What are your favorite cover songs?
If you created a music playlist where all of the songs were cover versions, what are some of the songs and whose versions would you include?
The one that comes to mind would have to be Whitney Houston singing "I will always love you" written by Dolly Parton.
Probably my favourites would be all covers of Bob Dylan :-
Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Byrds - Tambourine man
Julie Driscol and the Brian Auger Trinity - This Wheels on Fire
Joan Baez - Farewell Angelina.
Oh and Dylan's cover of Paul Simon's The Boxer, and his live cover of - The Sound of Silence
Generally I prefer the original recordings.
"Killing Me Softly" by Georgeana Bonow in bossa nova style. Gives a very interesting twist to the classic.
Also "Stairway to Heaven" performed live by Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart)
and Deep Purple's "When a Blind Man Cries" by Metallica
I like a good number of covers, sometimes they do a better job than the original artist.
Al Green- How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Al Green- For the Good Times
Whitney Houston- I Will Always Love You
No Doubt- It's My Life
Natalie Imbruglia- Torn
Boyz II Men- It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Mariah Carey- I Still Believe
I actually did write a hub on my favorite cover tunes. #1 on my list was Johnny Cash's reworking of Nine Inch Nails "Hurt". As much as I was a fan of the original (NIN's The Downward Spiral was an important album of my youth back in the 90s), Cash claimed ownership of the song. He transformed the song from a song about self mutilation into a song of self reflection and regret. Cash's video is also particularly moving.
by aaplethoraoff5 years ago
Do you like the original versions of songs, or their covers better?I hear a lot of mixed reviews about this topic. Personally, I tend to like the originals because I feel like they have more meaning.
by Stephanie Bradberry4 years ago
What are your three favorite Whitney Houston songs?I can't wait to see the different lists this question generates. My sister, mom, and I have been debating since last night. But there has been no consensus.
by godbyj7 years ago
What are the greatest acoustic versions of rock songs?
by RJ685 years ago
Mine is "I'm Every Woman" (Its all in me) Please share with me. We lost a truly talented young lady this weekend. We will not judge her mistakes but celebrate her accomplishments.
by DowntroddenInDC5 years ago
I'm about to go on a road trip (from DC back to Houston). What's your favorite road trip song/album?
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