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"Torn" was a song written by Phil Thornalley and Ednaswap's Anne Preven and Scott Cutler in 1993, but it was first recorded and released by Danish singer Lis Sørensen as "Brændt" (Burned) same year. In 1995 Ednaswap made their own version, and in 1996 Norwegian Trine Rein made yet another. Finally in 1997 Natalie Imbruglia made the version that became the world wide hit. That is four version!

1993 (first recorded version)

1995 (second recorded version)

1996 (third recorded version)

1997 (fourth recorded version)

 

I could tell the same story about "Killing Me Softly With His Song", but it would be six times as long. It became a hit two times, but was recorded more than 60 times!

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Gareth Gates - "Spirit in the Sky" (2003)

 

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Killing Me Softly has been covered over 60 times! This is one of the best

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Covering himself, with a little help 

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The original...

and the cover, which is the version familiar to me and still gets me going. :tsu:

 

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The song I'm presenting here is amazing. It has a history like no other, and has been interpreted so many times that your head would spin.

You can read the full story on wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Pines

The interpretations I'd like to present are the modern better known ones, starting with Lead Belly (1939)

Later, in 1972 Danish rock band Gasolin made a version called "Min Tøs" (My Chick)

And finally the version most people know, Nirvana's 1994 version

 

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This song has been posted previously, but not with the original artist.

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On 12/11/2018 at 1:23 AM, Stiff said:

 

 1960;

I think the Rising sun makes more sense when a woman sings it....

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The first one is hilarious! Wouldn't you agree @Piney:D

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15 hours ago, sci-nerd said:

The first one is hilarious! Wouldn't you agree @Piney:D

I wouldn't be caught dead in fringe. :lol:

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Just recently watched Pulp Fiction (again), which features the cover. (I almost didn't recognize Neil Diamond!) 

 

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I like Phil Thornalley since he was a member of the cure for many years here is one loveable cover of John Lennons song Love by cure and another great cover by Martin L Gore of Depeche mode he covered comsat angels wonderful song Gone on his Couterfeit EP 

The orginal song by comsat angels 

 

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On 8/28/2018 at 1:38 PM, sci-nerd said:

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Great pick! GnR were the kings of covers. It's a shame their Sympathy for the Devil never made an album cut. It rocks.

I heard "Don't you forget about me" the other day and was thinking how much better Billy Idol's version is.  He actually wrote that song for Simple Minds and once you know that every time you hear it you'll realize just how kuch if a Billy Idol song that is.

Here's his version.

I also love Metallica's Whiskey in the Jar. 

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5 minutes ago, F3SS said:

I heard "Don't you forget about me" the other day and was thinking how much better Billy Idol's version is.  He actually wrote that song for Simple Minds and once you know that every time you hear it you'll realize just how kuch if a Billy Idol song that is.

Here's his version.

As a science nerd I am used to checking facts, so here they are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_You_(Forget_About_Me)#Recording_history

"There were rumours about “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” being written for Billy Idol, but Keith denies them, saying that it was indeed written for Simple Minds. Both the writers were big Simple Minds fans, but the group turned the song down. The company then wanted Corey Hart, who had a huge hit at the time with “Sunglasses at Night” but Keith thought he wasn’t the guy, so they offered the song to Cy Curnin from The Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol, but all three declined; Idol did later perform a cover of it on his 2001 compilation album Greatest Hits."

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1 minute ago, sci-nerd said:

As a science nerd I am used to checking facts, so here they are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_You_(Forget_About_Me)#Recording_history

"There were rumours about “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” being written for Billy Idol, but Keith denies them, saying that it was indeed written for Simple Minds. Both the writers were big Simple Minds fans, but the group turned the song down. The company then wanted Corey Hart, who had a huge hit at the time with “Sunglasses at Night” but Keith thought he wasn’t the guy, so they offered the song to Cy Curnin from The Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol, but all three declined; Idol did later perform a cover of it on his 2001 compilation album Greatest Hits."

You just had to ruin for me! I just remember when that came out in '01 and had read that he actually wrote the song. Still though, it sounds perfect in his catalogue.

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This is not a cover per se. Robert Johnson recorded the original "Traveling Riverside Blues" in 1937, but it was very crude and simple. You can barely hear the resemblance.
Led Zeppelin's 1969 version took a few lines and riff's from Johnson's version and created a whole new song. In my opinion one of the best rock songs ever made.

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