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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Let Me Entertain You

Songs (& movies) are constantly revamped & covered.
Sometimes, I prefer covers (eg Placebo with Kate Nash's 'Running Up That Hill').

Sugababes & Girls Aloud vs DMC & Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way'.
The song was originally released in 1975 solely by Aerosmith.

[I linked each version for you]

Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud (2007)

Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud version

Aeromsith vs. DMC (1986)

Aerosmith vs. DMC version

Wikipedia states:
"#2 on its list of 'Worst Ever Cover Songs'. "

Which version do you prefer??

Should songs be covered??



Songy said...

I'll have to vote for the original.
maybe I'm just a little too old for sugababes and girls aloud. :)

lara said...

I'M not sure if songs should be covered, sometimes I like it but sometimes I think "Why?", if oyu know what I mean ;)?

CoutureCarrie said...

I think covers are okay; especially when the song is super old and needs to be reinvented. Sampling is good too!!


yiqin; said...

Songs that are covered are better than movie remakes..

blue hearts said...

I love placebo's cover of running up that hill. I also like playradioplays! version of Mr.Brightside.

Covers are more popular than ever and its cool when you even find R.E.M and Radiohead along with many more getting in on the act.

Thanks so much for the "gossip girl" comment & reading the adventures of Oliver and Bex.

Nita-Karoliina said...

you can see my tattoo a bit in this post

rain, that freaking rain

thats the headline, just scroll down that first page :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

I've always been a fan of Girls Aloud. I wish I could get their DVD's here... :(

Yes, the boots are amazingly comfortable, the first thing I noticed when trying on my first pair. :)

lonnie love said...

Thank you so much for the comment.

We have a radio station that only plays covers at lunch. I'm shocked so many bands doing covers from other bands.

Anonymous said...

I don't know... Sometimes covers are better than the originals.
But this is not the case. I prefer the Aerosmith version :D

Rock on!

btw, I've linked you too :)

Sydney Speel said...

found your blog and really love it!

i mean, we've got to link!

we share the same name :)

Susanna-Cole said...

I think it's fine is songs are covered sometimes, because sometimes I've ended up liking the covers better than the orginial! :)

Also thanks for the birthday wishes on my blog, I had a good birthday, thank you! :)

Ariella said...

Hm, I do prefer originals, as a lot of cover versions tend to be rather bad. Anyway, also some covers are excellent, but that is rare.

Eelie said...

I'm a fan of originals but some artists/bands can make a rather interesting spin on a song. You have a very lovely tast in music hehe

Jenny H. said...

ohh yeah that could be hard.
but these are just my regular jeans that i cuffed myself.... so there is still hope!

molly said...

i think people should only cover songs if they plan to bring something new to the table
if not, whats the point?

autumn said...

i would definitely prefer the original ones. but still depends. hehe.