There are some songs I like covers of better than the original, like Old School Freight Train’s cover of “Heart of Glass.”

Then there are the songs I like covers AND the original of, like George Michael doing Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

Of course the definitive “Hallelujah” is k.d. lang’s. And I think both Prince and Sinead O’Connor absolutely sent “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

(Yes, I’m listening to George Michael croon “I can’t make you love me… if you wooooon’t” on repeat, thanks.)

And of course anything Led Zep did, Heart did better, if they cared to try. Don’t @ me.

There is also a special place in my heart for John Waite and Alison Krauss sort-of-recovering “Missing You”, too.

Of course, I’ll always drop what I’m doing and listen to “Missing You” when it comes up on the radio or the queue. Because that song, OMG.

You know what would rock, though? Kane Brown doing a cover of Bon Jovi’s “Blaze of Glory.”


Also, I’m fucking furious Jane Child, Sophie B Hawkins, and Taylor Dayne didn’t get all they deserved. AND I’M GONNA STAY MAD.

If you ever wonder what Jill and Saul slow-dance to, it’s this cover.

London Grammar’s cover of “Wicked Game” is pretty damn sweet next to the Chris Isaak one; I also love their cover of Kavinsky’s “NightCall.” Basically any London Grammar is good.


The Kennedy Center performances...


They dared to cover Stairway... and they fucking OWNED.

@thegibson I’m listening to them rock the fuck out of “Battle of Evermore” as I type this.


Nancy is a monster guitarist too...

fucking Barracuda... that damned gallop will make your forearm burn about a minute into it.


I first heard them in 85 when the self-titled album came out... Then Bad Animals... I love some of the tracks on those albums... but then I found that back catalog... jesus.

They influenced so much, but never really got full credit for that... we all know why, yet they are undeniable.

I would rather listen to them play Led Zeppelin covers (not to mention their own catalog) than anything else from the 70's.

@thegibson The only Heart song I knew was “All I Wanna Do” for the longest time, then I found “Barracuda” and never looked back.


Here's another reason... I have a custom guitar made by a company... to spec... because of Nancy.

@thegibson Motherfucker you know if I say it, it’s gonna be good. Stuff it in your earholes and thank me later.


My soul came back.

It had left when I listened to Rammstein's cover of "Stripped" by Depeche Mode.

OMG I miss Jane Child and Sophie B Hawkins! Dayne got mad props from Tig Notaro.

@acdw He did a cover and it’s so achingly, crooningly beautiful.

@lilithsaintcrow I only knew of bon ivers version, which is good, but I bet gm did a dang good un

@lilithsaintcrow oh it's already so good and he hasn't even started singing!

And wow, what a delicateness to his voice. Vvv good, thank you

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