The Monday Music Medicine Show

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I was reading over at Impromptu Promptlings, a post from Lady Calen, which featured an old 60s British Invasion group, The Searchers. She used their hit, “Needles and Pins” to showcase them. While reading comments, I came across another version I’d not heard before, but which I liked quite a lot.

This got me thinking about the fact that it is inevitable that a later generation, growing up with influential music, will want to try their hand at covering it. I tend to have a preference for the first group’s version.

Case in point is a song by The Beatles, which was also later recorded by Aerosmith, another favorite group of mine. I still favor The Beatles version.

BEATLES:


Aerosmith:


In a reverse of the situation, Aerosmith does a cover of a favorite song by The Shangri-las, “Remember Walking in the Sand.” I recall loving the original, but when I heard Aerosmith do it, I was sold!

The Shangri-las:

Aerosmith:


For me Dream On by Aerosmith could not be done by anyone else because this is such an outstanding classic, nobody could do a it justice except Steven Tyler.


So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, what songs that you love have you felt nobody else could cover it, or found a cover which you liked better than a favored group? You know I want to hear it. Please share the songs that fit this situation.

Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley