Cover Special 2014 Playlist

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It’s that time of year, where we explore excellent reinterpretations of our favorite songs, covered by different artists. This week I explain what qualifies as a great cover song, how a good cover song is different than a tribute track, and more. Enjoy!

Listen to Hour 1

Listen to Hour 2

Hour 1 Playlist

Enjoy the Silence / 3:32 / Anberlin / Punk Goes 90s / Fearless Records / 2006 /
iTunes

The Boys of Summer / 4:24 / Matthew Mayfield / 72 Songs | Every Release / Matthew Mayfield / 2013 /
Last FM

Take My Breath Away / 4:52 / Copeland / Know Nothing Stays The Same AD / The Militia Group / 2004 / Amazon

Skinny Love / 3:23 / Birdy / Birdy / Jasmine Van den Bogaerde / 2011 /
iTunes

Drain You / 3:37 / Horse Feathers / Drain You / Bonnet of Briars – Single / Kill Rock Stars / 2010 /
iTunes

Every Tear is a Waterfall – Coldplay / 3:30 / Awake! Awake! / Live Acoustic Covers / Awake! Awake! / 2011 /
Last FM

Firework feat. David Choi / 4:46 / Boyce Avenue / Cover Collaborations, Vol. 1 / Peace Records / 2010 /
iTunes

Tonight, Tonight (feat. Levi Weaver) / 4:45 / Jenny & Tyler / For Freedom-A Covers EP / Jenny & Tyler / 2013 / iTunes

When I Was Your Man / 3:31 / Jona Selle / Covers Vol. 1 / Jona Selle / 2013 /
iTunes

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / 3:15 / Amy Lee / We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash / Blackbird Production Partners / 2012 /
iTunes

The Long Black Veil / 2:53 / Iron & Wine / We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash / Blackbird Production Partners / 2012 /
iTunes

Not Dark Yet / 6:23 / Silversun Pickups / Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International [Disc 1] / Amnesty International USA / 2012 /
iTunes

I’ll Remember You / 4:48 / Thea Gilmore / Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International / Amnesty International USA / 2012 /
iTunes

Lessons Learned (feat. Rachael Yamagata) / 4:31 / Cary Brothers / Covers, Vol. 1 – EP / Procrastination Records / 2012 / iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Space Age Love Song / 3:49 / No Motiv / Before You Were Punk! / Vagrant / 1998 /
Amazon

Wonderwall / 4:21 / Holly Figueroa / One / Holly Figueroa / 2011 / iTunes

Natural Blues (Moby / Vera Hall cover) / 2:36 / little hurricane / Stay Classy (A Collection of Cover Songs) / little hurricane / 2013 /
Bandcamp

I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover) / 2:20 / little hurricane / Stay Classy (A Collection of Cover Songs) / little hurricane / 2013 /
Bandcamp

No Surprises / 3:45 / Amanda Palmer / Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele / 8ft. Records / 2010 / iTunes

I Walked (Sufjan Stevens cover, featuring Simone White) / 2:46 / Fol Chen / A Timely Introduction to the Sounds of Fol Chen / Fol Chen / 2013 /
NoiseTrade

Runaway / 2:47 / Bayside / Covers, Vol. 1 – EP / Glumshoe Records / 2012 /
iTunes

Empire State of Mind / 3:47 / Halestorm / In the Live Room – EP / Atlantic / 2012 /
iTunes

Berzerk / 3:25 / Madilyn Bailey / The Covers, Vol. 6 / Keep Your Soul Records / 2013 /
iTunes

Diamond Dogs / 3:30 / Lindsay Katt / Diamond Dogs – Single / Lindsay Katt / 2012 /
iTunes

Iron Man / 4:20 / The Cardigans / First Band on the Moon / Universal Music AB / 1996 /
iTunes

Never Gonna Give You / 2:54 / PelleK / Covers Vol. 1 / Pellek / 2014 /
iTunes

Torn / 3:48 / Hands Like Houses / Punk Goes 90s, Vol. 2 / Fearless Records / 2014 /
iTunes

The Day I Tried to Live / 3:45 / Michael Tiernan / Jumping In / Still Listening Productions / 2005 /
iTunes

Black Hole Sun / 4:33 / Copeland / Dressed Up & In Line / The Militia Group / 2007 /
iTunes

Comedown / 5:32 / Mayday Parade / Punk Goes 90s, Vol. 2 / Fearless Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Sick of Myself (Cover) / 3:40 / Bowling For Soup / Goes To The Movies / Zomba Recordings / 2005 /
iTunes

DGrantSmith

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