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:


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

Soundtrack to Friday - the Queen's Birthday List

It is that time of week again.  In Sydney, this weekend is a long weekend to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.  Yes we have a day off to celebrate the birthday of the sovereign of Great Britain.  Which is actually on a different day.  Australia is still under the British Monarchy. Nice.  So to celebrate this, here is a list of songs: 

God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols

Killer Queen - Queen

Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

 Dancing Queen - ABBA

Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash

Queen Jane Approximately - Bob Dylan

The Queen is Dead - The Smiths