Artists whose only song is a cover

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

  1. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Ok it's a fair cop - I retract. William Shatner ?

  2. copliker

    copliker ...

    Urge Overkill
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  3. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    The Dickies - Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)

    Though they also did a stunning 100mph cover version of Paranoid, which I am sad enough to still possess on clear vinyl (and yer average person will only know the Banana Splits song, and then only if you're of a certain age)
  4. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    really? she had loads of hits and was one of the biggest pop starts of the 60s - and she was fucking great! you owe it to yourself to check her out.
  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    The Futureheads - Hounds of Love
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  6. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    KWS - Please don't go
  7. copliker

    copliker ...

    Belle Stars
    That Stiltskin abomination is Smashing Pumpkins's abomination Today backwards.
  8. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I have a copy of their version of 'Eve of Destruction on pink vinyl:thumbs:
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  9. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Ugly Kid Joe - Cat's In The Cradle
  10. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    son of a preacher man?
  11. Ptolemy

    Ptolemy like an unwound clock, I just don't seem to care.

    Will to Power had three of these (and in only two songs).

    Not sure how well remembered the 10cc cover was, but I still hear the first one from time to time.
  12. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    No Mr Cash doesn't count I'm afraid.
  13. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    I was surprised you didn't think of son of a preacher man with dusty springfield, I'd say that's by far and away her most famous tune. Wasn't talking about Johnny Cash at all.
  14. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Coast to Coast - Do the Hucklebuck
  15. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Marmalade - Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
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  16. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Boogie Box High - Jive talkin
  17. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    Everything About You also so no cigar.
  18. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    sorry I'm confused I'm typing away on 3 different forums rather than working which is not a good look.
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  19. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    No Way Sis - I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing

    This is a articularly ironic one as No Way Sis were an Oasis cover band, but their most/only famous song is one that Oasis weren't allowed to sing as they got sued by coke.
  20. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I was going to mention this one, but I didn't realise "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing' was ever an Oasis song (even with the obvious Coke ripoff)? I just thought it was a parody/pastiche of Oasis.
  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    It wasn't an Oasis song, but it was a cover. Of the New Seekers. Which is why Oasis couldn't sing it. they didn't get permission. But No Way Sis did.

    So an Oasis coverband, whose most famous song was a cover, was not a cover of an Oasis song :)
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  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    For more info/clairty, the reason they did this song is because it sounded like Shakermaker by Oasis, which itself was almost a cover of the New Seekers tune.
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  23. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It's a quality track/video TBF.

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  24. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Right my third attempt William Orbit's cover of Barber's Adagio for Strings. Cos though Orbit is well known to those in the know - most people could only cite that if pushed.

  25. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    I suspect most people, if they know Addagio for Strings at all, would know only the Tiesto version...
  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Actually the above version is the Ferry Corsten Remix of Orbit's version of Adagio For Strings.

  27. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    That maybe so but Orbit and then a remix by Ferry Corsten got their first in 1995....Tiesto 2004.
  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Shola Ama - You Might Need Somebody
  29. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Christ I forgot how shit that is.
  30. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    #151. William Shatner is more famous for his unique interpretation of Lucy in the Sky with diamonds.
    Oh and he was in a TV series as well

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