Monday, July 5, 2010

My Favorite Covered Songs

I've read a few lists online of critics' favorite songs that are covered by other bands, and I thought I'd make my own version. I'm sure some of these choices will be frowned upon by some people but I don't care. I'm not saying they're the best, just that I enjoy them. Some of them are serious, while some are supposed to be silly, like Year 3000 and the metal/screamo version of Baby Got Back. There are even a few that I didn't know for the longest time were even cover songs, like Mad World by Tears for Fears, but more hauntingly done by Gary Jules. Youtube some of them if you're interested, cause this is a good list here.

Song Name Cover Band Original Band
Simple Man Shinedown Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maybe I'm Amazed Jem Paul McCartney
Burning Down the House The Used Talking Heads
Spooky Imogen Heap Classics IV
Such Great Heights Iron and Wine The Postal Service
The Boys of Summer The Ataris Don Henley
The Heart of the Matter India.Arie Don Henley
Year 3000 Jonas Brothers Busted
Love Song 311 The Cure
Life is a HighwayRascal Flatts Tom Cochrane
Mad World Gary Jules Tears for Fears
Careless Whisper Seether Wham!
Time After Time Quietdrive Cyndi Lauper
Free Fallin' John Mayer Tom Petty
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) Nickelback Elton John
Baby Got Back Throwdown Sir Mix-a-Lot
Take On Me Reel Big Fish a-ha
This is Halloween Marilyn Manson Danny Elfman
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Marilyn Manson Eurythmics
Holding Out For a Hero Frou Frou Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse of the Heart Cast of Glee Bonnie Tyler
Don't Stop Believing Cast of Glee Journey
Across the Universe Jim Sturgess The Beatles
Feeling GoodMichael Buble Nina Simone
The Best is Yet to Come Michael Buble Tony Bennett
It's My Life No Doubt Talk Talk
Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers Stevie Wonder

I would also like to say: No one can ever produce a greater version of most classic rock songs, like My Generation (*cough*Green Day) or Stone Cold Crazy (Metallica? No, they are NOT the original artist of that song). It's best to leave them how they were in the beginning, which is perfect


Katie W said...

I love your taste in music and knowledge of it! You are awesome

Your Worst Friend, Brayden said...

It's all about the Thela Hun Ginjeet cover by Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade. Or Primus' cover of Hello Skinny/Constantinople.