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>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 12223 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 9:24 pm
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And this

>> No. 12224 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 10:58 pm
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Not so much a cover but an alternate mix by Maynard, Frusciante and Nine Inch Nails bass player/keyboardist Danny Lohner.
>> No. 12225 Anonymous
30th November 2019
Saturday 11:09 pm
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John Frusciante has always seemed underappreciated to me. I know a lot of his solo work is quite experimental, but Shadows Collide With People is one of my favourite albums.
>> No. 12226 Anonymous
1st December 2019
Sunday 1:49 am
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Not quite a cover but I really enjoy the contrast between the gangsta rap lyrics and the carefree melody of Bananarama's Cruel Summer.
>> No. 12233 Anonymous
21st December 2019
Saturday 9:56 am
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>> No. 12234 Anonymous
21st December 2019
Saturday 11:11 am
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Not quite why this exists.
>> No. 12235 Anonymous
21st December 2019
Saturday 10:50 pm
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>electro swing
>> No. 12237 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 8:25 pm
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I wish PMJ would fuck right off. YouTube keeps recommending me their shite.
>> No. 12238 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 8:51 pm
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I tried listening to one of their covers but had to turn it off because it was so shite. Quite a lot of artists going for that sort of sound aren't anything special once you get past the novelty factor.
>> No. 12239 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 9:07 pm
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They do have as couple of genuinely cracking covers, I will defend them that far. However they also have a lot of lazy shite ones that completely miss what should have been obvious features of the original, and just throw the lyrics at a generic sounding bit of jazz backing.

It's all sickeningly hipster, but whoever picks their songs has shite taste in the first place. If they took their time they might be great.
>> No. 12240 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 9:18 pm
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You said it better than I could. There are some gems among their playlist.

>> No. 12241 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 9:58 pm
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Embarrassed to admit Weird Al looks pretty cute in this video.
>> No. 12242 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 10:04 pm
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Can't tell if this is an example of a gem or a shite one but the arrangement is really rather bad.
>> No. 12243 Anonymous
22nd December 2019
Sunday 10:34 pm
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That cover is dog shit.

It does nothing new to the song creatively. It just sounds like a crapper version.

I feel sad for Weird Al. Weezer can drag themselves through the dirt (in fact I've been lead to believe from their self loathing previous work that they like to) that's fine. But there is no need to take it out on Al, Toto and US, just to try cash in on a meme.
>> No. 12244 Anonymous
23rd December 2019
Monday 12:35 am
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Given that Brian Wilson was arguably the greatest pop arranger of all time, the question is whether anyone should bother covering his work. The main artistic justification for recording a cover is to reveal a new perspective on the original composition, but can anyone credibly claim that they listened to God Only Knows and thought aha, I know what Brian Wilson missed when he arranged and recorded that?

>> No. 12288 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 9:21 pm
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NSFW video.

>> No. 12289 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:27 pm
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>The main artistic justification for recording a cover is to reveal a new perspective on the original composition

In this case the artistic justification is to pick a song that will get a lot of likes and shares from hipsters who want to hear Pet Sounds with a saxophone.
>> No. 12358 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 9:35 pm
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Is this serious? Is this actually serious?

>> No. 12359 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 9:39 pm
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I don't know Puddle of Mud but I think .. I think it might be.
>> No. 12360 Anonymous
28th April 2020
Tuesday 1:04 am
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People made fun of me as a kid because I bit my lower lip when I drummed and I got self-consious and stopped, one of my biggest regrets, easily. This video confirms how far self-confidence can take you and it hurts.
>> No. 12361 Anonymous
28th April 2020
Tuesday 1:08 am
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I listened to them when I was about 12 or 13, it has genuinely never occurred to me that they'd still be going. Next you'll tell me Papa Roach has a cult following in Latin America or something.

But yeah I think it's serious. I would suggest he's probably on summat though.
>> No. 12362 Anonymous
28th April 2020
Tuesday 2:48 am
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>Papa Roach has a cult following in Latin America or something

They're still massive in Germany.

>> No. 12388 Anonymous
24th May 2020
Sunday 1:25 pm
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Probably the highlight of the last series of Black Mirror, which I realise is damning it with faint praise.

>> No. 12389 Anonymous
30th May 2020
Saturday 10:21 pm
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They've now uploaded a non-live version.

>> No. 12465 Anonymous
10th August 2020
Monday 5:24 pm
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>> No. 12558 Anonymous
27th October 2020
Tuesday 10:13 am
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Sounds a little too airy and the bridge is a little weird, but i'm glad to hear it covered.
I'm waiting for a dark EDM mix with some tasteful bass drops.
>> No. 12732 Anonymous
13th March 2021
Saturday 6:23 pm
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I could probably listen to a full album of this.

