Tuesday, March 24, 2009

20 Sweet: Cover Songs

Everyone has fallen victim to that one deadly joke. It goes like this:

Person A: (casually singing slightly off-key version of “Don’t Stop Believin’”)
Person B: Hey, who sings that?
Person A: Journey!
Person B: Cool, well, let’s keep it that way.

Sound familiar? Even though Person B may disagree with me, I happen to love hearing how people interpret the songs of other musicians. So if you’re that Person A, I say: keep singing.

That leads us to this week’s theme of 20 sweet cover songs…enjoy, and feel free to post your favorites that I missed!

1. “We Can Work It Out” – Stevie Wonder (Beatles cover)
2. "Hey Ya!"– Obadiah Parker (Outkast cover)
3. “God Put a Smile on Your Face – Mark Ronson feat. the Daptone Horns(Coldplay cover)
4. “Killing Me Softly with His Song” – The Fugees (Roberta Flack cover)
5. "Electric Feel"– Katy Perry (MGMT cover)
6. “Across the Universe” – Rufus Wainwright (Beatles cover)
7. "Naive"– Lily Allen (The Kooks cover)
8. “Doctor My Eyes” – Jackson 5 (Jackson Browne cover)
9. "Black and Gold" – Adele (Sam Sparro cover)
10. “Sweet Child O' Mine” – Taken by the Trees (Guns N’ Roses cover)
11. “I Will Survive” – Cake (Gloria Gaynor cover)
12. "It's Too Late" – James Morrison (Carole King cover)
13. “All Along the Watchtower” – Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan cover)
14. “Message in a Bottle” – Matisyahu (Police cover)
15. "One Love" – Jason Mraz (Bob Marley cover)
16. “The Boys of Summer” – The Ataris (Don Henley cover)
17. “Seconds” – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (U2 cover)
18. "We Will Become Silhouettes" – The Shins (Postal Service cover)
19. "The Sun Shines Down on Me" – Guster (Daniel Johnston cover)
20. "Let's Get It On" – Jack Black (Marvin Gaye cover)


Anonymous said...

Jack Johnson's Imagine
(John Lennon)

Eva Cassidy does great covers, especially on Live at Blues Alley. Fields of Gold (Sting) is a great one.

This is a great list Sara. Discovered some awesome new music. Thanks.