• Originally by The Doobie Brothers (1973)
    Written by Tom Johnston. Included in the album “The Captain And Me”. It reached #8 in Billboard Hot 100 (US). It’s 1993 remix version reached #7 in UK’s singles chart. It was covered by Bananarama, Traks, Gipsy Kings, Richie Havens and La Union.


  • Originally by Radiohead (1995)
    Written by Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood. Included in the album ‘The Bends’. Was recorded during the ‘Pablo Honey’ sessions but it was dismissed by the band because they thought it sounded like a Rod Stewart song. It is widely regarded as Radiohead’s most accessible pop hit. Two music videos were created for the song. One for the UK market (directed by David Mould) and another for the US market (directed by Paul Cunningham).


  • Originally by Carole King (1971)
    Written by Carole King and Toni Stern. Included in the legendary album ‘Tapestry’. Reached #1 in Billboard Hot 100 and AC charts. It was certified Gold by the RIAA. Won Grammy Award for Record Of The Year in 1972. The song is ranked #469 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.


  • Originally by Chris Isaak (1989)
    Written by Chris Isaak. Included in the album of the same name. It didn’t become a hit until it was included in David Lynch’s film ‘Wild At Heart’. It reached #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1991. Since then, it was featured on multiple films and TV shows including: The Family Man, Matchstick Men (along Wild At Heart all three starring Nicolas Cage), Beverly Hills 90210, Friends, Flight Of The Conchords and The Mentalist to name just a few. It was certified Gold by the RIAA.


  • Originally by Elton John (1972)
    Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin. Included in the album ‘Honky Chateau’. It reached #2 in the UK and #6 in the US singles charts. Q magazine named it British Song Of The Year in 1972. The song is ranked #242 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.


  • Originally by The Killers (2009)
    Written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. Included in their third studio album ‘Day & Night’. It was a Top 5 hit single in the UK and reach #6 in Billboard’s Modern Rock Chart (US). Brandon Flowers described ‘Human’ as Johnny Cash meets Pet Shop Boys. In 2010, NME magazines placed it at #144 on its list of ‘150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 years’.


  • Originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
    Written by John Fogerty. Included in the album ‘Pendulum’. It reached #1 in Canada and #8 in the US. It has been included in multiple movies including ‘Philadelphia’, ‘Evan Almighty’ and ‘The Longest Yard’. Cover versions include: Bonnie Tyler, Spin Doctors, Cassandra Wilson, Héroes Del Silencio, Joan Jett, The Fray and Teenage Fanclub.


  • Originally by The Rolling Stones (1966)
    Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards. Included in the album ‘Aftermath’. Although it was never released as a single in English-speaking countries, it is one of the band’s more popular songs of the period. It has been re-recorded by artists such as Tina Turner, The Who, Blind Faith and The Kingsmen.


  • Originally by Donna Summer (1979)
    Written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey. Included in the album ‘Bad Girls’. It reached # 1 in multiple countries, including the US, Japan, Australia and Canada. It was certified Platinum in the US after sales of almost 2MM copies. Includes a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter. Won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1980. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked it at #104 on the list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.


  • Originally by Blur (1994)
    Written by Damon Albarn, Brian Coxon, Alex James & Dave Rowntree. Included in the album ‘Parklife’. It was Blur’s first Top 5 single in the UK. It reached #59 in the US. It was named 1994 Song Of The Year in the UK by NME and Melody Maker. Pet Shop Boys provided a Remix of the song that was very popular in clubs. In 2010 Pirchfork included it at #26 on their Top 200 tracks of the 90s.


  • Originally by Captain & Tennille (1975)
    Written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield. Included in the album of the same name. The song was originally recorded by Sedaka but it didn’t became a hit until 1975 when Captain & Tennille recorded it and reached #1 in the US becoming the best-selling single of the year.
    It won the Grammy for Record Of The Year in 1976 and was nominated for Song Of The Year as well.


  • Originally by Bob Dylan (1965)
    Written by Bob Dylan. Included in the album ‘Bringing It All Back Home’. The Byrds recorded a version of the song and they released it that same year reaching #1 on both the US and the UK singles charts. The Byrds version was so influential that is recognized that it initiated the folk-rock sub-genre. Since the 60’s, multiple artists including Stevie Wonder, Judy Collins, William Shatner and even Bob Sinclar have covered the song. The song appears twice on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All time. Bob Dylan’s version at #107 and The Byrds’ at #79.


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