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McCoy Carp
24 Feb 18 19:44
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TV adverts have the annoying habit of playing songs that are covers of the originals but in a word cr@p ie the annoying TUI advert with a totally bolloxs version of Chaka Khan's Ain't Nobody but sometimes a cover version matches or exceeds the original. Three that come to mind and I like are Great White's cover of Rock n Roll - more Led Zeppelin than Led Zeppelin - Scorpions cover of The Who's I Can Explain and Rage's pumped up disco version of Bryan Adams Run To You Happy
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Report McCoy Carp March 4, 2018 10:30 PM GMT
Not a cover exactly, more a mash. I love it, but Queen fans in uproar! Lol

Althea & Donna - Uptown top ranking vs Queen - We will rock you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfd5t9AUGNg
Report salmon spray March 5, 2018 12:52 PM GMT
Sam Smith did a very good cover of Tom Petty's " I Won't Back Down "
Report lfc1971 March 5, 2018 2:53 PM GMT
Brian Ferry :

These Foolish Things
Smoke gets in your Eyes
Report bigmo March 5, 2018 6:00 PM GMT
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfd5t9AUGNg

As a Queen fan I quite like it. It's different but a ploddy.
Report alun2005 March 5, 2018 6:09 PM GMT
Ferry also did a superb version of "The In Crowd"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr63Bexo8z8
Report Platini March 6, 2018 7:14 PM GMT
Respect (Aretha). - I love Otis Redding and his original but AF's version is untouchable.
Report flushgordon1 March 6, 2018 7:23 PM GMT
Quo,rocking all over the world
Report bigmo March 6, 2018 7:30 PM GMT
Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

If you want people to listen please put the link.Happy
Report bigmo March 6, 2018 7:32 PM GMT
Status Quo - Rockin all over the world

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAnP2ck-7o4

AS ABOVE
Report flushgordon1 March 6, 2018 7:32 PM GMT
Patti Smith - because the night
Devo - satisfaction
Report bigmo March 6, 2018 7:33 PM GMT
Patti Smith - because the night

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_BcivBprM0
Report bigmo March 6, 2018 7:35 PM GMT
Devo - [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction (Video)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o
Report flushgordon1 March 6, 2018 7:43 PM GMT
Dave Edmunds - singing the blues
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gnGT0MLKpoY
Report smirnoff2therescue March 6, 2018 10:28 PM GMT
Tainted Love Soft Cell a most shocking omish ShockedShockedShockedShocked
Report smirnoff2therescue March 6, 2018 10:29 PM GMT
Wherever I Lay My Hat - Paul Young a close 2nd ShockedShockedShocked
Report Whisperingdeath March 8, 2018 1:25 PM GMT
The Soft Cell version is great and of our time and the one we may remember and play but in no way is it way better than the original. If you consider the time of the original 1964 and the equipment used to record it you could say it has amazing power.

I also liked the Marilyn Manson verson...or maybe I just liked the videoShocked!
Report A_T March 8, 2018 4:07 PM GMT
Roxy Music Jealous Guy
Report Journeyman March 8, 2018 4:43 PM GMT
This Mortal Coil - song to the siren (Tim Buckley cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=HFWKJ2FUiAQ


Goldfrapp - Yes Sir (I Can Boogie) (Baccara cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9WuY-vSYp8


Also check out the albums 'Definitely Maybe' and 'What's the story (Morning Glory)' by the manchester band Oasis.
Two albums of slavish but perky and faithful covers of classic Stones, Who and Beatles songs
Report McCoy Carp March 8, 2018 7:59 PM GMT
Volbeat's cover of Dusty Springfield's I Only Wanna Be With You - Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Hfy6Ng4y0
Report McCoy Carp March 8, 2018 8:07 PM GMT
Ultimate Cheese: Pat Boone, Smoke On The Water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIqY-zvdESQ
Report McCoy Carp March 8, 2018 8:14 PM GMT
And finally Paul Anka's cover of The Cure's The Lovecats. Beautiful and totally different. The best cover of his album of, er, covers Plain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPELK4Q7Rg
Report bigmo March 15, 2018 6:56 PM GMT
'Deep purple'' , '' Child in time'', sing P.Elfimov, the Presidential orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, conductor - Victor Babarikin


