I got a temp job in retail before Halloween, which was enough time to get the basics before the Christmas season started. And with the Christmas season came listening to the same awful Christmas songs day after day. Yeah, I’d probably get sick of The Night Santa Went Crazy or Snow Miser – Heat Miser [...]
Great songwriting and musicianship does not guarantee that a song will be a hit, so it is wonderful when a recording artist uncovers a musical gem by, well… covering it. When a cover song becomes a hit, the original artist benefits. Often there is a renewed interest in the original artist’s work and hopefully (depending [...]
Cover songs can be hit or miss, they can either nail everything the original did and intersect it with their own style or have it fall flat. Here are 10 covers so different from the original it’s almost as if they’re not the same song any more. 10. Can You Feel the Love Tonight The [...]
Let’s take a trip back to the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s, a musical time when we didn’t need the internet, iPods, or even cell phones to function. MTV was growing and music was changing, from disco, to electro-phonic, to 80’s rock, and grunge. We are all in search of those few songs where everything is [...]
The only thing worse than an actual Bon Jovi song, however, is Jon Bon Jovi doing a version of someone else’s, automatically better original. Worse still, would be someone actually COVERING a Bon Jovi song, but to the best of our knowledge, the likelihood of this occurring is about as probable as a meteor the [...]
10. Louie Louie – The Kingsmen (original by Richard Berry) While probably nobody remembers a version of this song as sung by Richard Berry, most people can hum the version that The Kingsmen produced. With lyrics that were barely intelligible, this song is notorious for singers shouting the chorus…and mumbling the rest of the song.