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P_a_u_l
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Preface for the 80s Avenger - I've not confirmed that this is / was an 80s song, but I think it was......

My journey to work today was accompanied by the excellent sound of Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm. Of course I have Michael Jackson's original, but I actually prefer the new version - it's a great song to drive to, and has set me up for the day - I may well need to listen to it again.

We've had threads about all the 80s songs that have been well and truly mullered by so-called musicians, so I thought I'd ask you for remakes of classic 80s tunes that you like, or even that you think are better than the original......

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I can think of only one right now: 'Sweet Dreams' (Are Made Of This) by Marilyn Manson.
When I first heard it on the soundtrack of House on the Haunted Hill, I thought "WOW! This is so much better than the original by The Eurythmics."

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Oh, and Billy Idol’s take on 'Don’t You (Forget About Me)'.. Superb!!! [Cool]
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I like No Doubt's version of "It's My Life" better than the original by Talk, Talk.
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She's as dumb as a sack of hammers, but I loved Jessica Simpson's version of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away".

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

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Sorry all but none. I am a staunch original fan. Although I do like Marilyn Manson's version of 'Sweet Dreams' and No Doubt's version of 'It's my Life'.
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quote:
Originally posted by kat27:
Sorry all but none. I am a staunch original fan. Although I do like Marilyn Manson's version of 'Sweet Dreams' and No Doubt's version of 'It's my Life'.

So then you negate yourself, huh? [Big Grin] [Wink] [Razz]

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John Kilduff

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quote:
Originally posted by GoldTransAM:
I like No Doubt's version of "It's My Life" better than the original by Talk, Talk.

That is a cool remake.
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I'm not sure if it really counts, but Fates Warning does an AMAZING cover of Iron Maiden's Murders In The Rue Morgue, and Skyclad does a fun cover of Come On Eileen.

Oh, and Sonata Arctica doing Helloween's I Want Out.

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Gary Jules version of TFF"s Mad World wasn't bad, just the way he did it in Donnie Darko was a bit different from the original which made me reappreciate the song.

Anyone heard Kelly Osbourne's new song One Word? It's pretty good for her although it sounds a lot like Visage's Fade to Grey with some alterations.

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