Today's cover: Crimson and Clover (because I was watched Joan Jett videos on YT for over an hour after watching The Runaways.)
Originally recorded in 1968 by Tommy James and the Shondells, Crimson and Clover has to be one of the most covered songs ever. It seems like everybody does it!
The Original, Tommy James and the Shondells, 1968:
Reggae version, The Uniques, 1969:
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 1981:
Dolly Parton, 2005:
(Please excuse the god-awful video)
Broken Bells, 2010
Apparently Cher, Kelly Clarkson, and several foreign bands cover the song as well. And tons of bands sample from it.
So, what do you think? Which is your favorite? Least favorite? For me, even though I love Dolly with my whole heart, she just didn't quite get this one. Not my cup of tea. And of course Joan Jett's version is my favorite. The Hubs and I even put it on our wedding CD.
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