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Cover Songs - Make Older Music New Again and Get Noticed

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As a testimony to the power of pop culture and music, especially in the past twenty years, a number of my favorite songs becoming an adult were covers of old songs from years past. Needless to say there was the initial shock after i thought I was listening to freshly minted irreverence only to find out that my 80's rock goddesses had rehashed a 60's doo--oop--diddy! But I was hooked anyway since it worked, especially once I compared their upbeat rendition with the sullen, but equally mesmerizing original. These were both hits themselves, fitting neatly into their respective eras.

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The important thing to a successful cover is how it re--establishes the heart of the made the original popular, and also takes a different direction on the way. Be it slower or faster, heavier or lighter, a twist on the chord structure, or it may even be a male singer in opposition to female vocalist performing the first. The important factor is the fact that there's something alluring yet different.

Sometimes the modifications artists make to a cover can be so drastic how the best elements of the original song are lost then there is nothing coherently similar to bind both together. The new version is unrecognizable. Negative, if the goal is always to attract the listener who still hums the first and thus may be more happy with the cover because it is instantly familiar. Too subtle a positive change can also be a deterrent since the new version sounds an excessive amount of like the original. Sorry, however it is the original we usually love, so unless there's a really good guitar solo tossed in being a distraction, we stick with what we know. Ultimately, the maximum service a cover does is pay homage to some well written song by simultaneously reminding older listeners in addition to introducing younger generations in a manner that relates to them.

Creating a well chosen and well performed cover song is an invaluable promotional tool for underground bands and indie musicians seeking to target a particular demographic or reach a larger audience. A cover song features a good chance of being noticed amidst songs incorporating loops and samples from popular songs because the background for new compositions with altogether different lyrics and melodies.

When considering which song, or songs you'd like to cover, the best thing is not to dwell on what songs out of your arsenal of oldies but goodies were the biggest hits. The songs for your style will actually prove to you. You may make a larger statement remaking a song that wasn't necessarily a smash, but continues to be recognizable today. Your eventual choice will flow by you as if you've been performing it forever, and many likely, you have been, whether on stage, or even in the shower. A good study lesson is American Idol. This offers excellent samples of right, and wrong song choices produced by contestants. The perfect cover song should feel natural. The others is up to fate, luck, and having a good producer is really a definite plus.

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