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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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1 posted on 04/06/2011 8:48:41 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

BEATLES “ She came in through the bathroom window.”
COCKER

BEATLES “LITTLE HELP ***”
COCKER


2 posted on 04/06/2011 8:52:33 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

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


3 posted on 04/06/2011 8:53:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MplsSteve

Remakes that worked for me:

You really got me- The Kinks

The cover I liked better- the one by Van Halen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8WHA3WWz0


4 posted on 04/06/2011 8:53:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MplsSteve

“Jump”
Van Halen or Aztec Camera?


5 posted on 04/06/2011 8:57:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MplsSteve

For the most part I like cover versions of Dylan songs. He just can’t sing.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 8:58:32 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Nachum
Can it be an old remake?

Original: "Aura Lee": (popular during the Civil War)

Remake: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley

7 posted on 04/06/2011 9:00:29 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: MplsSteve
Ought to be fun! :)

ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas

Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas

8 posted on 04/06/2011 9:01:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Nachum

Yep. That is a good one because it adds a new element - van halen’s guitar - while actually improving on the background vocals. But Tom petty’s stuff is lame compared to the byrds. Tom petty is just repackaged 60s stuff with really nothing new.


9 posted on 04/06/2011 9:01:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Lancey Howard

I kinda like the aztec camera version, but it makes it entirely different song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bzKzbucdnE

Roddy Frame was 17 when he recorded that


10 posted on 04/06/2011 9:01:33 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve

How about “The First Cut Is The Deepest” by the original artist, Cat Stevens?


11 posted on 04/06/2011 9:01:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If your PC is running slowly then it will be easy to catch.)
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To: Errant

Dont forget the Dead Kennedys Ver.


12 posted on 04/06/2011 9:02:25 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve

Sorry I’m late, I was going to post the IBDCSP (In Before Dylan Can’t Sing) predictable and ignorant posts, but my train (public transportation) arrived a few minutes late.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 9:02:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
How about “The First Cut Is The Deepest” by the original artist, Cat Stevens?

Kind of a creepy title for a Yusuf Islam song,

14 posted on 04/06/2011 9:03:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MplsSteve

Best ver ever of Pipeline...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiobsK63SwU


15 posted on 04/06/2011 9:03:45 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve

The Persuasions - Looking for an echo
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1p0dq_the-persuasions-looking-for-an-echo_music

Looking For An Echo - Kenny Vance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke1dV_IpSKA


16 posted on 04/06/2011 9:05:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MplsSteve
Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me" (Live Version) is better than ANY of the remakes! PERIOD!
17 posted on 04/06/2011 9:05:37 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: MplsSteve

Are songs from a parallel universe ok?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW6jgmO0SIg


18 posted on 04/06/2011 9:06:02 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: MplsSteve

How about Elvis remaking Elvis. I’m sorry, but I REALLY LOVE the remix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-NDXtDUcGQ
Suspicious minds.


19 posted on 04/06/2011 9:07:21 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: longfellow

I suppose we could do a whole thread on Beatles’ covers.

Eleanor Rigby - Wes Montgomery, Ray Charles
Fool on the Hill - Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66
Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens


20 posted on 04/06/2011 9:08:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MplsSteve

Nazareth’s remake of “Love Hurts” was better than the original by The Everly Brothers and better than Roy Orbison’s version.


21 posted on 04/06/2011 9:08:49 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: RobRoy
Suspicious minds.

Fine Young Cannibals did a nice version, as well.

22 posted on 04/06/2011 9:09:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MplsSteve

Garth Brooks remake of “Shameless” was better than the original by Billy Joel (the writer).


23 posted on 04/06/2011 9:10:23 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: Errant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5au1mapA2I


24 posted on 04/06/2011 9:10:55 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Texas Mulerider

old remake? Of course.

How about Satchmo? - A kiss to build a dream on..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Oz5Xmi2ew


25 posted on 04/06/2011 9:12:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ExTxMarine

Nazareth’s remake of “Love Hurts” was better than the original

Amen to that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soDZBW-1P04


26 posted on 04/06/2011 9:12:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MplsSteve

Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun” 1997

Remade by: Steve Laurence and Eydie Gorme 2007

The remake is actually great. Like it better than the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rtXg0ZsLE


27 posted on 04/06/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MplsSteve
Hey Good Lookin Hank Williams (1951)

Hey Good Lookin Linda Ronstadt and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1975)

28 posted on 04/06/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: Lazlo in PA

Johnny Cash’s remake of “Rusty Cage”

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


29 posted on 04/06/2011 9:14:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

I am a HUGE Elvis fan, but I can honestly say that I liked ZZ Tops’ version better.


30 posted on 04/06/2011 9:17:21 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: MplsSteve
Space Rangers~ 8 miles High

Stewart Gaskin~8 miles high

31 posted on 04/06/2011 9:17:25 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve

Don’t hate me. But I like the remake of Landslide by the Dixie Chicks (barf be upon them).....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9sraruD8ho

than the original Fleetwood mac song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPc5YCBz9LQ


32 posted on 04/06/2011 9:17:38 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: JoeProBono
As good a remake as this one:

Woo!

33 posted on 04/06/2011 9:20:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JoeProBono
As good a remake as this one:

Woo!

34 posted on 04/06/2011 9:20:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator
I'm a Believer The Monkees

I'm a Believer Smash Mouth

35 posted on 04/06/2011 9:20:28 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: dfwgator

Now that that there is a puzzle. I like both versions of that song. It would depended on the mood I was in.


36 posted on 04/06/2011 9:20:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MplsSteve

The Bangles remake of Simon and Garfunkle’s “Hazy Shade of Winter”.


37 posted on 04/06/2011 9:21:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Nine Inch Nails or Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt.”

No One does "Hurt" better than Timi Yuro!

HURT

38 posted on 04/06/2011 9:24:05 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: MplsSteve

The remake of “Little Brown Jug” by Glenn Miller was much better than the original (with the vocals).


39 posted on 04/06/2011 9:25:11 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Richard Kimball

You forgot one.

I’m A Believer Niel Diamond (The original writer of the song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQv0dkVzVU


40 posted on 04/06/2011 9:25:22 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: dfwgator
The Coolies~ Scarborough Fair
41 posted on 04/06/2011 9:25:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve
Dwight Yoakam - Honky Tonk Man

Johnny Horton - Honky Tonk Man

42 posted on 04/06/2011 9:26:06 PM PDT by Errant
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To: dfwgator
The Coolies~ Scarborough Fair
43 posted on 04/06/2011 9:26:09 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMFm5nKeUc
The Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson


44 posted on 04/06/2011 9:26:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Errant

Sorry, but I like the original more.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 9:27:08 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: MplsSteve
Isn't this just GREAT!
46 posted on 04/06/2011 9:27:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ExTxMarine

I like ZZ Tops’s version better as well. Great video too. Captures the glamour of Vegas pretty well ...


47 posted on 04/06/2011 9:28:05 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Richard Kimball

That’s cheating .
LR was hot then.


48 posted on 04/06/2011 9:29:07 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
49 posted on 04/06/2011 9:29:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Coolies ver rocks but I cant find it online!


50 posted on 04/06/2011 9:30:23 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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