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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Something Warm - Melanie Safka Cover






So people, it is the last day of 2009. I have ALMOST succeeded in posting a pop song a day. the flu, two computer breakdowns, performances, etc and I'm somewhat short of my goal. But I am going to fill in the rest in the next month so that there is a blog with 365 pop covers. It might take me a little longer than a year, but I will do it. in the meantime, I offer you a Melanie cover for the end of the year. May you have a fantastic 2010!


love

Kenny

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD - Something Warm - Melanie Safka Cover

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Love Story - Taylor Swift Cover by Jackie Hoffman


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Monday, December 28, 2009

The Climb - Miley Cyrus Cover by Bridget Everett


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kiss Me Through The Phone - Soulja Boy Cover by Taylor Mac


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Viva La Vida - Coldplay Cover by Molly Pope


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wake Up America - Hannah Montana Cover by Neal Medlyn


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Six Foot Teddy Bear - Richie McDonald Cover


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson Cover by Molly Pope


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift Cover by Erin Markey


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus Cover by Trapper Felides


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gives You Hell - All American Rejects Cover by Molly Pope


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Cover by Maxi Geil & Playcolt


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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fifteen - Taylor Swift Cover by Cole Escola


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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas cover by Neal Medlyn


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Give You Hell - All American Rejects cover by Molly Pope


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Cover by Corey Tut


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Medley Mondays - Already Gone/Halo Cover by Bridget Everett


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Saturday, December 5, 2009

I Didn't Know My Own Strength - Whitney Houston Cover


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Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FUCK YOU NY STATE: Running The World - Jarvis Cocker Cover



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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert Cover





New Adam Lambert! yay! Kinda really love his album.


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert Cover

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Didn't Know My Own Strength - Whitney Houston Cover





Whitney killed this on the American Music Awards. She MAY have 5 notes left but she uses them to their fullest! And her hand gestures alone are worth watching it..

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Speechless - Lady Gaga Cover





My favorite Lady Gaga track. She really is a powerhouse!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Speechless - Lady Gaga Cover

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Alejandro - Lady Gaga Cover




Gaga writes her ABBA song. It seems vaguely rascist. But hey, it is catchy!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Alejandro - Lady Gaga Cover

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Friday, November 27, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - Heart Like A Wheel - Mcgarrigle Sisters Cover





Could be my favorite song of all time. Linda Ronstadt, and many others have covered it. truly heartbreaking song


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Heart Like A Wheel - Mcgarrigle Sisters Cover

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crazier - Taylor Swift Cover by Bridget Everett


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Southern Voice - Tim McGraw Cover





This is one of the worst songs ever. Sorry Tim McGraw!


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson Cover





I love this song and think Kelly Clarkson is a really classy lady...


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Already Gone - Kelly Clarkson Cover

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

White Liar - Miranda Lambert Cover






One of those songs that tries for the lyrical twist at end, but in this song it comes with no satisfying explanation.


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Friday, November 20, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - Anchorage - Michelle Shocked Cover





One of my all-time favorite songs. I wore out the vinyl of this record. It holds up, I tell you...Still a great song!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Anchorage - Michelle Shocked Cover

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two Are Better Than One - Boys Like Girls Cover





A song featuring my girfriend Taylor Swift? Yes Please!!!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Two Are Better Than One - Boys Like Girls Cover

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Untouchable - Taylor Swift Cover





My girlfriend just keeps putting out hits. she can't help it!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Untouchable - Taylor Swift Cover

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

City On Our Knees - Toby Mac Cover





I confess. I have no idea what this song is about. No idea....If it's a 911 thing, I don't want to know.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009





the title is self-explanatory. No need to elaborate


ClICK TO DOWNLOAD: Love Your Love - Eric Church Cover

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Cover





Well, well, well...After a long long flu and other stuff I am back and will finish this project by the end of the year! I promise! Many tracks being added...


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Friday, November 13, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - Heaven - Talking Heads Cover





One of the best Talking Heads songs ever....Just listened to the version from Stop Making Sense. Amazing!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Heaven - Talking Heads Cover

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Consider Me Gone - Reba McIntrye Cover





Reba writes a song with the title of a Sting song! Call the lawyers!



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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time For Miracles - Adam Lambert Cover





I cannot wait for the release of Adam Lambert's full album! The cover alone will be worth the price!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD - Time For Miracles - Adam Lambert Cover

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Other Side of The Door - Taylor Swift Cover





I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!! I HAVE TICKETS TO SEE TAYLOR SWIFT LIVE! I WILL BE THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE STADIUM BY 20 YEARS! I DON'T CARE!!!!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: The Other Side of The Door - Taylor Swift Cover

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Russian Roulette - Rihanna Cover






This was not the single that everyone wanted Rihanna to come out with after the whole Chris Brown affair. As Neal Medlyn said, it should just be a few BPM faster and it would be great..
The picture above is of my favorite magician (yes, i have a favorite magician!) Derren Brown. He went on live TV and played Russian Roulette. He's cool...

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Birthday Sex - Jerimeh Cover by Erin Markey


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Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just Dance - Lady Gaga Cover by Molly Pope


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sober - Pink Cover by Jenn Harris


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Best Day - Taylor Swift Cover





Another gorgeous tune from my girlfriend Taylor Swift!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: The Best Day - Taylor Swift

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Friday, October 2, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - My Sweet Fracture - Saves The Day Cover





I have loved this song for years. Emo or not, it is a darn good kiss-off song..


