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I love finding special "covers" of songs played in a completely different genre than the original, especially when the songs are actually enjoyable now because of it.

For example jazz versions of Studio Ghibli themes:

Or jazz fusion versions of songs and artist I don't really care for

Or electro swing versions of songs that just sounds so much better this way:


Anyone else enjoy finding gems like this? :)

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My music preferences are very varied (hehe) so I liked this one for some reason:

I think the genre is "folk punk" or something like that. Of the kind of things made purely for fun, I guess :D.
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Love this kind of stuff. Do you know bluegrass Thunderstruck?
 

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I've seen both of these before, both nice :D hehe

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Or electro swing versions of songs that just sounds so much better this way:

I found another, more "conventional" version, made by same group:


Then I looked for original song, because I never heard it before, and really, I cannot listen to it :).

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Best for me is still:

"I Did It My Way." covered by The Sex Pistols.

Especially since it's also the closing credits music for one of my all-time favorite movies... ;)

I just love this..
Sibelius - Finlandia... prog-fusion version by Anssi Tikanmäki:

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Pennywise's version of Stand By Me is wonderful.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ1ajf4cDlA


Also (though maybe not super genre-busting) I love Korn's take on Another Brick in the Wall.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkiJJ_NkD0

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Maybe not along the same lines as above, but I've always liked the Headstones cover of Traveling Wilburys' 'Tweeter and the Monkey Man'
(pretty cool fan-music-video made from movie scenes)
Although that Thunderstruck cover may have been one of the greatest things I've ever seen.

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This playlist has some great ones on it:



If I had to pick one, it'd be SOS by the Mad Caddies:

https://youtu.be/7E43paYkY8E
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #10 on: 03 Dec 2015, 14:28 »
Love this kind of stuff. Do you know bluegrass Thunderstruck?

OMG!!! That was awesome!!!

I liked their cover of "She Shook Me All Night Long" even more...

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #11 on: 04 Dec 2015, 00:06 »
Their cover of Nothing Else Matters reminded me of this:

https://youtu.be/7jz1Kw_a4E4
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #12 on: 04 Dec 2015, 13:54 »
This is a medley, not a single song. Still quite good.


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #13 on: 05 Dec 2015, 22:34 »
Was hoping it would be that! So good.
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #14 on: 06 Jan 2016, 12:17 »
Nice thread. I like the lounge covers, like the Cafe Del Mar, there are a lot of different variations of the famous songs. My favourites are the Cafe Del Mar & Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining (Lounge) and Cafe Del Mar ft. Cecile Bredie – The Autumn Leaves
And I think that from place to place they are even better than the original due to the specific musical instruments like piano, guitar, etc. Love lounge music especially in restaurants etc..
Remember how I`ve spend the evening in Montenegro on the shore of the sea.. there was a nice beach where there was not a soul, so we sit there with friends and near at the second stair there was a very-very expensive restaurant with live lounge music. And I like it so much those day, the vocalist was great..Very nice woman...=)

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #15 on: 07 Jan 2016, 14:54 »
Moran Magal's made an album with piano covers of metal songs. <3
https://youtu.be/BtVt7hNkmYE
https://youtu.be/4eQfCDm3ucw

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #16 on: 07 Jan 2016, 15:26 »
It's not really a completely different genre, but the Radiohead medley reminded me of one of my favorites recently: Lianne La Havas' cover of "Weird Fishes"

Better examples, but only relevant to Norwegian-speakers or afficionados, are "Her kommer vinter'n" (originally by Jokke & Valentinerne) sung by Ingrid Olava (
), and Halvdan Sivertsen's Norwegian version of Bertine Zetlitz' "Twisted Little Star" (
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #17 on: 10 Jan 2016, 02:26 »
Easy Star All-Stars do fantastic reggae covers of entire albums.  My particular favorite is their cover of Let Down by Radiohead (featuring Toots & the Maytals).

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #19 on: 10 Jul 2016, 08:30 »
I er... think this qualifies:

https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp/call-me

Holy shit! That is one of the most awesome things I have ever heard!

I so want to rip that and use it in a game! It's so unrecognizable a cover you could probably get away with it too...

I wonder how many other Alvin And The Chipmunks songs sound this good when slowed down?!

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #20 on: 10 Jul 2016, 08:34 »
Great covers! I may add:
Seether - Careless Whisper:

and
London Grammar - Wicked Game:

Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #21 on: 10 Jul 2016, 12:51 »
Vintage cover of 'Creep' from Radiohead.


I think this is beautiful. ^^

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #22 on: 10 Jul 2016, 21:50 »
okay, then let me dig up some too :)


another wicked game cover by Les Reines Prochaines

wicked to the end ;)


Skadaddyz - hotel california (Eagles Cover...)

some dance to remember, some dance to forget!


Ed Solo & Deekline - Man Down
(Rhianna remix/Cover)

feel di powah of di bassline!


The White Stripes - Jolene

best cover of this dolly parton song. imho best version ever, better than the lame original.


there once was a very very cool cover of 7 nation army by ben l'ounce soul on youtube but all versions by him found there now are lame. maybe it's my german youtube or he had to remove it because of pure awesomeness, idk...

