Best Cover Versions

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Best Cover Versions

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It can a live, acoustic, or fully produced track.

 

My favorite ever cover is Heartbeats by José González:

 

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Originally by The Knife:

 

spotify:track:1rtyfUUQeRDoiObPys8DMq

 

What's yours?


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iamandyhill
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Re: What's your favorite cover version?

JulianDavid
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Hi there!

 

Love the cover of Another Girl Another Planet by Blink-182: https://open.spotify.com/track/7uvA8PtoqLMT2F6trIvHnC?si=YqGozlhJRZKtADzPiLKmFg

 

Originally by The Only Ones: https://open.spotify.com/track/0PDZ4Rgj36MxVgvoMv3sk5?si=CGN8SoOUT4qSh1b2a1ibxw

 

:) 

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Rock Star 13
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My favorite ever cover is Free Fallin' (Live) by John Mayer.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4LloVtxNZpeh7q7xdi1DQc?si=e6LPGODcSaqFrUFR_ZC8bg

 

Originally by Tom Petty.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/7woZGXjtaYwuvSoU1zToB3?si=DtD4Yh2kSR-f-O-XJPDkew

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Re: What's your favorite cover version?

Maldo
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Hi! My favorite cover is "No hay nadie mas"

https://open.spotify.com/track/7p0bjfss0FzyJ2UhJdZYKY

 

And the original by Sebastian Yatra: 

https://open.spotify.com/track/3IPJg1sdqLj12kFIndaonN

 

 

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Rock Star 18
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As said in another post, I am not really a fan of covers. I prefer Hijacked songs as in this thread : https://community.spotify.com/t5/Playlist-Exchange/Better-than-covers-Hijacked-Songs/m-p/4439004#M45...

 

But I have a particular tenderness for this interpretation of the famous Radiohead's song Creep.

 

spotify:track:3begqlPORZPin4Z66WPUoe

 

I don't post the original. It's a shame if you don't know it :D

 

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Good topic, @Chris!

 

I'm a real fan of The Knife so I'm sceptical of your initial choice 😉

 

As for my covers....


'A New England' - Kirsty MacColl

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The original by Billy Bragg

 

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Don't get me wrong, Billy's a favourite one mine, but there's something about Kirsty MacColl's version. It's perfect pop; the reimagined textures, the harmonies, it's just given it a whole new lease of lie.

 

'In The Midnight Hour' by Roxy Music

 

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The original by Wilson Pickett

 

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The original version of this slaps so hard - pure 60's Stax soul from Tennessee that's guaranteed to get me moving, admittedly... but there's something in the production of Roxy Music's version that puts it on par in a different manner.

 

Fun fact: Bryan Ferry also covered 'Let's Stick Together'. Not many people know that his biggest solo hit was originally written by Wilbert Harrison in 1962 (14 years prior).

 

'I'm Shakin'" by Jack White

 

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The original by Little Willie John

 

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Jack White touches things and they turn to audible gold. This Little Willie John tune got a huge boost, simply by adding female backing vocals and upping the tempo by 10 - 15 BPM. 

Listen out for White's exaggerated pronounciation of the word 'nervous'. It's so addictive.

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Wow @Soundofus that's quite the cover!

Re: What's your favorite cover version?

ramansachdev
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Hey Chris - 

 

I really dig Ernie Halter's acoustic version of "Black Coffee In Bed":

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0TsCgNO9jaznNiPmkLDkbS

 

Also, I'm an independent musician and songwriter, and my cover of The Verve Pipe's "The Freshman" has been generating a lot of plays on Spotify, which is pretty surprising to me but cool nonetheless. Shameless plug, but check it out if you're so inclined:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/1NoNVpAOCrfobmxIHIpfG4

 

 

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