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applesaucemanny's avatar

What song(s) should I cover?

Asked by applesaucemanny (1770points) June 2nd, 2009

I’m bored and looking for songs to cover, any suggestions?

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marcosthecuban's avatar

sugar, sugar by the archies. (oldies with 1–4-5= $)

cyn's avatar

Can you please be more specific on what types of songs to cover…

applesaucemanny's avatar

@cyndihugs pretty much any kind except country

aprilsimnel's avatar

Hmm. XTC has a lot of great songs. Try something from English Settlement, Skylarking or Oranges and Lemons for starters. They also had a 60s homage psychedelic band called The Dukes of Stratosphear, and great song from them is “Vanishing Girl”. Look for an album called Chips from the Chocolate Fireball.

Blondesjon's avatar

Cry, Baby, Cry by The Beatles

avalmez's avatar

four seasons by vivaldi. for something different, try alejandro escobar live at austin city limits…you won’t believe its country

cyn's avatar

I want to hold your hand by The Beatles…

dalepetrie's avatar

I like covers where the band doing the cover plays a different type of music than the original artist of the song. Like Faster Pussycat’s cover of You’re So Vain, or Seether’s cover of Careless Whisper, or even Type O Negative’s cover of Summer Breeze. If your sound is heavier, cover something really poppy, sugary and light, but if your sound is lighter, cover a hard rock or metal song, kind of like what Pat Boone did, or like when Joss Stone covered The White Stripes. Bring something new to the table. And you can never go wrong with TV theme songs…think Greatest American Hero or Mash.

applesaucemanny's avatar

@dalepetrie I agree I like how Set My Friends on Fire Covered Soulja Boy that was cool

lukiarobecheck's avatar

Don’t Fear the Reaper. Classic.

buster's avatar

I saw a punk band cover this Tom Petty song. It was sweet.

wenn's avatar

Paganini Caprice #5 in A minor

on guitar.

applesaucemanny's avatar

@wenn that was intense!

Tink's avatar

Gives You Hell – All American Rejects

dalepetrie's avatar

@applesaucemanny – I haven’t heard that, I’ll have to give it a listen. Cake’s cover of I Will Survive is pretty cool as well.

cyn's avatar

@applesaucemanny you can go for Blink 182, Paper Route, AVA, Tegan and Sara…

filmfann's avatar

I always wanted to hear a soft and easy version of Mountain of Love.
I also thought a rockabilly version of I Loved You Once In Silence (originally from Camelot) would be terrific.
If they work for you, send me a post where I can listen to them.

Aethelwine's avatar

@dalepetrie I like the idea of tv theme songs. Laverne and Shirley comes to mind.

Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction.

Tink's avatar

And what @cyndihugs said ;)

dalepetrie's avatar

@jonsblond – or commercial jingles…I want my baby back, baby back, baby back….

Jack79's avatar

I listen to the radio (I also have my own show twice a week) and whenever I hear a song that I like and think that I could sing well, I write it down on a piece of paper (I’d never just “remember it” otherwise). Then when I get home I look up the lyrics and try to learn it.

dalepetrie's avatar

See if you can come up with a guitar driven cover of Straight Outta Compton. I personally would LOVE to hear that.

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filmfann's avatar

cowers in corner, covering ears, yelling for it to stop

Aethelwine's avatar

my eyes are burning

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] Post removed at @ARROWKEYBOARDMAN‘s request, due to typos.

Ashalah's avatar

You should cover Human Fly by the Cramps

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