(Closed) Cover song VS. original

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t pick any cover versions of songs for my wedding, but I really like covers.  I love to see what another artist does with a song, especially one I’m already familar with.  I like to hear the song in a whole new way.

Sometimes, I still prefer the original, but other times…I have to say I like the cover better.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m going to use quite a few covers, but mostly because I’m having my string quartet play Radiohead πŸ˜‰

First dance might be Adele’s cover of Lovesong by The Cure. I think it’s lovely, even though my bridemaid told me it was the most depressing song she’d ever heard and how could I possibly dance to it.  ?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I walked down the aisle to a Vitamin String Quartet version of All I Want Is You by U2. The reason I did was because it was an orchestral version with no words.

For other songs I think it’s entirely your choice, I wouldn’t judge anyone for using a cover unless I really hated the version they chose and even then, it’s their choice. Go with what you like.

And You Are My Sunshine is an extremely old song so I doubt there even is an “original” version.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Aw, I love that Cash cover.

I was thinking Lauryn Hill’s version of “Can’t take my eyes off you” but that’s still up for debate. I’m really liking the VSQ too – someone posted about one of their songs, and now I’m all about them. Possibly using “Two is Better THan One’ for the recessional.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I walked down the aisle to Here, There and Everywhere by the Beatles, with the bridesmaids processing to I’m Yours by Jason Mraz.  Both songs were played on guitar by the groom’s brother, specifically because we wanted instrumental version, and it was so personal and wonderful to have his brother be the musician.  All our other songs/dances were the original versions, but we happily would’ve used covers if we had liked them more.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We used VSQ covers of a lot of songs for our pre-ceremony music so that we could have modern songs we liked played in a more traditional way. I walked in to Peter Gabriel’s cover of “The Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields. I haven’t even heard the original, but Darling Husband and I both love Peter Gabriel, so that was a no-brainer.

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