“Behind Blue Eyes”- The Who VS Limp Bizkit

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MomyaekDrdA VS https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NxoRHqc1iDk Well, this is an ugly match with a beautiful song. Definitely not a fan of nu-metal to begin with, and Limp Bizkit does absolutely nothing interesting with this cover. It struts into the ring as insincere as it is terrible in virtually every way. Boo! Easy win for The Who!

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”-Robert Hazard VS Cyndi Lauper

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg VS https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A I feel like the outcome of this match isn’t even in question. Of course Cyndi Lauper’s cover is the definitive version! Still good to show respect for the original- Hazard’s lil song is great, which is why it’s frequently covered. Deserves acknowledgment in my ring, as it takes a dignified bow to … Continue reading “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”-Robert Hazard VS Cyndi Lauper

“Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”- Soft Cell VS The Pussycat Dolls

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q84psZX6MbA VS https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bJdbOu5LAbs Synthpop history vs. the girl group resurgance of the 2000's. While I understand some of the criticisms of The Pussycat Dolls, they're actually not all that bad. Nicole Scherzinger has a decent voice, and though more limited, the other performers also do well. The music is solid R&B/pop. Coreography background from burlesque … Continue reading “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”- Soft Cell VS The Pussycat Dolls

“Bohemian Rhapsody”- Queen VS Bruce Dickinson and Montserrat Caballé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ VS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qglryBZyeFc What a song, what a match! The cover is from Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé's Friends For Life album, featuring Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. As amazing as it is, and great to hear one of my favorite metal vocalists tackle this classic, it doesn't surpass. The unlikely pair do an outstanding … Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody”- Queen VS Bruce Dickinson and Montserrat Caballé

“Summertime”- Big Brother & The Holding Company VS Ween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNlsyUh6euc VS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FS8okVGAgg Today, a match between two covers; one iconic, the other, an off-the-cuff live performance. Big Brother & The Holding Company, Janis Joplin really have the definitive take, not just for me, but many others. Ween? Do they make "Summertime"'s creators proud? I'd like to think so, but the Gershwins are long since … Continue reading “Summertime”- Big Brother & The Holding Company VS Ween

“My Girl”- The Temptations VS. The Mamas & the Papas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eepLY8J4E6c VS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_FzkI5nUvA My mom loves The Temptations, and I grew up with their music. "My Girl" is their first #1 and still considered one of their signature tunes. Later on, The Mamas & The Papas come along. The psychedelic sixties almost always win out for me, and here it does again. There's something so … Continue reading “My Girl”- The Temptations VS. The Mamas & the Papas