Sunday, July 19, 2009

An On-going Cover Song List- Move over Pitchfork.

Brandon has been working on making a "cover's" song list for a while. I can only take credit for a few contributions, but this was all him. I know I am somewhat biased, but in my humble opinion, the list is superb. Have I ever mentioned how much I love this man??? This is going to be an on-going list since we just add stuff as we think of it. There are a million other songs I am sure we've left out.

1. A Quick One, While He’s Away – Green Day (Who)

2. Across the Universe – Rufus Wainwright (Beatles)

3. Against All Odds – the Postal Service (Phil Collins)

4. And I ran – Love is All (Flock of Seagulls)

5. Ballad of Big Nothing- The Foxymorons (Elliott Smith)

6. Be My Baby – We Are Scientists (Ronnettes)

7. Beautiful – The Zutons (Christina Aguilera)

8. Billie Jean – Chris Cornell (Michael Jackson)

9. Blackbird- Elliott Smith (The Beatles)

10. Bohemian Rhapsody – Flaming Lips (Queen)

11. California Dreamin – Jose Feliciano (Mamas and the Papas)

12. China Girl – Iggy Pop (David Bowie)

13. Close to Me – Why? (The Cure)

14. Crazy – Of Montreal (Gnarls Barkley)

15. Crazy – Raconteurs (Gnarls Barkley)

16. Darling Nikki – Foo Fighters (Prince)

17. Dear Prudence – Siouxsie and the Banshees (The Beatles)

18. Desolation Row – My Chemical Romance (Bob Dylan)

19. Do the Strand – Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music )

20. Don’t Walk Away Renee – Ida (Left Banke)

21. Dreams – Yo La Tengo (Fleetwood Mac)

22. Drive Me Wild – Foo Fighters (Vanity 6)

23. Fade into You – Run Run Run (Mazzie Star)

24. Faith – The Boy Least Likely to Succeed (George Michael)

25. Fantasy – Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy (Mariah Carey)

26. Feeling Good – Muse/My Brightest Diamond (Nine Simone)

27. Folsom Prison Blues – Dead Heart Bloom (Johnny Cash)

28. Golddigger – Automatic (Kanye West)

29. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley (Violent Femmes)

30. Guitar Man – Cake (Bread)

31. Hard to Handle – Black Crows (Otis Redding)

32. Heroes – TV on the Radio (David Bowie)

33. Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder

34. How Deep is Your Love – The Bird and the Bee (Bee Gees)

35. Hurt – Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)

36. I should Have known Better – She and Him (Beatles)

37. I Will Survive – Cake (Gloria Gaynor)

38. I’d Rather Go Blind – Chicken Shack (Etta James)

39. Im Beginning to See the Light – Of Montreal (Velvet Underground)

40. In the Air Tonight – Takka Takka (Phil Collins)

41. Inside and Out – Feist (Bee Gees)

42. Jolene – the White Stripes (Dolly Parton)

43. Keep the Car Running – Foo (Arcade Fire)

44. King of Pain – Alanis Morrisette (The Police)

45. Knives Out – Flaming Lips (Radiohead)

46. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam (Wayne Cochran & the CC Riders)

47. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat – Beck (Bob Dylan)

48. Let’s Dance – The Futureheads (David Bowie)

49. Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (David Bowie)

50. Mother and Child – the Morning Benders (Paul Simon)

51. No Cars Go – Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy (Arcade Fire)

52. Nobody Does It Better – Radiohead (Carly Simon)

53. Nobody Does it better- Aimee Mann (Carly Simon)

54. One is the loneliest number- (Aimee Mann)

55. Orange Crush – Editors (REM)

56. Over the Rainbow – Ingrid Michaelson (Judy Garland)

57. Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash (Depeche Mode)

58. Rainbow Connection - Willie Nelson (Kermit the Frog)

59. Running to Stand Still – Elbow (U2)

60. Satisfaction – Cat Power (Rolling Stones)

61. Sea of Love – Cat Power/Iggy Pop (Del Shannon)

62. Search and Destroy – Peaches (The Stooges)

63. Sound and Vision – Sea and Cake (David Bowie)

64. Stairway to Heaven – Dolly Parton (Led Zeppelin)

65. Stairway to Heaven – Rodrigo y Gabriela (Led Zeppelin)

66. Sunday Bloody Sunday – Saul Williams (U2)

67. Superstar – Sonic Youth (Carpenters)

68. The Power of Love – Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy (Celine Dion)

69. The Same old Song – Iron & Wine (Temptations)

70. Toxic – Metronomy (Britney Spears)

71. Toxic – Yael Naim (Britney Spears)

72. Tropical Iceland – Of Montreal (Fiery Furnaces)

73. Under Pressure – Xiu Xiu/My Chemical Romance (Queen/David Bowie)

74. Use Me – Holly Golightly (Bill Withers)

75. Waiting for Superman – Iron & Wine (Flaming Lips)

76. Working Class Hero – Green Day (John Lennon)

77. You Belong to Me – The Like (Elvis Costello)

P.S. The image I used in this post was taken from this really cool article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great list! can i request the compilation be mailed to me?

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