Friday is here! To celebrate a much needed Friday Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are all Cover Songs. I love a good Cover Song. Don’t you? Today’s Top 5 are made up of relatively new Cover Song discoveries. One is so new that it just came out today.
I’ve always been a Fan of Cover Songs, and have compiled a long list of Favorites. What are some of your Favorite Cover Songs?
Today’s first Track is an unexpected Cover by The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarf, do a very unique Version of Madonna’s “Borderline”. This Cover can be found on 2009’s Cover Compilation, Covered, A Revolution In Sound: Warner Bros. Records. I didn’t find the Album first though. I found this Track via this Week’s Discover Weekly Playlist from Spotify.
Next up is a brand new Cover Song Released today by Radical Face. It is a Cover of”Y The Cranberries’ “Ode To My Family”, one of my all-time Favorite Cranberries Song.
“Your Song” originally by Elton John, covered by Lady Gaga, is Track 3 of Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. “Your Song” has always meant a great deal to me, ever since I was a very young girl. Lady Gaga is a Favorite of mine, too. I think she’s incredibly talented and has a flair for the unexpected. This Cover was definitely unexpected. It can be found on the Elton John/Bernie Taupin Cover Album called Revamp: The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. This is one of my Favorites on the Album, right after The Killers’ Cover of my Favorite Elton Song (“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”).
“The End of the World” by Sharon Van Etten is up next. The Song has been Covered many times by various Artists. The original is by Skeeter Davis, Released in 1963. Sharon’s Version is from the Soundtrack to “The Man In the High Castle” TV Series.
Last, but not least, is a Cover Favorite of mine by The Milk Carton Kids. Their Version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” is unexpected and unique. I’d never have thought this Song could translate to a Country-Folk-Rock type Sound, but it does.
What are some of your Favorite Cover Songs?
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – April 27, 2018
1. “Borderline” by The Flaming Lips, with Stardeath and White Dwarf
2. “Ode To My Family” by Radical Faces
3. “Your Song” by Lady Gaga
4. “The End of the World” by Sharon Van Etten
5. “Wish You Were Here” by The Milk Carton Kids
Here’s to a Fantastic Friday and a Wonderful Weekend to come. Hope you enjoyed the Cover Song Version of Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Songs by The Flaming Lips, with Stardeath and White Dwarf, Radical Face, Lady Gaga, Sharon Van Etten, and The Milk Carton Kids.
Music Obsessions – Week of 4/23/18
“Zero” is Track 1 off of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ third Studio Album, It’s Blitz! The Song was Released as the lead Single from the 2009 Album. “Zero” received critical acclaim for its production, and was named the best Track of 2009 by Music magazines NME and Spin. (from Wikipedia)
“Zero” reached #4 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart and #18 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart. It also hit #49 on the UK Singles Chart. (from Wikipedia)
“Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
from the Album, It’s Blitz (2009)
“Shake it like a ladder to the sun.
Makes me feel like a madman on the run.
Find me never,
never far gone.
So get your leather, leather, leather on.”
“Zero” is one of my Favorite Songs by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I love Karen’s Voice in this. How you can hear her incredible range. I also love that the Track feels like a melding together of late 70’s Blondie with early 80’s Siouxsie And The Banshees, and then shaken up and stirred with a dash of Deee-lite and Goldfrapp. Alternative Dance? Dark Wave Disco? A little of all of that?
All I know is that “Zero” makes me want to dance or go on a cross-country road trip. Both great ways to feel.