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The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:46 am

I had the idea for an article on the best Rolling Stones covers a while back when we had a similar Beatles thread here. Hearing Susan Boyle's cover on the radio a few days ago reminded me to get on with the article.

I've put together a list of ten of the best, which actually took me a crazy amount of time as I kept changing my mind, but I hope you like the performances and the article...
http://www.classicpopicons.com/top-ten- ... nes-cover/

Do leave some suggestions if you think I was way off with my choices :)

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:05 am

Nice list. I would add Rod Stewart's 1969 rendition of Street Fighting Man.

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:05 pm

midnightx wrote:Nice list. I would add Rod Stewart's 1969 rendition of Street Fighting Man.



Thanks. Rod's "Street Fighting Man" was in the mix, but missed out when I got it down to 10.

One thing that I did notice when reviewing all the info is just how cute Linda Ronstadt was in the '70s!

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:30 pm

The Last Time - The Who

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:59 pm

Well you all know what I'm going to say don't you....may not have been a hit comercially but did quite well on iTunes. Exciting!

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Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:18 pm

brian wilsons (very rare) version of "We love you" is pretty good,also the unreleased unplugged beach boys "party" out take version of "satisfaction" is kind of interesting as well....

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:25 pm

Nice list.
I like these two very much btw:

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http://www.lastfm.de/music/Johnny+Cash/_/No+Expectations

Couldn't get a youtube-link for the second. Waylon, btw, also did "No expectations" but I like this version better

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:08 am

Alex Chilton's The Singer Not The Song.
Thee Midnighters' Empty Heart.
Redd Kross' Citadel.
Ruth Copeland's Gimme Shelter.
KISS' 2000 Man.

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:57 am

Here it is folks, the BEST cover of a Rolling Stones song!

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Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:17 pm

Frankie beat me to it.

Ace Frehley's 2000 Man blows away the original Stones version no question. I have always been amazed at this live version on their legendary Australia tour in 1980.

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Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:23 pm

I dunno about blowing away the original, the original recording is a classic. But it does fit Ace's character remarkably well.

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Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:06 pm

Frankie Teardrop wrote:I dunno about blowing away the original, the original recording is a classic. But it does fit Ace's character remarkably well.


Well everyone has opinions...but I have always thought the original was weak. It just doesn't have the kick that the remake has.

Now She's Like A Rainbow from that same album...could never be touched.

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:32 pm

midnightx wrote:The Last Time - The Who


Hmm, I dunno, I like this song better before the Stones got a hold of it:
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Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 pm

Put THIS in yer pipe and smoke it!

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Rolf - you're a legend!

Another favourite is:

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Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:20 am

KingOfTheJungle wrote:Hmm, I dunno, I like this song better before the Stones got a hold of it:

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That's an outstanding recording!

Re: The best covers of Rolling Stones' songs

Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:01 am

TJ wrote:
midnightx wrote:Nice list. I would add Rod Stewart's 1969 rendition of Street Fighting Man.



Thanks. Rod's "Street Fighting Man" was in the mix, but missed out when I got it down to 10.

One thing that I did notice when reviewing all the info is just how cute Linda Ronstadt was in the '70s!


Agreed! 8)