Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Got It Covered

It's been announced that the Pet Shop Boys 1987 cover version of Always On My Mind, the song made famous by Elvis, is considered the best cover version of all time by a BBC Music vote.

Now, I like the Pet Shop Boys but this is dead wrong. Willie Nelson sings it far better for a start

Even if he didn't have the great Joss Ackland in his video!

Looking at the BBC vote, the results are all wrong.

Coming in at number 2, when it should perhaps be number 1, was Johnny Cash's version of Hurt. In 3rd place was The Stranglers version of Walk On By, 4th place went to Jimi Hendrix for All Along The Watchtower whilst Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah rounded off the top 5.

Hmm. It doesn't get much better for the remaining five in the top ten either;

6. Soft Cell - Tainted Love (that's acceptable)

7. Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (should have been way higher)

8. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (same as Cocker)

9. Muse - Feeling Good (oh just feck off. I thought this was about music?!)

10. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (Meh)

Where was Nilsson's Without You? Top 3 material right there!


  1. Devo - Satisfaction? Flying Lizards - Money? Oh crikey, It makes yer weep, 'tis pitiful bad...

    1. Innit just? It does make you wonder who votes in these things

  2. People who don't like music. Give 'em another thirty years and it'll be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Classic FM... *shudders*

  3. I knew there was another one scratching away at my hindbrain...