Thursday, June 25, 2009

YouTube Thursday: Favourite cover songs: Wouldn't it be good

Wouldn’t it be good by Nik Kershaw is such a cheesy eighties song, but still I like it. Not sure why. I loved it years ago, and I still like it today. Especially the incredibly dated music video.

Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t it be good

This is another good example of a song that you may not notice how good it is until it gets covered. For example, Belgian band Soulwax did a great cover version of this song.

Soulwax – Wouldn’t it be good
-Sorry, couldn't find a vid for this version-

Another nice cover is by Placebo. I might be a little biased because I really like Placebo, but yes, definitely better than the eighties original.

Placebo – Wouldn’t it be good

Yes, I know, that's a lot of singing by dudes. Luckily, some women have attempted to cover this song. Here's an interesting rendition by Tina Arena.

Tina Arena - Wouldn't it be good


Spoil Myself said...

why was I thinking this was by Cock Robin? ;)

Natazzz said...

Same bad eighties hair?

Feylamia said...

I'd never heard that Placebo cover before. Awesome!