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Human Nature - David Mead (original: Michael Jackson)


I have an entire playlist of covers, I love them so much, especially the ones which border on genre-shifting. Imagine the Cardigans doing Ozzy's "Ironman," for example. The Foo Fighters doing "Baker Street" (original I think is Gerry Rafferty - think 70s.) Letters to Cleo on Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams". Everclear doing the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now" (that takes some balls.) And of course, the Ben Folds version of Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes" (I hope I have the original right), because Ben Folds is so good at doing stuff like that with a straight face.


Oh my god! This is exactly the kind of distraction I need 3 weeks before I leave my job. Some favourites are:

Nouvelle Vague "Love will tear us apart"
Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy"
Softcell "Tainted Love"
Johnny Cash "Hurt"
Captain and Tennille "Love will keep us together"
Chaka Khan "I Feel for You"
Mark Ronson "Just" (a recent and very guilty pleasure)
Stevie Wonder "We can work it out" (amazing since I hate the Beatles)
Talking Heads "Take me to the River"

I also need to see your Sleater-Kinney and raise you the Lunachicks cover of More than a Feeling. Amazing.

And on the subject of worst covers (were we?) I put forward David Hasselhoff's cover of "Hooked on a Feeling". Although life in Eastern Europe would never have been the same without it.


Check out Sonic Youth's cover of The Carpenters' "Superstar" (featured on the Juno soundtrack): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRiyN_Zn5L8


first off, i do love me some johnny cash covers.
but i gotta say my all-time fav. cover is Quasi doing Prince's "take me with you."
who doesn't love to roll down the windows and speed through town whilst janet weiss rocks a heart on?

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