Category: Covers


Johnny Cash – Hurt

Well, time for another song! This time it’s Hurt by Johnny Cash (originally by Nine Inch Nails). The song was published in 2002 on the album American IV: The Man Comes Around, as one of the last songs recorded by Cash. Here are the lyrics. Listen and enjoy.

A classic. Listened to this once after not having heard it in over a year or so, and it made me tear up. It’s so beautiful. Johnny’s voice is impeccable, a little rough, but so good. Just might be one of the best pieces of music in the world. Liked by so many. It begins so calmly and builds up, and ends with just Johnny’s voice again, and that is so great. The music video is very strong, and the lyrics are too.

 

“What have I become, my sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away in the end
And you could have it all, my empire of dirt
I will let you down, I will make you hurt”
(Hurt – Johnny Cash)

 

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Hello there! Today’s song is Sally’s Song sung by Amy Lee from the cover album of The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (1993) called Nightmare Revisited, which was published in 2008. The song is originally from the film The Nightmare Before Christmas written by Tim Burton in 1993. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy.

I just adore Amy Lee’s voice. The song itself is a sweet piano ballad, and I love the melody. The lyrics are great and sort of sad, but I really like them a lot. This is just beautiful.

 

“I sense there’s something in the wind that feels like tragedy’s at hand”
(Sally’s Song – Amy Lee)

 

Hey! Today’s post is a cover my friend Markus did of the song Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold. I challenged him to do it on a  Saturday, and he said that he could do it the following Monday. Monday came, and then he was done! That is quick for covering that song, if you ask me!  I’m really impressed by this, and I think he did it wonderfully. It’s awesome!

 

I hope you like it as much as I did!

 

“Nothing hurts my world, just affects the ones around me”
(Unholy Confessions – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Today I’m going to do something really different. I’m going to do a review of a cover. The song is called Titanium, and was mad by David Guetta and Sia. The real version was published last year (2011), on the album Nothing But The Beat. The Lyrics are here, they’re totally worth a look (though I suspect they are a little wrong on that site, not sure).

The cover version by Collin McLaughlin:

The original version by David Guetta and Sia:

I normally wouldn’t do cover versions, but in this case I have to say I need to put my principals aside and show the world this great singer. My friend got me hooked on it, and I went with it stuck in my mind for over a week! All over my hand was the incredible lyrics to this song.
I know It’s David Guetta who wrote it, and that makes him a little bit brilliant in my eyes, but I think Collins version is way better than the original version, song wise. It’s still the same notes, just that it’s stripped of techno-rhythms.
Collin has made it sorer than it usually seems, and he gets the meaning more forward since it’s about a soar theme, even though the song is telling us to stay strong no matter what. (I actually did a presentation about this song in school, presenting the themes and the choice of words linked to the meaning of the song – not that it interests you at all, just saying).
I really hope you like the cover version. Enjoy.

“Stone-hard, machine gun
Firing at the ones who run
Stone-hard, like bulletproof glass
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium”
(Titanium – David Guetta)