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5QpqrEFj0o
Report Makybe_Diva November 23, 2019 10:23 PM GMT
Yellow - Jodie Whittaker Love
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OIFzZ91PZMs
Report moisok November 23, 2019 10:32 PM GMT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmoqqh0z7Bk

will that come out^


YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON

colourbox  interesting   ---  roughly the era when coqteau twins,   art of noise,     propaganda  etc were around
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 23, 2019 11:34 PM GMT
She Drew The Gun - Trouble Every Day (Zappa). Everything a good cover should be; taking the original good source material and twisting and expanding on it till it becomes something new - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUklMnEO_yg&list=PLPcfz82oGbFvtC2bdxM334glOTzKM9G2Z



Anyone mentioned Lemonheads' cover of Mrs Robinson yet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dgX93HBUUA

Metallica - Breadfan (Budgie)
. God, I loved Metallica. Still do in a reminscent sort of way. But for me, their best song is a cover of a 70's rock song from a Welsh band - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z6cVUOhLDw

Brakes - Jackson (Hazlewood & Sinatra, Cash & Carter). From one of most criminally forgotten bands of this century imo. Guest vocals from one of the finest female singers around, and nice twist in reversing the roles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ4dSOejBPg&list=RDQZ4dSOejBPg&start_radio=1&t=0

Living Colour - Memories Can't Wait (Talking Heads). Love TH to bits but prefer this version. Just got a great pulse and rhythm and fantastic players - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoOvbNv-XxU
Report olddesperado November 24, 2019 12:01 AM GMT
He'll have to go,   Jim ŕeeves original   roxy music cover.

Fab version.
Report olddesperado November 24, 2019 12:03 AM GMT
A little more simplistic and basic than your selections pop.   Blush
Report olddesperado November 24, 2019 12:13 AM GMT
I still stand by my earlier selection though as the best cover ever.

To Ramona by Sinead Lohan ,  formally by bob Dylan.
Report PorcupineorPineapple November 24, 2019 12:19 AM GMT
Apologies for the utter randomness of my emboldening rules
Report olddesperado November 24, 2019 12:21 AM GMT
Accepted  Grin
Report screaming from beneaththewaves November 24, 2019 12:37 AM GMT
Grace Jones' version of Marianne Faithfull's I've Done It Again.

To be fair, Marianne Faithfull never actually recorded the song, so Grace Jones' version didn't have much to beat. But they all count.
Report lybertyne November 24, 2019 1:05 AM GMT
Disturbed - The Sound of Silence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POWsFzSFLCE
Report lux November 24, 2019 1:38 AM GMT
Silver Sun tear apart the Rush classic Xanadu and then lovingly put it back together...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bB2IkBHiE
Report lfc1971 November 24, 2019 12:17 PM GMT
Ronnie Spectors version of 'Don't Worry Baby'

a Beech Boys song she takes to a whole new level

From the opening crashing guitar cord , and then the first word sung in that wonderful unique voice !!!!

ohhhhhh how beautiful how glorious
Report The Knight November 24, 2019 12:32 PM GMT
Helen Reddy's cover version of Cilla Black's 'You're My World' is better than the original.

Seek it out on YouTube - a stunning performance where Helen's eyes are magical.
Report Deplasterer November 24, 2019 2:15 PM GMT
Lux, I'm old enough to remember Rush playing Xanadu on the old grey whistle testBlush
Report alun2005 November 24, 2019 2:52 PM GMT
AC/DC's cover version of Celine Dion and Anastasia's girlpower anthem "You Shook Me All Night Long" was quite well done.

