Get Out The Covers!

I am music buff.  I love music, and I have a eclectic range  … classical, country, classic rock, alternative, 80’s rock ballads, heavy metal, blues, hip hop, rap, indie, pop, R&B, raggae, raggaeton, latino and accoustic etc.  There’s probably not a genre I don’t like … well maybe screamo … I don’t like screamo, but I do quite like bands like Disturbed.  Actually come to think of it I’m also not fond of Jazz and show tunes, I don’t like show tunes!

I’m happy, I listen to music.  I’m sad, I listen to music.  I need inspiration, I listen to music.  I go to sleep, I listen to music (Stingray Spa).  I love how one song can bring you back years, decades –  to a moment in time, just like it were yesterday.

The one thing you wouldn’t find me listening to much of were cover songs.  The original (or at least the version I thought to be “original”) was the version I liked … I didn’t like much deviation … I’m still that way at times. When I go to concert, I like when the artist sings the song as they did on the album, not put on their special concert twist and it sounds nothing like it did when it was recorded.  Like, how can I belt along when you’re going and changing it up on me? lol

I’ve made a list (in no particular order) of some of my favourite cover tunes.  Check ’em out and see if you do too.

1.Artists of Then Now & Forever, Forever Country (John Denver, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9gAXwYZtfk

2. The Killers, Bad Moon Rising (CCR) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7QTCkrD9s

3. Ryan Adams, Wildest Dream (Taylor Swift) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCme_D7pV4

4. Futuristic & Devvon Terrell, Love Yourself (Justin Bieber) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcqmdLwj94Q

5. Willie Nelson, The Scientist (Coldplay) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v525UGbA448

6. Disturbed, Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

7. Jordan McIntosh ft George Canyon, Story of My Life (One Direction) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2PVZgKISjg

8.Michael Buble, Feeking Good (Nina Simone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7NENSbrSl4

9. Usher, Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMEuA7HbiiY&list=PLXnQbf9inlDFXnvEIMikfPOepu4zc2f9I&index=8

10. Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius, Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWH5KxMy2M

11. U2, Yellow (Coldplay) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHdfEtczmWM

12. Josh Turner, Three Wooden Crosses (Randy Travis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2iBFQ1cxU

13. Johnny Cash, Hurt (Nine Inch Nailshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

14. Alexandra Kay, Jolene (Dolly Parton) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeatqoUNwVk

15. Alien Ant Farm, Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDl9ZMfj6aE

16. Boyce Avenue, Wherever You Will Go (The Calling) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw6eD4Z74GQ

17. Tori Amos, Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2c7_vyBSM

18. Darius Rucker, Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4

19. Joe Cocker, With A Little Help From My Friends  (The Beatleshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU

20. Rufus Wainright, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0DKOGco_o

21. Erich Church/Chris Stapleton, The Weight (The Band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOgJBgR0ySA

22. Ingrid Michelson, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2U8_vR3yUI

23. Justin Bieber, Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWdKwYKUe1M

24. Demi Lovato, Take Me To Church (Hozier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysv84KEZXWw

25. Brian Justin, Creep (Radiohead) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8AlxrwhY30

I definitely like covers songs now … My iPod sometimes contains 2/3 versions of one song, because I appreciate what each individual artist brings to their rendition.

What do you think of the list?

Are any new to you that you like?

What are some of your favourites?

Namaste

T xo

~ “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

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