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Name the best cover songs in the '80s



Did you know that Always Something There to Remind Me by Naked Eyes is actually a cover song? Sure is. Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote it in the 1960s and it was Sandie Shaw's version that originally caught the eye of a young Pete Byrne, who recorded it one early morning/late night at Abbey Road Studios right after hanging out with Paul McCartney at a party. Here's the Shaw version:

Bizarre, huh? But that's just one of the many '80s songs that we cherish that had its roots in another decade. So you know what that means, right? LIST TIME. Name your FAVORITE cover songs in the '80s. When possible, please provide the earlier version. Need some examples?

  • Hazy Shade of Winter (Bangles, originally by Simon and Garfunkle)
  • Smoking in the Boys Room (Motley Crue, originally by Brownsville Station)
  • Venus (Bananarama, originally by Shocking Blue)
  • Come On Feel the Noise (Quiet Riot, originally by Slade)
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now (Simply Red, originally by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes)

Here are more:

[Last modified: Friday, October 19, 2012 9:05am]


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