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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: MplsSteve
Another remake that surpassed the original (by Leon Russell) was Karen Carpenter's "This Masquerade". She owns that song and I consider it far better than George Benson's version which did win the Grammy.
51 posted on 04/06/2011 9:30:28 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: MplsSteve

Foo Fighters with Brian May did a pretty good job here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9i9GAX9IBU


52 posted on 04/06/2011 9:30:52 PM PDT by gracie1 (Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesnÂ’t mean you have to approve of it.)
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To: mylife

Dead Kennedys are kinka yucky ... :)


53 posted on 04/06/2011 9:31:12 PM PDT by Errant
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To: InvisibleChurch

How about “The First Cut Is The Deepest” by... Keith Hampshire for our Canadian FRiends


54 posted on 04/06/2011 9:31:12 PM PDT by Artie
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To: MplsSteve
Friday Bob Dylan 1979

Friday Rebecca Black 2011

55 posted on 04/06/2011 9:32:56 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: mylife
Leo Kottke - 8 miles high
56 posted on 04/06/2011 9:33:03 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wv3Ya9nskA


57 posted on 04/06/2011 9:33:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MplsSteve
The new Stones here!
58 posted on 04/06/2011 9:34:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator
Can't beat the stones.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (Ed Sullivan Show 1966)

59 posted on 04/06/2011 9:36:36 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

In a fun way LoL

Gotta love the bands name.


60 posted on 04/06/2011 9:36:58 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: JoeProBono

The remake to end all remakes:

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


61 posted on 04/06/2011 9:39:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey, that’s pretty kool with the pipes.


62 posted on 04/06/2011 9:39:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I’m partial to Devo’s version of that song.


63 posted on 04/06/2011 9:39:29 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If your PC is running slowly then it will be easy to catch.)
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To: dfwgator

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is far better with Elton John.


64 posted on 04/06/2011 9:41:23 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: InvisibleChurch

To each his on - lol


65 posted on 04/06/2011 9:41:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Richard Kimball

When I listen to it, it really does sound like something Dylan could have written.


66 posted on 04/06/2011 9:41:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Richard Kimball
Tin Huey~I'm a Believer
67 posted on 04/06/2011 9:41:33 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MplsSteve
You Really Got Me

Kinks

Van Halen

Metallica
68 posted on 04/06/2011 9:41:58 PM PDT by darbymcgill
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To: ExTxMarine

Agree.


69 posted on 04/06/2011 9:42:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MplsSteve

I Only Have Eyes for You.... The Flamingos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63nlhoda2MY&feature=related

I Only Have Eyes for You.... Art Garfunkel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrl3T8MaX8E

Both versions have a nice “dreamy” atmosphere to them. The Flamingos win but Garfunkel does a fine job on it.


70 posted on 04/06/2011 9:43:22 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: MplsSteve

Bananarama’s covers of “Venus” and “Aie a Mwana” were better than the original. Tatu’s cover of “How Soon is Now?” is a better song than the original. So is Pet Shop Boys’ “Always on My Mind” and Basia’s “Till you Come Back to Me.” I’m thinking the trend today is less covers and more samples, which I find to be an overdone practice.


71 posted on 04/06/2011 9:43:35 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: buccaneer81
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is far better with Elton John.

William Shatner owned that song

72 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

Gladys Knight and The Pips- Midnight Train To Georgia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHhItkhc7o

and The Pips-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdN27HzoyO4


73 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: darbymcgill
Definitely Van Halen!
74 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:49 PM PDT by Errant
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To: oyez
She also sang the BEST TORCH SONG EVER! I saw her live at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin in 1976. When she sang the line "if you want me to beg I'll fall down on my knees" she looked down at me (standing at the bottom of the stage) and she had the most beautiful eyes I'd ever seen. She didn't age well and she's a lefty, but in 1976, she was a dream.
75 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:59 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: Nachum
IMNSHO as a musician, covers are a cheap and cheesy way for artists who can't come up with enough original ideas to meet their deadlines, or to fill a set list. Tribute bands and tribute albums should be regarded as crimes punishable by a severe beating and permanent banishment from the recording studio.

But I agree with you that Van Halen's version of "You Really Got Me" blows away the Kinks' version. I also like Led Zeppelin's covers of Willie Dixon and Robert Johnson's songs.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

76 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:59 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
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To: re_nortex

I think Benson did a superior job. Just me.


77 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:59 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Bananarama’s covers of “Venus” and “Aie a Mwana” were better than the original.

Strongly disagree with you on "Venus".

78 posted on 04/06/2011 9:45:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: upsdriver

I’ll take Garfunkel.


79 posted on 04/06/2011 9:46:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MplsSteve

I think that Phil Collins version of, “You can’t Hurry Love”,” is better than the Supremes.


80 posted on 04/06/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: darbymcgill

Speaking of Van Halen, I like their version of “Dancing In The Street” better than Martha and the Vandellas.


81 posted on 04/06/2011 9:48:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MplsSteve

I liked Ricky Van Shelton’s version of “Statue Of A Fool” more than the original by Jack Greene.


82 posted on 04/06/2011 9:48:41 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: JoeProBono
The best!
83 posted on 04/06/2011 9:48:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MplsSteve

I Heard it Through the Grapevine - CCR vs Marvin Gaye


84 posted on 04/06/2011 9:49:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


85 posted on 04/06/2011 9:49:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dfwgator

OR California Raisins?!?!? LOL!!


86 posted on 04/06/2011 9:51:55 PM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: MplsSteve
"Walking In The Rain"-The Ronettes

"Walking In The Rain"-Jay and The Americans

87 posted on 04/06/2011 9:52:20 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: JoeProBono
Ringo!
88 posted on 04/06/2011 9:52:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MplsSteve
"California Soul"

Marvin Gaye and Tammy Tyrelle

The Fifth Dimension

Marlena Shaw

Marlena Shaw in a landslide.

89 posted on 04/06/2011 9:53:03 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dfwgator
Oddly enough, no one's done a remake of Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.

Several versions of Sixteen Tons.

Eric Burdon

Merle Travis (original)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Johnny Cash

90 posted on 04/06/2011 9:53:20 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: MplsSteve

Summertime Blues

Eddie Cochrane vs Blue Cheer vs The Who.....I’m partial to The Who


91 posted on 04/06/2011 9:53:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Marvin Gaye.


92 posted on 04/06/2011 9:53:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MplsSteve
Rob Rivers~ I Am Iron Man Santa Claus
93 posted on 04/06/2011 9:54:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: re_nortex; MplsSteve

Here’s a couple that don’t get mentioned much

I’ve Got My Mind Set On You ...... James Ray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuqGm6FwZgY

Got My Mind Set On You......... George Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GdeU0ww4zY&feature=related


94 posted on 04/06/2011 9:54:47 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: dfwgator

I expected a lot more flaming from posting that one.


95 posted on 04/06/2011 9:55:20 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: JoeProBono
You Ain't No Friend of Mine!
96 posted on 04/06/2011 9:55:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All

“American Woman” Lenny Kravitz

or

“American Woman” Guess Who


97 posted on 04/06/2011 9:55:36 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: MplsSteve

“Ain’t That A Shame”...Cheap Trick is superior to Fats Domino.


98 posted on 04/06/2011 9:55:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MplsSteve
My Way - Sinatra

My Way - Elvis

99 posted on 04/06/2011 9:56:11 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Richard Kimball

It makes about as much sense as “Subterranean Homesick Blues”


100 posted on 04/06/2011 9:56:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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