Kat Maslich-Bode – Let's Go Out Tonight
The Blue Nile – Let's Go Out Tonight
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I prefer Sinead O`Connors version of `Nothing Compares To You` over the original by Prince.
Think it helps a little if you hear the cover version first which I did in this case.
Re: First nomination:
The Blue Nile, everytime.
Andrea Corr – Tinseltown In The Rain
The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain
The Blue Nile, everytime.........so far away from the sentiment it's laughable.
Most covers I've heard of Bob Dylan songs.
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Well we'll agree to disagree on my nomination obviously...
And to your example; if you want to start a thread on "horrendous covers of songs that cannot be bettered anyway", feel free...
Because the Night by Patti Smith is better to my ears than the original from Bruce Springsteen
She's not there, I prefer Santana's version to The Zombies one &
Suzi Q, Creedance Clearwater Revival is better than Dale Hawkins version.
Something a little more recent ,Only Love Can Break Your Heart, my preference is for the Saint Etienne version over Neil Young's.
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Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
Tori Amos > The Stranglers - Strange Little Girl
Ben's Brother > Lady GaGa - Poker Face
The Freestylers - Punks > Fred Wesly and the KG's - Blow Your Head (not strictly a cover tho )
Biffy Clyro > Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
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Up Around The Bend - Hanoi Rocks
Knockin' On Heavens Door - G N' R
Mississippi Queen - W.A.S.P.
Costello's cover of the Animals track (that was a cover too) 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22MZ21S2Syo
Actually Costello has done a number of really good covers over the years.
The one I dislike the most is Paul Young's version of Crowded House 'Don't Dream It's Over' Not a lot wrong with it... just nondescript.
I'll be back later with more...
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Black Box Recorder -Up Town Top Ranking (Althea & Donna)
Califone - The Orchids (Psychic TV)
David Bowie - Fill Your Heart (Tiny Tim)
Blind Faith - Well... All Right (Buddy Holly)
Nirvana - Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam (The Vaselines)
The Fall - Lost In Music (Chic)
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UB40 and Chrissie Hynde.. I got you babe.
UB40 .. Kingston Town.
It would have to be Peter Gabriels cover of "My Body is a Cage" by Arcade Fire. Briliant song.
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