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Old 11-16-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Paint it Black- how many artists have recorded this song?

Rolling Stones
U2
Vanessa Carlton
REM (performed live, anyone have an mp3 of this?)

Of course, then you have ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, which was has been performed by

Bob Dylan
U2
Neil Young
Dave Matthews
Jimi Hendrix
and a few others on the tip of my tongue.
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I always hear that either "Yesterday" or "Something" is the most covered song ever.

The only covers of "Something" I can think of are by Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney. I can't even think of a cover of "Yesterday," except John Lennon's joke version ("Yesterday, I'm not half the man I used to be / Because I'm an amputee").

Some band called Gob or something also did a so-so version of "Paint It Black" for some soundtrack. I remember a friend of mine thought it was awesome, but I don't think he was familiar with the original.
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Black Dahlia Murder has covered Paint it Black, kicks ass!
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The Tea Party also covered it.
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The Tea Party also covered it.
Such a good cover...live and studio.
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Re: Paint it Black- how many artists have recorded this song?

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Of course, then you have ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
I've grown to HATE this song because of all the covers. A guy named Yul Anderson does a great version of it, though.
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I think the song sung the most is 'Happy Birthday'.

But I think that's in public domain so it doesn't count.

Hmm, this calls for some research!!!!
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i seriously wonder how many people have covered cock sparrer's 'england belongs to me' or 'running riot'...

it seems like everyone and their brother's band has, but i honestly can only think of about 3 or 4 each...
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I think the song sung the most is 'Happy Birthday'.

But I think that's in public domain so it doesn't count.

Hmm, this calls for some research!!!!
From what I remember, this isn't in public domain yet. The sisters' estate (or the sisters) still holds the cpoyright.
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I always hear that either "Yesterday" or "Something" is the most covered song ever.

The only covers of "Something" I can think of are by Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney. I can't even think of a cover of "Yesterday," except John Lennon's joke version ("Yesterday, I'm not half the man I used to be / Because I'm an amputee").

Some band called Gob or something also did a so-so version of "Paint It Black" for some soundtrack. I remember a friend of mine thought it was awesome, but I don't think he was familiar with the original.
Yesterday is the most covered song ever

Wet wet wet (in the Bean movie)
Boyz II Men (also got a thank you note from Paul and Linda for their version)
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Yesterday is the most covered song ever

Wet wet wet (in the Bean movie)
Boyz II Men (also got a thank you note from Paul and Linda for their version)
The BoyzIIMen version really is great.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:43 PM   #12
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From what I remember, this isn't in public domain yet. The sisters' estate (or the sisters) still holds the cpoyright.
Hmm, you're right. Cheers for that.

Here's the wiki entry:

The melody of "Happy Birthday to You" was written by American sisters Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893 when they were school teachers in Louisville, Kentucky. The verse was originally intended as a classroom greeting entitled "Good Morning to All". The lyrics were copyrighted in 1935, 11 years before Patty's death, and the ownership has swapped hands in multi-million dollar deals ever since; the copyright is currently owned by Time Warner (a subsidiary of which bought the rights in 1988) and is scheduled to expire in 2030. It is not completely certain who wrote the lyrics to "Happy Birthday to You."

Of interest to this thread is this link:
http://www.bmi.com/awards/1999/top100.asp
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If you enjoy goth music at it's cheesiest (and awesomest), you all need to hear a band called The Eternal Afflict cover 'Paint It Black'

Download it, or I can send it to you. You wont be disappointed.
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do you want to know, really?

Paint It Black:

was covered by Goathemy
was covered by War
was covered by Cross Canadian Ragweed
was covered by Marduk
was covered by Skrewdriver
was covered by Band Of Susans
was covered by Gabor Szabo
was covered by Face To Face
was covered by Badge
was covered by Chris Farlowe
was covered by Alien Orbiter Explorer
was covered by haunted henschel
was covered by Ventures
was covered by Feazers
was covered by Karel Gott
was covered by Azucar Moreno
was covered by Evan Dando
was covered by Skid Roper and the Whirlin' Spurs
was covered by Glenn Tipton
was covered by Jonny Lang
was covered by Deranged
was covered by Eric Burdon & The Animals
was covered by Firewater
was covered by Incubus Succubus
was covered by Rush
was covered by Agony Scene
was covered by Trust
was covered by Feedtime
was covered by Avengers (LA)
was covered by echo and the bunnymen
was covered by Jeff Dahl
was covered by Statemachine
was covered by Meteors
was covered by Residents
was covered by Anvil
was covered by Quasi
was covered by Avengers
was covered by Inkubus Sukkubus
was covered by Tea Party
was covered by Gob
was covered by Earth Crisis
was covered by REM
was covered by WASP
was covered by Deep Purple
was covered by Feelies
was covered by U2
was covered by 77s
was covered by Animals
was covered by Gob
was covered by Screaming Dead
was covered by Fennesz
was covered by Accused
was covered by Jad Wio
was covered by Mighty Lemon Drops
was covered by Vanessa Carlton
was covered by Psychic TV
was covered by Anti-Nowhere League
was covered by Grip Inc
was covered by Marc Almond
was covered by Flamin Groovies
was covered by Marie Laforet
was covered by Rage

All Along The Watchtower:

was covered by Shawn Lane
was covered by Killdozer
was covered by Jimi Hendrix
was covered by Neil Young
was covered by Tolo Marton
was covered by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
was covered by U2
was covered by Dionisis Savopoulos
was covered by Tr䤠Gr䳠Och Stenar
was covered by Patti Smith
was covered by Jeff Healey
was covered by Dave Matthews Band
was covered by XTC
was covered by Larry McCray
was covered by Wilton Felder
was covered by Lenny Kravitz
was covered by Marius Müller
was covered by Jenn Adams
was covered by Akvaryum
was covered by Alvin Lee
was covered by Michael Hedges

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It's no fun if you use The Covers Project.
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