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18 May 2011 @ 09:11 pm
may 10: cover to cover  
amy millan - i will follow you into the dark

if heaven and hell decide
that they both are satisfied
illuminate the nos on their vacancy signs
if there's no one beside you
when your soul embarks
then I'll follow you into the dark

i love, love, love the original of this (even though my younger sister persists in labeling it as a 'suicide song'), but there's just something about amy's voice and the folksy twang of this cover that makes it irresistible.

anberlin - enjoy the silence

words like violence
break the silence
come crashing in
into my little words
painful to me
pierce right through me
can't you understand
oh my little girl

yes, it's the anberlin cover of vampire diaries fame. i don't watch the series myself (although damon seems to be a rather intriguing character) but a friend sent the clip to me because she liked the song. instant addiction. i'm pretty convinced by now that anberlin totally rocks at everything they do.

american idiot original broadway cast - 21 guns

did you try to live on your own
when you burned down the house and home?
did you stand too close to the fire
like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone?

the original is pretty darn awesome by itself (i've loved green day since eighth grade when i listened to boulevard of broken dreams almost every day. true story.) but this is just as good. when the guy comes in on the second stanza, it almost sounds like billie joe. well, that might just be me.

(thanks for finding this song goes to helloformat . amazing girl, amazing music over there. check it out.)

florence + the machine - you've got the love

time after time i think "oh lord what's the use?"
time after time i think it's just no good
sooner or later in life, the things you love you loose
but you got the love i need to see me through

i've never heard the original version of this song, but imho florence welch is da bomb and just listening to this for the sake of her voice isn't time wasted. she just has this pitch to her voice that makes you want to dance and scream and throw your arms up in the air.

not that i do any of that.

sam tsui - love the way you lie like dynamite in a teenage dream

i'm gonna take it all like
i'm going to be the last one standing
i'm alone and all i
i'm gonna be the last one landing

i found this thanks to another user on 8tracks. it appears like sam tsui and his friends do a lot of covers, but to me this one is the best. he combines love the way you lie, dynamite and teenage dream (yes, he even makes katy perry sound good) in a way that doesn't even sound like they're three different songs. definitely worth the listen.

pomplamoose - my favorite things

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
brown paper packages tied up with strings
these are a few of my favorite things

julie andrews is the best. period. but yeah, this one is pretty good too.

run toto run - sleepyhead

and you said, it was like fire around the brim
burning solid, burning thin the the burning rim
like stars burning holes right through the dark
flicking fire like saltwater into my eyes

passion pit's version creeps me out. this isn't so bad. i think that it's because they look so innocuous and quirky in the video that you can't help but like them.

the kooks - young folks

and we don't care about the young folks
talking 'bout the young style
and we don't care about the old folks
talking 'bout the old style too
and we don't care about our faults
talking 'bout our own style
all we care 'bout is talking
talking only me and you

peter bjorn and john give us whistling. this one gives you a contagious humming chorus. both are amazing. i'd recommend listening to both to compare.

gary jules - mad world

went to school and i was very nervous
no one knew me, no one knew me,
"hello, teacher, tell me, what's my lesson?"
look right through me, look right through me

this song is sweet and sad and sometimes, if i'm in the wrong mood, a bit frightening. i usually save it for rainy days like this one, or a road trip when my head is bumping against the window and i'm sprawled over the cold leather seat, yearning for home.

fall out boy - beat it

you have to show them that you're really not scared
you're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
they'll kick you, then they beat you,
then they'll tell you it's fair
so beat it, but you wanna be bad

sometimes fall out boy shows they're more than disturbing music videos and not-at-all subtle innuendo. this cover is one of those times. another of those songs i start jamming to before a round of exercise, when i'm writing a particularly difficult scene of my novel, or when i'm running around the yard with nothing else to do.

versaemerge - paint it black

i see a line of cars and they're all painted black
with flowers and my love, both never to come back
i see people turn their heads and quickly look away
like a newborn baby it just happens everyday
when i first found out about this band, i instantly assumed that because they were signed under fueled by ramen, they were a bunch of paramore knock-offs. don't make the same mistake. sierra holds her own just as amazingly as hayley - even though i still adore paramore.

house rules and notes.

comment before snagging.
recommendations are love.
if you don't like it, don't slam it. just turn and leave.

each song is uploaded on box. net so you can preview before you take. also, you can find this mix on my 8tracks here.

thank you.
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Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
cassandra: AiW: alice glassescosmetical on May 19th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I downloaded several of these. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna have to check out keep an eye on the rest of your blog as well. :D

Edited at 2011-05-19 02:12 am (UTC)
gildedspinegildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3 And, of course, if you have any titles you'd like to share, please please please let me know! I'm always on the lookout for good music.
♥ Nicky ♥poetenchantress on May 19th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
took a couple thanks
gildedspine: Hair Bowgildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're so welcome! <3
that kind of girl: iPodalphabet26 on May 19th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Cool mashup--thanks!
gildedspinegildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! <3
Kara: Sean/Pineapplei_am_a_cylon on May 19th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
These are great! I love covers. I snagged all, but Beat It, Mad World, and the Sam Tsui's mashup. Thanks! :)
gildedspinegildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! <3 I hope you enjoy.
Jess: disney - meekotelectroscope on May 19th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Took a bunch - thanks!
gildedspine: Hair Bowgildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
No problem! <3
tied to the oceanside.diskarte on May 19th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
took some, thanks! also, love the layout. :)
gildedspinegildedspine on May 19th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Optimus Primeaudiodrivel on May 20th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Took a couple of these, thank you!
gildedspinegildedspine on May 20th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
You're so welcome! <3
Kathypaperwitch on May 20th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
downloaded some :) Thanks for uploading. I already had some that are on the list, so our music taste might be somewhat alike. great collection of songs <3

As a "thank you" rec I can offer the awesome Katie Melua cover of The Cure's "Just like heaven" and The Poison Wars "Poison and Wine" for slower songs. And "I'm not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" by The Black Kids (preferably the Twelves Remix) and King of Anything by Sara Bareilles (Sam Tsui also made a cover of this which is pretty neat also) for somewhat faster/uptempo songs.

oh, and if your don't know Freelance Whales already, google them and listen to "Hannah" and "Broken Horse" ... on repeat forever <3 also: Adele, Adele, Adele...but that is a known fact anyway ;).

If you like any of my recs, let me know :).
Also, you might want to lock your entries to "friends only", it limits the sharing to community members only but is definitely safer!
gildedspine: Mr. Darcygildedspine on May 20th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hiya! Thanks so much for the recs - I'll be sure to check them out. I was thinking of doing a friends' only comm, but...idk. It seemed a bit paranoid. I'll think about it. <3
tian430tian430 on May 21st, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
I LOOOVE covers! Thanks so much!
la bandida lindafuzzy_ninja on May 21st, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Snagging all of these~ thanks for posting! Gotta love covers XD
Monicaicamon on May 24th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
wow that mashup is awesome lol. that dynamite song is such a guilty pleasure. THANKS! :) :)
Miss Fei Wufei_wu on June 1st, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
downloaded a few of these. thank you1
courtney_mudie7courtney_mudie7 on August 22nd, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
taking most of these.. thanks :)
Erin: florence # and he took me to the rivermoonlightrick on October 23rd, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
snagging a couple of these - thanks for sharing :)