Sunday, December 7, 2008

Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love: Weekly Mix #46

Here's the last weekly mix of the year - not including the next three Sundays' weekly mix round-ups of course. It's also the fifth and last collection of cover versions for 2008. It's hard to believe this is number 46 already.

Without really thinking, this compilation turned out to lean about 50% into the post-punk/new wave direction (I guess that the odds are that it would with my type of music collection). Several of the artists covered and doing the covering in this mix are post-punk/new wave with exceptions like Dragonette's version of ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man, Bjork's version of the Bond tune You Only Live Twice, Chromatics' version of Bruce Springsteen's I'm On Fire, and Kate Bush's version of Elton John's Rocket Man. This one's called Something Borrowed. Check back here next Sunday for the first part of the Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love Year-End Round-Up (it's lucky I don't have to create a banner for that).

My Sharona - Polysics (Original: The Knack)

Heart of Glass - The Associates (Original: Blondie)

Sharp Dressed Man - Dragonette (Original: ZZ Top)

I'm On Fire - Chromatics (Original: Bruce Springsteen)

It's Oh So Quiet - No Age (Original: Bjork)

No Love Lost - LCD Soundsystem (Original: Joy Division)

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Magazine (Original: Sly & the Family Stone)

Call Me - The Dandy Warhols (Original: Blondie)

People Are Strange - Echo & the Bunnymen (Original: The Doors)

John, I'm Only Dancing - The Chameleons (Original: David Bowie)

Heaven - Voxtrot (Original: Talking Heads)

I Think We're Alone Now - Lene Lovich (Original: Tommy James and the Shondells)

Wouldn't It Be Good - Soulwax (Original: Nik Kershaw)

Third Uncle - Bauhaus (Original: Brian Eno)

Paint It Black - Marc Almond (Original: The Rolling Stones)

You Only Live Twice - Bjork (Original: Nancy Sinatra)

Faith - The Boy Least Likely To (Original: George Michael)

Think I'll Run Away - Euros Childs (Original: The Turtles)

The One I Love - Sufjan Stevens (Original: REM)

Rocket Man - Kate Bush (Original: Elton John)

If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - David Usher (Original: Manic Street Preachers)