Monday, 30 May 2011

MM: Rivers of Babylon by the Melodians


A while ago I posted a quiz asking who recorded the original versions of songs made famous by cover artists. Since only a few correct answers have appeared thus far, I thought I had better list the rest. Congratulations to pictsy for getting #1 and #8 right, and kudos to Dave Lucas for hinting at the answer to #7.

1. 'Stop Your Sobbing' was originally by the Kinks

2. 'The Tide is High' was first recorded by the Paragons

3. 'I Fought the Law' was by the Crickets

4. 'Rivers of Babylon' was by the Melodians, and is included as the Monday Music submission.

5. 'Respect' was by Otis Redding

6. 'Without You' was by Badfinger

7. 'Tainted Love' was by Gloria Jones

8. 'I Will Always Love You' was by Dolly Parton

9. 'I Love Rock'n'Roll' was by the Arrows

10. 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' was by Robert Hazard


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4 comments:

Ian said...

Because I'm a big Boney M. fan I have to say their version is better, but such an excellent choice for a MM - thanks for sharing x

Stacy Uncorked said...

Excellent choice! Happy MM! :)

Happy Memorial Day - Kicking off Summer: MMMM

Stepterix said...

Thank you for the kinds words.

stevebethere said...

Brilliant...I am a massive Reggae fan