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Song remakes which are radically different to their originals


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Posted on May 25, 2012 8:31:51 PM PDT
mikespace says:
Ghost's (Swedish metal group) version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" is actually terrifying, which is about as different from the original as you can get.

I forget the sludge metal group that covered "Aubrey" by Bread and made it sound like the Melvins mixed with Black Sabbath on 1/2 speed. Talk about taking a gentle song and making it ungodly heavy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012 11:11:07 PM PDT
Sparklicious says:
The group's name is Ub40

Posted on May 25, 2012 11:28:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2012 11:33:21 PM PDT
Sparklicious says:
Remakes lets see

Higher Ground
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
orginally recorded by Stevie Wonder

I Feel For You
Chaka Khan
orginally recorded by Prince

Lady Marmalde
Lil Kim, Mya, Pink and Christina Aguilera
orginally recorded by Patti Labella and Labelle

Careless Whisper
Seether
orginally recorded by Wham

I'm Your Boogie Man
Rob Zombie
orginally recorded by KC and The Sunshine Band

All This Love
Patti Labelle
orginally recorded by Debarge

I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
orginally recorded by Dolly Parton

Superstar
Luther Vandross (r.i.p)
orginally recorded by The Carperters

Walk On By
Issac Hayes (r.i.p)
orginally recorded by Dionne Warwick

You Belong To Me
Michael McDonald featuring Chaka Khan
orginally recorded by Carly Simon

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 1:23:22 AM PDT
J. Hand says:
I think I heard once that the name UB40 came from an form to receive unemployment compensation in the UK. Can someone confirm?

And how could anyone forget the stumbling kid with the serious wine buzz on the Red, Red Wine video?

As to remakes in general- I remember how stunned I was when I first began hearing the blues and learning that most of the songs from my favorite bands were actually done by someone else long before. Then I realized almost no guitar chops were original and people were playing like that before the term rock and roll was known.

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:25:02 AM PDT
J. Hand says:
Oh- Seasons in the Sun as done by Terry Jacks originally and then later twisted to induce serious grins by the band Too Much Joy on Son of Sam I Am.

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:45:34 AM PDT
Chris Kaiser says:
Gamma Ray's remake of It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys.

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:19:25 AM PDT
GoodEnuff says:
American Pie by Madonna original by Don McClean

All the Man that I Need by Whitney Houston original by Sister Sledge

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:25:15 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
Pet Shop Boys' mid-tempo dance version of the Elvis Presley ballad "Always on my Mind"....as different as it gets!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:27:26 AM PDT
BigBadAzz says:
@J. Hand

re:I think I heard once that the name UB40 came from an form to receive unemployment compensation in the UK. Can someone confirm?

That's correct :)

Posted on May 26, 2012 11:12:23 AM PDT
Since "Here Comes the Sun" was mentioned, how about Richie Havens's version, which is a little more folky than the Beatles?

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 10:12:18 AM PDT
Sparklicious says:
Yes in other words Elvis didn't invent Rock-n-Roll!

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 8:05:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 27, 2012 8:08:58 PM PDT
Ken says:
On his American Recordings-The Man Comes Around album, Johnny Cash did a version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that's so stripped-down that it doesn't sound anything at all like the original. Whereas Simon and Garfunkel started out with just piano and gradually added instruments and strings until the end of the song, Johnny's version is just him playing his guitar and singing. It doesn't matter--I like Johnny's version of the song as much as I like Simon & Garfunkel's original. And on Hell Freezes Over, the Eagles did a live version of their classic song "Hotel California" that's radically different from their pop-chart-topping studio version. Whereas the original featured Don Henley practically screaming out the lyrics while Don Felder and Joe Walsh alternated on lead guitar, the Hell Freezes Over version is a mellower acoustic version. Henley still sings well, but to me, "Hotel California" doesn't sound quite as good unplugged.
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