Perhaps insipired by our recent posting of a cover of Europe’s The Final Countdown or perhaps by Poison’d, an album of cover songs from hair-glam gods Poison, the New York Post offers up its version of the top 100 cover songs of all time.
The list includes web fave Jonathan Coulton at #2 (with “Baby Got Back”), the Postal Service’s version of Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds,” Cat Power’s “Satisfaction,” and Ted Leo’s take on Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.”
MP3s of some of the covers here.
What is EQUALLY interesting, though, is the revelation that my beloved Black Eyed Peas have recorded a cover of John Lennon’s (WHO WAS ONCE A BEATLE) “Power to the People” for an Amnesty International fundraiser.
And here it is. (Please recall that my reverence for the Peas is based on my belief in their REVERSE GENIUS – their incredible ability to transcend the awful and achieve the sublime. Just go with it, people.)
Not that vintage, but still, it’s a phonograph playing. (Turn the sound off–it’s awful!!!)
Watching the record spin, even when connected to legos and a Coke cup, is quite soothing. (But the sound really MUST be turned off.)
Two nearly identical music shows – The Singing Bee (hosted by Joey Fatone) and Don’t Forget the Lyrics (hosted by Wayne Brady) – debuted on primetime network TV recently.
BOTH OF THEM ARE TERRIBLE. Avoid. You have been warned.