View Full Version : What artist should cover which song?!

Gonzo Hates Me!
Nov 18th, 2002, 02:56 AM
I would really like to hear Fiona Apple sing my favorite song ever, "At Last" by Etta James

Nov 18th, 2002, 11:33 AM
LeAnn Rimes could cover any song and make a good job of it. Unchained Melody has always been sung poorly, then i heard LeAnn's version........WOW!

Nov 18th, 2002, 11:49 AM
atomic kitten should never ever cover any blondie song. ooops... it already happened :fiery:

Nov 18th, 2002, 11:51 AM
lol LeAnn does have a great voice.

I don't know about who should cover what song, but why is "Long and Winding Road" suddenly being covered to death? Corrs did it last year, now Gareth Gates did it...

Nov 18th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Sheryl Crow should do "I love rock n roll" by joan jett

Nov 18th, 2002, 02:06 PM
I don't like covers. try to be creative and make a new song.

Nov 18th, 2002, 03:37 PM
I would like to cover "Children of the Revolution" myself. One day.

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 03:42 PM
I tell you, 99% of all covers are rubbish. Guys like Puff Daddy, sorry P. Diddy are beeing called songwriters/Producers? what exactly has he ever done by himself? He just steal some 80's songs and add a rap to it. Same goes for my man Will Smith, sorry he's a useless musician. Boyzone, Atomic Kitten, Mase( good that he retired) A*Teens, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy and all those other artists that cannot make their own music. The music industry has sunk very low. The meaning with music is that it should develope and that people should come up with new ideas, new music and new songs, not just reapeat something that has already been said.

Nov 18th, 2002, 06:52 PM
Mase( good that he retired)

Not Impressed:rolleyes:

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:21 PM
Kisha, don't tell me you liked Mase, he was among the worst rappers out there.

Nov 18th, 2002, 07:24 PM
I agree with irma, although some covers can be nice (I loved Uptown girl by westlife :o). It's funny sometimes to hear 3 or 4 versions of a song. I know 3 versions of Do you know where you're going to, and I have them all 3 on Kazaa, just for fun I play them behind each other sometimes ;)

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:28 PM
For me it's only Billy Joel :-)

Nov 18th, 2002, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
I would really like to hear Fiona Apple sing my favorite song ever, "At Last" by Etta James

I think Celine Dion covered "At Last." It's one of my favorites too. I also liked Fiona Apple's version of "Across the Universe."

Master Lu
Nov 18th, 2002, 08:22 PM
I very much like Sarah Brightman covers. For example, I love Dido, but I like Brightman's version of 'Here with me' much better. Same with Hooverphonic's 'Eden' and that says a hella lot since I'm a huge Hooverphonic fan. Then you have songs like Queen's 'Who wants to live forever' which I don't like at all in the original form, while Sarah's version is one of my all time favorites.
I haven't heard the original 'Dust in the Wind' yet, but I love Sarah's version.

Anyway, you got the point. lol

EDIT: I just heard the original 'Dust in the Wind' and, yet again, I like Sarah's version much better. I guess it's her voice that does it in combination with the general 'ethernalness' (is that a word?!) if you know what I mean.

Nov 18th, 2002, 08:39 PM
Lol - i thought he was cute Nick.

i liked him on Brandys song:cool:

Gonzo Hates Me!
Nov 18th, 2002, 08:59 PM
I love Fiona's Across the Universe cover!!! Fiona has done many covers. I just think she could cover At Last because she possesses the kind of emotion needed for the song to make it sound sincere.

Many people have covered At Last! I have many covers of it on my computer. It is Christina Aguilera's favorite song to sing, and she finally put it on her latest CD I think.

Nov 19th, 2002, 12:36 AM
I like covers, but I think pop stars and rappers should be banned from doing them. Any offenses and they should be forced to listen to Celine Dion covering Aqua's "Barbie Girl" for the rest of their lives.

Nov 19th, 2002, 06:19 AM
Celine Dion should cover Michael Jacksonīs "Beat it"!!!

Nov 19th, 2002, 06:47 AM
I don't like covers. try to be creative and make a new song.

Nov 19th, 2002, 12:43 PM
If it sells people can do what they like, Gareth Gates is rubbish, but he's better off than any of us will ever be

Nov 19th, 2002, 01:44 PM
There is one rule for pop stars who choose to do covers: Make your version better than the original or don't do them at all.

For the record, I thought Whitney Houston blew Dolly Parton's version of "I Will Always Love You" out of the water.

Nov 19th, 2002, 01:50 PM
And if anyone has heard 'Unchained Melody' by LeAnn Rimes,.........

Sure alot of covers are pants, but hey, they make money big time, they don't care

Nov 19th, 2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by disposablehero
I don't like covers. try to be creative and make a new song.

lmao ;-)

Nov 19th, 2002, 01:56 PM
I don't like Dixie Chicks' version of "Landslide." May Stevie Nicks forgive them.

Sarah Mclachlan's version of "Blackbird" really pleases me. *smile*

Nov 19th, 2002, 02:06 PM
I'd like to hear Tori Amos cover This Woman's Work..I'd like to hear PJ Harvey cover Blondie's One Way or Another or Heart's Magic Man..*sigh*...and I loved Thom Yorke's cover of Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better..

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 03:13 PM
Marilyn Manson did "Sweet Dreams" so well that it's their song now to most people. Btw, Hurley, the Eurythmic's version sucks. I don't care what you say.

Nine Inch Nails' cover of Joy Division's "Dead Souls" was incredible too. Trent also covered Gary Numan's "Metal" and did a good job.

Anyway, some hard rock/ metal outfit should really cover Banarama's "Venus". It would be gold!

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 03:16 PM
I wouldn't say Eurithmic's sweet dreams suck, but MM's version is indeed way better.

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 03:24 PM
Well, it doesn't *suck*, but it's entirely the wrong idea, IMO. Hurley thinks the Eurythmic's version the is like, the best song ever, and that's just not so.

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 03:31 PM
I agree, lyrics and music just don't fit in the eurythmic's version.

Btw I don't agree with the "covers are not orginal" opinion. True, covers made just to appear in the charts are mostly dumb and lack total originality, but covers made by artist who have a lot of their own songs, can be very good and very original.

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 03:59 PM
I hope u don't think his version of Tainted love was better too.

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:05 PM
No, I'm not a big fan of their "Tainted Love" cover. What that song needs is much, much heavier bass, and more dominant guitars. It's too soft. The idea was right, but the execution is wrong. It hints at the direction it should've gone in.

Although, I hate the original "Tainted Love" too, so I couldn't tell you which I prefer.

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:09 PM
Pffft the original Tainted love was great. MM's version was not too bad either, but soft cell's was way better.

KL, are you a metal fan by any chance? *wink*

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:11 PM
Actually, Softcell's version was not the first, but undoubtly the best.

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:14 PM
Yep nn#2, you're right, my mistake. But I don't even know the orginal version.

Nov 19th, 2002, 04:15 PM
I LOVE all versions of Tainted Love!

The Cure, Soft Cell and Marylin Manson though the latest is my least favourite.

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:17 PM
Have The Cure done tainted love??????? *the crow with mouth wide open*

King Lindsay
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:19 PM
A metal fan? Ehhh, I consider myself a rock'n'roll fan. I like some metal artists ... but only the inspired stuff. Mindless screaming like Pantera or SoulFly or whatever does nothing for me.

Nov 19th, 2002, 04:23 PM
Well that's what my Kazaa song says (rare extended remix). If you're interested i can send it to you. But later cos i have to depart now!

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 04:25 PM
Err okay *big smile*