5 Songs Heard on Lite 98.7 You Didn’t Know Were Covers
Often when I hear a song for the very first time, I ask myself: "Is that an original version of that song or did the artist recreate it to make it their own?"
I think I know music pretty well. I'm fairly knowledgeable of artists, genres, bands, songs, and even music videos. The one music facet I'm not all that familiar with is lyrics. I rarely listen to them. You're probably right to assume that I'm missing out on one of the most important aspects of a song: the message. I'll blame my ADD and enjoy the tune anyway.
Ok, the point I'm trying to make is that since I have a thorough knowledge of music, even I was surprised to learn that these 5 songs that Lite 98.7 plays or has played in the past are not the originals.
This morning Just Jen and I chatted about my long road trip to Beardslee Castle in Little Falls.
This is one of my all time favorite classic rock songs from the 80's. I've seen Joan and her band play live and I can't imagine this one not being played during their set. However, if it weren't for a band called "The Arrows," the song wouldn't exist. Here's their version of the song.
When I first heard this song back in the day, I couldn't get enough of it. In fact, at one of my first radio jobs, I would intentionally try and sneak it in to rotation...Shhh! However, if it weren't for a band called "The Family," (one of soloist Prince's side projects,) the song wouldn't exist today. Sorry, I couldn't find the original on YouTube so here's Sinead's version.
This big hit from the early 80's was originally recorded by a woman named Gloria Jones. The song has been covered a dozen times by a dozen different artists. However, who knew the original sounded so groovy? Here's Gloria's take on the song.
All I can say is wow! Who would have guessed that the original version of this song was performed by none other than "The Queen of Rock n Roll," Tina Turner. It sounds way different than the 90's cover that became a smash hit. I'm in awe as to why Tina never turned this "B side" record into a top 10 hit; I think it rocks.
Your favorite song from "The Bodyguard" soundtrack was not originally song by Whitney Houston. In fact, it was written and first sung by "Miss 9 to 5," Dolly Parton back in 1974. Say What? Yup it's true. Here's Dolly singing it! (**CLIP CONTAINS THE D WORD)