Posted on May 18, 2009
Posted by John Scalzi
There, that should do it.
You do requests? Now you tell us!
PLAY SOME SKYNYRD!
Nice job on this. Now let’s hear “Hot for Teacher”
it’s… it’s jump, but it’s not made of pure concentrated 80s anymore…
Thanks a lot John, my brain just changed gears without popping the clutch.
That was an awesome cover.
Here’s my favorite version.
It’s odd to know the lyrics to a song and not know the song. (for at least the first minute or so anyway)
It’s “Jump” meets “All I Want Is You.”
That’s amazing. I didn’t think it was possible to make that song listenable, but this is even .. good.
Emm Gryner did something similar to Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me”; you can check it out on YouTube.
Always LOVED this version of Jump!
It’s jump, but not as we know it.
In a similar vein, have a look at this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acULghgYUg0
If you liked that, you’ll love Aztec Camera’s version of “Good Morning Britain” (I hope).
I can’t believe how much better this version is than the original! Thanks for posting this, it totally made my afternoon.
Nice version though I think Lou Reed ought to sue for repossession of that bass line.
I prefer Bruce Campbell’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Here is the Emm Gryner version of “Pour some sugar” mentioned in #7
It kinda reminds me of John Wetton covering Heat of the Moment with Steve Hackett back in 1996. For whatever reason, doing an acoustic cover of a lame 80s song really worked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMjUQjp_EKE
(in fact, all of their covers from that concert worked – Watcher of the Skies, I Talk to the Wind and Firth of Fifth were all real treats to listen to)
The bluegrass version with the original vocalist is good.
And Emm Gryner has a few more covers like that, a whole album, actually. I like the cover of Blur’s “Song 2” and the Stone Temple Pilots’ “Big Bang Baby”.
Paul Anka has an album of swing covers, including Jump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cmmCRVs38
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