Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude" *CLOSED*

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Round 1: Best Covered Song?

Poll ended at February 11 18, 7:58 am

I'm On Fire
7
44%
Hey Jude
9
56%
 
Total votes: 16

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Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude" *CLOSED*

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http://challonge.com/GRB_cover_tourney_20 has all the tourney info.

Round 1: Round of 32!

#16: Fat_Bulldog's "I'm On Fire" by Whitey Morgan and The 78's


Originally performed by Bruce Springsteen:


#17: IMADreamer's "Hey Jude" by Wilson Pickett


Originally performed by The Beatles:
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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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“Hey Jude, take a bad song and make it better” by having Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman play it.

Most Improved Song, at least.

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lukethedrifter wrote:“Hey Jude, take a bad song and make it better” by having Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman play it.

Most Improved Song, at least.
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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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Heard Pickett's cover of Hey Jude for the first time a month ago, at least as far as I can remember. Agree that it's better than the original. That's true of a lot of Beatles' covers, for me anyway.

I like the Whitey Morgan cover but not as much as Bruce's version.

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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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Hadn't heard of Whitey Morgan before but I voted for them and will explore their music a bit more.

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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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Pickett/Allman. I love the screamy 'na na na' outro. Great song.

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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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Just not a fan of anything "Boss".
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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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I am a "Boss" fan and I wouldn't say this is one of my favorite Boss songs. I didn't dislike the Whitey version, I listened to it a couple of times, it was just a little to much country. It made me give a couple of his other songs a listen and I would say that I liked them.

Went with Wilson Picket. He sang it as if he wrote it.

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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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If you only know Wilson Pickett from In the Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally, you’re missing some good stuff.

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Re: Round 1: "I'm On Fire" vs "Hey Jude"

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Both good covers. Tough choice.

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