I just got put on to the ridiculously amazing cover of this song in the new trailer for The Great Gatsby. ”Love is Blindness” was originally performed by U2 off their classic “Achtung Baby” album, and was covered by Jack White (of White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather, and general awesomeness fame) for a charity album that came out last year to benefit Concern Worldwide. The album had some amazing artists cover each of the songs from “Achtung Baby”.
Anyway, who does it better? I think my vote is for Mr. White…
Jack White version:
The Great Gatsby trailer:
This 1966 classic from the Rolling Stones entitled “Paint It Black” became a favorite of mine growing up as the theme song to the short lived (but amazing) TV series “Tour of Duty.” Mick Jagger of The Stones said the track was written about a girls funeral. Newer generations of folks have gotten hip to this song from it being covered by Vanessa Carlton on her 2002 debut album. While part of me feels like its sacrilegious to even pose this question…who does it better???
This installment of “Who Does It Better” features “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver. Competing against the original is this great cover by 15 yr old British singer Birdy, who won the 2008 Open Mic UK competition.
So who wins???
Where do I start…
So Eva Cassidy was from DC. She has an angelic voice and recorded some amazing tracks, more specifically her cover songs of classic pop song were mesmerizing. While she was popular in DC when she released some songs independently in 1992, she sadly was unable to see the true fruits of her talents as she prematurely passed away at 33 years of age from melanoma.
Four years after she died her cover of “Over The Rainbow” was featured on the BBC in the UK which caused such a stir, her album shot to #1 on the UK charts prompting 3 of her single to hit #1 and sell 10 million records.
Truly a great talent. If you like this cover of Cindy Lauper’s “True Colors” you will also love “Over the Rainbow” (which I also included below) and “Fields of Gold”.
There will never be another Bob Marley, and while his songs are very cover-able, nothing sounds like Mr. Robert Nesser Marley…except his son Stephen. “High Tide, Low Tide” is my favorite of the Marley library, and Stephen Marley does a great cover of it here. This song is simple, heartfelt and to me just classic Bob. Oooooooooo yah!
Well, theres not much to say other than you need to watch this whole video. Basically, a man who appears to be under the influence is arrested in Canada and then proceeds to sing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety in the back of the squad car on his way to the station. Hilarious!
This is amazing! It must have taken someone a long time to pull these clips together on beat, but the result are well worth it. Check out our President “singing” “Im Sexy And I Know It” made popular by LMFAO. You can click here to see the LMFAO version which is one of the funniest videos of recent times in itself.