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Top 50 Hot Rock Covers vs Originals

Top 50 Hot Rock Covers vs Originals

Welcome Babies to another trip on the TAZ Magic Bus, freewheelin’ our way down the merry lane in our Funky Fargo into da Royal Rock Past. On my DJ Station on Blip I post various bits of music trivia…mostly because I like music trivia, and enjoy playin’ the oldies,

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but also because I want to keep the tunes alive and expose a new generation to songs they’ve probably never heard of.

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This, obviously, isn’t a comprehensive list of covers, it doesn’t even take in the scope of the covers and originals that I’ve played…it’s just a list of some of the covers and originals I’ve played in my semi-regular ‘ Covers vs Originals ‘ night.

You’re welcome to leave a comment about what covers/originals you think ought to be on this list.

And we’re going to do something a little different this time, we’re going to ask the members of Blip to help us with the remaining 20 Covers vs Originals. We will of course credit the contribution! 😀

It’s simple…play a cover and an original and send it to me @TheTAZZone on Blip and I’ll put them up, along with a link to your Blip DJ Station!

Well…without further ado…

TAZ’s Top 50 Hot Rock Covers vs Originals

1. Cover…Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel The Noize
Original…Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize

2. Cover…The Rolling Stones–Time is on my side
Original…Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side

3. Cover…Rage Against The Machine – Kick Out The Jams
Original…MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

4. Cover…The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
Original…Pete Seeger – Turn! Turn! Turn!

5. Cover…This Magic Moment – Jay and The Americans
Original…This Magic Moment – The Drifters

6. Cover…April Wine – Sign of the Gypsy Queen
Original…Lorence Hud – Sign Of The Gypsy Queen

7. Cover…Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good
Original…Earl-Jean – I’m Into Something Good

8. Cover…Eddie Rambeau – Concrete and Clay
Original…Unit 4 + 2 Concrete and Clay
( amazingly both charted the same week )

9. Cover…Animals Please Don’t let me be Misunderstood.
Original…Nina Simone – Don’t let me be Misunderstood

10. Cover…Carlos Santana – Black Magic Woman
Original…Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman

11. Cover…Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Original…Johnny O’Keefe – The Wild One

12. Cover…David Bowie – China Girl
Original…Iggy Pop – China Girl

13. Cover…Quiet Riot – Mama Were All Crazee Now
Original…Slade – Mama Weer All Crazee Now

14. Cover…Cream – Born Under a Bad Sign
Original…Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign

15. Cover…Just Us – I Can’t Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree ( a very unique cover )
Original…Ian & Sylvia – Four Strong Winds

16. Cover…Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Original…Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

17. Cover…The White Stripes – Jolene
Original…Dolly Parton – Jolene

18. Cover…Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
Original…The Great Society – White Rabbit ( also with Grace Slick )

19. Cover…Deep Purple – Hush
Original…Billy Joe Royal – Hush

20. Cover…Eric Clapton – Cocaine
Original…JJ Cale – Cocaine

21. Cover…No Doubt Live – It’s My Life
Original…Talk Talk – It’s My Life

22. Cover…George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
Original…The Chiffons – He’s So Fine
Cover of the Cover: The Chiffons – My Sweet Lord
( not really a traditional cover…Harrison was sued for plagiarism by the Chiffons for copying their song ‘ He’s So Fine ‘…The Chiffons won the case. But the judge ruled it was accidental…then, as if to rub it in…The Chiffons recorded a cover of it…then George Harrison recorded ‘ This Song ‘ as an answer song to the suit )

23. Cover…George Harrison – I Got My Mind Set On You
Original…James Ray – I’ve Got My Mind Set On You

24. Cover…The Mojo Men – Sit Down, I Think I Love You
Original…Buffalo Springfield – Sit Down I Think I Love You

25. Cover…REM – I Can Only Give You Everything
Original…The Haunted – I Can Only Give You Everything

26. Cover…The New Seekers – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
Original…The Hillside Singers – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
( This song was originally offered to The New Seekers who turned it down, then when it hit #13 on Billboard The New Seekers covered it )

27. Cover…Iggy Pop – Never Met a Girl like You ( Before )
Original…Kinks – Never Met a Girl like You ( Before )

28. Cover…Three Dog Night – Mama told me not to come
Original…Eric Burdon and The Animals – Mama told me not come

29. Cover…The American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
Original…The Outsiders – Bend Me, Shape Me

30. Cover…Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
Original…John Lennon – Jealous Guy

31. Cover…The Applejacks – Like Dreamers Do
Original…The Silver Beatles – Like Dreamers Do

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2 Responses to Top 50 Hot Rock Covers vs Originals

  1. admin June 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Thanks NP 😀

  2. nothingprofound June 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Tazz-great fun seeing some of my old childhood favorites here. Like This Magic Moment (both versions) and Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. I like a lot of Bob Dylan covers, especially Jimi Hendrix’s version of All Along The Watchtower.

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