You Are In Charge Of A Hot Happening Young MTV-Ready Band. What Indie/Post-Punk/Etc Obscurity Do You Have Them Cover That Will Hit The Charts In A Heartbeat!

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Maybe off topic, but The Dixie Chicks should cover "Indian Summer" by Beat Happening.

sexyDacner, Monday, 5 April 2004 15:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Not (originally) an indie or post-punk song, but I'm sure someone could score big with 'Different Drum'.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 5 April 2004 15:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

Someone has GOT to cover Suicide's "Cheree" one of these days. It's a pop hit waiting to happen.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bet Mark Anthony could do the number justice

sexyDancer, Monday, 5 April 2004 16:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Good idea. Given their recent success, I wouldn't mind Usher and Lil Jon taking a crack at it too, in the Busta/Mariah "Give it to Me" duet sense.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

If you choose "Hiroshima Mon Amour" by Ultravox, turn to page 53.
If you choose "Blush 102" by Algebra Suicide, turn to page 112.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Monday, 5 April 2004 16:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Busted - "Orgasm Addict" (though it might make me cry)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Mind Your Own Business" by Delta 5. It does matter who does it. Anybody could cover it. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dixie Chicks, Pink, No Doubt, whatever. It's just lying out there on the waiver wire, waiting for someone to nab it.

Broheems (diamond), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

Siouxsie covered it already (but that was 17 years ago). "The Passenger" is just a hit lying in wait, though.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, it does seem a little strange to me. I mean you've got this alternate universe of great pop songs that hardly anyone has heard and nobody takes advantage? Is it just that dylan/beatles/auteur/singersongwriter thing? People used to make hit records out of anything once upon a time. folk songs, broadway tunes, movie music, etc. Why don't Wilco cover "I Will Dare" and get that big hit that they've never had? Seems silly to me. a good song is a good song.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

and it isn't even the auteur thing when people pay the matrix a million bucks to write a song. all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Makes No Sense at All"-Husker Du
"Dark on You Now"-The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

BTW, is Beck's cover of the Korgis' "Everbody's Got to Learn Sometime" becoming a hit?

BTW #2, the Delta 5 song was covered a few years ago by Le Shok (not that they were in a position to have a hit or even that their version could've been a hit!).

Tim Ellison, Monday, 5 April 2004 17:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've never heard of "Le Shok" but that is one hell of an awful name.

all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

Ha! This reminds me of how that shitty band The Offspring threw a tossed-off cover of the Didjits "Killboy Powerhead" on that big record they had. It wasn't a single or anything, but the album sold enough that I think Rick Didjit was able to buy a house!

Broheems (diamond), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what the Vaselines did with their Nirvana money.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Some ponce with cover "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and make it sound like John Mayer.

Lil' Fancy Pants (ex machina), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

"under the milky way" could be recorded in the studio tonight by any number of nu pop punk bands and on the billboard hot 100 in the morning.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Human Hands, "She Eats Bugs"--it's waiting to happen

bedbug, Monday, 5 April 2004 18:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bet a bad pop punk band could do well ($$$$) butchering that Flaming Lips song about TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERINES.


Remember "Boys of Summer"?

Lil' Fancy Pants (ex machina), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Slack Motherfucker

earlnash, Monday, 5 April 2004 18:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

>People used to make hit records out of anything once upon a time.

Case in point: a Mel Tormé b-side from 1964 is re-recorded by Siouxsie and Budgie, and becomes one of the most memorable hit singles of the early '80s. (The Creatures, Right Now.)

Palomino (Palomino), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Slow Dog" by Belly. Such a perfect pop rock ditty.

Jeanne Fury (Jeanne Fury), Monday, 5 April 2004 18:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

Nick Carter - 'Unsolved Child Murder/Light Aircraft On Fire' (double A-side)

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Girls Aloud - 'Me & You vs. The World'. I'm trying to imagine a parallel universe where this might happen. I doubt there is one.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Vines should cover "Eighties" by Killing Joke, then the circle of irony will be complete!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

Wait until you hear Ashanti's version of "Hot On The Heels Of Love".

