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Songs you never knew were cover versions!!

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suburbandream · 07/06/2012 12:42

I love Madness, but I didn't realise until recently that "It must be love" wasn't their song! The original version was done by Labi Siffre in the early seventies and I think I actually like the original even better Smile. Anyone got any others?

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NicholasTeakozy · 07/06/2012 19:40

I like covers that sound like original songs. (Let's Get) Physical by Revolting Cocks isn't the easiest listen, but it sounds nowt like the Olivia Newton John song.

I prefer the Madness version tbh.

Flossbert · 07/06/2012 19:41

I heard what I assume was the original of "the only way is up" the other day. Unless someone had covered yazz and the plastic population's mega hit!

maudpringle · 07/06/2012 19:46

Didn't Neil Diamond write and record red red wine first?

PercyFilth · 07/06/2012 23:58

I only recently discovered that the Four Tops' 'Walk Away Renée' was a cover.

NicholasTeakozy · 08/06/2012 00:03

I think the UB40 version of that is on the album Labours Of Love. If they did that to a song they love just imagine how much of an abomination a song they were ambivalent about would sound. Shock

There are a couple of Pink Floyd covers I prefer to the originals: Comfortably Numb by Scissor Sisters, and Astronomy Domine by Voivod. It's like they take the lyrics and write new songs to fit their style. Two more different styles could not be imagined. Gay disco of Scissor Sisters versus the progressive jazzpunk/proto thrash metal of Voivod.

Another one: Jolene by the White Stripes.

stressheaderic · 08/06/2012 00:07

Ghetto Superstar/Islands in the stream. Totally didn't know until it was used on Gavin and Stacey

suburbandream · 08/06/2012 08:50

DH heard the vibrators version of I kissed a girl & thought katy perry had done the cover version! I actually think the vibrators version is better. sorry for lack of capitals, dog asleep on my lap so typing one handed Smile

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LemonTurd · 11/06/2012 19:02

Same, Stress! Blush

I thought Natalie Imbruglia's Torn and Sinead's Nothing Compares, were originals .

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