Best Cover Songs of 70
What Are the Best Covers of 70’s Hit Songs?That is of course an impossible question. Obviously there were a huge number of “hit songs” in the uk moncler outlet 1970’s just as there are every decade. Any great song will entice future artists to try their hand at them. While some artists choose to closely duplicate the original sound and feeling of the music, others take the song into an entirely different genre. But, maybe that is proof of the quality of the original composition.
I’ve tried to i thought about this moncler outlet https://www.monclerdownjacket.biz capture a broad sampling of songs. However, a great song often ends up with a multitude of covers over the decades. Choosing the best is truly a matter of personal best moncler jackets taste. Sample what I have discount moncler jackets below then have your say if you feel there are better options out there or other 70’s hits that should have been featured.
American WomanAmerican Woman was written by Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings of the Canadian band The Guess Who. It was supposedly composed on the spot during a moncler sale online performance and was formally written from memory and a recording of the live event. It was first released on record in November 1969 but the single came out in moncler outlet online March 1970. It is considered an anti war classic.
Since that time it has been featured in advertisements, in movies, and cheap moncler jackets womens television. It has also been covered by a number of artists. One of the most successful was a version by Lenny Kravitz released in moncler uk outlet 1999, nearly 30 years after it’s original release. You can hear it below.
Come TogetherThe Beatles hit Come Together was recorded in 1969. It was written and sung by John Lennon. There have been moncler outlet store a number of artists who have since done covers. Some of the more notable ones include Michael Jackson in the 1990’s, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Cocker in 2007, Soundgarden, Godsmack, and Aerosmith originally in 1978.
Aerosmith’s version of the song, performed live in the 1990’s, is below. Of course Aerosmith did covers of other, earlier Beatles tunes like I’m Down from 1965 and Helter Skelter from 1968.
I Can See Clearly NowThe 70s hit I Can See Clearly now was composed and sung by Johnny Nash. The song was released in 1972 and was almost instantly popular. Another hit for the artist was Stir It Up which enjoyed popularity soon after.
The tune has been recorded by a number of other artists, but one of the best covers is from Jimmy Cliff who recorded it for the movie Cool Runnings in 1993.
You can hear the remake below.
Killing Me Softly With His SongRoberta Flack was a classically trained musician who spent a number of years as a teacher (music, English, piano) before being “discovered”. She had a number of hits as a solo performer as well as with duet partners. Two of her bigger hits were uk moncler sale The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Killing Me Softly With His Song.
Killing Me Softly was composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It was sung by Lori Lieberman and released originally in 1971 but became very popular when recorded and moncler outlet woodbury released by Flack in 1973.
The song has been remade moncler outlet sale by various artists such as Luther Vandross and Perry Como but the most successful version since the 70’s is the one released by the cheap moncler sale Fugees in 1996. Hear it below.
Bohemian RhapsodyWhat a magnificent hodgepodge of musical styles Bohemian Rhapsody was. It was written by Freddie Mercury. It was released by British band Queen (Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon) in 1975. It had no chorus and was excessively long (almost 6 minutes). It had bits of opera, hard rock, and soft ballads. But it was progressive and apparently it stood the test moncler usa of time based on the number of covers this 70’s hit had in subsequent years.
Featured in movies and TV, it was covered by a number of artists from the Muppets, the Zac Brown Band (country) to Panic! at the Disco. You can hear the latter performed live below. It didn’t really become a hit until it’s re release on his Frampton Comes Alive album in 1976. Frampton had a number of successful songs from that effort. He had a distinctive sound using the “talk box” guitar effect although it wasn’t really used in this particular song. As of 2018, Frampton still performs live.
The song has been recorded and released by a number of moncler outlet other artists over the years since, including Will to Power in 1988 and Big Mountain in 1994. You can hear that moncler womens jackets latter recording below.
Without YouWithout You is a 70’s cheap moncler jackets hit song which was originally released by British band Badfinger. It was written by bandmates Pete Ham and Tom Evans in 1970. The band had a few successful songs but also experienced a great deal of turmoil. Eventually Ham committed suicide in 1975, followed a few years later by the suicide of Evans.
Covers of the song were released over the years with two moncler outlet prices of the most successful being Harry Nilsson’s version in 1971 72 and Mariah Carey’s version in 1994. You can hear Mariah’s rendition below.
Lean On MeWritten and recorded by Bill Withers in 1972, the song Lean on Me was well received and continues to be highly recognizable today thanks to it’s popularity with charitable organizations/drives. Withers grew up in West Virgina (USA) and later joined the Navy but after his discharge went into the music business. He had a handful of hits in the 1970’s which also included Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me, and Just the moncler sale Two of Us among others.
There are numerous versions of the song done by artists in just about every genre. Country, rap, dance, pop, and more have been done. One of the best, or most successful versions anyway, was done by Club Nouveau in 1986. It is below.
LandslideFleetwood Mac was big in the 1970’s. They recorded songs with a strong chart presence like Sentimental Lady, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop, and many more. They were a British American band consisting of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick moncler online store Fleetwood, Christine McVie, and John Mcvie; as well cheap moncler coats mens as numerous other people over the years.
The song Landslide was recorded and released in 1975 after Nicks wrote it and was then re released in the 90’s as a single. Covers of the song have been done over the years with the one by Smashing Pumpkins in 1994 and later the Dixie Chicks in 2002 being among the favorites. The Dixie Chicks rendition is below.
Have moncler sale outlet You Ever Seen the RainCredence Clearwater Revival was an American band that played southern cheap moncler jackets mens rock. Band member John Fogerty wrote Have You Ever Seen the Rain in 1970 and it was released that year. Since that time, the song has been played in live performances by more modern bands like the Lumineers.
It’s also been recorded over the years by performers such as Rod Stewart (2006), Bonnie Tyler (1981), Joan Jett (1990), Spin Doctors, and many others. You can hear a version from The Fray below.