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    We might have had this thread before but hopefully not recently enough that it would be rude. Post cover songs you like, and maybe the originals as well. In most cases I would agree that cover songs usually sound like crappy pub band covers but sometimes people make versions I enjoy. Does not have to be better but ones you still see some merit in. This sort of thread has a habit of becoming a browser killing wall of video so try to contain yourself a bit - you can always post later after someone else has gone and people are generally more likely to actually listen to something if you don't overwhelm them.
    Bonus points if it is a cover, or indeed the cover was what made it a notable song and then it got covered again.

    It seems I was enjoying the Toots and the Maytals cover of John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads so I will go with that. I am far from the biggest John Denver fan in the world but can still appreciate that song.
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    The Original:



    He did it very well:



    There are more,this is my Favorite.:)
     
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    Placebo's cover of Boney M's (you most likely know them from that ra ra Rasputin song, which itself has many amusing covers but another post for that one) Daddy Cool does amuse me



     
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    Hide your Heart - original by Kiss - written by Paul Stanley,Holly Knight and Desmond Child in 1987



    Bonnie Tyler (she worked on an new Album with Desmond Child in 1988):



    Stanley offered the Song to the KISS Ex-Guitar Player Ace Frehley (1989):



    Also Robin Beck worked with Desmond Child on an new Album (1989):



    And finally Molly Hatchet makes also a Cover in 1989:

     
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    While not quite as risky as covering I'm a believer most would say think twice before covering a Blondie song
    Still The Hillbilly Moon Explosion's cover of Call Me is worth a listen

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    Original from Prince written for "The Family":



    The "Hits" Version:



    Not bad....

     
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    Not a fan of The Beatles so that is probably why I don't like the original, but the Eleanor Rigby cover by Pain is fantastic.

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    As I have said several times before The Clash are my favourite band. I also happen to be a huge Reggae fan and I love the original version of this song by Willie Williams. The Clash still do it better though lol




     
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    This Song has alot (over 35) of Covers.:D

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    Most People think it is from HIM:

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    No,from Fleetwood Mac (1968):

     
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    One of my favourite songs both versions are awesome



     
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    Recorded in 1979 released 1985:
     
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    The original was good but Lily Allen turns it into something magical and the video is amazing.


     
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    That Pain song got better as it went on. I too am no great fan of the beatles (tried many times to get it, can respect what they did but never going to find them in my collection) and that is probably one of their weaker well known songs but Pain did a nice take there.

    Anyway if we are doing Clash songs then technically it is a traditional song sung, reimagined and riffed on by a thousand different artists but I imagine most these days will know the Dropkick Murphys version

    The Clash's English Civil War though, seems rather forgotten too when it was fairly popular back when.

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    Sticking with the Clash and making this thread even more of a browser killer then Guns of Brixton

    Nouvelle Vague do amazing covers of punk songs (Their cover of the Dead Kennedys' Too Drunk to Fuck being my favourite, though I could probably just turn this topic into an appreciation thread for them and have material for a 30 page monster) and they have a cover of that
     
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    @FAST6191 just stole the next few songs I was going to do lol. Anyhoo



     
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    The original song from the legendary Diamond Head:


    Metallica's incredible cover:


    And as a bonus, the cover featuring members of each of the Big Four:
     
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    That is your favorite Cover Version from the Song ?
    Well,you have a very interesting Music Taste,my Friend.:yay:
     
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    Not sure if this counts or not as Mother Love Bone became Pearl Jam after their lead singer Andrew Wood died and was replaced with the amazing Eddie Vedder.



     
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