ForumsPopular Media"OvC" Song Battle # 16 : Immigrant Song (Page 19)

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MrDayCee
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This thread is an idea I had for a long time now and it seems like a radio DJ had it too! Since I heard it being held on the radio, I thought it was finally time to introduce it to the music loving users of ArmorGames! Presenting...

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Throughout the history of music, artists have recorded numerous songs for people to enjoy, but sometimes... another artist thinks he/she/they can perform that same song better or think of a different approach/interpretation of it! This can produce a completely different song, sometimes with a big improvement, sometimes it's a complete failure and every now and then... a true (new) gem is made!! =)

This battle thread is all about comparing those songs and the rules of engagement are pretty simple... I post a battle between two songs, one is the original version and one is the cover version. You can vote (once only per battle) for either of the two artists featured in battle, giving them 1 point for your preferenced vote! And an elaborated reasoning is of course required for your vote to be counted in the score roundup, we don't want this thread to be flooded with spam posts after all...

Note this : on several occasions some songs have actually been covered by more than one single artist, therefor battles with more than two artists featured may occur sometimes; the rules will always stay the same though! To clarify once more...

Short list of rules :

1) I will post a new battle ('every week';
2) Only one vote per user, per battle;
3) A reasoning is required to count your vote.


Plain, simple and fun! =)

And if you feel that a certain song needs to be presented in a battle in this thread, please post the battle suggestions on my profile, do NOT post them in this thread as this will only become confusing about which battle is currently featured!

Hope you will like this idea and participate in it! =)

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partydevil
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good to know. it's the only 1 i look for in this section aswell.

I know Mc Hammer used Rick James' Super Freak for Can't Touch This, but other than that..


i think richard cheese and wierd al yankovits (am i close?) made a cover from can't touch this.

everybody dance now probably has a ****load of remixes. do they count as cover? i dunno.
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I don't know at this point... I'll listen to them later

And i have a suggestion. Turn the Page.
Metallica or Bob Seger

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And i have a suggestion. Turn the Page.
Metallica or Bob Seger


If you have a suggestion...tell ModDayCee on his profile
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If you have a suggestion...tell ModDayCee on his profile


Oh... Okay i'll go now and ModDayCee... Ahhh ^_^
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Guess what everybody? The thread is far from dead!! =D

It's exactly how ilberic explained (thanx man!) for me... I have a slightly different agenda with my new job right now, but that doesn't mean I will stop taking care of my precious-ess..ssesss...sss... blah! Well, ya'll get what I mean!

Thread info on battles : New battles will be marked in the thread title with a new battle post date from now on as I won't be sending out notifications anymore. Looking at the thread will tell you right away whether a new battle has been posted!

On with the show...

@ indianajones1 and xXxDAPRO89xXx : As the others explained... suggestions on my profile pleezze! Making them in the thread will have them missed for sure...

First the score roundup for the last battle and... man! That was a close one!!
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6 - Chuck Berry (Original version) - WINNER!
-VS-
5 - Electric Light Orchestra (Cover version)
-VS-
0 - Status Quo (Cover version)
-VS-
0 - The Beatles (Cover version)
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And it's fair to say that it has been the first time ever that I've seen The Beatles not getting any vote in any battle/poll/competition anywhere! LOL Guess for everything there's a first huh... I'll cherish this moment though!

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Right... time for a new battle! One suggested by Ernie15 this time... thanx! =)

Battle # 12 : MONY MONY

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As always... some examples of the original, cover and parody (thought it would be fun to include this one as well) versions to help you decide which is best...

~ Tommy James & the Shondells (Original version - 1968)
~ Billy Idol (Cover version - 1981)
~ Amazulu (Cover version - 1987)
~ The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (Cover version - 1988)
~ Weird Al Yankovic (Parody version - 1988)
~ Status Quo (Cover version - 2000)


Time to ring that bell!!

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Get-a-votin'! =D

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Tommy James & the Shondells

it had a good sound but i was all the time waiting for something to happen.
it stayed low, no sparks anywhere.
Billy Idol

good old billy, i love his voice. some great guitar solo's in the middle and some other things made sparks that tommy james is missing. it's like billy made the song complete.
Amazulu

her voice is so nice.....
but about every other sound produced by that song makes me shiver. =S
it sounds like they looped 20 sec. in a 4min sound barrier.
The Chipmunks & The Chipettes

ehh... yea... oke...
not my type music, lets leave it whit that. xD
Weird Al Yankovic

funny but not 1 of the best he did. it has the billy version in it tho. so that is a +
Status Quo

maybe it is because i hear it for the 6th time in a row. but it really got annoying near the end. they started of good but halfway the song. nha not so much anymore. then 1 more boost but nope no cigar.

