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  • The Air that I breath. Albert Hammond/ The Hollies.
    Anyone who is familiar with Albert Hammonds songs will know several of them have become big hits for other artists.
  • On Broadway-The Drifters
    Gary Numan(live '79) with Billie Currie from Ultravox doing a tremendous synth solo.
    https://youtu.be/TaPzt0vK7Ok

    Hmm, hadn't heard that before.
    I think I prefer Neil Young's rocking grungy version
  • Bad Company- Bad Company/ Five Finger Death Punch.
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    Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and The Banshees

    Paint in Black - Flamin' Groovies

    Born to Run - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    Police and Thieves - The Clash

    My Way - Sid Vicious

    Angel - Rod Stewart

    Only a Hobo - Rod Stewart

    Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart

    Valerie - Amy

    With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

    At The Hop - Sha Na Na live at Woodstock

    Jealous Guy - Bryan Ferry

    Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

    Gloria - Patti Smith

    Since You Been Gone - Rainbow (I didn't realise this was a cover until recently)

    I'm not claiming any of these to be better than the original, just that they are the best covers I've heard.

    Paint it Black

    Since You've Been Gone :wink:
  • Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick
  • The Sound Of Silence. Simon & Garfunkel (1964) Disturbed (2015)



  • Easy - Faith No More
  • Every Thursday morning on radio London Robert Elms does cover to cover, the same song by two artists on which the audience vote

    "I hate The Beatles but love Kid Creole and The Coconuts"

    TBF sounds interesting, I like Robert Elms but prefer his knowledge on London to his musical taste.
  • Every Thursday morning on radio London Robert Elms does cover to cover, the same song by two artists on which the audience vote

    "I hate The Beatles but love Kid Creole and The Coconuts"

    He said that?
    I'd like to beat him up.
  • Every Thursday morning on radio London Robert Elms does cover to cover, the same song by two artists on which the audience vote

    "I hate The Beatles but love Kid Creole and The Coconuts"

    He said that?
    I'd like to beat him up.
    Not directly, it's Shaun Keaveny's p*** take out of him.

    RE really doesn't like The Beatles though. Y'know the band that are probably more part of British culture than any other.
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  • Thunderstruck ac/dc - Steve n seagulls
  • addix said:

    The Sound Of Silence. Simon & Garfunkel (1964) Disturbed (2015)



    Saw Disturbed play this live the other week - brilliant.
  • Running Up That Hill. Kate Bush vs Placebo



  • edited February 2017
    Wow.....just played that it Disturbed track.....outstanding!
    Thanks for the heads up addix.
  • Wonderful World - Sam Cooke/Otis Redding
    Respect - Otis Redding/A. Franking
    The night they drove old Dixie Down - The Band/Joan Baez

    I don't think these have been mentioned before. Personally I like the cover version better than the original.
  • Wicked Game - Stone Sour's version of Chris Isaak's song.
  • Mad World. Tears for fears and the other? version
  • 25May98 said:

    Mad World. Tears for fears and the other? version

    Gary Jules?



    Good call, if so.
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  • The Waterboys, Purple rain

  • Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
  • kimbo said:

    Ryan Adams - Wonderwall

    Quite like this version myself:

  • both covers of a motown song made for many artists...

    Franks version of "for once in my life" and Steve's version an all... both brilliant.



  • All saints - Under the Bridge

    Pet Shop Boys - always on my mind
  • Alien Ant Farm - smooth criminal
  • edited February 2017
    Isley Brothers' version of Summer Breeze
  • Some more of my favourite off the top of my head:

    Till There was You -The Beatles
    Have Love Will Travel -The Sonics
    I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
    Gloria - Patti Smith (as already mentioned)
    Little Wing - Derek and The Dominoes
    Louie Louie - The Kingsmen and Toots & The Maytals (Both great, neither were the original)
  • Only You - Yazoo/Flying Picketts
  • Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and The Banshees

    Paint in Black - Flamin' Groovies

    Born to Run - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    Police and Thieves - The Clash

    My Way - Sid Vicious

    Angel - Rod Stewart

    Only a Hobo - Rod Stewart

    Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart

    Valerie - Amy

    With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

    At The Hop - Sha Na Na live at Woodstock

    Jealous Guy - Bryan Ferry

    Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

    Gloria - Patti Smith

    Since You Been Gone - Rainbow (I didn't realise this was a cover until recently)

    I'm not claiming any of these to be better than the original, just that they are the best covers I've heard.

    Paint it Black

    Since You've Been Gone :wink:
    Thanks. I wasn't claiming Rainbow had covered Kelly Clarkson!
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