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1. All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix

2. Respect - Aretha

3. Me And Bobby McGee - Janis

4. Black Magic Woman - Santana

5. Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

6. Take Me To The River - Talking Heads

7. Hard To Handle - Black Crowes

8. Wichita Lineman - Dennis Brown

9. Caravan Of Love - Housemartins

10. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

Left off many great songs. We should do this topic again.

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1. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

2. Respect - Aretha Franklin

3. Twist & Shout - The Beatles

4. When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt

5. You Better Run - Pat Benatar

6. Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

7. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes

8. Can't Get Enough of You Baby - Smash Mouth

9. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) - The Walker Brothers

10. Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary

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1. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin '71 (Roger Miller)

2. A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall - Leon Russell '71 (Bob Dylan)

3. For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder '68 (Jean DuShon)

4. Don't It Make You Want to Go Home - The Persuasions '71 (Joe South)

5. Hard To Handle - Black Crowes '90 (Otis Redding)

6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - CCR '70 (Marvin Gaye)

7. Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd '74 (JJ Cale)

8. Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood & The Destroyers '78 (Bo Diddley)

9. Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs '94 (Bruce Springsteen)

10. Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers '84 (Phil Phillips)

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1. Take Me In Your Arms ~ Doobies/Kim Weston

2. Heatwave ~ Linda Ronstadt/Martha & the Vandellas

3. Respect ~ Aretha/Otis

4. Twist and Shout ~ Beatles/Isley Bros.

5. Woodstock ~ CSNY/Joni Mitchell

6. I Need To Know ~ Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty

7. I Heard It Through the Grapevine ~ CCR/Marvin Gaye

8. Me & Bobby McGee ~ Janis/Roger Miller

9. Love Hurts ~ Nazareth/Everly Bros.

10. Call Me The Breeze ~ Skynyrd/JJ Cale

Some of these (Love Hurts, Call Me The Breeze) I didn't even know were remakes. :shocked:

This was a very, very, very tough list to pare down.

[smallest]I love Patti Smith's version of "Because the Night," and if that had been the one nominated, I'd have definitely included that one.[/smallest]

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1. Respect - Aretha Franklin '67 (Otis Redding)

2. Twist and Shout - The Beatles (Isley Brothers)

3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - CCR '70 (Marvin Gaye)

4. Hurt - Johnny Cash '01 (Nine Inch Nails)

5. Take Me In Your Arms" - Doobie Brothers (Kim Weston)

6. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker '68 (Beatles)

7. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix '68 (Bob Dylan)

8. Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd '74 (JJ Cale)

9. Can't Get Enough of You Baby - Smash Mouth (? & the Mysterians)

10. Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood & The Destroyers '78 (Bo Diddley)

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Songfactors Choice Top 10 Special: Cover Songs

1. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix '68 (Bob Dylan) 101

2. Respect - Aretha Franklin '67 (Otis Redding) 73

3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - CCR '70 (Marvin Gaye) 65

4. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin '71 (Roger Miller) 65

5. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker '68 (Beatles) 43

6. Black Magic Woman - Santana '70 (Fleetwood Mac) 41

7. Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young '70 (Joni Mitchell) 41

8. Hard To Handle - Black Crowes '90 (Otis Redding) 39

9. Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd '74 (JJ Cale) 34

10. Twist and Shout - The Beatles '64 (Isley Brothers) 34

11. For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder '68 (Jean DuShon) 28

12. Take Me To The River - Talking Heads '79 (Al Green) 27

13. Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs '94 (Bruce Springsteen) 25

13. Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood & The Destroyers '78 (Bo Diddley) 25

15. Well All Right - Blind Faith '69 (Buddy Holly) 24

16. Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore – Walker Bros (Frankie Valli & Four Seasons) 23

17. Hurt - Johnny Cash '01 (Nine Inch Nails) 22

18. A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall - Leon Russell '71 (Bob Dylan) 21

19. Take Me In Your Arms" - Doobie Brothers (Kim Weston) 20

20. You Better Move On - Rolling Stones '64 (Arthur Alexander) 19

21. Don't It Make You Want to Go Home - The Persuasions '71 (Joe South) 17

22. Love Hurts - Nazareth '76 (Everly Brothers) 14

23. Just My Imagination - Rolling Stones '78 (Temptations) 12

23. Simple Man - Shinedown '10 (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 12

23. So You Want to be a Rock N' Roll Star - Tom Petty '86 (The Byrds) 12

26. Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary '63 (Bob Dylan) 11

26. I'm A Believer - Smashmouth '01 (Monkees) 11

28. I Need to Know – Stevie Nicks (Tom Petty) 10

28. Lonely Avenue - The Animals '76 (Ray Charles) 10

28. River Deep, Mountain High - Eric Burdon & The Animals (Ike & Tina Turner) 10

28. Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers '84 (Phil Phillips) 10

28. To Love Somebody - Eric Burdon & Animals '68 (Bee Gees) 10

33. Heatwave - Linda Ronstadt (Martha & the Vandellas) 9

33. When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt (Everly Brothers) 9

35. Both Sides Now – Judy Collins (Joni Mitchell) 8

35. Don't Make My Baby Blue - Move (Frankie Laine) 8

35. Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner (Al Green) 8

38. Oh, Lonesome Me - The Walkers (Don Gibson) 6

38. You Better Run - Pat Benatar (Rascals) 6

38. Can't Get Enough of You Baby - Smash Mouth (? & the Mysterians) 5

38. Emotions - Destiny's Child '01 (Samantha Sang) 5

38. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) 5

43. Some Velvet Morning - Vanilla Fudge (Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra) 4

44. Let's Spend the Night Together - David Bowie (Rolling Stones) 3

44. Wichita Lineman - Dennis Brown '70 (Glen Campbell) 3

46. Caravan Of Love - The Housemartins '86 (Isley Jasper Isley) 2

-- Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Frankie Valli (Bob Dylan) -

-- It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City - David Bowie '75 (Bruce Springsteen) -

-- New Pony- The Dead Weather (Bob Dylan) -

-- One More Cup Of Coffee- The White Stripes (Bob Dylan) -

Thanks to all who participated and Lea for providing the playlist :thumbsup:

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Twist and Shout....really? Actually I expected it to finish higher because I know how most younger people feel about it. I do like the Beatles but never understood why anyone thought this was a good cover. I remember when it came out even Beatles fans thought it was bad. I still do. My black friends used to wince when they'd hear it.

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Songfactors Choice Top 10 Special: Cover Songs

1. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix '68 (Bob Dylan)

2. Respect - Aretha Franklin '67 (Otis Redding)

3. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - CCR '70 (Marvin Gaye)

4. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin '71 (Roger Miller)

5. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker '68 (Beatles)

6. Black Magic Woman - Santana '70 (Fleetwood Mac)

7. Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young '70 (Joni Mitchell)

8. Hard To Handle - Black Crowes (Otis Redding)

9. Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd '74 (JJ Cale)

10. Twist and Shout - The Beatles '64 (Isley Brothers)

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