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The Rover

Songs you'd like Robert to cover

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I was thinking the other day about a song that I'd get a kick of hearing Robert cover.....

It's the Albert Hammond song made famous by Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias:

To All the Girls I've Loved Before (As Sung by Robert Plant)

To all the girls I've loved before

Who traveled in and out my door

I'm glad they came along

I dedicate this song

To all the girls I've loved before

To all the girls I once caressed

And may I say I've held the best

For helping me to grow

I owe a lot I know

To all the girls I've loved before

The winds of change are always blowing

And every time I try to stay

The winds of change continue blowing

And they just carry me away

To all the girls who shared my life

Who now are someone else's wives

I'm glad they came along

I dedicate this song

To all the girls I've loved before

To all the girls who cared for me

Who filled my nights with ecstasy

They live within my heart

I'll always be a part

Of all the girls I've loved before

The winds of change are always blowing

And every time I try to stay

The winds of change continue blowing

And they just carry me away

To all the girls I've loved before

Edited by The Rover

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Interesting question. Maybe "Wicked Game", by Chris Isaak? :unsure:

The world was on fire

No one could save me but you.

Strange what desire will make foolish people do

I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you

And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No, I don't want to fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart]

No, I don't want to fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart]

With you

With you

What a wicked game you play

To make me feel this way

What a wicked thing to do

To let me dream of you

What a wicked thing to say

You never felt this way

What a wicked thing to do

To make me dream of you

v And I don't wanna fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart]

And I don't want to fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart]

{World was on fire

No one could save me but you

Strange what desire will make foolish people do

I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you

I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't wanna fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart

No I don't wanna fall in love

[This love is only gonna break your heart]

With you

With you

Nobody loves no one

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Eric Carmen's "All By Myself"

When I was young

I never needed anyone

And makin' love was just for fun

Those days are gone

Livin' alone

I think of all the friends I've known

But when I dial the telephone

Nobody's home

All by myself

Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore

All by myself

Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure

Sometimes I feel so insecure

And love so distant and obscure

Remains the cure

Edited by The Rover

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I can think of a few songs right off the bat: (I realize this is purely hypothetical and will never happen. I would like to think that Robert Plant could add his vocal style and personality to these songs and make them interesting).

Something (the Beatles)

Sympathy for the Devil (the Rolling Stones)

Monkey Man (the Rolling Stones)

Sweat Leaf (Black Sabbath)

Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)

Of course I think that Robert Plant could sing almost any song (regardless of who it is) and put His stamp on it and make it enjoyable.

Edited by lzzoso

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Memories( Elvis)

Send in The Clowns (Babs Streissand)

I Did It My Way (Old Blue Eyes)

It's All Over Now (Molly Hatchet)

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"The Maker" or "Where The Hawkwind Kills" --- Daniel Lanois

http://www.amazon.com/Acadie-Daniel-Lanois/dp/B000002LIE

(anything from this album would be awesome)

"Reason to Believe" --- Rod Stewart

"40 Mile Town" --- Eric Johnson

http://www.amazon.com/Ah-Via-Musicom-Eric-Johnson/dp/B000002UTB

www.ericjohnson.com

Raspberry Beret --- Prince :) (would be a cool song re-worked in an alt-country/americana format)

R B)

Edited by reids

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This is a good question. There are so many songs I think would fit his voice. I'll name a few. I wouldn't necessarily want him to record them, but I'd like to hear him do these ones live:

1) A Fool Such As I - Elvis Presley

I think this was originally a Hank Snow song but Elvis had a #1 hit with in the late 50's. Robert just sings Elvis songs so well. I can list 10 Elvis songs I'd love to hear him do but this one would probably be tops. I love Robert in "crooner" mode.

2) Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles

Another "croony" type song but with an R&B edge. I think he'd do a great job on this one.

3) Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson

This song had a bit of popularity again in the 90's due to being on the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack. Another ballad but with a sound that is a bit spooky, what Robert once described about another song as having a "David Lynch feel".

