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Natalia St-Va
Do you like covers in music? Which are your favourite ones? Could you share please
Hello,
I like music passionately and it helps me to have my balance or in opposite, get some adrenaline, overcome issues, relaxed and or just have a great enjoyment (as classical music works).

I haven’t listen covers until recently and now I enjoy some of them very much. I think many of them even better than original versions. 
For example, my recent “discovery “ an American band “ Our last night” and their cover “ Toxic” Britney Spears. 
I hardly ever could listen her songs but a cover by Our Last Night is amazing. So, I reached the conclusion that if pop music in good hands, it can be masterpiece sometimes:)

Here is a link:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYEGAfJaYBQ&index=2&t=0s&list=PLLk6KXcgh73yTAdqhvRCEPL4Qfvpf6KOk
(Their own original music is also cool). 

Do you like covers in music? Which are your favourite ones?  Could you share please
Thank you 
Feb 26, 2018 9:01 AM
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I'm not sure that this Ave Maria by Sumi Jo can be considered as a cover but I like it very much. Amazing performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjZ8fBGtMaI

March 1, 2018
Alex, thank you for sharing. and singers are beautiful:)

Abdullah, Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is great. Thank you. 

Olle, KP, thank you.
 
Tiago, it seems like I have the same feelings just couldn't explain why I like some covers more than original ones. Energy:))) Not always but almost always. And I like listening Iron Maiden since I was a teenager:) - my room used to be full of their posters.   Thanks a lot for sharing.  

February 26, 2018

I do like covers and sometimes more than the original singer or band. But almost all of the examples I would provide would be of folk music of Brazil's Southern Region so it would make no sense to many and hard to explain the reasons but summarizing the reasons would be that some old folk music here are too much slow and were played with a "slow energy" or something like that. And the same songs in some cover band presentations just by playing a bit faster or singing with more energy made them all more interesting. I could relate it to some songs that in the original were slower than live performance, like this check it out and observe the speed difference:

Breaking the law - Judas Priest, original: https://youtu.be/1cILBcpv2fw

Breaking the law - Judas Priest, LIVE https://youtu.be/L397TWLwrUU

The Trooper - Iron Maiden, original: https://youtu.be/g6NGyE7-jTI

The Trooper - Iron Maiden, LIVE: https://youtu.be/X4bgXH3sJ2Q


February 26, 2018

I like covers that add something new to the song they cover and aren't just the same song played by another band/musician. When a cover is good, it's usually difficult for me to choose between the original and the cover, because they're both great songs in their own right.

Some of my favourites:
Mad World
by Gary Jules (originally by Tears for Fears)
Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson (originally by Gloria Jones)
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (originally by Leonard Cohen)
Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine (originally by The Postal Service)

February 26, 2018
I enjoy covers which re-interpret the song, especially if the new version is unrecognizable for a few moments.  I guess Jonny Cash's version of "Hurt" is a popular example, comparing it to the original Nine Inch Nails version.

I also enjoy the videos by Walk Off the Earth. It's fascinating to look at how they've re-orchestrated every note.

For something a bit left-field, here's a cover version of the 1980s song "Blue Monday" by New Order, rearranged for instruments from the 1930s, by Orkestra Obsolete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHLbaOLWjpc
February 27, 2018
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Natalia St-Va
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