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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Top 5 Cover Songs

I’m going to have a lot of running around to do tomorrow, so I thought I would post the weekly top 5 list today instead of on Friday.

Going back to the music realm of top 5’s, I ask you for your top 5 cover songs.

Now I know I am going to catch shit from some of you on these because of who is covering the tunes, but god damn, if you can't admit they are quality, you in fact may be a (insert insult)

anyway, here they are:

1. Pixies – Head On (Jesus & Mary Chain)


2. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Saturday Night (Bay City Rollers)


3. The Cardigans – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath)


4. Travis – Killer Queen (Queen)


5. Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls (Joy Division)



I originally had this as number 5, then I remembered how good of a version trent did of that joy division classic.

6. Oasis – Cum on Feel the Noize (Slade)

11 comments:

mv said...

Aside from the Oasis entry, that's a solid top five in my book. I'll get back to you on my list.

alexi said...

Catherine Wheel - Wish You Were Here
Placebo - I Feel You
Badly Drawn Boy - Come on Eileen
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Muse - Feelin' Good

alexi said...

Catherine Wheel - Wish You Were Here
Placebo - I Feel You
Badly Drawn Boy - Come on Eileen
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Muse - Feelin' Good

JP said...

You're right, I messed up. I just edited number 5. it is now Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls (Joy Division)

Matt said...

Police & Thieves - The Clash
Heard it Through the Grapevine - CCR (which is actually a cover of a cover)
Fast Train - Solomon Burke
You Really Got Me - Van Fuckin Halen

Matt said...

Shit forgot the fifth - Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles. But just the guitar riff.

John M said...

OK, this one was pretty hard.

In no particular order...

Love Hurts - Nazareth (Everly Bros.)
Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana (David Bowie)
Wonderwall - Ryan Adams (Oasis)
Twist and Shout - Beatles (Isley Bros.)
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina (CCR)

I have to do an honorable mention category as well...

Hurt - Johnny Cash (NIN)
Pretty Penny - STP (Led Zeppelin)
Sweet Dreams - Marylin Manson (Eurythmics)
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder)
Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
Girl, You'll Be A Woman - Urge Overkill (Neil Diamond)

bsl said...

So, since some people already stole some on my picks, and I like to try and be original, here we go. In no particular order:
1. Aerosmith - Come Together (The Beatles)
2. Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit (Dr. Dre)
3. Hallelujan - Jeff Buckley (Lenoard Cohen)
4. Mad World - Gary Jules (Tears for Fears)
5. Travis - Hit Me Baby One More Time

Honorable Mentions:
Foo Fighters - Darling Nikki (Prince)
CCR - I Heard it Through the Grapevine (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
Aretha Franklin - RESPECT (Otis Redding)

Brian Curtin said...

Here are mine in no order:

"With a Little Help From My Friends" - Joe Cocker (Beatles)

"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (Dylan)

"The Man Who Sold the World" - Nirvana (Bowie)

"Have a Cigar" - Dave Grohl and Brian May (Pink Floyd)

"Jolene" - The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)

bsl said...

I really like the Oasis cover...very surprising!

JP said...

The oasis cover is great. It is still one of my favorite covers, however I forgot how great of a version that joy division cover was. In my opinion, that song made the crow soundtrack.