My home boy over at PavementRunner.com has been doing Playlist Thursday posts every week. I’ve been meaning to get in on the action, but between Napa, life, etc I just haven’t had the chance. Today I am introducing Playlist Thursdays here at Wild Things RUN Free!
How it works: Every week Brian comes up with a different theme. Then, you post 3 of your favorite songs in that category. Something Old, Something Current, and Something to Consider!!
This week – COVER ME. Cover songs or songs sampling other songs!!
Something Old: “Tainted Love” by Marilyn Manson. Originally the song was written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps. In 1965 Gloria Jones recorded it for the first time. Then recorded and popularized by the group “Soft Cell”. In 2001 Marilyn Manson darkened it up and released his version, hitting top single charts in the US and UK!
“Sometimes I feel I’ve got to run away I’ve got to… Get away”
Something Current: “Lithium” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt… Yea, my future husband Joseph Gordon-Levvit covered the Nirvana hit at his live performance last summer in Seattle (um, why wasn’t I there?! Shouldn’t future wifey be informed of these events?! sheesh!) As if I wasn’t already in love with him… Now you show me that he can play the heck out of a guitar and sing to me? SWOOOOOOOOON
“I’m so happy ’cause today, I’ve found my friends …They’re in my head. I’m so ugly, but that’s okay, ’cause so are you”
Something to Consider: “Lights” By Bassnectar & Ellie Goulding – Not exactly a cover — but a song by Bassnectar Sampling the gorgeous Ellie Goudling’s hit “Lights”… An incredible song (the remix) I’m not even going to lie. I really only like Ellie Goulding when she’s remixed into a dubstep song. This song PUMPS UP my workouts. I love putting this song on repeat during a speed session, no joke.
“And so I tell myself that I’ll be strong & dreaming when they’re gone”
Now its your turn!! What are YOUR favorite cover songs?
(& if you want… link up & join the fun by heading over to the Playlist Thursday Catalogue over at PavementRunner)