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Playlists - Covers vs Originals [Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery]

  • 1.  Playlists - Covers vs Originals [Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery]

    Posted 08-15-2021 13:49
    All summer we have been creating and sharing playlists under different fun themes.
    We hope you have been enjoying listening as much as we have enjoyed making them.

    This past week I created a playlist of my favorite covers and the original inspirations.   Honestly, I like all of the songs listed.  I don't know if I could select which I prefer most (cover or original) if put to the question.

    Covers vs Originals - Mellow Songs
    Covers vs Originals - Rocking Tunes

    These are the songs form these lists Covers vs Originals - rocking tunes

    "Jolene"
    By Miley Cyrus (2015)
    Or Iranian pop singer - Leila Forouhar (2008)
    VS Original Dolly Parton (1973)

    "What a Man"
    Original by Dave Crawford sung by Linda Lyndell (1968)
    VS Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue (1993)

    "All Along the Watchtower"
    Original by Bob Dylan (1967)
    Or Indigo Girls (1991)
    VS Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)

    "Seven Nation Army"
    Callum J Wright (2020)
    Or Marcus Collins (2012)
    VS Original by White Stripes (2003)

    "Strawberry Fields Forever"
    Los Fabulosos Cadillacs feat. Deborah Harry (1995)
    VS Original by the Beatles (1967)

    "Fever"
    By Madonna (1992)
    or Elvis Presley (1960)
    VS Original by Little Willie John (1956)


    These are the songs form these lists Covers vs Originals - mellow songs

    "I Will Always Love You"
    By Whitney Houston; from "The Bodyguard" (1992 Movie)
    VS Original Dolly Parton (1974)

    "True Colors"
    Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake; from "Trolls" (movie soundtrack 2016)
    Phil Collins (1998)
    VS Original by Cyndi Lauper (1986)

    "Come Rain or Come Shine"
    Renee Zellweger; from "Judy" (movie Soundtrack 2019)
    Frank Sinatra with Gloria Estefan (1993)
    Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis - Special Guest Appearance by Norah Jones (2009)
    VS Original Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Sy Oliver (1946)

    "Angel Eyes"
    Sting; from "Leaving Los Vegas" (Movie soundtrack 1995)
    Ella Fitzgerald (1952)
    Frank Sinatra (1958)
    VS Original Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra (1947)

    "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
    made popular by Roberta Flack (1973)
    VS The Fugees (1996)

    "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
    By Lou Rawls (1990)
    or Meshell Ndegeocello (2012)
    or Tank and The Bangas (2020)
    VS Original by Nina Simone (1964)


    I hope you have some great cover vs original suggestions to share too!
    All the best, Clara

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    Clara Cabrera
    she/her/hers
    DICE Co-Leader
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

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