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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World
Kiss - God Gave Rock'n'Roll to You
Since the release of Juno, Sonic Youth's cover of Superstar?
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watch Tower
Original by Ednaswap (yeah...who?)
I Fought the Law- The Clash
A Message to You Rudy- The Specials
Releasing great songs which then get covered with more mainstream success. Downtown Train and Jersey Girl are the two most obvious that spring to mind
Any pop act that's covered an obscure non-pop song with any success in the charts would be in this basically. Can't think of that many though atm.
but this is the best original - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlbot_big-mama-thornton-hound-dog_music
It's a completely different take on it to Springsteens version though.
I didn't know for ages that was a cover.
Kindgom Come by David Bowie (originally by Tom Verlaine).
I never realised til someone enlightened me
WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THAT FOR A SWEDISH BLOKE ANYWAY?
Arctic Monkeys - Red Right Hand
fuck those guys.
Denis, Tide is High, Hanging on the Telephone
Wet Wet Wet - Love is all around
Whitney Houston - I will always love you
... dancing in the moonlight by toploader (or king harvest originally). Classic wool over the eyes
HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE HOUNDS OF LOVE