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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Mar 07, 2018 1:49
 

For me  9 - O U T S T A N D N I N G
meatmike
(Memphis)
Posted: Feb 15, 2018 12:37
 

That voice!
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 3:45
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments?

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments??

 

 
That's what I would call quite a "popular choice"... but do you really think you have the overview to judge this? I think I don't - still there are so many I would prefer over some you mentioned. Just a few examples:

Willy DeVille - Spanish Harlem
Jeff Buckley - Lilac Wine
Bear McCreary - Watchtower (not better than Hendrix, but completely different - I think that in my top 50 list there would be about 20 Dylan covers, of course)
Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - The Singer
Joe Cocker - With a little help from my Friends
and even
Bollock Brothers - Faith Healer (though I don't like it as well as the original)

Think the list could reach a lot more than 100 titles before I would get to Aretha Franklin... but, well, that's personal taste. Any arguments?
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 3:45
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments?

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments??

 

 
That's what I would call quite a "popular choice"... but do you really think you have the overview to judge this? I think I don't - still there are so many I would prefer over most of what you mentioned. Just a few examples:

Willy DeVille - Spanish Harlem
Jeff Buckley - Lilac Wine
Bear McCreary - Watchtower (not better than Hendrix, but completely different - I think that in my top 50 list there would be about 20 Dylan covers, of course)
Johnny Cash - Mercy Seat
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds - The Singer
Joe Cocker - With a little Help from my Friends
Bollock Brothers - Faith Healer
David Byrne - I Don't Remember

Think the list could reach a lot more than 100 titles before I would get to Marvin Gaye or Aretha Franklin... but, well, that's personal taste. Any arguments?
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:13
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments?

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments??

 

 
Metallica-Am I Evil
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:08
 

 thewiseking wrote:
The Big Chill killed this

 
Only if you let it.......
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Sep 02, 2017 9:06
 

Thank you Marwin Gaye for

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

To me its 9 - Outstanding


ChrisVIII
(Spain)
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 13:02
 

that will never get old ! so groovy and good !!! wow :)
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 5:44
 

The Big Chill killed this
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 9:42
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments?

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments??

 

 
I prefer John Cale's version of "Hallelujah".
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Sep 16, 2016 21:56
 

He's concentraying on she
she is the essence of thee.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 10, 2016 9:50
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
I saw Marvin Gaye play hockey once. True story.

With skates on ice. Yup.

 
Miles Davis was goalie?
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 13, 2016 21:28
 

 Skydog wrote:
if you need a hit, record this song
Gaye, Gladys Knight and Creedance all had number 1's with it
for good reason
 
Gotta love the CCR extended jam version.  : )
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 11:34
 

love Marvin but this was rendered unlistenable by The Big Chill
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 13:53
 

fabulous birdsong from remarkable, memorable artists bringing moments alive  : )
iloveradio
(Eastern Washington)
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 15:11
 

 scrubbrush wrote:
I was thoroughly confused by the term "heard it through the grapevine" when i was 6 or 7...i remember my dad trying to explain this song to me... i can almost smell to food that was cooking that day. weird how music can trigger such graphic memories.

 
The sense of smell and memory are intimately linked in cerebral anatomy/physiology. I find also that great old music of my youth brings back great memories as well.
Skydog
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 15:09
 

if you need a hit, record this song
Gaye, Gladys Knight and Creedance all had number 1's with it
for good reason 
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:21
 

 fredriley wrote:
I wonder how this would be rewritten in today's wired world, with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and whatnot...?

 

I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I loved you more
It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Don't you know that I SAW YOU ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh I SAW IT ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Oh I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah
I SAW IT ON A FAIL COMPILATION
Not much longer would you be mine baby

etc,


add spam link of your choice.
 
ferwoman
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 21:55
 

 k-man wrote:

Great list. Can we expand to 10? If so, I think Talking Heads - Take me to the River might count as one.

 
I'd add

Johnny Cash -- Hurt 

I always have to stop what I'm doing to pay attention to his take on that one. 
k-man
(SCruz, CA)
Posted: Jul 13, 2015 10:28
 

 gjr wrote:
one of the TOP FIVE covers of all time:

Hendrix - watchtower
Sinatra - My Way  (or New York New york)
Aretha - Respect
Beatles - Twist and Shout
jeff buckley - hallelujah 

and this

any arguments?

ok, ok, ok, ok, i know thats six (or seven) so - any arguments??

 

 
Great list. Can we expand to 10? If so, I think Talking Heads - Take me to the River might count as one.