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TOP 5 COVER VERSIONS OF GREAT SONGS

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please offer your favorite TOP 5 Cover Versions of songs EVER! please don't feel the need to add honorable mentions or extra songs...just 5 songs. i will lead off:

1. "runaway" - bonnie raitt (del shannon)

2. "you really got me" - van halen (the kinks)

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

3. "the way you look tonight" - tony bennett (fred astaire)

just for kicks, here's fred's version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUAHTWQ6Ps

4. "somewhere over the rainbow" - israel kamakawiwo'Ole (judy garland)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q

5. " hong kong phooey"- sublime (scatman carrothers)

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Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Joe Cocker - I Shall Be Released

Al Green - How Can I Mend A Broken Heart

Mariah Carey - Open Arms (no disrespect to Journey, but I love her voice)

Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You

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CS&N "Blackbird"

Phil Collins "Groovy Kind of Love" (my wedding song :wub: )

Aerosmith "Come Together"

Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

Manfred Mann "Blinded by the Light"

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"Come Together" by Aerosmith

"Baby Please Don't Go" by Aerosmith

"Baby Please Don't Go" by AC/DC

"Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" by Led Zeppelin

"You Really Got a Hold on Me" by the Beatles

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Jimi Hendrix - 'Johnny B.Goode' (live at Berkeley)

Jerry Lee Lewis - 'Me and Bobby McGee' (bootleg of a live show at the Hammersmith

Odeon,London)

Little Richard - 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On' (live British TV broadcast from

the early sixties)

Ry Cooder - 'Dark Was The Night' (Maybe a bit of a cheat this one,but listen to the

soundtrack of the film 'Paris,Texas' and you'll know what I mean)

The Cramps - 'The Way I Walk'/'Domino'/'Lonesome Town'/'Green Door',etc,etc. (Again

probably another cheat,but pick any one of the above because The Cramps

made any song that they ever covered one of their own.Love you Lux)

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CS&N "Blackbird"

Phil Collins "Groovy Kind of Love" (my wedding song :wub: )

Aerosmith "Come Together"

Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

Manfred Mann "Blinded by the Light"

excellent list. i hovered over aerosmith myself for "train kept arollin'"...

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Jimi Hendrix - 'Johnny B.Goode' (live at Berkeley)

Jerry Lee Lewis - 'Me and Bobby McGee' (bootleg of a live show at the Hammersmith

Odeon,London)

Little Richard - 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On' (live British TV broadcast from

the early sixties)

Ry Cooder - 'Dark Was The Night' (Maybe a bit of a cheat this one,but listen to the

soundtrack of the film 'Paris,Texas' and you'll know what I mean)

The Cramps - 'The Way I Walk'/'Domino'/'Lonesome Town'/'Green Door',etc,etc. (Again

probably another cheat,but pick any one of the above because The Cramps

made any song that they ever covered one of their own.Love you Lux)

man, i LOVE hendrix's version of JBG!

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All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)

Summertime Blues - The Who (Eddie Cochran)

Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)

Twist And Shout - The Beatles (The Isley Brothers)

Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen (Richard Berry)

and to add a few more:

Take Me To The River - Talking Heads (Al Green)

Oh, Pretty Woman - Van Halen (Roy Orbison)

Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds (Pete Seeger)

Walk This Way - Run DMC (Aerosmith)

Ain't That A Shame - Cheap Trick (Fats Domino)

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Jeff Healy-Stuck In The Middle With You

Johnny Winter-Highway 61

Stevie Ray Vaughn-Voodoo Chile

Killdozer-Good Lovin` Gone Bad

Jonh (Cougar) Mellencamp-Let it All Hang Out.

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Pretty Woman - Van Halen

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

You Shook Me - Led Zeppelin

Black Magic Woman - Santana

American Woman - Lenny Kravitz

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The Beatles cover of "Till There Was You"

Led Zeppelin's "Nobody's Fault", a re-working of "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine", a traditional song first recorded by delta blues player Blind Willie Johnson, released in 1927 by Columbia Records. It was recorded on December 3, 1927, in Dallas, Texas. The track is played with Blind Willie Johnson himself providing vocals and guitar.

Edited by The Rover

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Frank Black- Hang On To Your Ego

David Bowie- Sorrow

David Bowie- Across The Universe

Bauhaus- Telegram Sam

Budgie- Baby Please Don't Go

B)

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all very nice! great calls on the who, aretha, frank black, and bowie...

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Joe Bonamassa - Tea For One (Zep's)

Radiohead - Creep (The Hollies's)

Ismael Kamakawiwo - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland's)

Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar (trad?)

Joe Cocker - Never Tear Us Apart (INXS's)

+ all the Zep's "covers"

...and a lot of Dylan's

Edited by zdr

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The Beatles cover of "Till There Was You"

Led Zeppelin's "Nobody's Fault", a re-working of "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine", a traditional song first recorded by delta blues player Blind Willie Johnson, released in 1927 by Columbia Records. It was recorded on December 3, 1927, in Dallas, Texas. The track is played with Blind Willie Johnson himself providing vocals and guitar.

What a first recording session that proved to be.As I'm sure you know Rover,also recorded that day were 'Dark Was The Night','Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed'(not totally unrelated to 'In My Time Of Dying'),'Motherless Children Have A Hard Time'(recorded years later as 'Motherless Children' by Eric Clapton),and two gospel/blues standards 'I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole' and 'If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down'.Has there ever been a better debut session than that?

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'Satisfaction'---DEVO

'Working In A Coal Mine'---DEVO

'I Hung My Head'---JOHNNY CASH

'Bang A Gong'---ROBERT PALMER

'Summertime'---JANIS JOPLIN

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Chris Cornell-Billie Jean(Michael Jackson)

what do you think of cornells cover of 'thank you'?

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