Celine
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1niTEkP-6eo


The Scottish Aussies
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo2qQmj0_h4
Report screaming from beneaththewaves November 24, 2019 2:54 PM GMT
I'm old enough to have seen Rush not play Xanadu at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1978.
Report alun2005 November 24, 2019 2:55 PM GMT
Talking of the Aussies. Grace Jones did a damn good version of "Walking In The Rain", written by Malcolm and Angus's big brother George.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkYg4bz2qGQ
Report sofiakenny November 24, 2019 2:59 PM GMT
Rolf Harris did a bonzer version of stairway to heaven.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves November 24, 2019 2:59 PM GMT
That whole LP is basically Grace Jones and Sly & Robbie doing cover songs better than the original.
Report alun2005 November 24, 2019 3:07 PM GMT
Bruce Springsteen will surely be forever grateful for that career and life-changing inspired decision to cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Born to Run".

Frankie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMfE2Se4r9w


Brucie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3t9SfrfDZM
Report alun2005 November 24, 2019 3:09 PM GMT
Dave Edmunds did a very nice cover version of Brude Springsteen's "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)".

Dave
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6TwUJ25zs

Brucie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cReBk3wXPU
Report DEFCON [1] November 24, 2019 7:28 PM GMT
Terry Hoax - Policy Of Truth (Depeche Mode)

Motorhead - Heroes (Bowie)

Gun - Word Up (Cameo)

Ian Gillan - New Orleans (Gary US Bonds)

Faith No More - This guy's In Love with You (Dionne Warwick)

Tiesto - Adagio For Strings (Samuel Barber)

Steve Angello - Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)

2 Cellos - Voodoo People / live (The Prodigy)

Nickleback - Sharp Dressed Man / live (ZZ Top)

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)

Bauhaus - Telegram Sam (T Rex)
Report Aspro November 24, 2019 7:42 PM GMT
I will admit to liking Placebo's morbid version of Running Up That Hill. Donna Summer's disco version of MacArthur Park was superb and Joe's version of With A Little Help From My Friends should hold its own on this list (strangely not mentioned on here, unless I missed it)
Report Dotchinite November 24, 2019 10:02 PM GMT
Bob Rivers version of AC/DC's Dirty Deeds was pretty good but i think he changed a few of the words.
Report geddi November 24, 2019 10:24 PM GMT
Can not believe no one as included Kate bush’s version of rocket man?
Report ambush November 24, 2019 10:44 PM GMT
william shattners version of pulps common people
Report Lee Ho Fooks November 24, 2019 10:50 PM GMT
Vanilla Fudge - You keep me hanging on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNcFWGox-SM

Can't believe Joe's hasn't been mentioned yet (the best cover ever)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s-dSoDptVc
Report themightymac November 24, 2019 11:17 PM GMT
Without You by Harry Nilsson - remake of the original by Badfinger.

End of thread.

.... 2nd best My Way by Sid Vicious.
Report Nebs November 25, 2019 4:00 PM GMT
For any folkies that may be here, how about Bluehorses version of Blackleg Miner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtVQCpA3ArQ
Report ribero1 November 25, 2019 4:20 PM GMT
Marianne Faithful - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan.
Report Aspro November 25, 2019 4:42 PM GMT
Def Leppard's version of Action (Sweet)
Report ambush November 26, 2019 8:08 PM GMT
antony and the johnsons version of leonard cohens if it be your will
Report ieff7 November 26, 2019 10:09 PM GMT
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Voodoo Child
  (Jimi Hendrix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIB1OL09H0
Report TELL DEL November 27, 2019 11:24 AM GMT
Not many singers can take an Elvis song and do a better version, but Billy Fury did with Because Of Love, which was a song from the Elvis film Girls Girls Girls.
Report superjudge November 28, 2019 9:13 PM GMT
ruby tuesday melanie safka. brilliant cover.better than the  stones version
Report McCoy Carp November 28, 2019 10:04 PM GMT
You gotta love this: Volbeat, I Only Wanna Be With You

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

Didn't realise anyone had covered any Rush stuff, let alone Xanadu. Aah, those were the days..........
Report salmon spray November 28, 2019 11:31 PM GMT
Linda Ronstadt - Hurts So Bad
George Harrison - He's So Fine.
Report flushgordon1 November 28, 2019 11:40 PM GMT
Joni Mitchell  Carey cover ,I like.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6q49kbWHY
Report differentdrum December 4, 2019 8:39 PM GMT
Andrea Von Kampen - Forever Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz3ZYkW-uS4

Lot being made of the advert but it is down to the song. Lovely interpretation. None of the vocal histrionics you get so often these days. Ran through her other songs but sadly nothing remotely as good. 

