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Friday, November 26, 2004

50 best(?) cover versions

The Telegraph's music critics select the 50 best cover versions ever recorded.(via Ronsens)

1 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968
orig. Bob Dylan, 1967
3 My Way - Sid Vicious, 1979
orig. Frank Sinatra, 1969 (after Paul Anka, 1969)
2 You Were Always on My Mind - Pet Shop Boys, 1987
orig. Elvis Presley, 1972 (after brenda lee, 1971) [What about Waylon Jennings!!!]

But here's the only one that would have made it up to my top 50:

33 Money (That's What I Want) - The Flying Lizards, 1980
orig. The Beatles, 1963 (after barrett strong, 1959)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2004/11/20/bmcovercont20.xml&sSheet=/arts/2004/11/20/ixtop.html