We've Got You Covered
Here are a few of my favorite covers:
- Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground, covered by Aloe Blacc.
- Redemption Song by Bob Marley, covered by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros.
- You Shook Me by Willie Dixon, covered by Led Zeppelin.
- One More Cup of Coffee by Bob Dylan, covered by White Stripes.
- Take Me to the River by Al Green, covered by Talking Heads.
- The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, covered by Nirvana.
- Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, covered by Nouvelle Vague.
- Cupid by Sam Cooke, covered by Amy Winehouse.
- China Girl by Iggy Pop, covered by David Bowie.
Okay, this is kind of cheating since the song was co-written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, but Pop recorded it first.
- Tainted Love by Gloria Jones*, covered by Soft Cell.
*Not available in the DPL catalog. Ask for it via Request It or give it a listen on YouTube.
And one cover that I will never like as much as the original: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Houston's version is more famous but I much prefer the quiet, country original by Dolly Parton.
I want more, tell me your favorite covers.
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