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]


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!