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Cover versions – Music to Your Ears, 1 – 20 (Compilation, includes links to all previous posts in this series)

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from David Bowie to Miley Cyrus …

from UB40 to Cowboy Junkies …

from Lydia Lunch to The Chieftains


Covers–1 … (MTYE)

David Bowie – (covering) “Imagine”

This tribute to Lennon becomes particularly poignant when Bowie sings “Imagine … nothing to kill or die for.” 
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"Imagine"  
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Covers–2 … (MYTE)

Gregorian – (covering) “The Sound of Silence”

This vocal-centric performance turns the moody and pensive original into a heavenly song. 
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"The Sound of Silence"  
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Covers–3 … (MYTE)

Miley Cyrus – (covering) “Jolene”

Miley managed the rare and difficult feat of improving on an already great song. 
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"Jolene"  
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Covers–4 … (MYTE)

UB40 – (covering) “Can't Help Falling in Love”

This reggae-tinged cover ranks as one of the finest versions of the old Elvis hit. 
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"Can't Help Falling in Love"  
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Covers–5 … (MYTE)

The Cambodian Space Project – (covering) “The Passenger”

The lyrics are in her native language, Khmer, and present her experiences as if in “a kind of dream.” 
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"The Passenger"  
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Covers–6 … (MYTE)

Cowboy Junkies – (covering) “Sweet Jane”

The band created a secondary classic, a masterpiece that in many respects transcends the original. 
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"Sweet Jane"  
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Covers–7 … (MYTE)

Lydia Lunch – (covering) “Spooky”

This smooth cover of “Spooky” is quite listenable and even upbeat. 
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"Spooky"  
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Covers–8 … (MYTE)

Elvis Presley – (covering) “Suspicious Minds”

Elvis transformed it into one of the greatest songs of all time. 
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"Suspicious Minds"  
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Covers–9 … (MYTE)

Fine Young Cannibals – (covering) “Suspicious Minds”

Elvis appeared to him in a dream, telling him that he’d create the finest version of this song. 
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"Suspicious Minds"  
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Covers–10 … (MYTE)

Dwight Yoakam – (covering) “Suspicious Minds”

A talented and creative artist, Yoakam can access the best of both worlds. 
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"Suspicious Minds"  
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Covers–11 … (MYTE)

Amy Macdonald – (covering) “Born to Run”

Will you walk with me out on the wire? Cuz, baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider. 
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"Born to Run"  
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Covers–12 … (MYTE)

Lake Street Drive – (covering) “Lola”

We want it to sound like The Beatles and Motown had a party together. 
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"Lola"  
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Covers–13 … (MYTE)

unidentified singer – (covering) “House of the Rising Sun”

The number of suspicious deaths on the island has continued to mount. 
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"House of the Rising Sun"  
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Covers–14 … (MYTE)

Bonnie Raitt & Norah Jones – (covering) “Tennessee Waltz”

They took it out of the “country,” and added touches of blues, jazz, pop, folk, and rock. 
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"Tennessee Waltz"  
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Covers–15 … (MYTE)

MEUTE – (covering) “You & Me”

They can set up anywhere, and soon be playing lively, infectious music to bigger and bigger crowds. 
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"You & Me"  
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Covers–16 … (MYTE)

Bruce Springsteen – (covering) “Stayin’ Alive”

Not only did Springsteen give the song a "new life," he also gave it a more meaningful life. 
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"Stayin’ Alive"  
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Covers–17 … (MYTE)

The Doors – (covering) “Alabama Song”

Jim said that he had been taking notes about a “fantastic rock'n'roll concert going on in my head.” 
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"Alabama Song"  
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Covers–18 … (MYTE)

The Rolling Stones & The Chieftains – (covering) “The Rocky Road to Dublin”

There’s another path – a not-so-rocky road back to the comfort and safety of home. 
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"The Rocky Road to Dublin"  
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Covers–19 … (MYTE)

The Kings of Connaught – (covering) “The Rocky Road to Dublin”

The Kings are being lauded for bringing traditional music to a younger audience. 
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"The Rocky Road to Dublin"  
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Covers–20 … (MYTE)

Alice Phoebe Lou – (covering) “Walk on the Wild Side”

Although she has been offered recording deals, she has chosen to remain independent. 
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"Walk on the Wild Side"  
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