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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 08:37:45 PM »

I may be wrong, but I think Tiffany's biggest hit would be the cover of :
"I Think We're Alone Now"--Tiffany
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 08:54:05 PM »

"Tainted Love" was covered by SOFT CELL in 1981...  GLORIA JONES had the first crack in '64, but it missed national charts:
Sorry, all. Yes, Soft Cell. I just immediatly thought Erasure in my head when I posted.
No problem; I had seen the other responses, I like to clarify and/or confirm if I'm able.  Your posting made me look up GLORIA JONESSmile  Thumbup  An excellent contribution. 
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 09:14:14 PM »

I may be wrong, but I think Tiffany's biggest hit would be the cover of :
"I Think We're Alone Now"--Tiffany
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=826PTEuHKhE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM

That's it...Tommy James.  I knew she covered it, but couldn't think of the original.  And from what I could recall, it was her biggest hit.  I couldn't name you one other song she did.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2010, 11:40:30 AM »

Side note, I'm basing my selections off what garnished the most air play for the particular band.  For example, Fear Factory has a rather large METAL following and are known for many other great songs but their cover of GN's "Cars" snagged them the most airplay.  Same with Orgy's cover of "Blue Monday". 
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2010, 12:09:51 PM »

Wet Wet Wet is famous for Love is all Around which is a cover version of the original by...
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2010, 01:53:51 PM »

Laura Branigan - Gloria (1982)

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2010, 02:36:05 AM »

Twist and shout - Top Notes, made famous by The Beatles
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2010, 05:29:01 PM »

Great idea for a thread!

Goldfinger seems to qualify.  They have a number of original songs that did good, but their covers of 99 Red Balloons and Is She Really Going Out With Him? are quite popular.

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Joe Jackson original

I seem to be one of the few who likes Goldfinger's version better.  I think it's because I find the exaggerated inflections of the singer pretty funny.
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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2010, 06:46:23 PM »

The Ataris - Boys Of Summer
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2010, 06:59:43 PM »

Children of Bodom did a remake of Opps, i did it again w/ Britney Spears.
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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010, 03:30:23 PM »

Awful band covering a great song.....

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Swans got a major label deal beacause of the success this cover, but Gira despises it.

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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2010, 04:45:03 AM »

Another good one:

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Rockwell's original version is his one hit, with Michael Jackson singing the chorus.

You may have heard Mysto & Pizzi's version on the Geico commercials.

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I like both versions, actually.
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2010, 10:10:27 AM »

cheers for these,guys. quite a few I never knew of...

Side note, I'm basing my selections off what garnished the most air play for the particular band.  For example, Fear Factory has a rather large METAL following and are known for many other great songs but their cover of GN's "Cars" snagged them the most airplay.  Same with Orgy's cover of "Blue Monday". 
my neighbour had a fear factory CD with a cover of Nirvana 'school' as th last track. can't remember what album

The Byrds's version of Turn Turn Turn is more famous than Dylan's version I think..
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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2010, 10:35:06 AM »

Erasure - Tainted Love. So many people don't know this was a motown song from the 60's.
talking of Erasure does anyone remember Wheatus's second song the cover of 'Respect' by Erasure? I thought at the time it was a really random song for them to cover. they're still more well known for the dreaded 'Teenage dirtbag' though  TeddyR
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010, 04:39:44 PM »

Silhouettes (on the shade) originally performed by the doo-wop group known as the Rays in 1957,
then picked up by Herman's Hermits in 1965

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