Best cover version/remake of a song.

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Not so much a remake but an original, having been brought up on the Mamas & Papas version I found out they did backing vocals on this version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3VBoE3g4k#t=12.827299
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Joe Cocker
Beatles song "With a little help from my friends"
I think that's the name of the song
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"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966, and made famous by
Marvin Gaye in a single released in October 1968

on Motown's Tamla label.
Originally it was recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles in 1966.
The song has been covered by a range of musicians including
Creedence Clearwater Revival,
who made an eleven-minute interpretation for their 1970 album,
Cosmo's Factory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93S_l0qZrXA
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The stranglers version of Walk on by.
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Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964 covered by Soft Cell 1981
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fb22 wrote:Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964 covered by Soft Cell 1981
Sorry fb22.. the title of the thread was Best cover version/remake of a song. not

Worst cover version/remake of a song. which undoubtedly the Marc Almond abomination was.... FACT.

(and 97% of Scientists agree... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )
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wine~o wrote:
fb22 wrote:Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964 covered by Soft Cell 1981
Sorry fb22.. the title of the thread was Best cover version/remake of a song. not

Worst cover version/remake of a song. which undoubtedly the Marc Almond abomination was.... FACT.

(and 97% of Scientists agree... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )
No, I think Marilyn Manson's cover was even more pants
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village idiot wrote:
wine~o wrote:
fb22 wrote:Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964 covered by Soft Cell 1981
Sorry fb22.. the title of the thread was Best cover version/remake of a song. not

Worst cover version/remake of a song. which undoubtedly the Marc Almond abomination was.... FACT.

(and 97% of Scientists agree... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )
No, I think Marilyn Manson's cover was even more pants
Are you one of the 3 % then ??
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Re: Best cover version/remake of a song.

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wine~o wrote:
village idiot wrote:
wine~o wrote:
fb22 wrote:Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964 covered by Soft Cell 1981
Sorry fb22.. the title of the thread was Best cover version/remake of a song. not

Worst cover version/remake of a song. which undoubtedly the Marc Almond abomination was.... FACT.

(and 97% of Scientists agree... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )
No, I think Marilyn Manson's cover was even more pants
Are you one of the 3 % then ??
As I am not a scientist my thoughts don't count :lol:
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Re: Best cover version/remake of a song.

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Another classic cover,the older members will remember this one for sure.
https://youtu.be/07IUoTQFyU8
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I can't think of a cover I've actually preferred when I liked the original anyway.
Some of the covers by the modern over-produced whiners are dire.
(But that's only my opinion, and I sound like my dad talking about the Stones in the 1960s. :lol: )
I also hate the thing of putting what i think of as classic tracks to adverts.
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steviejoiner74 wrote:Another classic cover,the older members will remember this one for sure.
https://youtu.be/07IUoTQFyU8
Which allows me to post this 'Classic'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxFOOEOlBF8
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America by YES,, Yep a remake of the classic Simon and Garfunkel track . Best progressive rock band of the 70's onwards.

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SAHB Delilah.... mad Alex Harvey more plausible as a murderer than tom
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Re: Best cover version/remake of a song.

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Placebo's version of Kate Bush's Running up the hill is a good one,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEEXyRL0qE
The Disturbed rendition of the Sound of Silence is probably better than the original,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4
And while maybe not the greatest I do like this one ,
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=peug224n77E ( sneaker pimps version of how do from the wicker man )
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