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GREATEST OF ALL TUNES: Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics

Greatest Of All Tunes is a feature about my favorite songs, offering cover versions, originals, or whatever else I can find. Hit the ‘G.O.A.T.’ tag under this post to see more!


When my dad first heard this song, he said, “It isn’t about anything! The lyrics are nonsense!

Who am I to disagree?

I just know I love it.

And I’m starting with a beautiful cover by Allison Crowe….



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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES featuring Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper!


An up-and-coming rapper (Bronson) teams up with a current big buzz fave (Chance the Rapper) and a high-powered producer (Mark Ronson). This has to be great, right? It is. It sounds a lot like Ghostface, though.

While we’re on the hip-hop thing, check out the new single from Baauer, featuring Fetty Wap and Dubbel Dutch. I’m loving the hook. If this is the future of indie rap top 40, I’m with it.

Covering Pink Floyd is never easy. But Luke Million just made it sound easy.

I’ll leave you with a video–Postmodern Jukebox, with Robyn Adele Anderson, have created a 1920s version of Coolio’s biggest hit…

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THE GREATEST OF ALL SONGS: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”


I like the Sopranos finale.  I even liked the last three minutes of it, which just about everyone else hated.  It made sense to me that the story goes on and on and on and on….

Plus, it led to a major revival of this song, which, corny as it may be, is also awesome.


And just ’cause it’s cool, here’s a whole freEP for you!

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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES featuring disco-ized classic rock, and Snow Patrol covering U2!


A regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on.  Pronto! Before we get to the classic rock, let’s check out Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson…


The Dutch Uncles covered Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way all the way back in 2013, but I just heard it. The line between disco and Stevie Nicks has always been dotted, and this is why. I love this version. In fact, I like it better than the original!

The dance version above made me reminisce over the much bolder choice by Scissor Sisters, in their first big hit–remaking Pink Floyd…

U2’s “Mysterious Ways” had a lot of disco swing to it. Snow Patrol took care of that…

And I’m going to leave you with the weirdest song I’ve heard this year…To the tune of the Seinfeld theme.

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SPOTLIGHT ON LAUREN O’CONNELL

I don’t know much about Lauren O’Connell, other than that I heard her cover Wilco’s “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” and fell in love with her voice. After more investigation, I found she’s a terrific cover artist. Her originals are pretty neat, too.

But it’s her cover of Paul Simon’s Graceland that got her attention on this site. It’s one of the few covers that’s better than the original. I always liked it as a sweet little pop song, but when O’Connell sings it she breaks my heart wide open. “Losing love is like a window to your heart/Everybody sees your blown apart.” I had never really understood that until I heard her sing it.

Check out some great songs below, and support the artist by buying her albums! Her latest, Quitters, is below, after her “Covers” album. Then, the video of her performing “Graceland.”

Amazing music.



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