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Remakes of Popular Songs - Which One Is Better - The Original Or The Remake...?
4/06/11 | MplsSteve

Posted on 04/06/2011 8:48:39 PM PDT by MplsSteve

You know, I started thinking about popular music and how artists do remakes of popular songs.

Here are two songs - one from the original artist and the other who re-did it. Which version was better?

"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" The Byrds (1965)- from the album "Mr Tambourine Man"

"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" Tom Petty (1989) - from the album "Full Moon Fever"

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"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Rod Stewart (1976) - from the album "A Night On The Town"

"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Sheryl Crow (2003) - from the album "The Very best Of Sheryl Crow"

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Yes, I know that other artists have done versions of these songs too. If you think another artist has done a better version, let's hear about it.


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To: dfwgator
Nine Inch Nails or Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt.”

Bump for Cash.

151 posted on 04/06/2011 11:05:45 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Trent Reznor agrees with you, he basically said it’s Johnny’s song now.


152 posted on 04/06/2011 11:06:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MplsSteve
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - Astrud Gilberto

You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - Lovin' Spoonful

153 posted on 04/06/2011 11:07:54 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Errant

CCR.


154 posted on 04/06/2011 11:08:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Reddy

I like that version too.


155 posted on 04/06/2011 11:25:29 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MplsSteve

Linda Jones or The Impressions version of “For Your Precious Love”


156 posted on 04/06/2011 11:28:08 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: dfwgator
“Pulp's” Common People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgXzPfAxjo&feature=related

William Shatner’s cover duet with Joe Jackson. Ben Folds came up with such a bizarre match it works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainyK6fXku0

157 posted on 04/06/2011 11:29:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: dfwgator

CCR


158 posted on 04/06/2011 11:37:58 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MplsSteve

Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten Twice Shy”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzuIPCjsy9I

Great White’s better cover of “Once Bitten Twice Shy.” I hear they burn down the house with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz61YQWZuYU


159 posted on 04/06/2011 11:42:15 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Errant

Definitely the Drifters. Love their melody.


160 posted on 04/06/2011 11:46:07 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: MplsSteve
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools

Little Cæsar-Chain Of Fools

161 posted on 04/06/2011 11:51:34 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Saw Great White live at a suburban fest a few years back. Hubby said that year beforehand that we’re getting closer to the stage this time. Wrong year/band to do it cuz I swear I have some minor premanent hearing loss. They were really good but it was very, very loud:)


162 posted on 04/06/2011 11:54:17 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: MplsSteve

Live and Let Die?

Paul McCartney & Wings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7aGAIWe3uE

- or -

Guns N’ Roses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D9vAItORgE


163 posted on 04/07/2011 12:13:55 AM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: MplsSteve
Better remakes imho

  1. The lion sleeps tonight compare the original Zulu version "Mbube" by Solomon Linda to the one that we all know
  2. Megadeth's version of "paranoid" knock's Black Sabbath's even though BS's is very good as well
  3. Alien Ant Farm's version of "smooth criminal"
  4. Singin' in the Rain by Gene Kelly is the best imho
  5. Metallica's cover version of Diamond Head's "Am I evil?"
  6. "Soul Man" remade by the Blue Brothers
  7. Anything by Apocalyptica -- I love classical and metal and this combination can be awesome (but that may be just my take!)

164 posted on 04/07/2011 12:25:24 AM PDT by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now!)
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To: MplsSteve

“Surfin’ Bird” - The Trashmen, The Cramps, The Ramones (The Trashmen by a nose over the Cramps)


165 posted on 04/07/2011 2:23:10 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: MplsSteve

“Signs”.....Five Man Electrical Band; popular acoustic remake by one of my favorites, Tesla...

..but you HAVE to go with the original. FMEB was so unbelievably underrated it’s criminal.


166 posted on 04/07/2011 2:30:17 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: MplsSteve

166 posts so this may be there:

Crimson & Clover — Tommy James and the Shondells

Crimson & Clover — Pat Benetar

Which of the DOZENS of versions of G-L-O-R-I-A


167 posted on 04/07/2011 5:16:54 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: buccaneer81
CCR

AGREE

168 posted on 04/07/2011 5:38:43 AM PDT by Errant
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To: upsdriver

vs The Yardbirds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1gRHk28IE&feature=related

WOW, thanks for the memories! I was lucky enough to see them in 1968 in the Curry Hicks Cage at UMass along with the Association. (There is an odd matchup.)


169 posted on 04/07/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Errant
"Pancho and Lefty" is a song written by the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 album.

Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty 1993 TV Performance

The rest is history ...

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - Pancho and Lefty

170 posted on 04/07/2011 5:54:34 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
City of New Orleans is a folk song written by Steve Goodman, describing a train ride from Chicago to New Orleans via the Illinois Central Railroad in bittersweet and nostalgic terms. Goodman got the idea while traveling on the eponymous train for a visit to his wife's family. He performed the song for Arlo Guthrie in the Quiet Knight, a bar in Chicago, and Guthrie agreed to add it to his repertoire. The song was a hit for Guthrie on his 1972 album Hobo's Lullaby, and is now more closely associated with him, although Goodman performed it until his death in 1984. The song has also been covered by Willie Nelson, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Hank Snow, Gerard Cox and others.

Arlo Guthrie /City of New Orleans

My favorite version:
Willie Nelson - City Of New Orleans

171 posted on 04/07/2011 6:04:45 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
"The Seventh Son", also recorded as "Seventh Son", is a song written by Willie Dixon. It was released as a single by Willie Mabon on Chess Records in 1955. It has also been recorded by artists such as Johnny Rivers on his album Meanwhile Back at the Whisky a Go Go, John Mellencamp, on the album Rough Harvest, and Billy "Crash" Craddock, on the album You Better Move On. - Wiki

Seventh Son - Willie Mabon

Johnny Rivers - Seventh Son

172 posted on 04/07/2011 6:25:33 AM PDT by Errant
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To: MplsSteve

Bad Company’s “Bad Company... Great song, but....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5GXbk58R0

I actually prefer 5FDP (Five Finger Death Punch)’s version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVo8g7T39A4

If you haven’t seen their video... It’s a salute to our troops!!!!