4) Rock And Roll Woman - Buffalo Springfield

Robert's has always been a big fan of theirs. This would be a good choice, as well as "Bluebird" & "Mr Soul".

5) I Want You(She's So Heavy) - The Beatles

One of the only bluesy Beatles songs musically & Lennon pretty much just repeats the same lyrics over & over again but with a bit more passion each time. Robert would nail this perfectly.

6) The Angels Rejoiced Last Night - Gram Parson & Emmylou Harris

A personal favorite song of mine & I don't think anyone else could top their version of this Louvin Brothers song but I would have loved to have seen Robert & Allison Krauss give it a try.

7) After The Gold Rush & Like A Hurricane - Neil Young

For some reason I always think of Robert's voice when I hear Neil Young songs. The first one is such a beautiful song & I think Robert's voice can really pull off the sensitive side of Neil Young.

I also think he could really pull off the more aggressive side of Neil Young as well like the second song. Like I said earlier, I don't know why I associate Neil Young songs with Robert's voice but they just seem like a good match.

9) Valleys Of Neptune - Jimi Hendrix

This is off of Hendrix's most recent posthumous album. Lyrically & musically it just seems like it would be a nice fit for Robert. There are other Hendrix songs I'd like to see him do but this one sticks out a bit more than others for some reason.

10) Where Is My Mind - The Pixies

I don't know if he'd do a good version of this or not but I'd like to see him try. Originally produced by Steve Albini this song has once again that "David Lynch feel" that Robert likes. It would be interesting song for him to try.

11) Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

For obvious reasons. Combine "Whole Lotta Love" & the Rosie part from "How Many More Times" and it just seems like a natural fit.

Edited by kaiser

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Where have all the cowboys gone

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Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven

lol Cover song ;)

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Radioactive - The Firm :shifty:

Well I'm not uptight

Not unattractive

Turn me on tonight

Cause I'm radioactive

Radioactive

Well it's not a fight

And I'm not your captive

Turn me loose tonight

Cause I'm radioactive

Radioactive

I want to stay with you

I want to play with you baby

I want to lay with you

And I want you to know

Got to concentrate

Don't be distractive

Turn me on tonight

Cause I'm radioactive

Radioactive

Radioactive

Radioactive

I want to stay with you

I don't want to play with you

I want just to lay with you

And I want you to know

Got to concentrate

Don't be distractive

Turn me on tonight

Cause I'm radioactive oh yeah

Oh yeah radioactive

Don't you stand, stand too close

You might catch it

He's radioactive indeed... ;)

Edited by Gypsy

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Eric Carmen's "All By Myself"

When I was young

I never needed anyone

And makin' love was just for fun

Those days are gone

Livin' alone

I think of all the friends I've known

But when I dial the telephone

Nobody's home

All by myself

Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore

All by myself

Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure

Sometimes I feel so insecure

And love so distant and obscure

Remains the cure

Wow - I hate this song! I haven't heard it for years but it makes me queasy just thinking about it.

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Where have all the cowboys gone

Robert - a guy - singing that song? Where would it fit, the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack?

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Send in The Clowns (Babs Streissand)

He was alright wearing blouses but I think having to wear a dress would prove too distracting.

Edited by SteveAJones

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Wow - I hate this song! I haven't heard it for years but it makes me queasy just thinking about it.

Me too, B&G. That, Without You by Nilsson and Everybody Hurts by REM are all stomach churning for me.

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Has he ever sang a Beatles song?

I can't recall that he has.

Would love to hear him do a version of "Helter Skelter"

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Wow - I hate this song! I haven't heard it for years but it makes me queasy just thinking about it.

Yes, and then there's the Celine Dion version from Bridget Jones' Diary :o

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Would love to see him put The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn in his set, the version from the Crossroads set with Krauss was simlpy stunning.

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Would love to see him put The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn in his set, the version from the Crossroads set with Krauss was simlpy stunning.

Absolutely!!!! One of his finest vocal performances IMO.

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Absolutely!!!! One of his finest vocal performances IMO.

Totally agree!!!

But waiting to hear what Zep songs he will do that he mentioned in an interview.

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