I have a love hate relationship with Cover Songs. I think I might just be a love hate type of person. I am not really into GREY areas. Back to Cover Songs – why would you want to mess with the original. But sometimes (rarely) the cover is AWESOME! It makes you love the original more. It is even possible that it makes you feel something that you didn’t notice the first time.
I salute you awesome cover songs. Your are few and far between.
*no Leonard Cohen Covers will be allowed on this list EVER – AMEN!*
Here are a selection of Cover Songs that are rad and count in this I know it’s not the original but it is still awesome category.
NIN – Hurt COVER: Johnny Cash
Nothing Compares 2 U – Written by Prince – Made popular by Sinead O’Connor – COVER by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
WOAH song INCEPTION!
All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan COVER – Jimi Hendrix
(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me – Dionne Warwick – COVER Naked Eyes
Not all cover songs are created equal. There are some that bring SHAME down upon the original. They make my ears bleed and make me stabby. ENJOY!
California Girls – Beach Boys – TERRIBLE COVER by David Lee Roth
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle TERRIBLE COVER – The one from that Movie
Are you even kidding me with this one. Watch the original WATCH IT.
I Love Rock and Roll – The Arrows – THEN covered by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (awesome sauce) – TERRIBLE COVER Britney Spears.
It’s Britney, bitch.
How do you feel about cover songs? Which are your favorites? Do you have any that make you want to stick forks in your ears?
Let me know in the comments below!