Thu 19 Feb, 2009 11:30 am
With few exceptions, Burt Bacharach probably wrote more songs that I find myself singing than anyone and, I'll bet he's been covered by more artists than just about anyone.
Here's a sampling of artists who have covered "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself:
The White Stripes:
I always liked the Dionne Warwick version of the song but I can't find it online so here she is singing another great Bacharach song, "Walk on By":
When I was a little kid my very favorite song was "What's New Pussycat?". I wore out my mom's Tom Jones album:
Do you have a favorite Burt Bacharach song?
The Stranglers - Walk On By
That's a cool version, djjd. Thanks!
Here's Shirley Bassey singing one of the best heartbreak songs ever:
That's a great one, Foxfyre. Thank you!
Here's Paul Carrack singing "This Guy's In Love With You":
Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Ha! mismi, I remember trying to tell someone that was a Burt Bacharach song and they just would not believe me. Thanks.
I've never heard that version of "San Jose", djjd. I think a thousand people have covered that song and I don't recall ever hearing a version I haven't liked. It's one song that is impossible to ruin.
FGTH's album contained three interesting cover songs
Born To Run
and a shortened version of Ferry Cross The Mersey titled Fury (Go)
There's a better version of this with female vocals that just slays me, but this one's pretty popular:
Ohhh! Bobby Gentry. Thanks, jespah.
Gargamel, I don't think I've ever heard that song before. Big thanks. If you remember who the girls are I'd like to hear that version too.
The strangest cover I've come across today is Faith No More doing "This Guys In Love...."
Here's super-fox, Aretha Franklin doing "Say a Little Prayer" circa 1970:
I think the most popular iTunes version of Trains and Boats and Planes is the one I'm talking about. Haunting.