Music That Inspires You

Covers! Covers! Covers! You want covers? Well, you are getting. . .COVERS! Even if you don’t want them. It’s Friday and I am pleased to give you all a double dose of covers. . .and shove them all up in your face [and make them grind too]. So kick back, relax, and let the music play!


Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

 

Wolf – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper [Cover]

 

Everyone’s lovable favorite classic. . .OK, fine, it’s one of my favorites.


Cameo – Word Up

 

Gun – Word Up [Cover]

 

Note: Korn is probably thought of more when presented with this cover. So I felt it was suitable to throw down something else.


The Eagles – Hotel California

 

SkaDaddyZ – Hotel California [Cover]

 

Note: There are a few other covers, but I personally love this one. Also. . .[RBF] Reel Big Fish never covered this song. Stop it.


A-ha – Take On Me

 

Reel Big Fish – Take On Me [Cover]

 

Note: RBF actually did this cover. Carry on. I can also sing the shit out of this song, especially, whilst drinking.

Also. . .

Louis: “Chris, where have you been?”

Chris: “I don’t know!”

—Family Guy


The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun

 

Frijid Pink – The House of the Rising Sun [Cover]

 

Note: Yes, I know Five Finger Death Punch [5FDP] did a cover as well. Personal preference.


Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

 

Boney M. – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida* [Cover]

 

*Listed correctly on the French release. . . Was also not sung by the original members.


Dschinghis Khan – Moskau

 

Black Messiah – Moskau [Cover]

 

Note: Yes, they both are in German, because that’s the way it was done. . .but since I am a gracious host, I have included this one.

 


Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover

 

Electric Six – Easy Lover [Cover]

 

Whether you want Phil, Philip, or Dick. . .Valentine. . .[ha!] Now you can have all three singing.


Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence

 

The Brains – Enjoy the Silence [Cover]

 

There are a lot of great covers of this classic. . .Lacuna Coil, Breaking Benjamin, Keane, etc. I thought I’d add this version though.


Toto – Africa

 

Chaos Divine – Africa [Cover]


*Bonus*

Tears for Fears – Shout

 

Disturbed – Shout 2000 [Cover]

 


Some covers are great. Some fall flat. . . Some should never have even been thought of. . .but that’s what makes it all a fantastic journey—experiencing all the greats, failures, and finding new things. It’s what clicks with you that makes it. I hope you all enjoyed this Cover Vs. Original edition of Music That Inspires You.

Check back next week for something. . .strange.

 

If there’s song or artist that inspires you, leave a comment!

 

 

Author: Sincados

Writer, gamer, foodie, brew enthusiast, and awesome dad. Also likes to make explosions...but not in any particular order.

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