Saturday, July 09, 2005

Nothing can move us ... we should be moving.

Politically, I have a few issues with the Live 8 performances, but I don't maintain this blog to engage in political debates. Therefore, I will direct you to this page, which features QuickTime movies of all of the Live 8 performances—a handful of which were covers. (Rumor has it that you can watch all the performances at as well, but I'm sure as hell not heading over there or linking to them to find out.)

Here are the covers I had the patience to root out that you can check for once you get there (there are probably more than those listed, but my eyes glazed over after a while):

In London:
  • Ms. Dynamite covering Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"
  • Robbie Williams covering Queen's "We Will Rock You"
  • Dido singing the Neneh Cherry part of "7 Seconds" with Youssou N'Dour

    In Philadelphia:
  • Maroon 5 covering Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World"

    In Berlin:
  • Die Totenhosen covering the McCoys' "Hang on Sloopy"
  • Green Day covering Queen's "We are the Champions"
  • Juan Diego Flores" singing Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone"
  • Roxy Music doing their version of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy"
  • Otto Waalkes singing Billy Joel's "Piano Man"

    In Paris:
  • Craig David and Tina Arena dueting the Beatles' "Come Together"
  • David Hallyday covering the Knack's "My Sharona"

    In Rome:
  • Noa covering Alan Parsons Project's "Eye in the Sky"
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