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Old 05-03-2002, 02:16 PM   #1
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Best U2 cover & best song U2 covered

I wanted to know about what you all think as the best U2 cover by any band of any U2 song..and also which is the cover song thats covered best by U2. I havent heard much of either to comment

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Old 05-03-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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I think "Unchained Melody" is U2's best cover. I've always loved that song and to have my favorite singer sing it

I haven't much on U2 covers by other bands, but I have heard REM playing "One" and I liked it.

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I've only heard one or two people cover U2 songs, but Unchained Melody or Can't Help Falling in Love are my favourite covers by U2.

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(Even if Bono's never had all the lyrics right. )
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I haven't heard anyone's cover of a U2 song. I tend to shy away from those. This guy once told me that Sublime's version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is better than U2's and that really pissed me off, so...anyway...

My favorite covers U2 has done...

"Can't Help Falling in Love"
"I Remember You" by The Ramones

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Old 05-03-2002, 05:03 PM   #6
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i think some guy on napster had labeled a cover of sunday bloody sunday, as being done by sublime and it kind of spread out of control. i also seen it labeled as a smashing pumpkins cover, but it originally was a solo edge version of it, him just singing it by himself. i think it was from the pop mart tour.

oh yeah and U2's cover of Everlasting Love, and Day Dream believer are my picks.

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R.E.M.'s cover of "One" positively bleeds.

And I love U2 doing "People Get Ready."
"Dancing Barefoot" is a close second, or possibly "In My Life."

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Old 05-03-2002, 09:39 PM   #8
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I actually really liked the cover of Won't get fooled again/we don't get fooled again whatever the exact name is I was arguing about it with someone today who said it was crap but I thought Bono put so much into that song at Irving Plaza. Maybe part of it is because it was live which is just so more emotional in general.

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Night and Day is one of the best cover version of a song of all times.The way U2 interpretted the meaning of the song through the music is beyond genious.

Other good covers are:

Dancing Barefoot
Paint It Black
Won't Get Fooled Again.

Personally I haven't heard a good U2 cover.


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Old 05-04-2002, 01:50 PM   #10
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It's a tie between, "Can't help falling in love" and "Everlasting Love". Close second, Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown" at Croke Park, Ireland, 1985
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Oh, yeah! Loved when they did "Night and Day" and "We won't get fooled again" too!

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Night and Day is so brilliant it's mind unravelling.

Best U2 covers:
Madelyniris - Drowning Man
P.O.D. - Bullet the Blue Sky
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I liked U2's cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again." Not as good as the Who, but still rockin'!

As for U2 covers:
P.O.D. - Bullet the Blue Sky
Elvis Costello - Please
Collective Soul - I Will Follow
Cassandra Wilson - Love Is Blindness

And are you guys talking about the Automatic Baby (half REM, half U2) cover of "One" or did REM actually cover that song as a band? If it's the full REM then I really need to check that out!

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Old 05-05-2002, 07:08 AM   #14
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Best cover of a U2 song: Cassandra Wilson singing Love Is Blindness.

Best U2 cover: I love the Lovetown version of All Along the Watchtower (especially the new years eve version - smoking!)
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Best cover song U2 has ever recorded: Fortunate Son
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I personally loved U2's version of ONJ's and Cliff Richard's hit, "Suddenly".

As far as others covering U2? I like Air Supply's version of "Discoteque"
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Dancind Barefoot is amazing, as is Everlasting Love.

As for artists covering U2 songs:
P.O.D.~ Bullet the Blue Sky
Ginny Owens~ 40 (on list because it's an interesting recording, changed to electronica)
Radiohead- Sunday Bloody Sunday (fairly certain this isn't Edge, due to the fact that I have Sarajevo and it sounds completely different)

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Old 05-06-2002, 04:32 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by brunerhyme:
Radiohead~ Sunday Blooday Sunday (live cover, mainly on list for Thom's voice)
That's not actually Radiohead, nor is it Smashing Pumpkins, or
Sublime or anyone.. rather it's Edge in Sarajevo
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I love "She's a Mystery" esp the full band version from the Lovetown TOur (thanks Skeek)
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