Best fifty Best Cover-Version Tunes

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Tunes undoubtedly just isn't what it was. Its evolvement continues to be so expansive that just before you decide to can say 'Hey', a 12 months has gone by and with it the type and mood of songs as also the evolution of the altogether new style.

It's in comprehension this phenomenon that musicians from various eras who have managed to temperature enough time have survived while in the dog-eats-dog age of competition. I don't consider even American Idol Adam Lambert would've at any time dreamt of getting nominated for the Grammy Award while in the exact same classification as Elton John & Leon Russell. The latter have managed to crossover with ease eras because they stayed true to their own styles and yet reinventing themselves just a bit so as to also ensure they stay current.

With an aim to specifically see who can stay the truest to their artistry without much compromise, I tried out an experiment.

I started looking out and listening to 'Cover-Version' tracks of 'Popular Songs'. Whilst the newest variation may be a cover of already covered tracks, the deciding factor thereafter became 'Cover- model of popular song'. The aim was to see how they could take a popular track which has sunk in deep with its fans and actually tried to better it, whilst also maintaining their own fashion.

Many established artist have chosen to do cover version in its original model or type. As per research, most claim they liked the song just as it was and didn't feel it fair or necessary to change it. They've always wanted to sing it and so they did. Fair as that may sound, I felt it was clichéd and the finished product was quite Karaoke. As an example of this are 3 artists Rod Stewart, Phil Collins and Jason Donovan (who are actually on my 'Favorite Artists List'). Much as I might have liked to, none of their protect tracks made it to my Greatest COVER-SONGS LIST'! (As if they care!!!!!). Ironically each have such a unique and distinct vocal and tunes style that I thought they would actually bring a new depth to the original song, but that didn't quite happen.

So, getting started - here is my list of the Best 50 Very best Include Variation Songs.

To come up with this list, I ensured I actually somehow found and listened to each and every track in complete as also many more who well made to my best 100. I researched where possible the background behind their covering the music. I already knew most of own original stuff as such it was easy to see how well they stayed true to their own style.

As a reader and a songs lover, from the list itself you would be better able to understand where I was coming from when I compiled it. I have purposely listed this from 1-50 rather than fifty counting down to 1, because I would like to recognize the greatest versions first.

001 U2- Can't Help Falling In Love (Include of the 'Elvis Presley' classic)

002 Scissors Sister- Comfortably Numb (Cover of the 'Pink Floyd' classic)

003 Annie Lennox- Whiter Shade of Pale (Cover of the 'Procol Harum' hit)

004 A-Ha- Crying Within the Rain (Cover of 'The Everly Brothers' hit)

005 Taken By Trees- Sweet Child O' Mine (Go over of the 'GUns N' Roses' hit)

006 Siobhan Magnus- Paint It Black (Cover of 'The Rolling Stones' classic)

007 Erasure- Take A Chance (Go over of the 'Abba' hit)

008 Jason Castro- Hallelujah! (Protect of the'Leonard Cohen' hit)

009 Alient Ant Farm- Smooth Criminal (Include of the'Michael Jackson' hit)

010 Chantal Kreviazuk- Leaving On A Jet Place (Include of the'John Denver' hit)

011 Paul Anka- Jump (Go over of the 'Valen Halen' classic)

012 Gypsy Kings- Hotel California (Go over of 'The Eagles' classic)

013 UB40- Can't Help Falling In Love (Cover of an 'Elvis Presley' classic)

014 Atomic Kitten- The Tide Is High (Include of a 'Blondie' hit)

015 Tina Turner- Help! (Protect of 'The Beatles' classic)

016 Sinead O' Connor-Sacrifice (Include of the 'Elton John' hit)

017 Suggs- Cecelia (Cover the 'Simon & Garfunkel' classic)

018 Pet Shop Boys- Always On My Mind (Go over of an 'Elvis Presley' classic)

019 Whitney Houston- I Will Always Love You (Protect of the 'Dolly Parton Classic)

020 No Mercy- D'yer Mak'r (Protect of the 'Led Zeppelin' hit)

021 Madonna- American Pie (Cover of the Don McLean classic)

022 Susan Boyle- Wild Horses (Protect of 'The Rolling Stones' hit)

023 Green Day- Working Class Hero (Protect of the 'John Lennon' classic)

024 Roxy Music- Jealous Guy (Go over of the 'John Lennon' classic)

025 Faith No More- Easy (Include of the 'Lionel Richie' hit)

026 Pet Shop Boys- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Include of the 'U2' hit)

027 Kris Allen- Heartless (Protect of the 'Kanye West' hit)

028 Ronan Keating- If Tomorrow Never Comes (Protect of the 'Garth Brooks' hit)

029 Erasure- Voulez Vous (Go over of the 'Abba' hit)

030 Fine Young Cannibals- Suspicious Minds (Cover of an 'Elvis Presley' classic)

031 UB40- I Got U Babe (Protect of 'Sonny & Cher' classic)

032 Billy Ocean- Long & Winding Road (Protect of 'The Beatles' classic)

033 The Lemonheads- Mrs. Robinson (Include of the 'Simon & Garfunkel' hit)

034 Geri Halliwel- It's Raining Men (Include of 'The Temperature Girls' hit)

035 Garth Brooks- Shameless (Go over of the 'Billy Joel' hit)

036 Saigon Kick- Space Oddity (Protect of the 'David Bowie' hit)

037 Bangles- Hazy Shade Of Winter (Go over of the 'Simon & Garfunkel' hit)

038 Red Hot Chili Peppers- Higher Ground (Include of the 'Stevie Wonder' hit)

039 Gareth Gates- Unchained Melody (Protect of 'The Righteous Brothers' classic)

040 Seether- Careless Whispers (Protect of the 'Wham!' hit)

041 Bill Medley- Just Like A Woman (Go over of the 'Bob Dylan' classic)

042 Metallica- You Really Got Me (Protect of 'The Kinks' classic)

043 George Michael- Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Include of 'The Temptations' Motown classic)

044 Aerosmith- Come Together (Go over of 'The Beatles' classic)

045 Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah! (Cover of the'Leonard Cohen' hit)

046 Tom Jones- Kiss (Protect of the 'Prince & The Revolution' hit)

047 Mr. Big- Wild World (Cover of the 'Cat Stevens' hit)

048 UB40- Red Red Wine (Cover of a 'Neil Diamond' song)

049 Limp Bizkit- Behind Blue Eyes (Protect of 'The Who' classic)

050 Crystal Bowersox- Me & Bobby McGee (Cover of the 'Kris Kristofferson' classic)

Now these 50 may not necessarily inside the book of greatest tunes covered. It's 'BEST' status in 'my books' is defined on the basis of a popular song covered by another artist who adapted his/her own style and creating his/her own interpretation of the single. With it he/she not only created a beautiful peace of audio but also respected and paid tribute to the original artist or the hit artist through his/her own rendition of the song!