Soundtrack to Friday - Everything is Covered

Songs have been covered by different artists since time began.  So much so that in Australia Triple J radio station has a regular segment called Like A Version .  In keeping the tradition of celebrating the reinvention of the popular song, here are my top five selections in no particular order:

Superstar

The original by The Carpenters

A cover by Sonic Youth

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

The original by The Beatles

A cover by  Joe Cocker

Knockin' On Heavens Door

The original by Bob Dylan

A cover by Randy Crawford

Another cover by Guns n' Roses

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

The original by  Tommy Hunt

A cover by Dusty Springfield

Another cover by The White Stripes

Tainted Love

 The original by Gloria Jones

A cover by Soft Cell