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    Dire Straits for me. I've always loved that song.

    The Beatles- With A Little Help From My Friends
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBDF04fQKtQ[/YOUTUBE]


    Joe Cocker's cover
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xJWxPE8G2c[/YOUTUBE]

    I've always loved Cocker's version better.
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    Jimmy Cliff's original "Trapped":

    [youtube]fRge7lXu56E[/youtube]

    Bruce Springsteen's cover of "Trapped":

    [youtube]K2eE9H7Nzww[/youtube]

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    Joe Cocker & Jimmy Cliff.

    Nine Inch Nail's original version of Hurt:
    YouTube - Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

    Or Johnny Cash's cover:
    YouTube - Johnny Cash - 'Hurt"

    Edit: I fail at embedding. Have some links instead.

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    i like the johnny cash cover best...his voice at that point in his life was *perfect* for that song.

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    original -- prince
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftYkTKrh8h0&feature=related[/youtube]

    or

    cover -- sinead o'connor
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0[/youtube]
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeraGemini View Post
    Nine Inch Nail's original version of Hurt:
    YouTube - Nine Inch Nails - Hurt

    Or Johnny Cash's cover:
    YouTube - Johnny Cash - 'Hurt"

    Edit: I fail at embedding. Have some links instead.
    Johnny Cash did some awesome covers. There's a great acoustic version he did of U2's "One" out there somewhere.... brilliant. Always makes me cry. Just Johnny and a guitar. Nothing else. No fancy additions, no vocal acrobatics... just a man and the lyrics. Cuts right through to your soul.

    (Sorry - at work, can't access You Tube)

    Also: Chris Isaak's Wicked Game v HIM's version. Love HIM's version so much, and it's become such an iconic song that they do in every single live show that you tend to forget it's not their song originally.

    Love Bowie's China Girl over Iggy. Soft Cell over Gloria thingy (although the Living End's cover of that song is pretty good too!). Sinead over Prince.

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    Mad World by Tears for Fears - 1982

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBJePxdPX3Y[/YOUTUBE]


    or Mad World by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews for the film Donnie Darko

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4[/YOUTUBE]
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    I loved the Tears for Fears version when I was growing up, but there is something very haunting about the Gary Jules version, so I'll go with that one.

    Ednaswap - Torn (1995)

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BGB2X0l9CU&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]

    The Natalie Imbruglia cover (1997)

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEUrw3b85r4[/YOUTUBE]

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    Ednaswap version. I like the rawer, less produced feel. (I didn't even know that one was a cover.)

    Sassiness: I really like the HIM cover of "Wicked Game" too, especially the 666 remix, but I can't say I prefer it to the original. I think they're equal.

    Sexyback - Justin Timberlake original:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gOHvDP_vCs[/youtube]

    Or Rivethead's rocking version:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk0V7n9Q8f0[/youtube]

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeraGemini View Post
    Sassiness: I really like the HIM cover of "Wicked Game" too, especially the 666 remix, but I can't say I prefer it to the original. I think they're equal.
    They're very different takes on it. Isaak's original is very plaintive and haunting, whereas HIM's rocks out a bit harder and is bit more.... I dunno how to describe it - forcefully frustrated??

    HIM also have a great cover of Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper on Greatest Love Songs vol 666. Slowed it down and got in a female vocalist to turn it into a duet. Not sure if I like it more than the original.... depends on my mood. Sometimes I prefer BOC, othertimes I prefer HIM's take on it.

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    This is a great example of how to remake a classic.


    Procol Hocum-Original Version-Whiter Shade of Pale
    YouTube - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum


    Annie Lennox Remake

    YouTube - Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

    PS forgive me I also suck at embedding.

    I love both versions

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    To embed a video, copy and paste the url into the message box, then highlight it and click on the Youtube button at the top of the message box. (You can't do this in quick reply, you have to use Go Advanced).

    My contribution:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvO6JHfTTxY[/youtube]

    (sorry, can't find any videos that don't forbid embedding)
    or

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDXgKIpJyIk[/youtube]

    The original song was one of my favorites as a kid. It's one of the few songs I can sing perfectly acapella. I think the Amy Winehouse version is good too.

    For everyone else:
    Johnny Cash for Hurt
    Gary Jules for Mad World
    Rivethead for SexyBack - never heard it before, liked it
    Last edited by Doctora Pepper; April 23rd, 2010 at 06:51 PM.

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    And it's now time for two classics:
    Knocking on Heaven's Door

    Dylan:
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9g8Iv0W_4E[/YOUTUBE]

    (finding the original dylan version on youtube took me forever)

    or G&R:

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw6bbTxbTds[/YOUTUBE]

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    You know who does a really good version of Knocking on Heaven's Door.

    Randy Crawford. And Axl should stick to what he knows for reals.

    YouTube - Randy Crawford - Knocking on heavens door

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    Procol Harum for A Whiter Shade of Pale, GnR for Knocking on Heaven's Door. (I like their version of Sympathy for the Devil, too, so shoot me.)

    Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun:
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSkyEyBczU[/YOUTUBE]

    Or Peter Frampton's instrumental version:
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZGkRtr3Yxg[/YOUTUBE]

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    David Bowies Fame.

    The Original

    YouTube - David Bowie - Fame



    Duran Duran's version reeeeal early 80's. They actually pulled this one off and did a great job on it.
    YouTube - DURAN DURAN FAME

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