Skip to comments.Remakes of Popular Songs - Which One Is Better - The Original Or The Remake...?
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"
"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"
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.
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:)
Live and Let Die?
Paul McCartney & Wings
- or -
Guns N’ Roses
“Surfin’ Bird” - The Trashmen, The Cramps, The Ramones (The Trashmen by a nose over the Cramps)
“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 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
vs The Yardbirds
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.)
The rest is history ...
My favorite version:
Willie Nelson - City Of New Orleans
Bad Company’s “Bad Company... Great song, but....
I actually prefer 5FDP (Five Finger Death Punch)’s version:
If you haven’t seen their video... It’s a salute to our troops!!!!
"You are a very bad man."
Peter Frampton did a great instrumental cover of Black Hole Sun in 2006.
Phil Manzanera/801 doing Tomorrow Never Knows
Interesting to hear some original or earlier versions that weren’t too bad
Tainted Love—Gloria Jones 1964
I Got My Mind Set On You—James Ray 1962
Toy Bell (aka My Ding a Ling)— The Bees 1954
You Need Love (Whole Lotta Love)—Muddy Waters 1960
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