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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Toes - Zac Brown Band Cover





Zac Brown Band makes their Margaritaville. Enough said..


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hey Soul Sister - Train Cover




Truly bizarre love song from Train. They have been listening to too many smooth soul songs and had the thought that that strange specificity belongs with their style of music. Not so much. R Kelly wants his lyric back.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sober - Pink Cover





Pink really pulled it out for this year's VMAs. Trapeze and all. I kinda love her.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Look To You - Whitney Houston Cover





I wait with bated breath for part 2 of Oprah's interview with Miss Whitney Houston. The first part was pretty darn amazing daytime television.


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Monday, September 14, 2009

People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band Cover





We interrupt our normal medley mondays to pay tribute to one of the great punk poets who died today. Jim Carroll you will be missed...


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rockin' The Beer Gut - Trailer Choir Cover





Can't believe this song exists. Really. And there are women in this band. I guess it is a celebration. Let's all party! Grab me a Bud!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Rockin' The Beer Gut - Trailer Choir Cover

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Need You Now - Lady Antebellum Cover




A new song from Lady Antebellum. That's about it.


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Need You Now - Lady Antebellum Cover

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Friday, September 11, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - Suspended in Gaffa - Kate Bush Cover





Probably my favorite Kate Bush track. Though there are so many. I stole The Dreaming on cassette tape from the Tower Records on Ventura Boulevard by putting it up my jacket arm. I then walked back to Harvard School For Boys listening to it and my mind was blown. This track introduced me to waltz time in rock/pop. My life was never the same after The Dreaming.


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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eight Second Ride - Jake Owen Cover




As far as I can tell, this song is about a woman who goes home with a guy only because the wheels on his truck are large. And I like the detail of the narrator telling her that she should watch out for the bucket he spits his chew in. So romantic!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Cover





Okay, so new computer, new set-up, new year (I just had a birthday) and I'm ready to start doing covers again. I realize I have a lot of covers to create to catch up but I'll start with my newest and work backwards from now. Here for your listening pleasure/annoyance is Lady Gaga's Paparazzi. I can't wait for her tour with Kanye. And she's going to be on the VMAs this weekend. Yay!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Cover

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Send it On - Disney Friends For Change Cover with Neal Medlyn





The Jonas Brothers, Miley and every other Disney Channel star puts out their own We Are The World. Neither better or worse than the original if you ask me..


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Send It On - Disney Friends For Change Cover with Neal Medlyn

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Smile - Uncle Kracker Cover




This song is pretty basic southern rock in its original version. I thought it might be nice with some 808s behind it..


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD : Smile - Uncle Kracker Cover

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Potential Breakup Song - Aly and AJ Cover





i recently downloaded the Radio Disney application for my iPhone. Now I can really be the 14 year old girl I always knew I was. This song is in their top 10...


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Potential Breakup Song - Aly and AJ Cover

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Do I - Luke Bryan Cover





A very sad song. We've all been there....

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gettin You Home- Chris Young Cover





Exactly what you think it is....

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Gettin' You Home - Chris Young Cover

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Closer To Love - Mat Kearney Cover





i actually like this song, though I think it is a 911 song, well past the time that it is okay to write such a thing. But I still like it.


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Closer To Love - Mat Kearney Cover

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney Cover





What an odd song from Kenny Chesney. Sheesh. I'm glad he's feeling so good but it feels like a strange Goth song from the 80s not a Kenny Chesney song. And the chord progression is so close to something else that it is bothering me. I'll figure it out..


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Friday, August 28, 2009

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - Dimming Of The Day - Richard and Linda Thompson Cover





My partner is our of town on business so I've had evenings home alone to spend WAY too much time recollecting music that I used to own. Last night was English Folk night. Pentagle, Steeleye Span, all of that. But none of it hold a candle to Richard and Linda Thompson and this their finest moment, if you ask me. I had the pleasure of meeting Linda Thompson and she is a wonderful giving generous artist. I love her..


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Dimming of The Day - Richard and Linda Thompson Cover

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Okay, back at it

Hey Y'all!
So there was an unexpected break in the blog. Two different shows and a broken screen on my computer led to me not being able to post for awhile. I am posting 8 songs today and will catch up in the next week. Thanks for listening!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

When I Look At You - Miley Cyrus Cover




My new favorite song. And Miley plays piano in the video. I think she is growing up quite nicely. I'm not sure why I love her so much..but I do!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: When I Look At You - Miley Cyrus Cover

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shewolf - Shakira Cover by Maxi Geil & Playcolt


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Battlefield - Jordan Sparks Cover by Neal Medlyn


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lovebug - Jonas Brothers Cover by Neal Medlyn


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Small Town USA - Justin Moore Cover





i know, I'll write yet another song about the USA. Blah blah blah....


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I know we've been on a hiatus

I know I haven't been posting in awhile. I've still been doing covers but got caught up in a couple of shows and now have a couple more coming up in the next week. But loyal ourhitparaders, please know that I have about 10 ready to post and will catch up to the present in the next week! Thanks for being you!

kenny

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

American Ride - Toby Keith Cover





I know, I know. I'll write another song about loving America. Blah!


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: American Ride - Toby Keith Cover

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Party In the USA - Miley Cyrus Cover





Miley's new song is kinda like Beyonce's Radio. Except in namechecks Jay-Z and Britney! What a strange strange song...


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus Cover

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw Cover





A truly offensive song from Tim McGraw! But kinda funny and actually some clever rhymes...


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw Cover

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