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

I would like to see a Franz Ferdinand medely of "Navvy"/"In The Navy".

christhamrin (christhamrin), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

and it isn't even the auteur thing when people pay the matrix a million bucks to write a song. all they have to do is give westerburg beer money.

that's funny, because I've heard it from a fairly (I think) reliable source that Westerberg actually does hack songwriting under another name, keeping his real name out of any credits/publishing info....the person said he's written songs for "famous" AAA radio format bands before....stricly for the easy $$

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sum 41 - "Do the Standing Still" (by the Table)

Sonny A. (Keiko), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dolly Mixture, "Everything and More"
Tall Dwarfs, "Nothing's Going to Happen"
Velocity Girl, "Forgotten Favorite"

Ernest P. (ernestp), Monday, 5 April 2004 19:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

oh i totally believe the westerberg thing. and why not? that's a cool way to make money. kinda like script doctoring a la tarantino and carrie fisher.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 5 April 2004 20:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah...i'm from mpls and the guy I heard it from is tight w/westerberg from way back in ye olden tymes of mpls punk so I tend to believe him...I just wish I could find out what songs he's done..

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 April 2004 20:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

Pink - "Oh Bondage Up Yours!"

Sym (shmuel), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

That one's inspired.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

William Hung-"Sex Bomb"

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

McFly- "Hitchin' A Ride"

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have always thought that someone (St Etienne? The Foxgloves?) should do a luscious synth pop version of the Go Betweens' 'Batchelor Kisses' in the style of the PSB's 'Love Comes Quickly'.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

The correct answer is to have some whiny nu-emo pansies cover A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)".

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

colin i love you

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

have my babies

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

jagged edge - "peaches" (stranglers)

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

haha i swear to god earlier i was going to say; r. kelly - "golden brown"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

an r'n'b/hiphop covers album like the phil collins one for the stranglers is u&k

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

wait, where's my dream covers thread...

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

The correct answer is to have some whiny nu-emo pansies cover A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)".

Nick, meet Bowling for Soup. Bowling for Soup, this is Nick.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

get a grip on yourself - lil kim

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lush got it right when they covered "Outdoor Miner". I'd turn it full-ish circle and have my nu-punk MTVers cover "Hypocrite" by Miki and co and turn it into a monster hit-type thing.

darren (darren), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dammit! Allmusic lets me down once again!

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oooh, Lush.

Sophie Ellis Bextor- Ladykillers.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

Although I assume that Bowling For Soup did the stereotypical Wacky Punk Cover, whereas I was thinking of a less ironic take on it by someone like Brand New.

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

For wacky punks, Bowling for Soup do whine a lot. They're like the "best" of both worlds.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

I also would love to hear Linkin Park's version of "Karma Chameleon."

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

"RED GOLD AND GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!"

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

I would love to hear Omarion mulch "Father Figure".

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

Or Limp Bizkit! Or Breaking Benjamin! Or whomever!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mogwai, "Music Box Dancer"

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

DFA1979, "Rhythm Is a Dancer"

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Chromeo, "Rhythm Is Gonna Getcha" (the MSM song!)

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ludacris w/ Sum 41, "The Super Bowl Shuffle"

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, that would be good.

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Leon Bluth (Ex Leon), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

I still can't figure out when Gwen Stefani hasn't covered "Walking in L.A."

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

Why, rather.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

you were right the first time Ott

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

Kites Are Fun!

Maria D. (Maria D.), Friday, 25 March 2005 15:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

There's a great, broken, Motels song called "Counting" that I'd love to hear someone revamp.

Lyra Jane (Lyra Jane), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Touché.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 16:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

* Mandy Moore, The Raincoats' "No One's Little Girl."
* Any almost-played-out mall-punk band, TVPs' "Part Time Punks."
* Fiona Apple, Throwing Muses' "Hate My Way."

mike a, Friday, 25 March 2005 18:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

Now that's genius.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Friday, 25 March 2005 19:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

"No One's Little Girl" is ripe for a smooth R&B retranslation - I can fully get on board with that.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Friday, 25 March 2005 19:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh. My. God. I was just about to say Fountains Of Wayne "Calling All Girls" but someone beat me to it, last year. It really is kind of obvious, and I have no idea what's stopping them.

dlp9001, Friday, 25 March 2005 20:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

Must say that "Hounds of Love" wouldn't be my first choice.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 25 March 2005 21:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Imogene Heap - "The Tide is High"

jdw (jdw), Friday, 25 March 2005 21:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

Rihanna - Love's Secret Domain

Mule, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Spazz" by the Elastik Band

Poliopolice, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

sick thread

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never seen this thread before. Some wicked suggestions.

Moka, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

M83 - "Driver's Seat"

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink


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