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Justin’s Playlist III – Favorite Cover Songs

In Rate My Playlist on August 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

These are some of my favorite songs re-imagined  by  my favorite artists.  Some songs are done in completely new ways, like Brazilian Seu Jorge’s(aka Knockout Ned from City of God) acoustic cover of Bowie’s, “Starman.” Other songs are loving homages to the original, like Edmontonian Krystle Dos Santos‘ cover of Nina Simone’s, “Ain’t Got No.” I had no idea some songs even existed until contemporary artists covered them: Nirvana’s cover of Bowie’s “The Man who sold the world.”

Of course, how could a list of cover songs not include a cover of Cohen’s Hallelujah? Rufus Wainwright, K.D. Lang, and of course Jeff Buckley all do great versions, but, I decided to include a less popular Cohen song: “Famous Blue Raincoat,” as covered by Hayden.

Free mp3: Justin’s Favorite Cover Songs

1. Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader (King Harvest) 3:48

2. Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica (The Dubliners) 8:50

3. Move it on over – George Thorogood (Hank Williams) 13:07

4. I heard it through the Grapevine – Kaiser Chiefs (The Miracles, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye) 18:03

5. Girl, You’ll be a woman soon- Urge Overkill (Neil Diamond)21:00

6. The man who sold the world – Nirvana (David Bowie)24:33

7. Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies (Velvet Underground)27:60

8.Starman – Seu Jorge (David Bowie) 31:12

9.Ain’t got no( I got life) Krystle Dos Santos (Nina Simone) 33:18

10. Famous Blue Raincoat – Hayden (Leonard Cohen)41:00

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