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Ok, round two.....D15v2:

(and yes, I fully realize that some, perhaps many, of you already know that some or all of these are covers, but let's face it, most people do not).

I will refrain from posting the tons of Beatles, Stones, & Elvis tracks that many/most people think of as those band's original songs. There are lots. In particular, a ton of "Beatles songs" are in fact covers by artists such as Larry Williams, Arthur Alexander, the Miracles, the Shirelles, the Marvelettes, Billy Dee Williams, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, the Coasters, Dr. Feelgood, Johnny Burnette, Eddie Fontaine, Buddy Holly, Little Willie John, the Isley Brothers, Barrett Strong, and of course Chuck Berry, and Little Richard (and more). (They also, of course, wrote a few pretty good ones of their own too.)

The original was by Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, recorded in 1956 and released in 1957. It was in fact covered by others before eventually becoming the huge smash hit by the Kingsmen released in 1963. It has of course been covered about 8 billion times by others since then.

Yes, a lot of people know that this was written (and recorded/released) by Kris Kristofferson. But most don't know that the first release was in fact by Roger Miller. It was also recorded/released by Kenny Rogers (& the 1st Edition), and Gordon Lightfoot, before Janis did her (simply phenomenal) take. As well, a lot of folks don't know that Janis' version was actually released posthumously.

Though it was their debut (single and album) from 1968, this is not a Deep Purple original. It was written by Joe South, and recorded/released by Billy Joe Royal first. It was also recorded and released as a cover by Australian band Somebody's Image before Deep Purple "made it their own" (and I for one, am glad they did).

Aretha absolutely "made this her own", and boy did she, in 1967. But once again, it's actually a cover. The original was written, recorded, and released by Otis Redding in 1965.

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okay, I can't help it, I have to cheat again with D15v3, just cause it has to be done.

A cover performed in the 2004 Belgian/French film "Aaltra". The entire film is this viciously bizarre/funny/brilliant.

Day 14 - Wedding Song

Pedro the Lion/David Vazan - Be Thou My Vision

This was played at our wedding.

Day 15 -- Song that's a cover. THREE covers of the same song!
David Lee Roth

Louis Prima

Still not the original, by Louis Armstrong
Day 15 - A song that's a cover by another artist.

Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Cover of Bruce Springsteen)

And the line is "Revved up like a duce"
It's a reference to a 2-ton truck.

An alternate would be "Hooked On A Feeling" - Blue Swede (Cover of B.J. Thomas)

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Day 15 - a cover by a band you like

Back to Sabaton! Their rendition of Amon Amarth's "Twilight of the Thunder God" is, in my opinion, better than the original.

I didn't know they covered that song. Those are both bands I like and yet I missed that one.
Day 15 - Cover Song

I can think of a lot of covers I like, enough for it's own thread. Here's one of many that's from a band I like and is approachable to the crowd on this board. The Man in Black goes good with punk.

Day 15 - Cover Song

I can think of a lot of covers I like, enough for it's own thread. Here's one of many that's from a band I like and is approachable to the crowd on this board. The Man in Black goes good with punk.

Good stuff.

Technically, Johnny's version is itself a cover.

June co-wrote the song (this was before they were married, and in fact Johnny had a different wife at the time), along with Merle Kilgore, and June's sister Anita recorded the original version.

Day 16 - a classic favorite.

According to Sabaton frontman Joakim Broden, hearing the final mix of Primo Victoria was when he realized he really had something and quit his day job. It's the first song on their first album, and the first Sabaton song I heard on Pandora.

I rarely am able to make out the lyrics to a song the first time I listen to it. I don't know if that's a normal thing or just because of my hearing impairment. I was thinking the song sounded pretty good and was enjoying it, then came the bridge where Broden clearly chants "Sixth of June, nineteen forty-four! Allies are turning the war!" Realizing I was listening to a song about the D-Day invasion of Normandy, I looked up more about the band and the rest is history.

Day 18..........
I was born in 1963.........this is one of the two best songs from that year (the other being Cash/Ring of Fire):

(and yes Ronnie, I will most certainly be your baby)

Day 17 -- Karaoke
Hoo, boy! Picking something for this one is rough. I'm not a big karaoke fan.
I actually passed on this one..... can't really think of anything I'd actually want to sing karaoke.
Maybe "Ace of Spades"?....but I already used that for the "classic song" day.

I need to do some catch-up since I forgot to post over the weekend...

Day 17 - a song you would sing with someone on Karaoke.

Despite the fact that most Sabaton songs contain vocal harmonies, I think a duet makes a better answer to this one. Luckily, I know of a band for whom almost all their songs are duets... Battlelore is a Middle-Earth themed band that might interest any fan of Tolkien's work.

Day 18 - A song from the year you were born.

Can't answer this with a Sabaton song, but Dio is hardly setting for less.

Day 19 - A song that makes you think about life.

I'm going to give two songs for this with a similar theme. The first song is about the incident where an ME-109 pilot escorted a crippled B-17 out of German airspace, back over the north sea - the Franz Stigler/Charlie Brown incident. I have also linked an animated video that tells the whole story and includes the song. The other song is about a German unit that at the very end, rather than continue trying to save Berlin, recognized that it was over, and set about trying to evacuate as many civilians from Berlin as they could and protect them from the rampaging Red Army, in defiance of their orders.

These two songs about honorable actions from Germans in WW2 serve as a reminder that individuals are not their governments, and just because a person has an enemy insignia on his uniform, it does not mean that he is a faceless bad guy deserving of your personal hatred. This lesson does not only apply to an enemy in war, but also to anyone who is an annoyance or a hindrance in your normal life.

I have some catching up to do to.

Day 16: A Classic (to my generation) favorite

Day 17: One of the only songs people would want to see me do as karaoke.

Day 18: A song from the year you were born:

Day 19: A song that makes you think about life

I have followed this band for a while. Several years ago they were involved in a very serious accident in their bus while on tour. There were some fatalities and their recovery took a long time. They have always been a positive voice in the hardcore scene. This song is about perseverance through tragedy. It also makes me think about the lives amd recovery of my own patients. I see them in the worst hour of their life, but often the recovery can take months or years of continued strength to move on.


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