Monday, June 25, 2012

Best Cover Songs of all time. At least by Samoasoftball standards.

10. I need love by Luka Bloom. Original by LL Cool J.
9. Ryan Adams doing Wasted Dreams by Iron Maiden.
8. My world is empty without you. By the Afghan Whigs. Original The Supremes.
7. Gary Jules rendition of Mad World. Tears for Fears cover.
6. Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles. Simon and Garfunkel tune.
5. America by YES. Two Simon and Garfunkels in a row.
4. Wish you were here. By Widespread Panic. Gutsy to take on Pink Floyd classic.
3. Johnny Cash does Trent Reznor song Hurt. And Johnny wears this song.
2. Baker Street done by the Foo Fighters. Gerry Rafferty did the original but I like the hard take that the Fighters bring.
1. To sir with love by Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant. From the movie with the same name. Done at a Bill Clinton inaugural ball.


skippy said...

Nice line up of somewhat not-oft heard tunes, Richard. Not very many folks know of Yes' version of America (dating back to the glorious age of vinyl in 1972 and 1975), and one of my favorites that's good to see mixed in between the rest.

Some good choices and fond thoughts here of those younger days-- before the music scene dried up and died, the same place we'll all end up someday.

Thanks for the memories. Those were good days.

samoasoftball said...

Skippy: I love Yes! Music today is morphing. Lots of good alternative stuff out there.

rick mitchell said...

How about the Eagles/Hotel California?

samoasoftball said...

Rick: You know I can't stand the eagles!

Julie Timmons said...

Good choices, especially 2 and 3.