Being still fairly new to Monday Music Moves Me, I am not sure if this theme has been done before.
But since today is a Freebie Monday, I get to make my own theme.


 Not this kind of cover:

Although, I cannot deny I want it.
(And yes, he has a band, or did once upon a time, so it is so appropriate.  Don't argue.)

Also, not this:

Although, would go pretty nice with the first cover too.   Just sayin.
Picnic people!!   I totally meant a picnic.


I mean cover as in a new group does an old song.
I have mixed feelings about covers.   If you really, truly love the song - Hands Off!   Do not mess with perfection.   Ugh --- I hate it when they miss it completely.

But sometimes, a newer version is a great new interpretation.   Then, I love it when they hit the perfect new note.

Here are some of my fave originals and covers.

Version #2:  This is a really fun video:

Great Canadian Musical Icon:

New Canadian Icons:

The band Prince originally wrote this song for actually improved it; at which point he took it back for himself --- but since they never released it, Prince is still the original:

I don't actually think anyone could be better than Prince, but this is a pretty neat version of the song from Maroon 5's latest.   No official video yet.

Head conductor of the Love Train is Marie of XmasDolly & her co-conductors are the lovely: Callie of JAmericanSpice,  Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , Cathy Kennedy's Blog (me), and this month's honorary co-conductor,  Rachel from Because I have!

Do you have a favourite cover song that gets you moving?