1st June, 2008

The best cover versions ever made?

Partly because some friends and I were discussing classic cover versions in the pub, but mostly because (as regular readers will be aware) I love making music lists, I decided to finish a list I started ages ago.

In no particular order, I present what I think are the best cover versions ever made. To prove I am not a music snob, I have even included (gasp!) Pet Shop Boys and Sinead O’Connor in there. Feel free to shout at me or do the classic “Hey you missed out X” if you so desire, as though you and I have the same taste. Lets argue!

Updated: I’ve linked to any appropriate versions that exist on YouTube. Newer live or inferior versions of the covers I love have not been linked - and if anyone can find The Fall or The Wedding Present you win a biscuit.

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