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Artists whose only song is a cover

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by SpookyFrank, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    Also 'Tainted Dub' in the same way that 'League Unlimited Orchestra- Modern Dancing' is.
     
  2. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    That and the global smash hit "It's like that"
     
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  3. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Puff Daddy - that one he ripped from the Police's Every Breath You Take
     
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  4. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Charlene's "I've never been to me" wasn't written by her, flopped when she first released it, and was recorded by several other people before she had a huge hit with it in 1982.
     
  5. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Dawn penn's 'no, no, no' is a cover of an old r&b number of course

    Sabres of paradise - smokebelch is a cover too
     
  6. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Captain Sensible - Happy talk
     
  7. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  8. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Alien Ant Farm - Smooth criminal
     
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  9. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Hey Ho Let Us Intend to Depart!

    Skimmed through the thread has
    Jose Feliciano Light My Fire been posted?
     
  10. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Shatner's Common People possibly squeezes onto the list but his Rocket Man might be well known enough to drop him.
     
  11. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Soup Dragons, Im Free.
     
  12. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
     
  13. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The Flying Lizards - Money
     
  14. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    Laura Branigan's two biggest UK hits, Gloria and Self Control were both covers.

    Gloria was co-written and first recorded (in Italian) by Umberto Tozzi, Self Control by Raffaele 'Raf' Riefoli
     
  15. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Gazza - Fog on the Tyne
     
  16. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Toy Dolls - Nelly the Elephant
     
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  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall


    Edit... ah bollocks.
     
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  18. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Has anyone posted this yet?

     
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  19. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Never heard of it.
     
  20. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    Timmy Mallett and that bikini shit
     
  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma
     
  22. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Florence and the Machine - You Got The Love?

    I'm sure she's had other hits but I can't recall the name of any.
     
  23. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way
     
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  24. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

  25. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    shit I did a one hit wonder which is a different thing.
     
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  26. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I was thinking that too but Feliciano had a shitload of hits in both English and Spanish including Feliz Navidad.Certainly best known for Light My Fire here but a big name all over especially South America.( most of his stuff was covers)
     
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  27. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Now you're being daft
     
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  28. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Well that was the only song I can remember that she did and it is a cover , plus if people can have Johnny Cash Hurt !
     
  29. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    They can't
     
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  30. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    The Flying Pickets - Only You
     
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