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Old 02-05-03, 08:02 PM
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Name a song that has been done by at least four different artists?

I can think of two songs.Feeling Alright(Traffic,Joe Cocker,Grand Funk,Rare Earth).Loco-Motion(Little Eva,Grand Funk,Kylie Minogue,Carol King).
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Old 02-05-03, 08:56 PM
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Yesterday by the Beatles... having been recorded by over 1,500 artists it's the most recorded song in music history according to the Guiness Book Of World Records.
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Old 02-05-03, 09:07 PM
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"All Along the Watchtower"

1. Bob Dylan
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. U2
4. Dave Matthews Band
5. Grateful Dead
6. Indigo Girls
7. Richie Havens
8. XTC

...and I'm sure there's plenty more.
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Old 02-05-03, 09:26 PM
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Landslide
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Old 02-05-03, 10:53 PM
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Who was landslide performed by, because all I have is 3:

1. Stevie Knicks
2. The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Dixie Chicks
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Old 02-05-03, 10:58 PM
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Louie Louie's probably way up there, too. Everyone from 39 Clocks's 'Psychotic Louie Louie,' to Black Flag's seventeen versions, etc.
According to LouieLouie.net [not kidding!],
"For 63 hours, the event known as "Maximum Louie Louie" [at KFJC Radio in Los Altos Hills, California] captivated local and international media alike, playing every known version of the song, encouraging others to deliver their own recording of the song up to the station....At the time of the marathon [1983], there were over 800 documented recordings of the song. Since that point in time, the number of known recordings has at least doubled, with the last count somewhere around the 1,600 range. ]
Granted, many of those versions are live, or from bands no one's ever heard of, but briefly reviewing the PDF file of appearances, I recognize at least 13 of the bands/artists, and that is just A-D.

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Old 02-05-03, 11:30 PM
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Under The Boardwalk
Can't Help Falling In Love
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin
All Shook Up
Wake Up Little Suzie

There are no doubt 100s of 'em! :-)

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Who was landslide performed by, because all I have is 3:

1. Stevie Knicks
2. The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Dixie Chicks
That new kid on the block guy who's now on Boston Public
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Old 02-05-03, 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Who was landslide performed by, because all I have is 3:

1. Stevie Knicks
2. The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Dixie Chicks
Nitpicking I know, but Landslide is actually a Fleetwood Mac song and can be found on the Buckingham-Nicks album the pair released just before joining the Mac - in fact it was that album that was used to demo the studio facilities that led to their inclusion as members.
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Off the top of my head, Helter Skelter (Beatles, Motley Crue, U2 and I believe Aerosmith had a version on Pandora's Toys). I suggest you change the title to songs done "well" by at least four different artists and see how many we can come up with!
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Who was landslide performed by, because all I have is 3:

1. Stevie Knicks
2. The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Dixie Chicks
Tori Amos has performed this many times in concert and has been placed on some local CD's by radio stations in LA (if I am not mistaken ... )
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Old 02-06-03, 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by Shadow Ace
I suggest you change the title to songs done "well" by at least four different artists and see how many we can come up with!
Better still..versions that have cracked a Top 40 list somewhere... as 'well' is too open to opinion....

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"Gloomy Sunday"

- Billie Holliday
- Lydia Lunch
- Heather Nova
- Sarah McLachlan
- Christian Death
- Sarah Brightman
- Elvis Costello
- Bjork
- Diamanda Galas

among many others.
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It's seems like every fly-by-night "alternative" band ends up doing a cover of "There She Goes."
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Old 02-06-03, 02:49 AM
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Originally posted by Captain Harlock
Yesterday by the Beatles... having been recorded by over 1,500 artists it's the most recorded song in music history according to the Guiness Book Of World Records.
I'm pretty sure that Wimoweh/In the jungle is the most recorded song, but I would be interested to see evidence saying otherwise.
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Not really perfect, but if you go to The Covers Project and search for the Token's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and the Beatle's "Yesterday" there is a massive difference in the number of covers. Then again, I'm sure this list isn't perfect.
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for one, the song is much older than the tokens
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Old 02-06-03, 11:59 AM
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"Knocking on Heaven's Door" is highly covered. I can't even remember how many different versions of the Rolling Stones "Paint it Black" I have heard also.
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Yesterday by the Beatles... having been recorded by over 1,500 artists it's the most recorded song in music history according to the Guiness Book Of World Records.
But have any of them ever had a hit with it?
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Originally posted by Groucho
It's seems like every fly-by-night "alternative" band ends up doing a cover of "There She Goes."
You better not be referring to my boys (and girl) Sixpence none the richer!
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