However, there are several cover songs that I do like, in a goosebumpy, rockin' way.
Julia Fordham's version of Minnie Riperton's Loving You. This one never fails to stop me in my tracks. Quite a few of her songs are on my playlist. Her voice enchants me. It's smooth and full like dark and rich chocolate.
Sonic Youth's haunting version of The Carpenters' Superstar. Found this via the movie "Juno." Me likey. A lot. (Both the movie and the song.) The drummer kinda looks like Bill Gates, which made me laugh.
Filipino artist Sitti Navarro's cover of D'Sound's Tattooed on My Mind. Sweet, sweet song in a sweet, sweet voice.
Prince's version of Kiss. This makes me dance, and I DON'T dance as a rule. 1980's nostalgia for those who came of age during that decade (like me!).
So these are four of my favorite covers...at this time, at least. I like them not only for how they sound but for the meaning they hold for me.
Yeah. These songs touch me deep inside. I'm shallow that way, deriving a bit of self-identity and gratification from songs sometimes. They don't really make me cry...but then, wasn't it Wordsworth who said that the something something lies too deep for tears? And no, DaddyP, I am NOT lusting after Prince.
What are your favorite cover songs these days? Let me know. Some musical artists (new and old) I've come to like I never would've heard of if not for terrific friends who wanted to share.