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The Top Ten Covers of All Time

A  blizzard-induced Internet outage and various snow-related activities forced the cover selection committee (read: me) to delay its final decision over the weekend. Now, however, we’re back on track. Thanks to everyone for their excellent submissions – I ended up wading through nearly 100 songs to come up with the finalists (the master list is…

The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XVI

At the risk of “los[ing] serious street cred with [his] friends,” Mike D. nominates Glee’s (admittedly catchy) cover of “Don’t Stop Believing” and Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne covering the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody.” Since we’re on the subject of guilty pleasures, I thought I’d throw in Wyclef’s cheesy version of the Bee Gees’…

The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XV

Here’s an eclectic bunch: Via email, Schuyler nominates Mike Posner covering Beyonce’s “Halo”; Mike nominates Dennis Brown’s reggae version of “Little Green Apples”; Scott O submits Tricky’s trippy cover of Public Enemy’s “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”; sidereal suggests Cake covering “I Will Survive”; Todd nominates The Raconteurs’ interpretation of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”…

The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XIII

Klein nominates Donny Hathaway’s soulful take on Lennon’s “Jealous Guy’; Todd submits Phish’s version of the Stones’ “Loving Cup” for the jam band circuit. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a cover, but Ian M. also suggests Hiphoprisy’s version of the Dead Kennedy’s “California Uber Alles”:

The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XI

After reviewing the list of nominees, it’s pretty apparent that our  submissions skew heavily towards quasi-ironic indie rock. In the interests of greater inclusion, I encourage all readers with a passion for folk, country, rap, soul or funk (or just about any other under-represented genre) to chime in with a few nominations. I’ll get things…

The Best Cover of All Time, Volume VI

Commenter db links to Nouvelle Vague’s great Bossa Nova version of “The Guns of Brixton.” I’ll be posting cover songs all week and then arbitrarily ranking the finalists on Friday/this upcoming weekend (we may even put it to a vote), so if you’ve got any submissions, sound off in comments or shoot me an email.