Cover Songs I Love

Today’s post is short and simple. I took a much needed mental health weekend and did not want to do anything elaborate. Resting my mind did wonders for my outlook. Onward.

I don’t know what it is about cover songs. Yes, some are awful. But others add a dimension to a beloved song or express the song in a way I hadn’t anticipated. Today, I’m going to share a few of my favorite covers with y’all.

These covers, in my opinion, are everything a cover song should be. They respect what was great about the original but still manage to give it new life.

1. “Good Times Bad Times” by Godsmack ~ There’s something special about the way Godsmack updated Led Zeppelin’s classic. It’s louder and nastier than ever.

Click here to listen to the original.

2. “Me and the Devil Blues” by The Cowboy Junkies ~ A lot of people have recorded this song since Robert Johnson first recorded it in the 1930s. But this version captures everything that is haunting and hair-raising about this song. This is one of my favorite songs to listen to while I write.

Click here to listen to the classic Robert Johnson version.

3. “Cat Scratch Fever” by Pantera ~ Pantera was one of the best rock and roll bands to come out of Texas. I love their version of this song. It always makes me dance.


Click here to listen to Ted Nugent’s original.

4. “Such Great Heights” by Iron and Wine ~ Iron and Wine is one of my favorite mellow bands. I knew “Such Great Heights” as their song long before I realized it was a cover.


Click here to listen to The Postal Service’s original.

 

5. “Signs” by Tesla ~ Every body has a musical anthem. Tesla’s version of this song is mine.

Click here to listen to Five Man Electrical Band’s original.