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Happy Music Monday! There are many songs out there where a cover supplanted the original. But there are also song where two versions co-exist, occupying two very different spaces at the same time. That's what Scott's looking at today. Complex? Don't worry, you'll catch on quickly.

Tainted Love Gloria Jones & Marilyn Manson

 

She didn't write it, but Gloria Jones kinda started it off. Marilyn Manson, however, came in after Soft Cell chilled it up and turned a very poppy '60s dance song into, well, something more dark. Kinda the story of America, when you think about it.

But don't think about it, we've got eight more songs to burn through. See you after the jump!

My Way Frank Sinatra & Sid Vicious

 

My Way started as a French pop song then found its way to Paul Anka, of all people! Anka tells the story that he wrote the lyrics with Sinatra in mind, a tough guy looking back at his life. And that's the image that Sid sort of rebelled against with his famous version. Today the two are pretty much forever locked together in a fistfight over who gets to keep the tune forever. And meanwhile, David Bowie watches from the sidelines. Why, you ask? Because that French pop song inspired Life On Mars?!

Always Something There To Remind Me Dionne Warwick & Naked Eyes

 

These two songs aren't so different, really. One's a little more 1980s, one's a little more classic soul, but they both are dripping with love, talent and emotion. And yet, try and play Version A for fans of Version B and vice versa. You'll quickly see scowls and glares. Just goes to show: the best version is always the version you heard first.

Dream Baby Dream Suicide & Bruce Springsteen

 

Possibly my all-time favorite twist happens in Springsteen's unexpected cover of this Suicide song. In the original, it's a moody, trance-like city full of crazy, passionate young love. In the cover, it's an anthem someone's dad could sing at them. This is the sound of a young punk going through his old scrapbook before PTA night. But the songs are both so beautiful.

American Pie/The Saga Begins Don McLean & Weird Al

 

Let me sum up this work of genius in one simple story: Don McLean, author of the most confusing and iconic song in rock history, has said that sometimes he accidentally starts to sing Weird Al's near-perfect chorus instead of the one DonMcLean actually wrote himself. There's literally no greater compliment.

Let us also just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.

jeremy01506


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How about the Beatles/Pixies doing 'Honey Pie'?

dougall


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Sabbath...


Carpets,

dougall


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Batman..
Original

The Jam



Banana Splits
Original

Dickies


Nellie the elephant
original

Toy Dolls

dougall


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Call Me Maybe
Original


Ben Howard

conanthelibrarian


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Gin and Juice
Snoop Dogg

The Gourds

dougall


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webdev511


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Toxic - Britany Spears & Marillion

moles1138


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cannot access youtube at work.
Coil also did a version of Tainted Love - between Soft Cell and MM. Check it out. (I may try to find it when I get home)

moles1138


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Moxy Fruvous did Spider-man.

dougall


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moles1138 wrote:Moxy Fruvous did Spider-man.



so did the ramones

dougall


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... Baby one more time

Britney


Travis


Ahmet + Dweezil Zappa




Toxic

Britney


Ingrid



My Prerogative

Britney


Bobby Brown

jdinnis


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When I was in high school (many years ago) the local radio station would do a "Two-fer Tuesday" Normally this meant playing two songs from the same artist. But for those who were in the know, you could call up and request two versions of the same song by different artists. At the time our favorite was always "Radar Love" by White Lion and Golden Earring.

http://youtu.be/Sm1q1XoN_Qo

http://youtu.be/pk2U41uvOlI

CowboyDann


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Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk


Modest Mouse (and Nicole Johnson) - Sleepwalking


Classic instrumental track transformed into lofi indie rock track with added lyrics about stealing booze and getting wasted

klynb


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dougall wrote:so did the ramones



So did Michael Buble 8)

miken927


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Dino Jr. did a pretty popular version of a Cure hit:


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I Bet on Sky

strawhousepig


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Didn't read these yet, but I feel pretty safe.

Celtic Frost - Mexican Radio

Exodus - Low Rider

Beowulf - Cruisin'

Destruction - In The Mood Yes, the Glenn Miller standard. When the needle hit that at the very end of side 2 the first time I was literally, "What the ████?" Had to learn some of it after that, though.

I guess metal bands just aren't expected to venture very far outside the neighborhood. Even though I should know better.

strawhousepig


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On further review of the OP, it turns out I have no clue what you're talking about.

I just posted covers I was surprised to hear. *shrug*

dougall


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strawhousepig wrote:On further review of the OP, it turns out I have no clue what you're talking about.

I just posted covers I was surprised to hear. *shrug*



I think you did it right.... at least better than I anyways

dougall


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Judy G.


IZ

dougall


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How's about someone re-recording a song just as a means to sell out to the man?

Wheatus - punk-a** b**ch (NSFW)


being used as the starting point for the closing titles to a kid's cartoon
Chan's your man - Jackie Chan Adventures (Totally SFW)

dougall


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Offenbach


Bad Manners



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Tears for Fears


Gary Jules



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Massive attack


Jose Gonzales


dougall


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My Mancunian roots just threw up a little in their mouth...





I certainly never expected this.. :/

Slydon


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dougall wrote:My Mancunian roots just threw up a little in their mouth...





whoa what

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.