Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #2: Song Remakes

Thirteen Hit Songs You May Not Know Were Remakes.
The song title is followed by the artist who had the hit. The original artist is in parentheses.
  1. I Love Rock & Roll- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (The Arrows)
  2. Good Lovin’- The Young Rascals (The Olympics)
  3. Bette Davis Eyes- Kim Carnes (Jackie DeShannon)
  4. Cum On Feel the Noize- Quiet Riot (Slade)
  5. Everytime You Go Away- Paul Young (Hall & Oates)
  6. Mickey- Toni Basil (Racey)*
  7. Tainted Love- Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
  8. Nobody But Me- The Human Beinz (The Isley Bros.)
  9. Don't Turn Around- Ace of Base (Tina Turner)
  10. Love Hurts- Nazareth (The Everly Bros.)
  11. Louie Louie- The Kingsmen (Richard Berry)
  12. Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O’Connor (The Family)
  13. Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac)

* Racey was an all-male group from the UK. Their version of "Mickey" was titled "Kitty".

How many of these did you know were remakes?

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pjazzypar said...

Hey Malcolm,

I knew about "Bette Davis Eyes" and "Nothing Compares 2 U". I actually have the album by the Family. Prince was he driving force behind the group (I was and remain a huge Prince fan).

Chris said...

Didn't know any of those were remakes. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TT.

JennieBoo said...

Wow! I didn't know ANY of these!

Thanks for setting me straight!

Great list

Happy TT!

Karina said...

I have to admit, I didn't know any of these were remakes. I actually love pointing out to "kids today" that a LOT of the songs by their favorite artists of today are remakes of songs we heard in the 80's...they look at you like "What are you talking about?" haha

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Malcolm said...

Hi Pjazzpar,

When I purchased "The Best of Jackie DeShannon" several years ago, the selling point was that it contained "Bette Davis Eyes". I think I might play her version when my show returns later this month.

A friend during my college days had a dub of the album by The Family. The other song I remember from that LP is "Screams of Passion".

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I knew a couple of these, but I was shocked by some. Thanks!

TopChamp said...

Hello - didn't know all of these either. Off to listen to a few now. Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

I knew quite a few of those, but not all. And here's another one for ya -- lots of people really liked the version of "Because the Night" by 10,000 Maniacs, but Patti Smith did it first (she co-wrote it with Bruce Springsteen), and to my mind, nothing can compare with Patti's version.

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine! :)

Ed said...

Great List. I knew about Louie Louie and Cum on Feel the Noise.


Qtpies7 said...

You stumped me! I know that "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffani was a remake!

Dana said...

I had no idea any of the were remakes!

alisonwonderland said...

i didn't know about these remakes - but it is fun to "surprise" my 16yo daughter when i do know the words to a song she knows! :)

thanks for stopping by!

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