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Songs with Names Podcast and My Top 5 Cover Songs…

UPDATE: I’m going to the excellent Diet Of Worm’s Christfest on Wednesday so the podcast will be recorded Tuesday.

Thanks everyone for your Songs with Names! Here is the podcast, enjoy!

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Here are My Top Five Cover Songs. It’s impossible to keep it to just five so let me know what I’ve left out! You have 2 weeks as I know its Xmas party season and everyone is busy.

5. Duke Special, Maps

4. Ben Folds, Such Great Heights

3. Of Montreal, Know your onion

2. Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah

1. Jimi Hendrix, All along the Watchtower


December 5, 2007 - Posted by | Music, My Five, Podcast


  1. *hyperventilates at covers top 5*

    Comment by raptureponies | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. ooooh i think that this is my favourite 1 so far….

    Comment by kate | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hey Joe – Jimi
    Goin’ Back – Queen
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Joe Cocker
    The Great Pretender – Freddie Mercury

    Comment by Brian | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  4. Cover songs…this is a ponderer…

    1. Wonderwall – Ryan Adams
    2. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
    3. Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana
    4. Time After Time – Eva Cassidy (Mock away you cynics!)
    5. Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

    Comment by seathru | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  5. *hyperventilates in a good way*

    Comment by raptureponies | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  6. 1. has to be jimi hendrix as well – all along the watchtower
    2. johnny cash – Hurt
    3. Cat Power – How can i tell you (the cat stevens one) or Satisfaction
    4. Radiohead – Nobody Does it Better
    5. Tied: Gram Parsons – Wild Horses and The Clash – Police and Thieves (after i found out it was a cover)

    I could go on all day here.

    Comment by raptureponies | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  7. okay so here I go:
    1. Nirvana: The man who sold the World
    2. Johnny Cash: Hurt (amazing song)
    3. Iron and Wine: Such Great Heights
    4. Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah
    5. The Frames: Everytime (always great to hear somebody doing something great witha Britney Spears song)
    I know that I repeated some but they really are great songs

    Comment by Kate | December 6, 2007 | Reply

  8. Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies

    Common People – William Shatner (check it out, I defy anyone not to find the warmth in in)

    Hounds of Love – The Futureheads. I also quite like Albert Nilands version of Wuthering Heights

    Pure Imagination – The Smoking Popes. (a great cover version of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory classic)

    Everyday is like Sunday – Nico

    Mercy Seat – Johnny Cash. Or Hurt – Johnny Cash. Or One – Johnny Cash. Or Solitary Man – Johnny Cash. Or Bridge Over Troubled Water – Johnny Cash….. I think you get the picture. Basically anything from the Johnny Cash ‘American’ albums……

    Comment by Tis me | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  9. ooh i’m finding this one tough…

    okay one step at a time…

    what a waster – adam green

    wow wow wow

    Comment by katie-lilga | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  10. floating – the raconteurs
    good to me – the white stripes
    this is not a love song – nouvelle vague
    maps – duke special

    Comment by katie-lilga | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  11. Got some good ones here (I hope).

    There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Ocean Blue
    War Pigs – Cake
    Wish You Were Here – The Catherine Wheel
    Sweet Child of Mine – Luna
    Closer to Fine – The Wonder Stuff
    In The Sun – Michael Stipe (Original by Joseph Arthur)

    Comment by MattD | December 9, 2007 | Reply

  12. Oh yeah, one more!

    Starman – Seu Jorge, in Portuguese, from The Life Aquatic Soundtrack

    Comment by MattD | December 9, 2007 | Reply

  13. One more from me too… with such a good bass line how could I have forgotten;

    Fugees – No woman no cry

    Comment by Tis me | December 10, 2007 | Reply

  14. This is too hard T-bomb, but some good ‘uns in no particular orderve:

    John Cale, “Hallelujah”
    Cat Power, “Sea of Love”
    William Shatner, “Rocketman”
    Cake, “The Guitar Man”
    Jeff Buckley, “Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai”
    Saul Williams, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

    Comment by Brian | December 11, 2007 | Reply

  15. Right then my first top 5 and what a wicked subject to start on, Right, off the top of me head goes:

    Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun
    Have so many versions of this in the collection, but the good Doctors rendition has to be by far the most beautiful, taken from her 1971 RCA LP of the same name the album also contains a sublime version of the Five Stairsteps classic ‘O-O-H Child’ Wicked!

    The Fugees – Killing Me Softly
    Like it or hate you have to admit this is a very important cover version. I remember my brother getting an advanced DJ sampler of this back in 96 I think, and we played this to death all year long. The track that made the Fugees & gave Lauren Hill a career. Bad tune, simple.

    Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You
    A cover of a Curtis Mayfield tune which is probablly more famous than the original. Released in the US in 1973 this track really came to light in the late 80’s through DJ’s like Norman Jay during the rare groove scene & is still getting played out in my sets today. Patti Jo singing nothing but the truth on this track!

    NuYorican Soul – Black Gold Of The Sun (4Hero Mix)
    Originally released by 70’s funk act Rotary Connection on their ‘Hey Love’ LP. NuYorican Soul not only maid this track famous to the masses but actually managed to make a better song out of it. Add to that the increable 4Hero mix this song just gives out a sense of summer sun like no other.

    Dusty Springfield – Spooky
    Always evokes memories of London to me for some reason. This is still too cool & sexy it hurts. the late, great 60’s icon Dusty covers a song by a little known soul act: Classics IV. The original was released as a 7″ in 68 and was a more upbeat affair. On the flip was a track called stormy which was the basis melody for the recent John Legend hit ‘Save Room’. The Dusty version however, can simply not be ignored, Blissful!

    Comment by King Tee! | December 11, 2007 | Reply

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