Best/Worst song covers...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bronco70, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    Best:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RHZEzVUBPk
     
  2. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    Horrendously bad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ZlwD6-XSk
     
  3. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    22,910
    5,444
    388
    Jul 7, 2010
    I like the cover personally (the a cappella one I mean).
     
  4. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    22,910
    5,444
    388
    Jul 7, 2010
    One of my favorite covers. Jack White brings out the same feeling as the original imo. Added in the original just for fun (next post, won't let me post 2 videos together :(

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkcGuZHPbKk
     
  5. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    22,910
    5,444
    388
    Jul 7, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWRjus3end4
     
  6. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

    14,022
    11,105
    428
    May 27, 2010
    [video=youtube_share;b5pY-_e8znE]https://youtu.be/b5pY-_e8znE
     
  7. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

    10,521
    1,009
    228
    May 26, 2010
    ^ so infection, are you saying that's one of the best covers or one of the worst?

    Personally, I never like that song at all, but I think the version you posted is pretty good.


    Love the Jack White cover - - good job Log - - and thanks for also including the original, it's nice to compare the two.
     
  8. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

    10,521
    1,009
    228
    May 26, 2010
    question - - if an artist "covers" their own song, would you consider it a cover?

    I'm thinking along the lines of Carol King who wrote songs that were big hits for others (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by the Shirelles and Fire and Rain by James Taylor for example) before she had her own hits with those songs.
     
  9. YB85

    YB85 Banned Contributor

    5,152
    873
    198
    May 25, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4
     
  10. YB85

    YB85 Banned Contributor

    5,152
    873
    198
    May 25, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XVJj4jER4
     
  11. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    17,577
    2,004
    228
    Jul 20, 2010
    Website won't let me quote your video and post another...

    Obligatory for the list, but if you're going to get into the 60's and 70's famous covers then this would be the last on my list. Puff Daddy didn't invent the remix.


    My favorite H remake is the following. Skip to Kurt Nilesn @ 2:05 and put it on repeat. Angelic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1K-c3RSX0c
     
  12. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    17,577
    2,004
    228
    Jul 20, 2010
    Also love this version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaWLsgxDzuw
     
  13. bluenote

    bluenote Well-Known Member Contributor

    1,145
    120
    113
    Jun 20, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc
     
  14. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    I don't really like any of his original stuff, but his cover of this just shows such vulnerability.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MDlMdu2gjw
     
  15. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    And since we're doing Leonard Cohen covers...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ehb25FUTYQ
     
  16. bluenote

    bluenote Well-Known Member Contributor

    1,145
    120
    113
    Jun 20, 2010
    Great documentary. Cohen is the man.

    Also Antony's original stuff is worth a listen. Start with the album "I am a bird now"
     
  17. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmwRQqJsegw
     
  18. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT__JxncHEs
     
  19. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

    3,105
    1,049
    193
    May 29, 2010
    And this, in my opinion, is one of the greatest versions of a Jacques Brel song of all time, and there have been many of them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwbRWMuNS0
     

Share This Page