My Favourite Quirky And/Or Awesome Covers

Bastille – Of The Night

Mash-up of Rhythm of the Night by Corona and Rhythm is a Dancer by Snap!

Tears For Fears – Ready To Start

Previously by Arcade Fire

A1 – Take On Me

Cheesier than even the A-ha original

The Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind

Calling Elvis…

The Beautiful South – Don’t Fear The Reaper

A funky version of The Blue Oyster Cult classic

Bryan Ferry – Johnny & Mary

Trancing up Robert Palmer

Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

Ethereal version of Dionne Warwick original

Duran Duran – Perfect Day

Lou Reed was singing about heroin.

Erasure – Take A Chance On Me

First of the ABBA covers. Great video.

Hue & Cry – The Man With The Child In His Eyes

First of the Kate Bush covers.

“You say that I do not love you. Well I just took a trip on my love for you.”

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah

Original by cheerful chap Leonard Cohen.

UB40 – Red Red Wine

Neil Diamond was there first.

The Crash Test Dummies – Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

Dumb and Dumber version of XTC.

Maxwell – This Woman’s Work

Another classic cover of a Kate Bush.

Kate Bush – Sexual Healing

Now she gets to do one, care of Marvin.

Hozier – Do I Wanna Know?

Sublime take on Arctic Monkeys.

Blancmange – The Day Before You Came

Another ABBA beauty.

UB40 – I Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis gets another nod.

The Dream Academy – Please Please Please

A rare Smiths cover

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