"Mr. Tambourine Man" is a song written, composed, and performed by Bob Dylan, who released his original version of it on his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. The Byrds also recorded a version of the song that they released in the same year as their first single on Columbia Records
Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk (born February 3, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter. Known professionally as Melanie, she is best known for her hits "Brand New Key", "Ruby Tuesday", "What Have They Done to My Song Ma" or "Mr Tambourine man"
Covered originally by Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins for Ivo Watts-Russell's 4AD project This Mortal Coil. And covered several more times since. The versions by The Czars and Dead Can Dance are particularly good.
On a related note, this unfinished duet between Jeff Buckley (Tim's son) and Elizabeth Fraser is well worth a listen
Halloween, Alaska completely reinvents LL Cool J's rap song "I Can't Live Without My Radio", giving it a melody and downtempo delivery. The whole album is pretty good, BTW. Recommended for fans of The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout.
"Running Up That Hill" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. It was the first single from her 1985 album, Hounds of Love, released in the United Kingdom on 5 August 1985. It was her first 12" single. It was the most successful of Bush's 1980s releases, entering the UK chart at No. 9 and eventually peaking at No. 3, her second-highest single peak.
Alternative rock band Placebo covered "Running Up That Hill", releasing it originally on the bonus disc of their 2003 album Sleeping with Ghosts,
In 1965, Jackson C. Frank released his debut self-titled album. The album was produced by Paul Simon and contained what would be his most well-known song "Blues Run the Game"
Later in 1965, Simon and Garfunkel recorded their own version as part of the Sounds of Silence session. The song remained unreleased until the mid-90s when it appeared on the "Old Friends" compilation. It was later included as a bonus track on a reissue of "Sounds of Silence".
A few years later, Nick Drake recorded a version which was released well after his death on "Family Tree", along with three other Jackson C. Frank covers.
In 2008, Alela Diane recorded a fantastic version as part of her Headless Heroes cover project.
"Into the Groove" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. It was featured on the re-issue of her second studio album, Like a Virgin (1984), and released on July 23, 1985, by Sire Records as the album's fourth single outside North America.
Into The Groove - Jeremy Jay ( Through The Wildderness: A Tribute To Madonna - 2007 )
"Let her go" is a song written and recorded by British singer-songwriter Passenger. It was recorded at Sydney's Linear Recording and co-produced by Mike Rosenberg and Chris Vallejo. The recording features Australian musicians Stu Larsen, Georgia Mooney, Stu Hunter, Cameron Undy and Glenn Wilson. "Let Her Go" was released in July 2012 as the second single from Passenger's third album, All the Little Lights. ( Wikipedia )