Wow, another weekend has come to be. Time flies, and with the passage of time, comes great songs. Songs that are so good, that other artists often create their own versions. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but I would say that emulation is even better.

This weekend’s music thread is about cover songs. There are some great covers out there, that are often as good as the originals. Of course, originals get the larger part of credit, but some artists can take a song and really make it their own, through various creative styles and performances.

So, think of some of your favorite cover songs and add them to this weekend’s thread. Any subject, any style.

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Okay, KT, you made me really think of anything I could add here on a weekend when I am brain dead! So, I went through the files in my head and thought of Melissa Manchester. (Oh, let me tell you, when I was going through my divorce many years ago, Melissa and I got drunk together many nights!) Dionne Warwick is the only one that can really give a Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis song heart but Melissa does a good rendition “Walk On By”.

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Oh, HELL, this song does not fit how I was feeling during my divorce! NO WAY! Whenever I saw him, I never walked, I ran like a Cheetah and up a tree! Okay, I just needed to clear that up……. 😉

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Sea of Love – The Honeydrippers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-026ZCKR8

Blinded By the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWVL4B-4pI

Something in the Air – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Such a great theme, KT!

Won’t Back Down – Johnny Cash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMycFu4esas

Tempted – Sting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPJRKFxeT2w

Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFRx4PkXeVM

All Along the Watchtower – Dave Mason

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Widespread Panic does a lot of excellent covers. Here is a small sample.

Riders on the Storm
https://youtu.be/P1Fc78ufZZ8

Sympathy For the Devil
https://youtu.be/afgTJ1xRt80

Slippin’ Into Darkness
https://youtu.be/QDzmQWZqxrA

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Season of the Witch – Al Kooper/Mike Bloomfield/Stephen Stills
https://youtu.be/EJyQuWDk2OY

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Robert Plant And The Priory Of Brion
https://youtu.be/a3kVijXCylw

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Rickie Lee Jones – Rebel Rebel
https://youtu.be/E1vg1eCe9do

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Crimson & Clover
https://youtu.be/cXFra7gjElw

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Velvet Underground
https://youtu.be/kf_lky7g6xk

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Grace Potter And the Nocturnals – White Rabbit

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Blue Man Group

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Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit
https://youtu.be/YrIo-wVlz1k

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Siouxsie And The Banshees – Dear Prudence
https://youtu.be/3ww-pKVClzU

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Dana Fuchs, Evan Wood, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson
https://youtu.be/zmfX8s3_ezM

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Jerry Garcia Band
https://youtu.be/JqFJ-bRKJr4

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Alanis Morrisette
https://youtu.be/1VHMHAMfqgA

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The lads from Liverpool cover Chuck Berry.
https://youtu.be/3_I8RCUpe-c