I’m on this covers kick again. Every so often, I spend hours digging thru YouTube trying to find new and refreshing ways that bands/singers have covered my favorite songs. Sometimes I find gems, and other times not so much.
Here are a few that I really like:
1. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams(Are Made of This)
Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams
This cover was what started it all for me, I REALLY love this version. I was always a big fan of the Eurythmics, and was impressed with Manson’s cover. The video is scary.
2. Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Kinky – Mexican Radio
My choice is Kinky. They kept the tone of the original and added a bit of their own style.
3. The Police – Message in a Bottle
Machine Head – Message in a Bottle
Tough one imho, I actually like them for different reasons. I’d jam to them both no problem.
4. Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
No contest, MJ takes this one. His video is amazing, but long. I do like the MJ impersonator in the Alien Ant Farm video.
5. Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
Foo Fighters – Baker Street