Music Monday: Who Did it Better?Don’t you Forget about Me – Cast Your Vote!

 

Hello All!!

Welcome to another Music Monday hosted by Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek, and my twist on it “Who Did it Better?” Where I take different versions of the same song and you get to vote on your favourite!

Last week we had a battle for

Who Did it Better? “Video Killed the Radio Star

Buggles

VS

Presidents of the United States

VS

Walk off the Earth (Featuring Sarah Silverman)

And the Winner is……………………..

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buggles

BUGGLES!!!!

Now, for this weeks vote!

Who Did it Better? “Don’t you Forget about Me”

Wind and the Wave

VS

Simple Minds

VS

 

 

Cast your vote in the comments below! Or feel free to cast a write in vote for something different if there is a version that you like better. Join me next week to find out who the winner is!

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      1. “After two of those babies, the dullest, most by-the-book Vogon will be up on the bar in stilettos, yodeling mountain shanties and swearing he’s the king of the Gray Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine”

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  1. Okey dokey, here we go.

    ‘The Wind and the Wave’ seems like they just added an up-tempo folksy drum track to the song. Kind of a silly cover. Maybe it is slightly charming, if I were being generous.

    I am going to give the win to ‘Simple Minds’. I like his stylish, rolled up sleeves.

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    1. I am so glad you posted that! The wind lots video isn’t available in my country (hello Canada, UK calling.. commonwealth!!! ) and I couldn’t be arsed to find it here. Obviously a wise move on my part. Sounds dreadful.

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    2. Well, I tend to like a cover that can take the song and give it a different sound. You will probably get mad at me in the future because, although I absolutely adore my classics and I love a great song. I can also appreciate an artist who can flip it on its head and do something silly with it! People who won’t even give something different a chance make me angry. I’m not saying that these artists can win against a classic by any means… But, sometimes I feel like they’re not even given a chance and just looked over BECAUSE they’re up against a classic. The point of me starting this was to introduce people to something new that they may enjoy, but most of the time I just feel like it’s “I like this version and didn’t even try something new because…”. I still enjoy putting it out there! But, I wish that others would at least keep an open mind and try something new!

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    3. P. S. It’s funny that I’M the one saying this, because I grew up on music from the 20s-60s mostly and I’m the LAST person to support anything new over a classic…. But, sometimes you need to put aside what you grew up with and look at something different.

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      1. Hi Nicole.
        Sorry I bagged on a song you love.
        I love Fraggle’s irreverent humour.
        I do try to give each version an honest chance, and then I go all ‘Lester Bangs’ on them.
        I often change my mind on which is my fave after your articles.

        I usually go for the original version of a song, but I do have a few surprising exceptions:
        – Jimi Hendrix performing ‘Hey Joe’, is NOT my favorite version.
        -The Rolling Stones performing ‘Satisfaction’ is third on my list..
        -Devo, performing ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ is NOT my favorite version.

        Your Monday morning smarty-pants pal,
        ~Icky. 🙂

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  2. I have found thru the ages that covers are rarely as good as originals. It sometimes happens that a cover can surpass the original but it isn’t that common. Simple Minds has this one by a dozen lengths.

    Here’s a suggestion for a song, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” A number of incredible versions of it out there. It would be a very tough decision for me.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll defintitely put it in the list! 😁
      I agree completely that a lot of the time the original will be best, but sometimes I put things out there just to introduce something new to people. I understand it won’t win, I just hope that people actually listen to it or I’ve pretty much wasted my time! 😉🤣

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