Switching it up: Boys and Girls singing each others Songs

Last night’s episode of Glee (Never Been Kissed) has inspired us to look for great cover versions of songs sung by the other gender, guys singing a “girls” song and girls singing a “guys” song.  Here are our favorites.  Let us know yours!

Guys Singing Girls Songs

After listening to a few songs, we’ve picked The Killers cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun.  Why?  Because they really capture the fun.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrRSPjLvWI[/youtube]

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Runner up:  Cake’s cover of I Will Survive (made popular of course by Gloria Gaynor)

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Girls Singing Guys Songs

Do we choose Sinead O’Connor’s version of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U? Or Annie Lennox’s cover of Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain ? No, our pick is Joan Baez’s amazing cover of The Band’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, she owns this song so well she doesn’t even swap the gender in the lyrics.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnS9M03F-fA[/youtube]

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As a bonus choice, we’d like to introduce you (in case you haven’t heard of this group) to Room 11, and their lead singer, Janne Schra, a Dutch band that covers George Michael’s Faith, one of the best covers of this song (in our opinion).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI_qJLRKMbA[/youtube]

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Looking forward to your best picks of cross gender cover songs!


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Posted by kaitlin 17. November 2010 at 5:14 am :

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Posted by World Spinner 17. November 2010 at 5:17 am :

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Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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