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Best Cover Song#26
Posted: 1/21/15 at 3:34am
"Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler (originally sung by Sheena Easton) "

She was like the fifth to sing that song, I believe (Sheena, I mean...) It got around before Bette became identified with it.
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Best Cover Song#27
Posted: 1/21/15 at 7:19am
"You Can't Hurry Love" - Phil Collins

"A House Is Not A Home" - Luther Vandross

"Superstar" - Luther Vandross
Updated On: 1/21/15 at 07:19 AM
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Best Cover Song#28
Posted: 1/21/15 at 8:12am
KD Lang's cover of Crying.

And total agreement with comment earlier in the thread about every cover by Eva Cassidy.
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Best Cover Song#29
Posted: 1/21/15 at 8:18am
En Vogue-Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Cynthia Manley/Boystown Gang-Remember Me/Ain't No Mountain High Enough Suite, Communards-Never Can Say Goodbye
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Best Cover Song#30
Posted: 1/21/15 at 10:06am
"Selling more units doesn't make it better. If they ranked their top 50, and someone isn't listed, perhaps they just didn't make the cut?"

I think Eric knows I'm just razzing him. It is true that Dionne's version is better produced, but I don't think they put as much effort into Cilla's version because she was an unknown who was friends with the Beatles. But it was that song that shot Cilla to fame. (Or at least that's what the BBC miniseries told me).
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Best Cover Song#31
Posted: 1/21/15 at 10:16am
"She was like the fifth to sing that song, I believe (Sheena, I mean...) It got around before Bette became identified with it."

Roger Whitaker, Gladys Knight and Garry Morris also released versions which didn't gain much attention. (With Easton, that made four different genres the song was targeted to).

Bette Midler released the song in 1988 in connection with the Beaches movie and people stood up and took notice of the song.

Then Patti LuPone sang it on her tv show and people sat back down again.

Even though I think The Rose should be Midler's signature song, an argument can be made that Wind Beneath My Wings could be her signature song as well.

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Updated On: 1/21/15 at 10:16 AM
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Best Cover Song#32
Posted: 1/21/15 at 10:43am
"And total agreement with comment earlier in the thread about every cover by Eva Cassidy."

Yeah. Her versions have an emotional punch.
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Best Cover Song#33
Posted: 1/21/15 at 10:57am
Somehow I forget Jennifer Holliday's cover of GIVING UP penned by Van McCoy, originally recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips, and popularized by the late Donny Hathaway. Jen recorded it when she was still rather full-figured and possessed a tsunami of a voice. Unfortunately, it was included in one of her least successful albums.
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Best Cover Song#34
Posted: 1/21/15 at 11:29am
Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Best Cover Song#35
Posted: 1/21/15 at 6:42pm
Elton John- Pinball Wizard. It's a hard thing to do to take a bare-bones classic rock song known for its simplicity, remake it as an insane glam-prog fusion, and still make it a huge hit at the peak of the original version's popularity.
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Best Cover Song#36
Posted: 1/21/15 at 6:48pm
What comes to mind at the moment are two live covers.

First, Betty Buckley covering Joni's "River". There really are no words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRbN2sMFek

Also, Bette Midler covered Tom Waits's "Martha" back in the day, most famously on SNL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoiVuk6e5l8
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Best Cover Song#36
Posted: 1/21/15 at 6:48pm
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Updated On: 1/21/15 at 06:48 PM
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Best Cover Song#38
Posted: 1/22/15 at 10:15am
Bette did a lot of great covers. Her version of "Old Cape Cod" never got the attention that it should have. (Did she ever sing it in concert or just record it?) I guess her other "girl singer" songs (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chapel of Love, Miss Otis Regrets) got the attention.
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Best Cover Song#39
Posted: 1/22/15 at 2:47pm
Bette did a lot of great covers.

Still does! See "Waterfalls", from current record.

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Updated On: 1/22/15 at 02:47 PM
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Best Cover Song#40
Posted: 1/22/15 at 7:03pm
Ladies and gentlemen: This is Sturgill Simpson's song 'The Promise'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eWJmN8D820

And this the song it was covering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HI_xFQWiYU
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Best Cover Song#41
Posted: 1/23/15 at 5:53am
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
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Best Cover Song#42
Posted: 1/23/15 at 8:34pm
Glen Hansard does a wonderful cover of Springsteen's "Drive All Night" that I love.
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Best Cover Song#43
Posted: 7/15/20 at 2:00am

Song To The Siren by This Mortal Coil never gets enough love! Such a beautiful take. 

I really like this list: best cover songs, from here to eternity

Updated On: 7/15/20 at 02:00 AM
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Best Cover Song#44
Posted: 7/15/20 at 10:54pm

Some of my faves:

"Give a Little Bit" by Goo Goo Dolls

"It's My Life" by No Doubt 

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

"Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (Thank you, Shrek)

"I'm a Believer" by Smash Mouth (Thanks again, Shrek)

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston 

"Drift Away" by Uncle Kracker

"The First Cut is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow

 

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Best Cover Song#45
Posted: 7/26/20 at 1:47am

I think one the best cover songs is "Turn the page" by Metallica. i actually do like it more than the original.

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Updated On: 7/27/20 at 01:47 AM
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Best Cover Song#46
Posted: 7/26/20 at 8:28am

Believe (Cher) - Adam Lambert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PzQHZLiUPs

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John) - Sara Bareilles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAti8JNmJi8

Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry) - Paul McCartney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS3AIbI8kuk


 

Updated On: 7/26/20 at 08:28 AM
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Best Cover Song#47
Posted: 7/26/20 at 8:51am

Hurt by Johnny Cash.

I also really like Ben Platt's rendition of "Take Me to the Pilot".

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Best Cover Song#48
Posted: 7/26/20 at 2:38pm
Tim Curry's cover songs are love-it-or-hate-it because they're both so scenery-chewing and overproduced (he was, after all, Bob Ezrin's replacement for Alice Cooper as studio mouthpiece). His descending-into-madness performance of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" is iconic to me.
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Best Cover Song#49
Posted: 7/27/20 at 3:24pm

Carly Simon's HURT and NOT A DAY GOES BY...both from her "Torch" album.


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