Discussing :: Listomania - 5 Exceptionally Good Cover Songs

To cover, or not to cover: that is the question. And it is a question with no simple answer. Stray too far from the original and you will cause outrage, but if you don’t differ enough, then why even bother. However, skilled musicians manage to extract the soul of the original and add their own personal flavor. Perhaps ‘to cover, or not to cover’ is not the most important question to consider. We need to understand why. Why cover? I personally believe that a cover song reveals the artists’ taste – the same way looking at someone’s record collection can tell you more about them than hours of conversation. As a wise man once... read full article

#1

Wice
Listomania - 5 Exceptionally Good Cover Songs

That diverse selection was just like having a five course meal! This is what I love about the net. You get to taste all sorts of flavours that you wouldn't normally sample!

#2

KH

That was the first time I'd heard Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Creep. I like it! I'm glad I heard that. I do like the original too.

I'm also a fan of Johnny Cash's Hurt.

#3

julz1983

I've recently been watching a lot of X-Factor performances on Youtube & here's my top 3:

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX-Nj539cY0

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1pmEYIVA9M

3.


KH

I don't enjoy watching through all of it on tv at all but really like seeing the good stuff later online, so thanks for posting these!

#4

Dee-Dee

hmm there are a number of covers songs I really like Jeff Buckley's cover of 'Hallelujah', original by Leonard Cohen or Lenny Kravitz, 'American Women', cover of The Guess Who and Eric Clapton's 'After Midnight' cover of a J J Cale song, but one of my favourites of them all is Aaron Nevilles cover of 'It Feels Like Rain' original by John Hiatt and I think Buddy Guy too not to sure here it is


KH

Thanks for reminding me of those! You're right. They are pretty great.

#5

stealthkiwi

I think with the popularity of programmes like Glee there are too many covers coming out these days and don't even get me started on Mashups!! I do love both Creep and Hurt tho and one of my fave remakes is Nothin compares to you which most people know as a Sinnead O'Connor song but which was originally written and performed by Prince

#6

Rosie

I prefer this version of heroes (from the movie Moulin Rouge)


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