Monday Mixteen 10/30/17: Part II

Monday Mixteen 20171030part2

The Ghost has always thought it to be rather cliched to do songs about ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and the like for Halloween.  Instead of using the obvious imagery, I like to use a different comparison for this holiday.  Halloween is a time for dressing up as a different creature.  The closest musical kin to dressing up is the cover song.  There are differences, most notably being that the cover tends to wear the identity of the performer, rather than the performer taking on the identity of the original artist.

So let’s dive into the second Monday Mixteen of the day with sixteen cool cover songs.  I’m skipping the commentary for this part, though I will be crediting the original performer of the song when possible.  No tricks here, just musical treats.

  1. The Holophonics, “Despactio”
    Originally performed by Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee (and originally spelled “Despacito”)
  2. Dj ewi, “American Girl”
    Originally performed by the late, great Tom Petty
  3. The O’s, “Roll to Me”
    Originally performed by Del Amitri
  4. NHD, “The Boys Are Back in Town”
    Originally performed by Thin Lizzy
  5. Toadies, “I Put a Spell on You”
    Originally performed by “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins, and covered too many times to mention
  6. Charley Crockett, “You’re Still on My Mind”
    Originally performed by Luke McDaniel, but better known for the George Jones and Byrds covers
  7. Parallel Play, “Found Out About You”
    Originally performed by Gin Blossoms
  8. Sarah Jaffe, “Shut It Down”
    Originally performed by Drake, but made cooler by Sarah Jaffe
  9. Leon Bridges, “Ball of Confusion”
    Originally performed by The Temptations
  10. The March Divide, “Dancing With Myself”
    Originally performed by Generation X, then by Billy Idol as a solo artist
  11. Quiet Company, “She’s Not There”
    Originally performed by The Zombies
  12. Whiskey Folk Ramblers, “Just Like Heaven”
    Originally performed by The Cure
  13. Mobley, “Lovely Day”
    Originally performed by Bill Withers
  14. Little Black Dress, “Don’t Worry Baby”
    Originally performed by The Beach Boys
  15. The Deathray Davies, “Valentine”
    If I have to tell you it’s originally by Old 97’s, you need your local music credentials revoked.
  16. Ronnie Fauss, “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
    Originally by Bob Dylan
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