I already hate Haim. They were profiled on NPR *before* their first album came out, and who wants to be a fan of *that* band? #music
I know Greek yogurt is all the rage, but skyr is the bomb. Better nutritional value and tastes just as good. Get on the new fad, baby!
If you ever want me to waste a few million brain cycles thinking about something, just ask me to compile a best of/worst of list. Perfect OCD feeder.
Here was the ask: name the 5 best, 5 worst, and 5 never-made-but-should-be cover songs.
I, of course, completely ignored the 5 limit and just went with it. Except for the should-be-mades, since anything good I think of I’m going to cover myself and why give away my best ideas, amirite?
== Best ==
Note: my preference is for songs that reimagine the original rather than just recreate it. Basically when I hear these covers, I wished I had thought to interpret the song that way. Because of this, I generally exclude traditional roots-y cover songs and the like.
I Will Always Love You – Whitney (Dolly). Also a worst cover ever.
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi (Dylan)
Respect – Aretha (Otis Redding)
Tainted Love – Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
Ghost of Tom Joad – RATM (Springsteen)
Darling Nikki – Foo Fighters (Prince)
Higher Ground – RHCP (Stevie Wonder)
Nobody Does it Better – Radiohead (Carly Simon)
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin (Kris Kristofferson)
Blinded By the Light – Manfred Mann (Springsteen)
Got To Get You Into My Life – Earth Wind & Fire (Beatles)
Superstition – SRV (Stevie Wonder)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Little Wing – SRV (Jimi). SRV was a great cover factory, but that’s blues for you.
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm (Michael). Could also be on worst list.
Jolene – White Stripes (Dolly)
I Can’t Go For That – Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers (Hall & Oates) (Youtube)
The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (Bowie)
Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles (Simon & Garfunkel)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Devo (Rolling Stones)
Let Down – Easy Star All Stars (Radiohead)
No Quarter – Tool (Led Zeppelin)
You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt (Betty Everett)
Why Dont U Call Me Anymore – Alicia Keys (Prince)
Helter Skelter – U2 (Beatles)
Boyz-N-The Hood – Dynamite Hack (Easy-E)
== Easily could also be on the Worst Covers list as well: ==
Blue Monday – Orgy (New Order)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Marilyn Manson (Eurythmics)
== Worst ==
Oh FSM, these are terrible. Note: these are all “serious” covers where the artists are really trying. Joke/unserious covers are excluded. I’m going to start by saying every cover of Imagine (Lennon) has sucked. Ditto for Smells Like Teen Spirit. … but I pretty much hate every one of these songs listed below for making me want to vomit in my mouth.
I Will Always Love You – Whitney (Dolly)
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Tori Amos (Nirvana) worst cover ever. Bar none.
These Boots Were Made for Walking – Jessica Simpson (Nancy Sinatra)
Hurt – Johnny Cash (NiN)
When a Man Loves a Woman – Michael Bolton (Percy Sledge)
Emotive (entire album, but particularly Imagine and What’s Going On) – A Perfect Circle
Imagine – Avril Lavigne. I’m serious about all Imagine covers sucking.
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead (Prince)
Funkytown – Psuedo Echo (Lipps Inc.)
Soul Man – Blues Brothers (Sam and Dave)
Lady Marmalade – Xtine, Mya, etc (LaBelle)
Bring Tha Noize – Anthrax (Public Enemy)
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany (Tommy James & the Shondells)
Always on My Mind – Pet Shop Boys (Brenda Lee)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Britney Spears (Rolling Stones)
Sweet Child o’ Mine – Sheryl Crow (GnR)
Purple Haze – The Cure (Jimi)
Faith – Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
Cat’s in the Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe (Harry Chapin)
Get it On (Bang a Gong) – Power Station (T. Rex)
Everything ever created by UB40.
More evidence we’re in the 4th Gilded Age. Thanks, Reagan! cnbc.com/id/101025377
So many things wrong here. kvue.com/news/Leander-o… Wrong house, warrant was for an EXPIRED VEHICLE TAG, and unapologetic PD won’t pay for vet
I’m pretty sure what Nadal is doing to Robredo right now is considered a felony in at least 47 states. #USOpen
I know I’m in the minority here but I fully believe Cash’s version of NiN’s “Hurt” is embarrassingly cringeworthy. #music
35 years for whistleblowing is absurd. Particularly shameful when compared to 0 time for torturers. 100% gov’t retribution here. #manning
Dammit, why does Canada have all the luck? abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id…
Elysium: so much promise in 1st half… so much promise wasted in 2nd. 3/5 #movies
There is zero chance Anderson and DiMaggio were not hooking up before the whole torture/murder/amber alert thing. cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-5…
alt-J’s Breezeblocks. Song #4 on my 2013 List (ignore that it came out in 2012, it’s *my* 2013 experience). spoti.fi/YQp6ip
Well THAT should put an end to the Amber Alert system. Spamming 30M people at 2am = instablock/ignored. Bravo, California, bravo.
Another (old) white man as the Doctor… what are you, Catholic? @DoctorWho_BBCA I’m sure he’s lovely, but try a casting twist sometime, k?