Alphaville's other song, Big In Japan was also well covered by Ane Brun:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMia7HJR2l4
Report differentdrum December 4, 2019 8:46 PM GMT
Another couple:-

Arguin - La Voix Du Silence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WPdIuSVV6E

Melanie - Don't Think Twice It's Alright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxdzQLE7NdQ
Report boxingthefox December 4, 2019 9:20 PM GMT
differentdrum,Wink thank's for that.
Report sofiakenny December 4, 2019 10:53 PM GMT
Ole 55"..Eagles..Tom Waits did original.
Report moisok December 4, 2019 11:25 PM GMT
flush  like that one  strong female voice

problem is getting hold of proper copies of this stuff
Report Rodrigo de Triano December 5, 2019 12:14 AM GMT
Check this out, Frankie Ford's cover of Ferlin Husky's Gone.  Very, very underrated singer was Frankie, like a gay Elvis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CkOV0e2G48

Also Kiki Dee's cover of Veronique Sanson's Amoureuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9gZOl8WLPY

Surprised nobody has mentioned The Hollies cover of Phil Everly's Air that I Breathe.
Report Deplasterer December 5, 2019 10:30 AM GMT
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You gotta love this: Volbeat, I Only Wanna Be With You

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

Didn't realise anyone had covered any Rush stuff, let alone Xanadu. Aah, those were the days.......... realise anyone had covered any Rush stuff, let alone Xanadu. Aah, those were the days..........

Rush on there album Feedback doing a corking version of The Who's, "The Seeker".

https://youtu.be/ILbDCAcnRF4
Report McCoy Carp December 5, 2019 4:17 PM GMT
Enjoyed that, preferred that to their cover of Summertime Blues. I use to be Rush crazy when I was in my middle teens round Hemispheres time, now I very rarely listen to them.

Krokus, Stayed Awake All Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrjdYNwnZ-w

They nail it, better than BTO's original me thinks.
Report johnizere December 5, 2019 6:26 PM GMT
bigmo

'Deep purple'' , '' Child in time'', sing P.Elfimov, the Presidential orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, conductor - Victor Babarikin


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5QpqrEFj0o


OUTSTANDING!
Report Coachbuster December 5, 2019 6:44 PM GMT
Dear Prudence - SxB
Report SlippyBlue December 5, 2019 7:18 PM GMT
Good shout Coach, Eloise by The Damned is another good one.
Report Coachbuster December 5, 2019 8:14 PM GMT
yes   agreed Slippers  .... surprising how many songs out there are covers.

first time i heard that Damned song was when it first came out January 1986   ...my mum said ' hey, they've nicked that song ' Grin     
  then it was 20 more years 'til i heard the original on You Tube  . Both Eloise and Dear Prudence  originally came out 1968 .
Report morpteh mackem December 5, 2019 8:31 PM GMT
home thoughts from abroad- clifford t ward. great song but actually think rumer does it better.
Report ieff7 December 6, 2019 9:23 PM GMT
Aerosmith - Baby Please don't go
(Them)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCHDeuje728
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 9:30 PM GMT
Nah the 'Them' cover with Van ( I may be arsed to enterain you these days) is the best cover.imo
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 9:35 PM GMT

Dec 4, 2019 -- 10:53PM, sofiakenny wrote:


Ole 55"..Eagles..Tom Waits did original.


Don't know if I posted this before, on a live album, Hell freezes over? Don said Tom hated our version until the royalty cheques came in.Laugh

Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 9:44 PM GMT
Tom Waits, a great writer but that voice, an acquired taste. Jersey Girl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j- the best cover.The Boss'.https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Report PorcupineorPineapple December 6, 2019 10:19 PM GMT
Never liked Aerosmith's version leff.

