TS: Joan Jett's "Crimson and Clover" vs. Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" vs. Billy Idol's "Mony Mony"

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Is the choice as easy at it seems?

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

doesn't seem easy in the slightest. i love them all!

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yersh. If forced, though, I'd pick Joan's cover.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

r.e.m.'s "draggin' the line" doesn't even come close to any of these.

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'll take the Clique's "Sugar on Sunday" and pray I never have to hear that B. Idol cover again. A noxious frat party staple.

Joseph McCombs, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

o joan how i love thee, crimson or cloven or otherwise

Etta, Wednesday, 18 February 2004 21:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

and rem's cover of the clique's "Superman" doesn't even come close to the original.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 22:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna have to go with Joan too. Or possibly the write-in of John Wesley Harding's "Crystal Blue Persuasion" cover.

martin m. (mushrush), Wednesday, 18 February 2004 22:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

not heard the Joan Jett tho i have a feeling it's the best but i'll say Tiffany for now as i don't like 'Mony Mony' that much and think it's waaaaay down the list of Billy Idol singles in quality terms

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 19 February 2004 01:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Tiffany easy

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 19 February 2004 01:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'll go for Tiffany.

daavid, Thursday, 19 February 2004 03:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

You're all fools ... Concrete Blonde's cover o' Crystal Blue Persuasion - it clearly beats John Wesly Harding's breathy debauchery

Atila the Honeybun (Atila the Honeybun), Thursday, 19 February 2004 05:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

I guess that leaves me to pick Billy Idol.
( I hope you realize I'm kiddin'". )
Though his L.A. Woman was half-good.
I still go with Joan Jett...

jim wentworth (wench), Thursday, 19 February 2004 05:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'd take I Think We're Alone Now by The Rubinoos, but since I can't do that.. Joan Jett's cover it has to be.

Also, while it's true REM's version of Superman doesn't come close to the original, it's still pretty terrific, isn't it?

maypang (maypang), Thursday, 19 February 2004 06:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

I always thought it was strange that Weird Al parodied two of these on the same album - and both were parodies of the cover versions. I think "Mony Mony" and "I Think We're Alone Now" charted around the same time, so that makes sense.

billstevejim, Thursday, 19 February 2004 06:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Joan Jett's "Hanky Panky" is the best. Followed by The Bangles' Hazy Shade Of Winter!

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Thursday, 19 February 2004 17:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Tiffany

but anyway which is the version of crimson and clover i heard on the radio a few months ago that goes on forever and has about a zillion guitar "solos" played through different effects boxes?

amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 19 April 2004 17:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

The original Tommy James and the Shondells version, seemingly.

Tim Ellison, Monday, 19 April 2004 18:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've really been enjoying the Crimson & Clover/Cellophane Symphony twofer.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 19 April 2004 18:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Cellophane Symphony title track is even more far out than "Crimson and Clover"!

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 19 April 2004 18:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I gotta get Cellophane Symphony, then, if just to hear that song!!! I do have the Crimson and Clover LP--not that strong as a whole album, I don't think.

Tim Ellison, Monday, 19 April 2004 18:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Joan Jett. I luff Billy Idol, but "Mony Mony" reminds me of every wedding, prom, sweet 16, whathaveyou. I can't separate the song from the memories.

Jeanne Fury (Jeanne Fury), Monday, 19 April 2004 18:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

Joan Jett, by a country mile. Thouugh the Tiffany cover was a lot better than her cover of "I Saw (Him) Standing There."

Randy Reiss (undeadsinatra), Monday, 19 April 2004 19:13 (10 years ago) Permalink


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