Females Covering Songs Originally Sung By Guys

Mirage

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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.
 

Babe_Ruth

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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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ComicFitz

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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
 

ComicFitz

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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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ysabel

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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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Babe_Ruth

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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
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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