on his 2001 solo album Feed the Fire:

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