173 posted on 04/07/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Sparky21555

PFLR


174 posted on 04/07/2011 8:52:23 AM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Great White’s better cover of “Once Bitten Twice Shy.” I hear they burn down the house with it.

"You are a very bad man."

175 posted on 04/07/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazlo in PA

Peter Frampton did a great instrumental cover of Black Hole Sun in 2006.


176 posted on 04/07/2011 8:58:53 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: dfwgator; MplsSteve
Did someone say Beatles cover?

Phil Manzanera/801 doing Tomorrow Never Knows

177 posted on 04/07/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: MplsSteve

Remixes of some 70s-80s pop hits that are pretty well-done.


Same here for some Verve Jazz recordings of the 50s-60s.

178 posted on 04/07/2011 9:36:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tainan
Well then,

Anne Murray -- Daydream Believer

179 posted on 04/07/2011 10:02:26 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: Richard Kimball; All

Interesting to hear some original or earlier versions that weren’t too bad

Tainted Love—Gloria Jones 1964
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSehtaY6k1U

I Got My Mind Set On You—James Ray 1962
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuqGm6FwZgY

Toy Bell (aka My Ding a Ling)— The Bees 1954
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5IorPq8k2Q

You Need Love (Whole Lotta Love)—Muddy Waters 1960
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM8_HuQ0b34


180 posted on 04/07/2011 12:39:22 PM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: balch3
Madeline Perioux (sp?) sings a wonderful version of Dylan's “You're gonna make me lonesome when you go”.
181 posted on 04/07/2011 12:41:14 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: MplsSteve

DEVO does an AMAZING version of the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”.

Love the Stones version - but I like the DEVO version better!


182 posted on 04/07/2011 12:41:58 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: GSWarrior
Phil Manzanera/801 doing Tomorrow Never Knows

Phil Collins also did a great version of that.

183 posted on 04/07/2011 12:43:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Devo “Satisfaction” is my favorite cover ever.
184 posted on 04/07/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Peet
The Patty Smith version of G-L-O-R-I-A sung on SNL circa 1974(?). It blew my freeking mind! She made that Van Morrison song her own.
185 posted on 04/07/2011 12:51:55 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Errant
Emmylou Harris version of the Van Zandt song “Pancho and Lefty” is, IMHO the absolute best.
186 posted on 04/07/2011 12:54:19 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: allmendream
DEVO does an AMAZING version of the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”.

Agreed.

187 posted on 04/07/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: Mr.Unique
Eurythmics

or

Marilyn Manson?

Depends on my mood....

188 posted on 04/07/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: MplsSteve
Pat Boone's “Crazy Train” was infinitely better than Ozzy's.
189 posted on 04/07/2011 1:07:53 PM PDT by okkev68
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To: MplsSteve
Elton vs Nickelback Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.
190 posted on 04/07/2011 1:12:30 PM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain! Cain is able.)
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To: dfwgator

you’re good! I guess they were the most covered ban.


191 posted on 04/07/2011 1:56:49 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: okkev68

then check this out......
Lucia Micarelli & Jethro Tull - Kashmir Cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHsxmjpkeFI


192 posted on 04/07/2011 2:14:43 PM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: MplsSteve

Jason and the Scorchers’ version of “Absolutely Sweet Marie” beats Bob Dylan’s any day

Orgy’s version of of “Blue Monday” beats New Order’s any day

John Otway’s version of “Green Green Grass of Home” beats ANYONE’s any day


193 posted on 04/07/2011 3:13:53 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: MplsSteve
For better and worse, mostly worse in my view, the most influential cover EVER is Run DMC's cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way.

This cover did three things. It resurrected Aeorsmith's career as people realized the band members were still alive. It knocked the crown off Michael Jackson, who was an unstoppable creative juggernaut in the previous five years, finally giving audiences something new in black music that Michael Jackson did not come up with himself.

And most importantly, it obsoleted the whole musical lineage of Motown, of which Michael Jackson was its standard, and allowed rap to take Motown's place in black music.

It could have not have done all that had it not been a cover of an existing popular song, made fresh by reinventing it in a new form, and even having Aerosmith bless its new form.

194 posted on 04/07/2011 4:32:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

“It resurrected Aerosmith’s career as people realized the band members were still alive.”

LOL! True, very true.


195 posted on 04/07/2011 8:33:05 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Vince Ferrer
BS. I like Brian but his version is crap. That original can never be topped but Joe Satriani has an excellent version true to the original. He could've shredded his way through it but just appreciated the beauty of the song as it was. The song is called Sleepwalk, not Nightmare.
196 posted on 04/07/2011 11:39:51 PM PDT by politicalamity
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To: MplsSteve

My personal view is that PsuedoEcho’s version of “Funkytown is FAR superior to Lipps Inc’s versiuon.


197 posted on 04/07/2011 11:43:09 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: dfwgator

Whoa. LOL!


198 posted on 04/08/2011 1:31:40 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: buccaneer81
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is far better with Elton John.

Aw, come on.

Everybody knows that William Shatner's version of that is teh awesome.

;-)

199 posted on 04/08/2011 1:41:49 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra
Aw, come on. Everybody knows that William Shatner's version of that is teh awesome.

LOL! I forgot about Bill...


200 posted on 04/08/2011 10:55:00 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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