Eighties Cover Songs, Songs Beginning with V

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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"Vacation", Originally by The Go-Go's, Remade by MU330
this is from a punk comp as they all tend to be lately. it's nowhere near as good as the original, but i LOVE the go-go's so maybe it's just me.
"Valerie", Originally by Steve Winwood, Remade by Eric Prydz
Its more of a djs dance mix than a cover, Prydz sampled from the original at first and presented it to Steve Winwood and not only did Winwood give Prydz permission Steve went back into the studio to re-record the song just for Prydz's creation
"Valerie Loves Me", Originally by Material Issue, Remade by Hole
I think Material Issues version is way better....
"Velouria", Originally by Pixies, Remade by Weezer
"Ventura Highway ", Originally by America, Remade by Paul Hardcastle
Smooth cover, enjoy it.
"Venus In Furs", Originally by The Velvet Underground, Remade by Eye & I
Funky version of the 60s classic.
"Venus In Furs", Originally by The Velvet Underground, Remade by Christian Death
An excellent version. Rozz's vocals are absolutely brilliant!
"Venus In Furs", Originally by Velvet Underground, Remade by Rosetta Stone
This is a gothic/darkwave version of venus in furs.... not as good as the original, of course... but rosetta stone are very creative dark gothic 80's boys.... they did a great job.... I reccommend it highly
"Venus In Furs", Originally by Velvet Underground, Remade by Torch Song
Sensually stunning. "Now, BLEED!" Vocals by Laurie Mayer, the Torch Song also features a young William Orbit along with Grant Gilbert. From their second album Ecstacy.
"Video Killed The Radio Star", Originally by The Buggles, Remade by Radiohead
Considering I am a big Radiohead fan, I actually found this pretty good. Not as great as the original song, but it's fairly good..
"Video Killed The Radio Star", Originally by The Buggles, Remade by Erasure
This song is pretty good compared to the buggles version. Futured on Erasure's newest album "Other Peoples Songs" a full album of remakes.
"Video Killed the Radio Star", Originally by The Buggles, Remade by The Offspring
I loved it. If you like covers that sound exactly like the original, don't bother with this one!
"Vienna", Originally by Ultravox, Remade by Clawfinger
I like very much!
"A View To A Kill", Originally by Duran Duran, Remade by Lost Prophets
An ace cover by a very good band. Great b-side material!
"Viva Las Vegas", Originally by Elvis Presley, Remade by Dead Kennedys
brilliant, elvis is king but this rocked!!
"Vogue", Originally by Madonna, Remade by Waltari
It's a nice cover where the singer sounds like a woman but screams like a man (he is a male, by the way).
"Voices Carried", Originally by Till Tuesday, Remade by Hydrovibe
Great cover! better than the Original if you can imagine. Hard to find a copy of their Albums but it's on the first one if you can find it.
"Voices Carry", Originally by Til Tuesday, Remade by Morella's Forest
I love this band, Sydney has a sweet voice and I think it's better than the original...
"Voices Carry", Originally by Till Tuesday , Remade by Collapsis
Original is better
"Voices Carry", Originally by Til Tuesday, Remade by Gang Green
Awesome cover from these punk rock vets.

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