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #23 on: 11 Jul 2016, 00:35 »
Say, why is covers in scare quotes, anyway?
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #24 on: 11 Jul 2016, 08:45 »
Great collection selmiak :)
Since Dolly Parton is mentioned, let's not forget this cover:

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You |


original:

Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You |

Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #25 on: 11 Jul 2016, 14:31 »
Here are some fun ones to compare with the originals :)

Can't Get You Out of my Head
Flaming Lips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yUe7_cWs0
Kylie Minogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c18441Eh_WE

My Humps
Alanis Morissette: url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTVbtwe5-NA
The Black Eyed Peas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEe_eraFWWs

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« Reply #26 on: 12 Jul 2016, 02:09 »
I er... think this qualifies:

https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp/call-me

Holy shit! That is one of the most awesome things I have ever heard!

I so want to rip that and use it in a game! It's so unrecognizable a cover you could probably get away with it too...

I wonder how many other Alvin And The Chipmunks songs sound this good when slowed down?!

I'm glad someone appreciates true art! :D

The answer: Basically none of them. There are a bunch of other chipmunks songs by that artist on Soundcloud and none of them are as goth or as intentionally good.


I love the My Humps cover, CaesarCub. She's so above that and yet does it so well.



Oh, this thread reminded me of a series of covers recorded from a radio programme hosted by an Australian TV/radio personality, Andrew Denton. Some of them include:

Pretty Vacant by the Delltones (originally by the Sex Pistols)
I Write the Songs by Diesel (originally by Barry Manilow) -- Mark Lizotte (Diesel) famously did not write his biggest hit :D
S.O.S. by Tonic (originally by ABBA)
Down Under by the Russian Red Army Choir (originally by Men at Work)

There are plenty more. Some of the best don't exist on YouTube anymore (country/western version of Freak by Silverchair).

There's also a cover of I Touch Myself by Rolf Harris which... I er... won't link to. *shudder*

Complete list is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Denton%27s_Musical_Challenge



Also, there are some NIN covers/mashups that were pretty popular a few years ago. One was Hurt by Johnny Cash, arguably the best version of the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

And Call Me a Hole by PomDeter. I can't tell you what genre this is. You'll just have to listen to it.

https://soundcloud.com/scottrek/call-me-a-hole-pomdeter



I also really like Type O Negative's version of Day Tripper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1pcjpJROkA
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #27 on: 12 Jul 2016, 20:44 »
Supergrass did some great covers under the name Hot Rats. I particularly liked their rendition of Up The Junction



The original by Squeeze is great as well.

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« Reply #28 on: 15 Jul 2016, 19:57 »
System Of A Down - Toxicity - piano cover


Balanescu Quartet - The Model

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« Reply #29 on: 21 Jul 2016, 10:48 »
Growing up in a home with one older sister whom forced Madonna's 80s and 90s music into our DNA (not a bad thing at all  := )


Jay Smith - Like a prayer

Live from Idol Sverige:
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #30 on: 01 Sep 2016, 07:45 »
This is a favourite of mine = Gin and Juice by the Gourds. :cheesy:


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« Reply #31 on: 01 Sep 2016, 07:46 »
Hmm, no link for some reason. :angry:

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« Reply #32 on: 08 Sep 2016, 02:48 »
Also, there are some NIN covers/mashups that were pretty popular a few years ago. One was Hurt by Johnny Cash, arguably the best version of the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

Aside from the original, this is the best.

And Call Me a Hole by PomDeter. I can't tell you what genre this is. You'll just have to listen to it.

https://soundcloud.com/scottrek/call-me-a-hole-pomdeter

That's a mashup, an interesting genre in itself.

I'll add this one to the thread:

Rexway - Hooker With a Penis (Cover of this song by Tool).

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« Reply #34 on: 15 Dec 2016, 21:13 »
Not completely different - but I prefer Kurt Vile's version of Downbound Train to Springsteen's original.

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #35 on: 17 Dec 2016, 00:35 »
Ah Haggis, how awesome to see Kurt Vile in here. Loving all the Radiohead cover too, specially the Weird Fishes one.

This seems like an appropriate time to post this jolly seasonal tune:


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #36 on: 17 Dec 2016, 01:17 »
I have always loved this kind of thing...

Queen's Who Wants to Live Forever? covered by Breaking Benjamin [ LINK ]

Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares to You in Hawaiian [ LINK ]

Guns 'n Roses' Sweet Child o' Mine by Myles Kennedy (w/ Slash on accoustic) [ LINK ]

I could go on and on!

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« Reply #37 on: 17 Dec 2016, 22:10 »
Ah Haggis, how awesome to see Kurt Vile in here.

He's a recent find for me - really enjoying his music. Had a bit of a music binge over the past year and bookmarked loads of new artists to listen to. Jason Isbell though I've been a fan of for a long time, since his DBT days... and he's my next entry with another Boss cover -


Also:
Mark Lanegan - You Only Live Twice -

Chris Cornell - I Will Always Love You (acoustic) -
- (tbf the Cornell does like a cover version, some efforts  better than others - but this one gets my vote given he performed it the day WH died in tribute (who also covered it) - what a voice)
Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage -
(and of course his cover of Hurt by Nine Inch Nails)
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #38 on: 22 Apr 2018, 07:48 »
Not an entirely different genre..



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