Females Covering Songs Originally Sung By Guys

Discussion in 'Music' started by Mirage, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Alright the butchering of "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Ashley Tisdale made me go look for some other female covers of songs originally sung by guys. I haven't found many that I liked but I know I've heard a few over the years that were decent.

    One that was was alright:

    (As if Rascal Flats need to be covered, but even so it wasn't that bad)

    YouTube - Cascada - What Hurts The Most

    Here's one that was actually better than the original:

    YouTube - Mandy Moore - Only Hope

    (Yeah yeah it's a scene from a major chick flick but it's the only version of this video I could find)

    Some that were horrible:

    Britney Spears: I Love Rock & Roll

    Madonna: American Pie

    Ashley Tisdale: Never Gonna Give You Up

    I can't think of others but I'm sure there are a bunch.

  2. ComicFitz

    ComicFitz Registered Member

    It say's the video no longer available
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    The other video had embedding disabled. Fixed.
  4. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

  5. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I actually hate the Rascal Flats version of the song What hurts the most, but I really like the Cascada version.

    I hated the ones that you mentioned especially American Pie by Madonna, the original is a classic and shouldn't be re-made.

    Sorry Himie, I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but that was awful.
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  6. ComicFitz

    ComicFitz Registered Member

    The one with Mandy Moore is from the movie "A Walk To Remember", It's one of those movie that make you sick to your stomach......just awful
  7. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Didn't see my disclaimer? :sick: :D

    I was referring to the song, not the movie.
  8. ComicFitz

    ComicFitz Registered Member

    Well, I'd like to post Celine dion singing "you shook me all night long" by AC/DC, but I haven't mastered that skill yet.
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  9. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Mariah Carey did several (she has the advantage of having a wide vocal range).

    Phil Collin's "Against All Odds"
    Jackson 5 "I'll Be There" --- I prefer the original
    Journey's "Open Arms"
    Badfinger's "Without You" ---- she did this well

    YouTube - Mariah Carey_Without You
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  10. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    The top three that you mentioned are by far better by the originals, especially the I'll Be There by Jackson 5, when I heard the Mariah Carey I was so disapointed, that she would even attempt to re-make that song.

    Same could be said with Against All Odds, and Open Arms. Both are classic songs and shouldn't be re-made.
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