Thursday, 3 March 2011

10 and 1 - Cover Songs

Alanis: She drive these brotha's crazy, she do it on the daily.

Joining 'Music Video Mayhem' as a new feature this month is '10 and 1.' "Explain?" you ask. '10 and 1' will take a theme, present ten excellent tracks for your entertainment and then give you one real crappy one. Just to bring you back down to earth, you know? It's as simple as that. Please don't ask for any further explanation. Seriously.

So today, we're looking at cover songs, a genre of its own these days that we touch on every now and then but haven't given a dedicated post to. I recently heard Sara Bareilles' amazing cover of Coldplay's 'Yellow' and since then I've had covers on the brain, so here's ten of my favourites plus one song that should never, ever be covered.

THE 10:

Sara Bareilles - Yellow
originally by Coldplay

Johnny Cash - Hurt
originally by Nine Inch Nails

Alanis Morissette - My Humps
originally by Black Eyed Peas

Florence + The Machine - Postcards From Italy
originally by Beirut

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
originally by David Bowie

The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
made famous by Roberta Flack

Amanda Palmer - I Will Follow You Into the Dark
originally by Death Cab For Cutie

Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
originally by The Zutons

Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
originally by Leonard Cohen

Pearl Jam - Keep On Rockin' In The Free World
originally by Neil Young

And 1:
Madonna - American Pie
originally by Don McLean

Ten amazing cover song and one of the worst we've ever heard. What are your own personal favourites? 

1 comment:

  1. Clare Bowditch did a fantastic cover of My Happiness for Like a Version. And Missing by Simply Red, Glorybox by Powderfinger, Boys in Town by grinners, boys of summer by ataris And my fave Hallelujah is Jeff Buckley...though that kid from that show did a pretty good job too!


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