Eighties Cover Songs, Index

Thanks to Warren Bakay for suggesting this page to me, I hadn't even realized until he mentioned it, the music industry is dredging up big hits from the last decade due to a not-so-surprising lack of imagination by the current stars. This should of course come to no suprise to most people, some big hits of the eighties were covers as well ("Mickey", "Der Kommisar", "You Keep Me Hanging On" (which was remade into a hit four times so far)). So far though, most covers have been pretty hideous. We only list songs that are originally from the eighties and are now being made into covers. We also only list a band if they're already well known or the group is making a lot of radio play with the remake.

Oh and to clear up a misconception a few people out there seem to be having about this page (and sending me very nasty letters). I have no problem with artists who do a cover of a song in concert, or because they are just starting out and don't have enough original material of their own for a full set of songs. As a matter of fact, cover bands can be great fun to go and see. All groups in modern history start out this way, I own a lot of The Beatles albums and they were the original cover group. A lot of early rock songs were covers of old R&B tunes. It's a fact of life.

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The most recent entries to this section are listed below.

"Time After Time", Originally by Cyndi Lauper , Remade by Spoken
I think it is more upbeat, definetly a bit faster, but overall really good, Spoken keeps the structure of the song intact, and manages to beef it up a bit, and vocally, it's very close to the original, easy to listen to!
"Father Figure", Originally by George Michael, Remade by Ace Young
Surprisingly good, mellow, smooth... ending is kinda wierd though.
"Heart of Glass", Originally by Blondie, Remade by Skye Sweetnam
It's teeny bopper punk remake by an Avril Lavigne clone. I find the orignal to be a perky fun song while this new version lacks the signature squeek that Blondy is known for. I like it for it's edgy rebelious nature for kids of the 90s in stark contrast with teen rebels of the 80s.
"Time After Time", Originally by Cyndi Lauper, Remade by Quietdrive
Best cover of this song Ive heard so far
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", Originally by AC/DC, Remade by Scream
Didn`t think a chick could sing like bon until I heard this its magic
"Boys Don't Cry", Originally by The Cure, Remade by Reel Big Fish
A ska version of the original. Aaron Barrett does a wonderful job singing it and I actually like it better than the original. That could be because I'm not a big fan of the cure and I like ska...
"Kiss Me Deadly", Originally by Lita Ford, Remade by Kristy Krash Majors
"Girl U Want", Originally by Devo, Remade by Soundgarden
"The Glamorous life", Originally by Sheila E., Remade by Melissa Tkautz/ T. Funk ft. Inaya Day
Both very good indeed
"Crimson and Clover", Originally by Tommy James and the Shondells, Remade by Joan Jett
Tommy James released this in the late 60's. Joan Jett was still in pampers, but she must have loved it cuz her version rocked!
"Melt With You", Originally by Modern English, Remade by Bowling for Soup
HORRIBLE. it should have been left as it was
"Under Pressure", Originally by Queen/ David Bowie, Remade by My Chemical Romance
Amazing. Simply Amazing.
"Gimme Gimme Gime", Originally by ABBA, Remade by Erasure
As to be expected from Erasure, camp, but entertaining. From the "other people's songs" album
"Time After Time", Originally by Cindy Lauper, Remade by Avril Lavigne
not bad.
"Self Control", Originally by Laura Branigan , Remade by Infernal
Not a bad cover at all. The original had more 'feeling' to it, but Infernal's cover is a good dance track.
"Computer Love", Originally by Kraftwerk, Remade by Coldplay
Coldplay lifted Kraftwerk's 'Computer Love' to compose their tune 'Talk'.
"Heaven", Originally by Bryan Adams, Remade by Daville
I thought this was really well done...chorus sung very passionately with a smooth reggae groove
"I Think We're Alone Now", Originally by Tommy James & the Shondells, Remade by Lene Lovich
Very fun and upbeat new wave, I like it
"You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)", Originally by Dead Or Alive, Remade by Jessica Simpson
Very good cover. she (Jessica) changed the lyrics some, but kept the chorus the same. it's different, but deff. in a good way.
"Sweetest Taboo", Originally by Sade, Remade by Les Nubians
Fantastic cover with the lyrics mostly in French. Excellent version!

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