Cover Song.

Covers and I have a love-hate relationship. I really, really love cover songs when they are done well and used as complements to the band/songwriter’s own musical repertoire. (sometimes even doing it better than the original), and really really loathe cover songs when they are used as the bands “top single” and don’t add their own creative flair to it – or just do it badly. (think Shaggy. gross) I also hate when current artists sample old songs. Gross. (and what is with this new Whitney Houston cover? Seriously?)

Some great covers (according to Lindsay) – listen below!)
Everyday by Fiona Apple (Buddy Holly)
Maybe I’m Amazed by JEM (Paul McCartney)
Time after Time by Willie Nelson (Cyndi Lauper)
Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine (Postal Service)
Grow Old Along with Me by Postal Service (John Lennon) – can’t find…
In the Ghetto by Natalie Merchant & Traci Chapman (Elvis Presley)
Polka Your Eyes Out by Weird Al (Various Artists)
Last Kiss by Pearl Jam (The Cavaliers)
Never Tear Us Apart by Tom Jones/Natalie Imbruglia (INXS)
Wonderwall by Ryan Adams (Oasis)
I Will Survive by Cake (Gloria Gaynor)
Let My Love Open the Door by M. Ward (Pete Townshend)
Billie Jean by Chris Cornell (Michael Jackson)
Come on Eileen by Save Ferris (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
Songbird by Eva Cassidy (Fleetwood Mac)
– Theme to Gummi Bears by The BA Baracus Band (Disney)
– Theme to Scooby-Doo by Matthew Sweet (Hanna-Barbera)

(And a whole slew of Christmas music.)
(And anything Michael Buble. I love that voice.)
(And I love most of the GLEE covers.)
(And I love Me First & the Gimme Gimmes covers.)
(And I love tribute albums – loving the new Buddy Holly one – click the link!)
(And yes, I love Weird Al. Don’t hate me.)