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Saturday Night Sing A Long

You know how much I love cover songs. I've written about them many times and I have a vast collection of them. This, by far, is my favorite cover song ever. I actually own a copy of this song on an import 12" vinyl. The A side features Aztec Camera's Oblivious. The B side is Aztec Camera doing Van Halen's Jump. The best covers are the ones that take a song and make it all their own. Which Roddy and company did. Enjoy and let me know what you think. And don't forge to sing along! Aztec Camera - Jump Lyrics below, but I know you know them. Stick around, I uploaded a couple of songs tonight.
I get up, and nothin' gets me down You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around And I know, baby, just how you feel You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real Ah, can't ya see me standin' here I got my back against the record machine I ain't the worst that you've seen Ah, can't ya see what I mean? Ah, might as well jump. Jump! Might as well jump Go ahead an' jump. Jump! Go ahead and jump Ow-oh! Hey, you! Who said that? Baby, how you been? You say you don't know, you won't know until you begin So can't ya see me standing here I got my back against the record machine I ain't the worst that you've seen Ah, can't ya see what I mean? Ah, might as well jump. Jump! Go ahead and jump Might as well jump. Jump! Go ahead and jump Jump!


ok, I don't know Coldplay very well,

But anyway, this cover. it's interesting. hard to say. I miss Michael Anthony beating the crap out of the e-string. I like the piano work. Drums are subtle, absurd, yet flaccid.

I believe they have excelled at "make it your own". Being in a cover band I know that drill. I just hope the crowd appreciates it enough to cover my bar tab.

There's a fine line between "make it your own" and "show how much you hate it".

That's why I loved the cover the first time I heard it, Joe. I was like - man, they hate that song as much as I do.

Am I the only one who laughs at how he sings "Go ahead and juh-mp"? ROFL

Jump was the end of Van Halen as we knew it.

Between this, Tori's Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Living Colour's version of Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution, you've got three covers in a row to start off the B-Side of an old mix tape I'd put together years ago (although Jump was the last song of the three because I wanted it to segue into Hot for Teacher, which ultimately ended up being a less than seamless transition).

Lisa, I always viewed this song as a very subtle parody.

I did not feel the urge to jump ... or listen to it again. Sounds like they traded in amphetamines for valium. I liked that strange Faith No More does Herb Alpert song you posted recently though. What a unusual song for a rock band to cover. Very cool.

I liked it! Thanks for the song. It kind of creeps up on you: if it was playing in the background you could get through the whole song without realizing what it was a cover of.

The best cover song ever, though, is either Neil Young doing Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, or GNR's Knockin' on Heaven's Door.

damn, michele, you really are my less-evil-than-I-but-only-slightly-so twin.

i freakin love that version of jump. It's on my bands break CDs, all of them. I have a playlist of just cover songs on winamp. One of my favorites is FNM's version of "Easy" (The Commodores song!). I've also got a fantastic version of "Brick House" by Sara K. Man, that one is worth getting if you come across it.

Another great cover i've just taught myself to play is "I just don't know what to do with myself" by the White Stripes (originaly Burt Bacharach, and i think Dionne Warwick sang it first). What a BLAST that song is!

Ah... you threatened to do this a few weekes ago. Thanks for doing it.