Most likely this is an even lazier attempt at confusing listeners than soundalikes:
These remakes aren’t motivated by artistry, but by money. Soundalikes
are a completely mercenary venture. The whole goal is to duplicate the
original song in every respect, using studio musicians and vocalists,
in an effort to lure consumers on digital music services ...
I think Shocking Blue - Venus. It's been covered a number of times successfully:
Stockley Sisters (1976)
Yōko Nagayama (1986)
Arguably, the two most famous are the original and the Banarama cover.
No. The royalty rules are different based on the medium (live or recorded), but you never need an artist's permission to cover a song.
In regards to live performance, specifically, the venue is responsible for obtaining a blanket license through a performance rights organization for all copyrighted songs that would be played in their venue. The artist doesn'...
This song is not a cover from another artist.
The song was released in a EP called Popestar and is credited A Ghoul Writer which is an alias for the band credits.
The intro vaguely reminds me Dio's Rainbow in the Dark but I can't read your mind to know what it reminds you ("read-my-mind" questions are off-topic).
Dave Wyndorf, songwriter, lead vocalist, and a guitarist for Monster Magnet, explains in an interview with Adam De Ville for Collide:
Adam De Ville: “Dinosaurs in Vietnam!”
Dave Wyndorf: Yeah! I just pictured a T-Rex stomping through Vietnam and chomping
everything up during the war. I made it all up on the spot and Dave
Sardy was totally into ...
Is it possible that you are thinking of the game soundtrack of Bachsmith II http://www.deezer.com/us/album/11803966? Actually the Rondo Alla Turca is from the first part: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/8440555 Seems that the performers are The Notetrackers. Here is the cover of the game that I think matches your description:
Yesterday - The Beatles
Yesterday is one of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music; its entry in Guinness World Records states that, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made.
The song has been covered by an eclectic mix of artists including Cilla Black, Aretha Franklin, Marianne Faithfull, Tose Proeski, The ...
'Unchained Melody' seems a potential winner with the following UK chart successes
Jimmy Young (1955)
Al Hibbler (1955)
Les Baxter (1955)
Righteous Brothers (1965 & 1990)
Robson & Jerome (1995)
Gareth Gates (2002)
and, as can be seen from the above linked Wiki page, a raft of other successful versions (notably appearing on US genre ...
According to Wikipedia, there are over 25,000 covers of this song! However, the most commercially successful was Billy Stewart's version. It hit the charts in 1966, so the time frame fits.
I had never heard this version before researching this answer, but his voice could conceivably be mistaken for a woman with a lower voice. It seems to be a reasonable ...
The first song is just the chorus to the original ABC by the Jackson 5, repeated twice with the name "Elmo" inserted instead of "baby"
A B C, easy as one, two, three
Simple as do re mi
A B C, one, two, three, Elmo, you and [unintelligible]
The second song is Big Joe Turner's Shake Rattle and Roll
Check it out!
Get out of that ...
Most likely not. According to the French wikipedia article, Benjamin Mazuet "Ben Mazué" is a singer-songwriter so he mainly performs on his own songs.
Looking at his album 33 ans. There is no traces of credits of another artist.
He credits himself on this specific song.
I Think imagine by John Lennon has made many hits throughout the years up until now.
The song have been recorded each and every year and it has made many hits in the charts.
Title Performer Release date Info
Imagine John Lennon October 8, 1971 First release
Imagine Ray Conniff January 1972
Imagine Carl Wayne February 1972
Imagine Joan Baez ...
Although Yesterday is indubitably the most recorded song, I haven't seen any evidence that it has hit the charts multiple times, perhaps because the original version is so definitive.
Blue Moon, however, according to its Wikipedia article, has hit the US charts at least four separate times, in very different versions (as well as having additional iconic ...
The Loco-Motion hit #1 twice and by Little Eva and then Grand Funk Railroad and then hit #3 by Kylie Minogue. For big hits charting multiple times I do not know of any more successful cover versions of any song.
If a song is copyrighted, a recording artist does need to pay royalties to the owner of the copyright. This may be the original author(s) (not necessarily the artist who recorded the original version, as obviously many artits record songs authored by other people) or another entity (normally a corporation) to which the copyright was sold.
As a far fetched ...
Well, even though Save all Your Kisses was originally written in 1974, two years before it became a hit, Tie a Yellow Ribbon was a hit the year before, in 1973, so you'd have to say that was the 'original' in that respect.
It has to be said, though, that songs of that style were not a new phenomenon, even outside Eurovision, though Eurovision itself may ...
Yes, it is a cover/parody/translation of the song "Mirror" by Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars
He pretty much just translated all the words form the original song into Yiddish (unlike what he did with "Bas Kol")
YouTube video of Mirrors
It may be a bit uncomfortable to watch that video, here is a link for an audio-only video with lyrics.
Traditionally, in American pop music, the core of the song is considered to be the vocals/lyrics. Therefore if you keep the vocals and change the instrumental, it's a remix. New lyrics and vocals over an existing instrumental would be considered a derivative song, or possibly a brand new song sampling the old song (although you wouldn't typically use the ...
There are certain stylistic choices that can start out as personal idiosyncrasies, but become so widely imitated that they end up as genre markers. For modern pop/R&B, one of the most characteristic of these markers is "melisma," the singing of multiple pitches on a single syllable. Originating in the black gospel, church-influenced sound of soul ...
This is a fairly standard electric guitar riff, and unlikely to be a sample or a cover. Your best bet on finding similar music is to look for electric blues or blues rock. It sounds like this riff is using a slide, so you might add that into your search. Compare, for example, this recent electric blues piece by Gary Clark Jr. (there's a long section near ...
You may enjoy the arrangements made by the Uri Caine ensemble released on this live CD. They don't fit any of your genre recommendations exactly, but they're interesting arrangements nonetheless.
You can hear the tracks in this YouTube playlist.
Lastly, you may be interested in the term "Wagnerian rock."
In the United States, as of November 2016, the song "Hallelujah", written by Leonard Cohen, has seen 8 different versions enter the Billboard Hot 100, with 3 of those reaching the Top 40. I'm not sure whether this is the U.S. record for this particular feat, or whether any additional versions of the song have charted since then.
On edit, Leonard Cohen's ...