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Surprised no-ones mentioned Fm - heard It Through The Grapevine

Probably because it is a terrible song and there is not a band on the planet that could make it sound even listenable. ;)

 

As for this thread, I think it's safe to say Mike covered it thoroughly. Many, many tunes in those lists I enjoy.

 

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Here are two of my fav rock covers of pop songs

 

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal from Michael Jackson

 

 

Sponge - The theme to Speed Racer

 

original from the 60's cartoon series

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9eCqwzAjTY

 

Sponge version

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngilTl56-Gs

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Surprised no-ones mentioned Fm - heard It Through The Grapevine

Probably because it is a terrible song and there is not a band on the planet that could make it sound even listenable. ;)

 

As for this thread, I think it's safe to say Mike covered it thoroughly. Many, many tunes in those lists I enjoy.

 

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Okay mate, you have me totally stumped with that one. Was that a typo? What are those keys? Are they even from a keyboard? Please ease my confusion! :lol:

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2 Leann Rimes songs sung by Danny Vaughn (From the Inside)

 

Suddenly

Damn (one of my favorite songs of ALL TIME)

Totally backed!

 

Perfect World's version of Alanis Morrisette's 'Just like a pill' is great too.

 

As is Shadows Fade - 'Run to me' (Clay Aiken cover)

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Surprised no-ones mentioned Fm - heard It Through The Grapevine

Probably because it is a terrible song and there is not a band on the planet that could make it sound even listenable. ;)

 

As for this thread, I think it's safe to say Mike covered it thoroughly. Many, many tunes in those lists I enjoy.

 

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Okay mate, you have me totally stumped with that one. Was that a typo? What are those keys? Are they even from a keyboard? Please ease my confusion! :lol:

Well obviously its this key ¬

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Maybe my favorite of all... PAT BENATAR ~ "Helter Skelter"

 

I'm sure most prefer the Motley Crue version... but not I.

 

~ maybe not such a "pop song" though.

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Maybe my favorite of all... PAT BENATAR ~ "Helter Skelter"

 

I'm sure most prefer the Motley Crue version... but not I.

 

~ maybe not such a "pop song" though.

 

Great, heavy version. :headbanger:

 

 

Vow Wow also does a pretty decent cover of that song on their Helter Skelter CD

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'We will Rock You' - Warrant who make it sound a bit like Cherry Pie!

Yeah, they absolutely nailed their version of the tune.

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Grand Funk did a rock version of:

The Locomotion (Little Eva?)

Some Kind of Wonderful

 

Sisters of Mercy did a cracking version of Emma (Hot Chocolate) - seriously Goth

 

Sammy Hagar - Sittin on the Dock of the Bay (Sam Cooke?)

 

Van Halen - Pretty Woman ( Roy Orbison)

 

Outlaws - Ghost Riders (Frankie Laine)

 

Talisman/ Jeff Scott Soto

- Frozen (Madonna)

-Crazy (seal)

- Darling Nikki (Prince)

-Purple Rain (Prince)

 

 

Damn you got me started now......I need to consult may sado database of obscure trivia...be back later

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Trixie - I've Done Everything for You (Rick Springfield)

Bullet Boys - For the Love of Money (O'Jays)

Northern Kings - My Way (Frank Sinatra)

Pretty Boy Floyd - It's Still Rock n Roll to Me (Billy Joel)

Gemini Five - You Spin Me Round (Dead or Alive)

Peppermint Creeps - Our Lips are Sealed (Go-Go's)

 

Others:

 

Impelliteri - Since You've Been Gone (Rainbow)

Badlands - Fire and Rain (James Taylor)

Ace Frehley - Do Ya (ELO)

Racer X - Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult)

Axxis - Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye (Steam)

Peppermint Creeps - Malibu Beach Nightmare (Hanoi Rocks)

Autograph - American Band (BTO)

Dirty Blonde - Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)

Kiss - Then She Kissed Me (Crystals)

Girlschool - Fox on the Run (Sweet)

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Trixie - I've Done Everything for You (Rick Springfield)

Bullet Boys - For the Love of Money (O'Jays)

Northern Kings - My Way (Frank Sinatra)

Pretty Boy Floyd - It's Still Rock n Roll to Me (Billy Joel)

Gemini Five - You Spin Me Round (Dead or Alive)

Peppermint Creeps - Our Lips are Sealed (Go-Go's)

 

Others:

 

Impelliteri - Since You've Been Gone (Rainbow)

Badlands - Fire and Rain (James Taylor)

Ace Frehley - Do Ya (ELO)

Racer X - Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult)

Axxis - Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye (Steam)

Peppermint Creeps - Malibu Beach Nightmare (Hanoi Rocks)

Autograph - American Band (BTO)

Dirty Blonde - Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)

Kiss - Then She Kissed Me (Crystals)

Girlschool - Fox on the Run (Sweet)

 

Had to check that one out - surely some sort of joke? Yeah okay, the guitar is really good, but overall it just sounds quite silly to me. A great song, but no one gets close to Sinatra's rendition.

 

BTW, You Spin Me Round; nothing against Gemini Five, but an annoying cover of an annoying song imo.

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Trixie - I've Done Everything for You (Rick Springfield)

 

 

Rick actually covered that song from Sammy Hagar

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FASTER PUSSYCAT does a good REHAB by Amy Winehouse

 

A few classic cover favs of mine

 

IRON MAIDEN- I CAN'T SEE MY FEELINGS (BUDGIE)

BRUCE DICKINSON- ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (MOTT)

GIRLSCHOOL- LIVE WITH ME (STONES)

FUDGE TUNNEL- SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (CREAM)

SODOM- LONDON LEATHERBOYS (ACCEPT)

SAXON- RIDE LIKE THE WIND (CROSS)

MR BIG- WILD WORLD (CAT S)

LITA FORD- ONLY WOMEN BLEED (ALICE)

 

so many more...I love covers :)

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While I'm thinking ABBA throw in Valentine's S.O.S. as well - not for everyone but pure genius IMO.

 

AT VANCE do the best S.O.S.......It kicks ass big time !!!!!!!!!!

 

I had always thought the Black Sweden version was about as good as it was gonna get. Checked the At Vance version out though, and daaaaaaaaamn, this might be better. Can't. Play. It. Loud. Enough. Headphones. Start. To. Buzz.

 

More goth than hard rock rock but Bauhaus's version of Bowie's is fantastic

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Skin had quite a few good pop covers on the bonus disc that came with the limited edition version of their debut CD:

Unbelievable (EMF)

Dog eat dog (Adam Ant)

Express yourself (Madonna)

Pump it up (Elvis Costello)

Hangin on the telephone (Blondie)

Should I stay or should I go (The Clash)

 

Also, Gun did a few on one of the CD singles:

Killing in the name of (Rage Against The Machine)

Are you gonna go my way (Lenny Kravitz)

Panic (The Smiths)

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Mentioning Prince a few times!

 

Enuff Z Nuff do a killer version of 'When doves Cry' on their brand new album!!

 

Got to hear that. Shame on me but I like the original. :anon:

No. Prince was good. Especially when Wendy and Lisa were in the band.

The solo in Let's Go Crazy is intense!

And his Purple Rain film is as good rock n roll movie as you're gonna get!

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