Back in 1967 the English rock band The Moody Blues released their most recognized song nowadays. Nights In White Satin was named after a friend gave Justin Hayward (member of the band and also author of the lyrics) a gift of satin bedsheets. Later in 1995 the German singer Sandra covered the song in a modern dance-pop version. Some would find it way too different than the classical sound of the original – however, Sandra is not just an ordinary singer, and her track has its place in time.
Sandra – Nights In White Satin
Memorable line: “Nights in white satin, never reaching the end / Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send”
Genres: pop, synthpop, disco
The first single of the long-awaited album of French duo Daft Punk is now live, and it didn’t take long to head the charts. First covers of the song came quickly as well, and since the most of them sounds more or less like the original, we’ve decided to present you a different one: a version that gives the song a completely new interpretation. The English band Daughter covered Get Lucky for their appearance on BBC Radio One… and now it appears right here:
Daughter – Get Lucky
Memorable line: ” We’re up all night ’til the sun / We’re up all night to get some”
Genres: pop, synthpop, soul
To be honest with you, we really hate LMFAO‘s “Sexy and I Know It“. The track is a perfect example of the bad trends in music in recent years. Maybe that’s why Noah Guthrie – the 18 year old musician from South Carolina, “secretly wanted to cover this song”.
The cover couldn’t be more different than the original. The lyrics finally found the right rhythm! In addition, Noah’s voice is unexpectedly… sexy. Kudos!
Noah – Sexy and I Know It
Released: 09/May/2012 on YouTube
Memorable line: “I’m sexy and I know it”
Genres: rock, indie, soul
Back in 1964, two members of the American rock band The Byrds wrote “You Showed Me”. The first and original version, however, was recorded by another band – The Turtles, and became their last hit in the US.
Object of many covers, one of the good ones is coming from the British The Lightning Seeds. They released it in 1997 and even included some loops and samplers from the original. And once again the track became one of the most successful for its band.
The Lightning Seeds- You Showed Me Released: 14/Apr/1997
Album: Dizzy Heights
Memorable line: “You showed me how to do, Exactly what you do, How I fell in love with you”
Genres: pop, britpop, synthpop, indie rock
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