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    Quote Originally Posted by Versace View Post
    Shanghai Bund Themesong "Live Version":

    Original: Francis Yip
    Shanghai Bund Themesong

    Renditions:
    Jenny Sheng - my personal favorite
    Shanghai Bund Themesong

    Huang Xiao Ming - pretty good
    Shanghai Bund Themesong

    Andy Lau - did not like
    Shanghai Bund Themesong
    This song is so good and I pretty much like all the versions, but I have a soft spot for the original by Frances Yip.

    Who is Huang Xiao Ming? Wow, finally a "new" artist that dresses normally with normal short haircut and has a good voice. You don't know how much I miss that simplicity in artists nowadays.
    My obsessions: Joy Division, New Order, Bones, The Office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    Who is Huang Xiao Ming? Wow, finally a "new" artist that dresses normally with normal short haircut and has a good voice. You don't know how much I miss that simplicity in artists nowadays.
    He is Yang Guo in ROCH 06.

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    How Soon Is Now

    Original: The Smiths

    Cover: Love Spit Love - Rather pointless, does not bring anything new to the original
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    How Soon Is Now

    Original: The Smiths

    Cover: Love Spit Love - Rather pointless, does not bring anything new to the original
    You think that is pointless, this is even more laughable, T.A.T.U's rendition of the same song: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_BLpaF7tnYU
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    I couldn't edit my previous post about this song so I'm creating a new one...

    Ceremony, a Joy Division song, but released by New Order

    Original:
    7" single - My favourite song of all time and this is the best version
    12" single - I like this very much, but the vocal is a bit thin

    Cover:
    ! Radiohead - Very good, the music sounds very much like the original and the vocal is a mix of Ian Curtis and Bernard Sumner
    Last edited by Canuck21; 01-26-08 at 09:28 PM.
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    "In the Still of the Night"

    Original: 5 Satins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBT3oDMCWpI

    The Boyz 2 Men rendition was good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSYz8Q0k3nU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    Who is Huang Xiao Ming? Wow, finally a "new" artist that dresses normally with normal short haircut and has a good voice. You don't know how much I miss that simplicity in artists nowadays.
    He's a chinese actor. He played the title character (Hui Man Keung) in the new mainland remake of 'The Bund'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Versace
    Andy Lau - did not like
    Shanghai Bund Themesong
    I think this version is not bad. I like it. The first time I heard Andy sing this song (it was played in the movie), I think it a refreshing rendition.
    Last edited by kidd; 01-28-08 at 02:04 AM.
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    Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

    Original:
    Don McLean

    Cover :
    Josh Groban
    ChloŽ Agnew

    I think all 3 singers do the song justice. Each sings the song in a different style, and they each gives a different feeling to the listeners.

    The first version I heard was actually Josh Groban's version. So, it's Josh Groban who introduced me to this sing. At that time, I thought this was a beautiful song and Josh sang it very well. Later, I got a chance to listen to the original by Don McLean, but was disappointed. After listening to Josh's powerful rendition, Don's softer version paled in comparison. But, the more time I listen to Don's version, the more I appreciate this softer, gentler version. I end up liking both equally. ChloŽ Agnew's version, I just heard it for the first time today. Came upon it while looking for the song in youtube. I think her version is also lovely.
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    Originally made famous by Nina Simone
    Feeling Good

    Renditions
    Feeling Good by Michael Buble

    Feeling Good by Muse (a Brit Band)

    I first heard of the song Feeling Good sung by Michael Buble, and it was good. But the more I listen to Muse's version of the song, I really like the new rockish version instead of the big band style of the older versions. Overall, these are all good.
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    Check this out. The female soloist is gorgeous.

    Ye lai xiang
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gorUV...eature=related

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    "Songs of Love", something that may sound familiar to fans of British comedy.

    A slightly insipid cover by Ben Folds Five

    The original by The Divine Comedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    This song is so good and I pretty much like all the versions, but I have a soft spot for the original by Frances Yip.

    Who is Huang Xiao Ming? Wow, finally a "new" artist that dresses normally with normal short haircut and has a good voice. You don't know how much I miss that simplicity in artists nowadays.
    The original by Frances Yip is the best because of the uniqueness in which she rendered the song. Right breathing technique and the right amount of emotion. She wasn't trying to impress with the song. She just did a great job.

    Jenny Tseng is an excellent singer with a wider range that Frances Yip but she did try very hard to impress with her singing of the song. Her pronunciation was not as clean as Frances Yip's.

    Huang Xiao Ming - good enough voice but the pronunciation needs a lot of work.

    Andy Lau - horrendous rendition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    This song is so good and I pretty much like all the versions, but I have a soft spot for the original by Frances Yip.

    Who is Huang Xiao Ming? Wow, finally a "new" artist that dresses normally with normal short haircut and has a good voice. You don't know how much I miss that simplicity in artists nowadays.
    yes I agree....guys should go back to simple guy dressing and having short hair like a guy! I also really miss that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck21 View Post
    Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this. I never knew that Whitney Houston's version was a cover! I actually prefer Dolly Parton's version because I feel it's much more touching and personal.
    I like both versions and both singers. Dolly's original has more emotional impact (probably because she wrote the song) but Whitney's version is a show stopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pannonian View Post
    Check this out. The female soloist is gorgeous.

    Ye lai xiang
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gorUV...eature=related
    Superb and very entertaining. Thanks for sharing.

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    Another slightly unexpected rendition of a familiar tune.

    Fur Elise

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    World In My Eyes

    Original: Depeche Mode

    Cover: The Cure - Well, it's like Depeche Mode with Robert Smith on vocal.
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    UMBRELLA

    Original:
    Rihanna

    Cover:

    Slow Version
    Mandy Moore (best)
    Plain White T's

    Rock Version
    Lillasyster
    Manic Street Preachers
    Vanilla Sky (Eww! No!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jilly View Post
    UMBRELLA

    Original:
    Rihanna

    Cover:

    Slow Version
    Mandy Moore (best)
    Plain White T's

    Rock Version
    Lillasyster
    Manic Street Preachers
    Vanilla Sky (Eww! No!!)
    What the heck?! The song is still new and there are already so many covers. What's wrong with today's creativity? Remakes and covers everywhere.
    My obsessions: Joy Division, New Order, Bones, The Office.

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