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#1 Klimtology

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy Original by Sting



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

Joe Cocker - Little Help from my Friends (originally by Beatles)

Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? Uh... okay, well, the button on the side, is it glowing? Yeah, you need to turn it on... uh, the button turns it on... yeah, you do know how a button works don't you?  No, not on clothes.  No, no, there you go, no, there you go. I just heard it come on... no, no, that's the music you heard when it comes on... no, that's the music you hear when... I'm sorry, are you from the past?


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

Joe Cocker - Little Help from my Friends (originally by Beatles)

:goodposting: Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Joe Cocker - Little Help from my Friends (originally by Beatles)

I am probably in the minority on this but I can't stand Cocker's version. You gotta be pretty bad at singing when Ringo out does ya. Just my $.02

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Cats in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Honorable mention - Common People - William Shatner Original by Pulp and... Hurt - Johnny Cash Original by Nine Inch Nails

Edited by Klimtology, 31 May 2012 - 09:51 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

"Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" - William Shatner (original by the Beatles)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

The Promise-New Found Glory (original When In Rome)

Edited by Phase of the Game, 31 May 2012 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

And just to be fair to the Beatles, their version of Twist and Shout is much better than the original.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

:goodposting:

Maybe he thought it said "worse than".
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#13 Apple Jack

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

:goodposting:

:goodposting:

#14 RedmondLonghorn

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

It's better, in my book.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

"Tom Sawyer" - Deadsy

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

Bob Dylan's cover of Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower".

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

Scarlet Begonias > Scarlet Begonias

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

No slight to the Kinks, but I think VH's version of "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" is superior.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

I Fought the Law - The Clash (original Sonny Curtis, the Crickets)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Lyle Lovett - Friend of the Devil Original by the Grateful Dead.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

come on

It's better, in my book.

Fair enough, but you should read better books.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

Bob Dylan's cover of Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower".

What you did there, I seen it
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

Hurt - Johnny Cash Original by Nine Inch Nails

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

Whitney Houston - I will always love you (Dolly Parton original)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

I know Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" is held in high regards, I think the Social Distortion version is better.

Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again? Uh... okay, well, the button on the side, is it glowing? Yeah, you need to turn it on... uh, the button turns it on... yeah, you do know how a button works don't you?  No, not on clothes.  No, no, there you go, no, there you go. I just heard it come on... no, no, that's the music you heard when it comes on... no, that's the music you hear when... I'm sorry, are you from the past?


#26 RedmondLonghorn

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

Fair enough, but you should read better books.

heh
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

26 posts and no "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Guns n' Roses?

Edited by Dez89, 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

Bob Dylan's cover of Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower".

Damn you, I wanted to use that for my real one.
Play hard to get, wanna flirt wit me?
I ain't workin' for no ###, I'll jerk off for free

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#29 Apple Jack

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

Scarlet Begonias > Scarlet Begonias

My God, your capacity for wrongness knows no limit.

#30 Apple Jack

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

23 posts and no "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Guns n' Roses?

No, because it sucks.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

"Tom Sawyer" - Deadsy

come on
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

"Gold Dust Woman" - Hole

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

26 posts and no "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Guns n' Roses?

Given the response to Live and Let Die, you are on your own here. But I agree.
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#34 thecoolnamesarealltaken

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

I like both versions, but I think Destiny's Child's "Emotion" is better than the Bee Gees' original.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

Joe Cocker - Little Help from my Friends (originally by Beatles)

:goodposting: Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

:goodposting: I'll add.... Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

No Air - Rissi Palmer

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

Smooth Criminal

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

"I'm A Man" Chicago Transit Authority > Spencer Davis Group (which is great in its own right)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

Reba McEntire's version of The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

#40 Apple Jack

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

Lyle Lovett - Friend of the Devil Original by the Grateful Dead.

Nope. http://archive.org/d...2218.sbeok.shnf

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

Lyle Lovett - Friend of the Devil Original by the Grateful Dead.

Nope. http://archive.org/d...2218.sbeok.shnf

Really, it is.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:56 AM


Scarlet Begonias > Scarlet Begonias

My God, your capacity for wrongness knows no limit.

that's just like.. your opinion man...

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

Joe Cocker - Little Help from my Friends (originally by Beatles)

:goodposting: Live and Let Die - Guns 'n' Roses (Paul McCartney and Wings original)

:goodposting: I'll add.... Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

Ha.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

Jolene by the White Stripes http://www.youtube.c...aLBUpLA&ob=av2e Originally by Dolly Parton

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

Tool's version of No Quarter

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Baker Street - Foo Fighters.

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What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

"Gold Dust Woman" - Hole

come on

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Mad World - Gary Jules

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hallelujah

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest

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