Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Ten of my favourite cover songs

Have you ever thought how much of the music we hear every single day is actually original? If you exclude all songs that use samples or that are covers you may be surprised to realize that contemporary music, despite being up to date is lying on the secure foundations of music that has established itself. Cover songs are nothing to be ashamed of, even if you happen to be a super star and sometimes they could be the best mean to attract more attention.

I had to narrow down myself to JUST ten of my favourite cover songs as they turned out to be way too many for a single post. Anyways, they have been randomly selected, but all of them are in one way or another significant to me.

Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb (orig. Pink Floyd)

Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus (orig. Depeche Mode)

Jose Gonzales - Teardrop (orig. Massive Attack)

Angelzoom - Crawling (orig. Linkin Park)

Placebo - Running Up That Hill (orig. Kate Bush)

Madonna - Fever (orig. Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell)

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (orig. Nirvana)

Apoptygma Berzerk - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Sinead O'connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (orig. The Family)

Röyksopp - Go With the Flow (orig. Queens of the Stone Age)

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