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Initial post: Mar 13, 2013 7:32:12 PM PDT
S. Stalcup says:
NOTE: Anyone saying Witless Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You" tops Dolly's gets a free lesson in Tae Kwan Leep.
(Boot to the head. THWACK!)

Right off the top of my head?
Labi Sifrie's "It Must Be Love" covered by Madness
Gary Glitter's "Do Ya Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Garland Jeffries' "Wild in the Streets" covered by The Circle Jerks
Billy Bragg's "A New England" covered by Too Much Joy
Tom Waits' "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" covered by The Ramones

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 8:55:12 PM PDT
You Really Got Me-Van Halen
Train Kept A Rollin-Aerosmith
Green Manalishi (with the 2 pronged crown)-Judas Priest
All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix Experience
Mistreated-Rainbow

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 9:18:04 PM PDT
R. Schroeder says:
Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 9:41:59 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"That's What I Like About You" originally done by The Romantics, expertly covered by Everlife.
"Last Christmas" by Wham, now covered by The Glee Cast. I heard this covered version only, at department stores during the holidays. Whams versiuon was nowhere to be heard.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 2:42:07 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Queen's ''Crazy Little Thing Called Love'' covered by Dwight Yoakam.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 5:20:25 AM PDT
B L T says:
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Susie Q" (originally performed by Dale Hawkins)
Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee" (originally performed by Roger Miller)
Harry Nilsson - "Everybody's Talkin'" (originally performed by Fred Neil)
Santana - "Black Magic Woman" (originally performed by Fleetwood Mac)
Joe Cocker - "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" (originally performed by The Beatles)
Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe" (originally performed by The Leaves)

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 5:52:38 AM PDT
Chazzzbo says:
Nice call, Hinch...I also think Dwight's take on "Long White Cadillac" gave the Blasters a run for their money

A Day To Remember - "Since You Been Gone" (orig by Kelly Clarkson)
King's X - "Manic Depression" (orig by Jimi Hendrix)
Celldweller - "Tragedy" (orig by Bee Gees)

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 6:38:53 AM PDT
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put a Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)
Robert Plant - Song To the Siren (Tim Buckley)
David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind (Johnny Mathis, Nina Simone)
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Joan Baez, written by Anne Bredon)
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks (Memphis Minnie)

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 6:55:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 14, 2013 7:07:20 AM PDT
Rolf Harris's "Stairway to Heaven" (Led Zeppelin)
Glen Campbell's "It's Only Make Believe" (Conway Twitty)
Laura Branigan, "Turn the Beat Around" (Vikki Sue Robinson)
Laura Branigan, "Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush; the less said about Celine Dion, the better)
Emmylou Harris, "(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie" (Chuck Berry)
Marie Osmond, "Paper Roses" (Anita Bryant)
Jerry Lee Lewis, "Me & Bobbie McGhee" (Janis Joplin)
Carpenters, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Richard Chamberlain. The TV actor. Yes, it's true.)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 3:43:28 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Thanks! 'Crazy Little Thing' feels like it was made for Dwight. Never really liked it by Queen, so I was pleasantly surprised by Dwight's cover. He does a great 'Suspicious Minds' too.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 4:06:38 AM PDT
Steve Vrana says:
UB40's cover of "Red Red Wine" (Neil Diamond).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 4:37:05 AM PDT
Urge Overkill's cover of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (Neil Diamond)

(I like Diamond's version as well, unlike in the case of "Red Red Wine".)

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 11:00:04 AM PDT
Leonard Nimoy ~ "I Walk The Line"
William Shatner ~ "Mr. Tambourine Man"

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 11:13:59 AM PDT
J. Coco says:
"Renegades Of Funk" by Rage Against The Machine, originally recorded by Afrika Bambaataa.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 2:50:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2013 2:51:08 PM PDT
Nazareth - "Love Hurts" (Everly Brothers)

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 3:13:04 PM PDT
JBug says:
Eleanor Rigby - Ray Charles (Beatles)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 12:41:29 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Great pick! I'm not sure I would agree it's better than the original but it's one of THE best covers of a Beatles song.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 3:17:37 AM PDT
One too many mornings - The Beau Brummels - Bob Dylan original.
Got My mind set on you - George Harrison- Originally performed by James Ray.
No Other Baby - Paul McCartney - Original by Dickie Bishop and the Sidekicks ( One of Paul's best performances)
Dream a little dream of me - The Great Mama Cass - original recording by Ozzie Nelson!

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 8:14:57 AM PDT
gusula says:
Johnny Cash reworking Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt."

Next...

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 8:35:24 AM PDT
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Posted on Mar 16, 2013 8:56:38 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
My favorite version of "Ring of Fire" is the live one by Wall of Voodoo
I'm not sure if I'd say it's better than Hendrix's version, but Nick Cave's "Hey Joe" puts a wonderful sinister spin on it.
And while I love the Stone's original of "2000 Light years from Home", I like Sky Cries Mary's version even better.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 9:09:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2013 4:55:03 PM PDT
Walk On By - Stranglers (Burt Bacharach)
Supernatural Thing - Siouxsie/Banshees (Ben E. King)
Sweet Soul Music - The Jam (Arthur Conley)
Doesn't Make It Alright - Stiff Little Fingers (Specials)
Come As You Are - Southern Culture On The Skids (Kurt Cobain)
Eight Miles High - Husker Du (Byrds)

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 9:38:34 AM PDT
B L T says:
Neil Young - "Oh, Lonesome Me" (Don Gibson)
Talking Heads - "Take Me To The River" - (Al Green)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell)
Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy" (written by Lincoln Chase performed by LaVern Baker in 1956)

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 9:52:54 AM PDT
Rob says:
People- "I Love You" (The Zombies)

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 10:39:52 AM PDT
"First I Look At the Purse" J Giels cover of the Contours song.
"All Along the Watch Tower" Jimi, enough said.
John
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