Coverville 927: The 2012 Coverville Countdown part 3

December 27, 2012


Counting down the top 40 covers as nominated and voted on by Coverville listeners! The grand finale: counting down from 13 to 1! (62 minutes)


Title Artist Album Original Artist More
13 Nothing Compares 2 U Sinéad O’Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got Family/Prince
Album Nothing Compares 2 U - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
12 Rainbow Connection Willie Nelson Rainbow Connection The Muppets
Album The Rainbow Connection - Rainbow Connection
11 Cecilia John Anealio Covers Simon & Garfunkel
10 Mad World Gary Jules Donnie Darko Tears for Fears
Album Mad World - Donnie Darko (Music From the Original Motion Picture Score) [Soundtrack from the Motion Picture]
9 Oops! I Did It Again Richard Thompson 1000 Years of Popular Music Britney Spears
Album Oops! I Did It Again - 1000 Years Of Popular Music
8 Losing My Religion Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline R.E.M.
Album Losing My Religion - Dark Adrenaline (Deluxe Edition)
7 This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) Miles Fisher Miles Fisher Talking Heads
Album This Must Be the Place - This Must Be the Place - Single
6 Hackensack Taylor Johnson Soon to be released Fountains of Wayne
5 Somebody That I Used to Know Walk Off the Earth Somebody That I Used to Know – Single Gotye
Album Somebody That I Used to Know - Somebody That I Used to Know - Single
4 Major Tom (Coming Home) Shiny Toy Guns Season Of Poison Peter Schilling
Album Major Tom - Major Tom - Single
3 Ring Of Fire Social Distortion Social Distortion Johnny Cash/Anita Carter
Album Ring of Fire - Social Distortion
2 The Mercy Seat Johnny Cash Unearthed Nick Cave
Album The Mercy Seat - American III - Solitary Man
1 Hotel California Gipsy Kings Rubáiyát: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary Eagles
Album Hotel California (Spanish Mix) - ¡Volare! - The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings

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  1. Thank You for this, Brian!

    I have to admit that I find it a bit sad that there was no competition with the countdown this year and no Hall-of-Fame-episode, but hey, all these fantastic covers still make my day.

    I wish you and your family a great 2013!

  2. That Gypsy Kings cover is still brilliant.

    Looks as though there was a secret hall of fame show as Kate Rusby has disappeared completely, along with Eva Cassidy (Fields of Gold), Peter Gabriel (Book of love), Ben Folds (Bitches Ain’t Shit) and anything by Pomplamoose. Great to hear some new stuff though, but any time you plan to play that Ricky Lee Jones cover of Sympathy For The Devil, can you give a lot of warning?! 🙂

  3. Best countdown in years! I’ve loved that Miles Fisher cover since ~2009 but had never seen the video. Wow. Just… wow. Thanks for recommending it.

  4. I am so astoundingly grateful William Shatner didn’t make it into this year’s countdown. His Ordinary People is amazing, but the whole Major Tom thing is reason enough to send him off to Siberia.

  5. If I’m mistaken, I remember you saying that Taylor Johnson is Scott Johnson’s daughter? You need to get them to release a copy of that song we can purchase. She sings so beautifully, and I’d love a copy for myself.

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