>> No. 12733 Anonymous
13th March 2021
Saturday 6:32 pm
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This used to come on after another song I liked, and I'd always skip it a few seconds in. Turns out that was a mistake. The second vocalist, Henning May, has an incredible voice. Sounds like he's 60 years old and looks 12.

>> No. 12734 Anonymous
14th March 2021
Sunday 12:53 am
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Late to the party but I came across Black Betty after playing this level in Rayman. You can skip the first 30s, but these music maps in the game were super fun to time right.
>> No. 12892 Anonymous
8th July 2021
Thursday 12:00 pm
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>> No. 12902 Anonymous
22nd July 2021
Thursday 11:27 pm
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>> No. 12907 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 6:18 pm
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May I remind you that Britfa is a bully free zone.

>> No. 12915 Anonymous
6th August 2021
Friday 11:02 pm
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Breakaway, by Tracey Ullman, is excellent. The original version is from the 1950s and is by some unknown person (Irma Thomas, apparently) who never went on to be a legendary comedian who was indirectly responsible for The Simpsons.

>New Model Army
I know you posted this six and a half years ago and could be dead now for all I know, but I got into New Model Army after not really liking Sepultura and noticing that my favourite of their songs was originally by them:

>> No. 12917 Anonymous
6th August 2021
Friday 11:22 pm
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Also, I have no idea what this is but YouTube just recommended it and it's wonderful.

>> No. 12968 Anonymous
2nd October 2021
Saturday 7:04 pm
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>> No. 12975 Anonymous
26th October 2021
Tuesday 12:59 pm
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It feels refreshing to hear a cover like this, different to the Jon Brion version to the degree that they both sound better for it.
>> No. 12981 Anonymous
7th November 2021
Sunday 10:10 am
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I realise this is dangerously close to John Lewis Christmas advert territory.

>> No. 13030 Anonymous
7th January 2022
Friday 11:38 pm
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A group with almost no YouTube views appeared in my recommended videos recently. They're called National Milk Bar (which, as a name, strikes me as uncomfortably similar to Neutral Milk Hotel and British Sea Power), and their version of New Order's True Faith is really good:

>> No. 13048 Anonymous
24th January 2022
Monday 12:59 pm
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Do I like this? I can't tell.

>> No. 13117 Anonymous
20th April 2022
Wednesday 7:39 pm
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Harry Styles is unironically pretty good as a solo artist, as far as pop stars go.

>> No. 13118 Anonymous
20th April 2022
Wednesday 9:05 pm
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That shirt and necklace is ridiculous.
>> No. 13119 Anonymous
20th April 2022
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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Anybody would think he's some kind of one of them non-binary weirdos.
>> No. 13120 Anonymous
20th April 2022
Wednesday 9:31 pm
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At least you knew where you stood with Peter Gabriel.
>> No. 13121 Anonymous
20th April 2022
Wednesday 9:39 pm
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He's dressing like your Nan so people don't mistake him for Theon Greyjoy.
>> No. 13123 Anonymous
24th April 2022
Sunday 5:53 am
13123 Exotic Functions: A Very Friendly Tribute to Throbbing Gristle
A netlabel called moon musiq just released a compilation of Throbbing Gristle covers this month


>> No. 13365 Anonymous
21st September 2022
Wednesday 5:28 pm
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This is an abomination.

>> No. 13366 Anonymous
21st September 2022
Wednesday 6:33 pm
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>> No. 13367 Anonymous
21st September 2022
Wednesday 6:41 pm
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So much modern music now is exactly this. There have always been songs which ripped off older songs, but there is a noticeable trend of current DJs just writing a few new words for a song everyone already knows, and changing the title so nobody will find the original when you look the song up on YouTube. Someone, I think Charli XCX, did it for Alors On Danse by Stromae a few months ago, and that song is only a few years old. There must still be new music being written, but the radio stations have seemingly completely given up on finding it.
>> No. 13368 Anonymous
21st September 2022
Wednesday 7:15 pm
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Easily the best Eurovision performance ever. Showing up with a genuinely good song while still radiating utter contempt is a bold statement.

>> No. 13370 Anonymous
21st September 2022
Wednesday 8:04 pm
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One of Frank Farian's side projects during the Boney M days.

Precious Wilson was never involved in Boney M, but it showed Farian's predilection for Afro-Caribbean singers to perform his songs.

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