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Bumping this to share a couple of newer ones.

 

Not Tonight Josephine - All That She Wants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCyQ5TUp_cg

 

Hypnogaja - Here Comes the Rain Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZYj7U00b1Q

 

And speaking earlier of Prince covers, this will always be my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BruP4CX0EJs

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Apologies if these have already been mentioned:

 

NIN: 'Physical (You're So)' (Adam Ant)

Cradle Of Filth: 'Temptation' (Heaven 17)

Gun: 'Word Up' (Cameo)

Warrior Soul: 'Pump It Up' (Elvis Costello)

Elvira Madigan: 'Spanish Train' (Chris de Burgh)

Faces Of Sarah: 'Baby, One More Time' (Britney Spears)

Fields Of The Nephilim: 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache' (Roxy Music)

The Sisters Of Mercy: 'Emma' (Hot Chocolate)

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Apologies if these have already been mentioned:

Cradle Of Filth: 'Temptation' (Heaven 17)

The Sisters Of Mercy: 'Emma' (Hot Chocolate)

 

I need to hear those!

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Umbrella

CHOCOLATE STARFISH - You're So Vain

I, NAPOLEON - Everytime I See Your Picture

BAUHAUS - Ziggy Stardust (I kind of mentioned it upthread but I neglected to mention the song title)

ROUGH CUTT - Piece of My Heart

CHEAP TRICK - Ain't That a Shame

PAT BENATAR - Wuthering Heights (hated Kate Bush's version but Pat's gives me chills)

PAT BENATAR - Rated X (Nick Gilder)

WRATHCHILD - Alright With The Boyz

JOAN JETT - Make Believe

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

 

Not many of those qualify as Hard Rock... we'll be on to some of Graveworm's jolly renditions of pop classics soon... :whistle:

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

Not many of those qualify as Hard Rock... we'll be on to some of Graveworm's jolly renditions of pop classics soon... :whistle:

My thoughts exactly. But I haven't contributed myself, so I was keeping my mouth shut.

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

Not many of those qualify as Hard Rock... we'll be on to some of Graveworm's jolly renditions of pop classics soon... :whistle:

My thoughts exactly. But I haven't contributed myself, so I was keeping my mouth shut.

 

 

...although I like metal covers of pop songs too. If it's a good pop tune and someone wants to add some nice heavy guitar to it, that's fine by me. :D

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

 

Not many of those qualify as Hard Rock... we'll be on to some of Graveworm's jolly renditions of pop classics soon... :whistle:

 

 

So I can't include anything that Atrocity may have done? 'The Sun Always Shines On TV', for example? :)

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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)

 

I would love to hear those! I have the "Unbelieveable" cover on their live Hasta la Vista album, and their Take Me Down To The River CD single has live covers of "Rock 'n' Roll" (Zeppelin), "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (Van Halen), and "Rock Candy" (Montrose) which are all fantastic.

 

Also, I thought Thunder's version of "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis) was really well done. They nail it live.

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Heres some killer Hard Rock, and HEAVY METAL pop covers! . . . .

 

Warmen - Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

 

Call it a guilty pleasure, but I really liked Janet's original "Black Cat." Probably the only song of hers I can stomach because it's got Nuno Bettencourt rocking the riff. ;)

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One of my all time favs, Faster Pussycat - Your So Vain and Gun - Word Up

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Dream Disciples: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics)

Dream Disciples: Atomic (Blondie)

Fish: Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman/Tom Petty)

Cradle Of Filth: The Fire Still Burns (Twisted Sister)

Cradle Of Filth: Devil Woman (Cliff Richard)

Cradle Of Filth: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Warmen: Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

Nightwish: Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore)

 

Not many of those qualify as Hard Rock... we'll be on to some of Graveworm's jolly renditions of pop classics soon... :whistle:

 

 

So I can't include anything that Atrocity may have done? 'The Sun Always Shines On TV', for example? :)

 

 

I'd say go for it (as you already have ;)). If only the thread had been "Rock and Metal Covers of Pop Songs", as I love both. I'd love to hear a Death Metal version of 'Firestarter', that would be cool...

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A few more that come to mind, courtesy of Mr. Russ Ballard:

 

- Uriah Heep's version of "On The Rebound" (from the Abominog album)

 

- Rainbow's cover of "Since You Been Gone" (from Down To Earth)

 

I'd include Ace Frehley's cover of "New York Groove" (originally done by Ballard's band Hello), but I'm not sure even Ace's version counts as "hard rock," since it's only got a couple power chords in the chorus to qualify it. ;)

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Bang Tango - 20th Century Boy

Queensryche - Scarborough Fair

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How about Adrenaline Mob's version of Duran Duran's "Come Undone"? I think its pretty cool.

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