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6th: Amazulu
6th: The Chipmunks & The Chipettes
4th: Status Quo
4th: Weird Al Yankovic
2nd:Tommy James & the Shondells
1st: Billy Idol
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Weird Al Yankovic


Didn't listen to that xD

Tommy James & the Shondells


Yeah... The original its too slow imo.

Billy Idol


Billy Idol... Like some songs by him the first one that comes to my mind is Rebel Yell, but this song really didn't hit it for me...

Amazulu


... EMI blocked it xD

The Chipmunks & The Chipettes


Autotune... Please save meeeee :P (I don't like autotune)

Status Quo


I definetly vote for Status Quo's version. It's great classic rock and has a steday beat to go along

MY VOTE: STATUS QUO
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Only two votes in since it's post last week?!?! Ouch... (O.o)

I hope the rest of you regulars will rejoin the voting soon! It's nowhere near the 14+ users that voted the last time around in this thread. Keep it going guys... =)

@ xXxDapro89xXx : If EMI blocked the video for your country, you can always look it up throught the YouTube search bar you know... it's all about hearing new impressions and learning about who made what song, etc..

Allright, a very slim first score roundup shows :
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1 - Billy Idol (Cover version)
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1 - Status Quo (Cover version)
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0 - Tommy James & the Shondells (Original version)
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0 - Amazulu
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0 - The Chipmunks & The Chipettes
-vs-
0 - Weird Al Yankovic

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Keep it going guys and gals! Get your votes in and decide who has made your favorite version! =D

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Only two votes in since it's post last week?!?! Ouch... (O.o)

i think because the song is the same all the time. after hearing it twice it starts to annoy and after 5 times it just isn't funny anymore
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Hmmmm... After PartyDevil's crappy review of it I won't even bother to xD

partydevil
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Hmmmm... After PartyDevil's crappy review of it I won't even bother to xD

then make better?
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I have to be strict here Dapro... partydevil did a nice job on dividing all the example songs, listen to them all and write a decent amount of reasoning for each of them. That's all the commitment I could wish for in this thread...

I agree on the amount of songs though... I guess I have to keep it restricted to a maximum of 4 songs per battle maybe... this would keep the annoyance factor out! Thanx for the wake up call there! =)

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I meant not his actual review was crappy but this was.

but about every other sound produced by that song makes me shiver. =S


So.. xD

then make better?


You know, if i was i would probably go and check it out xD But i'm still going with Status Quo. Their version is amazing ^^
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Tommy James & The Shondells:
I just love that Sixties feeling but apart from that, really nice song, an intoxicating rhythm and a bizarre, but good voice. Love it.

Billy Idol:
Nice bass on the rhythm there! Made a great rock dance song on which not only nostalgics can dance on^^ and the spirit of the song stays the same nevertheless. The intro was unnecessary though.

Amazulu:
Utter crap. Well, the idea isn't bad, I admit, at least I didn't give it up from the beginning. But I did later on. Cut off that constantly same bass, there's absolutely no anticipation to the refrain, and it sounds like a song to do gym on, not to dance on, nor does it sound anything near a song sung to a certain Mony.

The Chipmunks & The Chipettes:
The voice butchered the song. He calls himself a chipmunk but doesn't even reach a clear cut tone when going up. And it also lacks a certain motivation, it sounds like "Let's do it..." instead of "Let's do it!"

Weird Al Yankovic:
Actually I prefer this to the chips and Amazulu, it's again more of a stirring dance song than a gym or pop song. And who cares about the actual lyrics in that case..^^

Status Quo:
They really merit their name. I could repeat what I said about their last cover almost word to word. Good music, always nice to hear, not more, not less. Some more motivation perhaps for the singer?

My final ranking:

1. Tommy James & The Shondells
2. Billy Idol
3. Weird Al Yankovic
4. Status Quo
5. The Chipmunks & The Chipettes
6. Amazulu

The original wins because it just sounds right, and the singer is probably the most talented of all of the lot. Also it builds anticipation up like none other. Billy gets an honorable mention for making it close second and probably having contributed a major part in spreading the song. Thanks DayCee for making me discover the song!

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Very cool Thread idea!
If i may make a suggestion battle:

Holy Diver Original by Dio, cover by Killswitch engage

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