Amber Mark - Heart-Shaped Box. Tags: female vocalist , neo-soul , soulful. By Morgan Hume on Jul 1, Although I was born in just on the cusp of the new millennium , I've always been a '90s music junkie. When I find a new cover Save 4.
When you hear the lyrics, "I fought the law and the law won," which artist comes to mind? If you're musically inclined, a certain English punk-rock band likely pops into your head. And the crunchy guitar riffs and raw power of "American Woman" probably conjure the image of a flashy rock star and his Flying V guitar. But get this, neither tune was written by the artist you associate the song with. They are just masterful takes on someone else's work. To see how your music knowledge stacks up, we've gathered the 50 best cover songs of all time. Be honest, how many did you think were originals? And for more great music trivia, check out 50 Songs Turning 50 This Year. Jimi Hendrix's rowdier, louder, and punchier electrified version of Bob Dylan's classic song, released in , blew even the original songwriter away. Listen here.
01. "Fields of Gold" by Eva Cassidy
The Internet may be revenue boondoggle for plenty of worthy musicians, and that sucks, but it does make sharing enthusiasms and discoveries a lot easier. A couple of the unavoidable usual suspects are here, but mainly this list aims to surprise. The Monkees version was a deserved hit. But this art-rock-inflected rendering by British drummer and singer Robert Wyatt, his first single after a calamitous accident that confined him to a wheelchair, is an alchemical transformation: a pop hymn if you will. The U. African-American musicians have a long history of using the cover version as a form of both conversation and competition. Ultimate male soul singer Otis Redding wrote and recorded this in as an outright, off-the-cuff stomper.
The internet is filled with talented people hoping to jumpstart their singing careers by covering popular songs and posting them on YouTube hi, Justin Bieber. Of course there are established artists who decide to do covers too, but there's something amazing about hearing a complete stranger belt out your favorite song from your favorite artist and make it sound even better than the original. Here, a roundup of the best new covers released in , including singers you'll recognize and ones you won't—but you'll want to research them immediately. You'll recognize "Moon River" from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's , but Frank Ocean's version is the three minutes and eight seconds of peace we deserve after the year we all had. Rock band Weezer decided to troll its fans and cover Toto's "Africa" after a brilliant tweet lead singer Rivers Cuomo received " RiversCuomo it's about time you bless the rains down in africa" , which he made into the single's cover art.