Slower than the original and the whole fun of it is the recklessness of it. You shouldn't be hearing the notes all played cleanly and individually; all about the pull offs. And they kill the middle too. Van/Page version far better. My band plays it pretty regularly and it's one which we'll push back if we think the people are up for it. Guarantee if it's near the end of the set then it's lightning and I better be ready.
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 10:23 PM GMT
PP, are you a musie, you post with great authority, I for my sins Am.Wink
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 10:25 PM GMT
Cry Sorry dopey me, didn't read the whole post, sorry.
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 10:32 PM GMT
Ex lead vocals. And NOOOOO i'm not saying who that was with.
Report PorcupineorPineapple December 6, 2019 10:58 PM GMT
Only at local level fox. Tried it in my youth but touring's a bit sh!t really. Still waiting for someone to realise I'm the new McCartney and make me a millionaire! Their loss!Tongue Out
Report differentdrum December 6, 2019 11:04 PM GMT
Walkabouts - Feel Like Going Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGZeVkAE16k

From the album Satisfied Mind, one of best covers albums from a very underrated band.
Report boxingthefox December 6, 2019 11:12 PM GMT
Wink
Report McCoy Carp December 7, 2019 4:49 PM GMT
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Aerosmith - Baby Please don't go
(Them)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCHDeuje728


Budgie show how it should be done: https:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQw92wKRdbY
Report alun2005 December 7, 2019 5:52 PM GMT
I prefer EMF's version of 'Search and Destroy' to the original Stooges recording.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGUyF2SwI8
Report differentdrum December 7, 2019 7:21 PM GMT
A couple by Esther Ofarim:-

El Condor Pasa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL-YfURrQFw

Morning Of My Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CKKmllQUSA

Camera Obscura - Tougher Than The Rest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJTwOVh2c_s

Camille O'Sullivan - Ship Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm7sgh-Em8k

Matraca Berg - Jolene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ6xzYezalI
Report boxingthefox December 7, 2019 8:14 PM GMT
Eva Cassidy, over the raimbow.https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eva+cassidy+over+the+ra... A world wide known song that she made her own
Report boxingthefox December 7, 2019 8:15 PM GMT
In fact you can pick any of her covers.Love
Report differentdrum December 22, 2019 8:28 PM GMT
A few more:-

Joan Baez - Brothers In Arms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxNZH0qIe0

Peter Paul & Mary - 500 Miles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADN1lLEp3H0

Crystal Gayle - Little Drummer Boyl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRicLKs6EGE

My favourite Christmas song, famously ruined by Crosby and Bowie.
Report darren_discombobulates_sports December 22, 2019 9:14 PM GMT
Cover: Torn by Natalie Imbrughlia

Original: Torn by ednaswap   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWCOb0wxYCE
Report bigmo January 30, 2020 2:46 PM GMT
Original Bonnie Raitt I Can't Make You Love Me

Teddy Swims

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bm14Bv1DKU

Maybe not better but a great effort.
Report Nebs January 31, 2020 1:04 AM GMT
Delilah.
The PJ Proby original was bettered by Tom Jones, but they were both overtaken by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0fT9BHpImI
Report differentdrum February 10, 2020 10:38 PM GMT
Mandolin Orange - Harvest Moon

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

A real talent. Hopefully, they return to the UK.
Report seamuslexy February 12, 2020 10:54 AM GMT
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky
Report boxingthefox February 12, 2020 9:08 PM GMT
^^^^ brilliant. WinkHappy
Report boxingthefox February 12, 2020 9:18 PM GMT
Darius **** Wagon Wheel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4&list=RDhvKyBcCDOB4&start_radio=1

Nathen Carter makes a fair fist of it as well.
Report boxingthefox February 12, 2020 9:19 PM GMT
FFS, Darius R u c k e r. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4&list=RDhvKyBcCDOB4&start_radio=1
Report McCoy Carp February 19, 2020 10:02 PM GMT
Artist: Riot, Song: Burn

More Deep Purple that Deep Purple. They frickin nail it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xbhwWI9aCA
Report KeMoH February 20, 2020 11:10 AM GMT
Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon did cracking cover of Islands In The Stream; one for the ages.
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