“Gold Dust Woman” by Hole

What happens when one of my Favorite Women in Music covers another of my Favorite Women in Music? “Gold Dust Woman”, originally by Fleetwood Mac (lead sung by Stevie Nicks) covered by Hole (lead sung by Courtney Love) is an example of when this kind of Cover Song magic happens. Though the original will forever…

“Thirteen” by Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith Covers Big Star for Today’s Under the Covers – his delicate, heartbreaking version is one of my favorites.

“Sheena is a Punk Rocker” :: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs :: Under the Covers

Welcome to the Return of Under the Covers Sunday, a space where you can Press Play and have a listen to some of the Greatest Cover Songs, learn a little about them, and do a little Compare/Contrast between the Original and the Cover Version. Feel free to weigh in on each Cover Song in the comments below, and please feel free to throw some Cover Song suggestions down below in the comments.

Let’s start out the Return of Under the Covers Sunday with Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs take on The Ramones.

We’re not in love anymore :: Under the Covers

I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) (live) :: Laura Jane Grace

“Hey, I know that it’s hard for you,
to say the things we both know are true.
But tell me how come I keep forgettin’,
we’re not in love anymore?”

Why do I let myself worry?

Crazy (live) :: The Kills

“Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you.
I’m crazy for trying,
and crazy for crying,
and I’m crazy for loving you.”