Greatest Cover version

jimmyhillsfanclub

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following on from the recent posts in the "current listening" thread......

What....In your humble opinion.....is the greatest cover version?

a few to start things off....

The Clash - I fought the law.
Happy Mondays - Step On
Eric Clapton - I shot the Sheriff
The Specials - Maggies Farm
 

Malaka

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You Really Got Me: Van Halen
Money Money: Billy Idol
You Were Always on my Mind: Pet Shop Boys
My Way: Sid Vicious
All Along the Watchtower; Hendrix
 

clint van damme

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Hurt - Johnny Cash
Dancing in the dark - Hot Chip
You ready now - Slaughter and the dogs
Born to run - Frankie goes to Hollywood
This is how it feels - Carter USM
Kiss - Age of chance

To name but a few. Once heard a cover of Talking Heads Once in a lifetime by a lady playing a harp which was brilliant but I've never been able to track it down.
 

Grendel

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Gillan did s couple of howlers

Looking for trouble
Just enough for the City
 

bringbackrattles

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Mr Tambourine Man- The Byrds. Original Dylan. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself- White Stripes. Original Dusty Springfield. Whisky In The Jar - Metallica. Original Thin Lizzy.
 

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Mr Tambourine Man- The Byrds. Original Dylan. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself- White Stripes. Original Dusty Springfield. Whisky In The Jar - Metallica. Original Thin Lizzy.
I think Whisky in the Jar is a traditional Irish song that Thin Lizzy covered
 

skybluetony176

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I was always a fan of U2’s cover of unchained melody.

Jesus don’t want me for a sunbeam of the Nirvana unplugged album is probably my favourite though.
 

pastythegreat

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Jimmy Hendrix - All along the watchtower.
Or
Oasis - Helter Skelter

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Gazolba

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BBC says 'outside the UK'
"Here Comes My Baby" - The Jags (turn up the volume!)
 

Gazolba

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BBC says 'outside the UK'
Here's another fantasic cover of "Here Comes My Baby" - The Mavericks.
Great video too.
 

xcraigx

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Deftones - Simple Man
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Johnny Cash - Hurt

Hurt is my overall favourite, fantastically emotional video too.
 
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Houchens Head

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Gary Jules - Mad World. Totally different from the original by Tears for Fears. Brilliant.
 

Alan Dugdales Moustache

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Walk on by (long version ) The Stranglers
 
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Me and my mates rendition of Vengaboys - We like to party, Magaluf 2006