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Name the best acoustic covers of '80s classics



Colin Hay's acoustic version of Overkill is probably better than the full-powered original, right? But are acoustic numbers of '80s classics usually better or worse than the originals?

List time again. Name the best acoustic version of '80s originals. The details: The original song must have been released in the '80s; the acoustic version can be released any year.

Add your favorites to the comments section, but here are two that would make my list:

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE (The Cure): I didn't even know this version existed until this week. Probably not better than the original, but still worth listening to. [View]

ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME (Naked Eyes): The original isn't even an '80s song. It was originally released in the '60s and has been covered a dozen times, as lead singer Pete Bryne explained in our podcast interview. But I sorta like this one best. [View]

Okay, your turn. And remember, your picks will appear in a future podcast.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:51pm]


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