The cover songs
Once a month (hence the name) I post the Cover Song of the Month. The covers come from my collection (except for those noted in the very first post).
I’ll have videos of the original and the cover version whenever possible. There will also be a chance for you to vote in polls on the songs and occasional bonus versions of the song.
Here are the links to each cover song post on Blurt:
The Policies of my Administration: Cover Songs. This post was the genesis of the cover song series idea. It has covers by Britney Spears, Adam Lambert and Michael Bolton (none of which I actually own) and a Don Ho cover (which I do)
Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs - Superfreak. Because Rick James songs scream to be redone as bluegrass.
Van Halen’s Jump by Aztec Camera and Paul Anka. A two for one deal. Diamond Dave and the boys, covered two completely opposite ways. Both work, trust me.
Take On Me, by a-ha, covered by Reel Big Fish. The biggest hit by the hottest selling act to come out of Norway. Reel Big Fish makes it skanky. I like it.
As an added bonus, the Jonas Brothers butcher the biggest hit by the hottest selling act ever to come out of Norway (PS – I don’t own this one either).
Burning Down The House by Tom Jones – What’s new pussycat? This.
Mack The Knife by Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Buffett – Fins up and ring-a-ding-ding
Midnight Train To Georgia by the Indigo Girls – Didn’t expect to like it. I do.
Space Oddity (major tom) by Seu Jorge – The David Bowie classic, in Portuguese, on acoustic guitar
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Bruce Cockburn – an unexpected end to a great album
Take Me Home, Country Roads by Toots and The Maytals – reggae version of the John Denver hit
Redemption Song by Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer – legends cover a third.