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What are your favorite song re-makes?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    These days you hear so many remakes and most of them I don't really like all that much. However, every once and awhile, I hear one that I like.

    What are some of your favorites?

    Here's one I recently heard. I really liked the original version as a kid but I gotta tell ya, I really like the remake by Sugarland. Here it is on YT.

    Originally cut by Dream Academy in the 80s. Life in a Northern Town.

    [youtube]VLGt_c0noTA&feature=related[/youtube]
     
  2. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    This is one of my favorites just because it's such a drastic departure from the original.

    [youtube]c745E7T_Wvg[/youtube]
     
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I got nothing on that one. Embedding Disabled.
     
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I Set My Friend's on Fire's re-make of Soulja-boy
     
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Just checked it out on YT. Yeah, it is pretty different. Listened to Outkast version as well.
     
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    VH

    "You Really Got Me"

    "Pretty Woman"

    Well, for that matter a lot of the VH catalog.
     
  8. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    Nirvana: The Man Who Sold the World (Original Artist: David Bowie) Flat out tops for me.
    [youtube]209ArurxVG4[/youtube]

    311: Lovesong (Original Artist: The Cure).
    [youtube]mZqEqypU4cs[/youtube]

    Quiet Riot: Cum on Feel the Noize (Original Artist: Slade)
    [youtube]fG6g3QeSVZI[/youtube]

    RunDMC/Aerosmith: Walk This Way (Orignal Artist: Just Aerosmith)
    [youtube]NmDzKR7Rfx8[/youtube]
     
  9. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Killing Me Softly - Fugees
    Turn the Beat Around - Gloria Estefan
    The Rose - Westlife
     
  10. L-O-Jete

    L-O-Jete Active Member

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    All along the Watchtower - James Marshall Hendrix/Bob Dylan
    The Deftones have a cool cover of a Sade song.
    I must find my burned "covers" CD...
    Radiohead - Nobody does it better (sexiest song ever written)
    Tool - No Quarter
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Little wing
    George Thorogood - One Bourbon, one scotch one beer.
    Nothing compares 2 u - Sinead O'connor
    There's too many.
     
  11. Rampage

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    [youtube]4N3N1MlvVc4[/youtube]
     
  12. Jon88

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    Thank you
     
  13. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    [youtube]Ka_sHy9cVH0[/youtube]
     
  14. L-O-Jete

    L-O-Jete Active Member

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    You could make a list of only "Hey Joe" covers.
    "Bob Dylan" covers.
    "Whish you were here" covers.
    Pearl Jam loves to cover The Who and does a good job.
     
  15. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Good call!
     
  16. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    "Stormy," by Santana (the original by the Classics IV is great, too, and John Legend used the music for "Save Room.")

    "Baby, Now That I've Found You," by Alison Krauss.
     
  17. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    George Michael (with Elton John) - Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
     
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Van Halen came first to my mind. They did a lot of cover songs and was one of the things that Eddie did not like.

    I think Quiet Riot doing Slade Cover songs did well.

    Also I think Metallica does well doing cover songs....Even after the black album when I hated almost everything they did, I still enjoyed the few cover songs they put out.
     
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    the number 12 looks like you -- My Sharona cover

    [youtube]k8ibUMJDclg[/youtube]
     
  20. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    I have 2.
    1.Joe Diffie remade the Charlie Rich song "Behind Closed Doors"
    2.Echo and the Bunnymen remade the Doors classic,"People are Strange",its off the Lost Boys Soundtrack.Both are great IMO.
     

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