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Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. Teardrops From The Moon. Fortune Teller. You look like someone who appreciates good music. Listen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial. Kenny is Herb. Alexander Price - This young British singer's electropop cover of "Rent" was released as his third single in June Hi-5 - This Hungarian band not to be confused with similarly named groups based in Australia, Greece, Japan, and South Africa has posted their acoustic cover version on YouTube and elsewhere online.
Zena Kitt - A terrific cover by this U. Nezzer - A "bonus track" on this German band's album Red Plastic. They include their acoustic cover of "Rent" on their self-titled debut album. Field Music - This British indie rock band released their cover as a limited "Record Store Day" vinyl single with "Heart" on the flip as noted above.
Los Barenboim - This Argentine rock trio covers the song—quite loosely translated into Spanish and retitled "Alquilame" meaning "Rent Me," derived from the verb alquilar , to rent —on their EP Too Gay?
Sarah Blackwood - The Dubstar vocalist has performed "Rent" solo and live in and perhaps at other times as well. Ian Bay - I really don't know anything about this performer, but his excellent singer-songwriterish rendition appeared online in late Iketa featuring Anna Patrini - A laidback yet sonically adventurous cover released online in late by this collaboration of electronic "music project" Iketa led by Hungarian musician Peter Sarosdi and Polish singer Patrini.
Simona Briozzo and Marco Cravero - A lovely acoustic rendition, based on the arrangement of Liza Minnelli's version, performed live by this Italian duo, appeared online on YouTube and perhaps elsewhere in mid Les Lourdes - A cover by this Colombian "post-punk" trio.
Brandon Flowers - The lead singer of The Killers performed the song live at a solo concert in Los Angeles on September 26, , with Neil Tennant as a surprise guest accompanying him on vocals and acoustic guitar.
A one-off rendition, it really wouldn't "qualify" for this list except for the fact that video recordings have been widely distributed online, mainly on YouTube. Faceless Ambitions - This "musical project" of Russian artist Maxim Mikhaylov who has also recorded under the names Crimeanization and Secret Land covered "Rent" in in a rendition available online from various outlets.
He has since performed it live on other occasions. It appears on his album Rudebox and was released as a single early the following year. Midwest Winds - An instrumental rendition on the album Funky Winds. Chris Kalera - Available for your listening pleasure, once again on his MySpace page.
Skitanja - A techno-punkish cover by this UK duo with a Russian-sounding name, available on the downloadable various-artists compilation NineteenEightySeven. Emotiquon - On the album Rewind 4 , a various-artists compilation on the Buffetlibre label of "eighties covers.
Silver Age Dexter Strangeways - An incredibly quirky but highly imaginative and atmospheric "semi-cover"—described by the artist himself as an "experiment"—in which this indie vocalist has reset the lyrics of this song to a new melody his own and sings them with a pronounced echo effect backed by the music of "Lontano" by Ennio Morricone from his film score Gott Mit Uns.
But is it really a "cover" or is it a different song that simply "borrows" PSB lyrics? Squareheads - A hard-rocking rendition by this Swedish band on the various-artists compilation Draaa!
The Touch - A cover by a New York quintet— still active after all these years—who have been described by Modern Bride magazine "one of the best wedding bands in the country. Suburbia Throw That Beat in the Garbagecan! It reappeared the following year on this German punk-rock band's covers album After Eighties. Yet the exact same recording is credited to the Electro Lounge Allstars on the compilation 80's Chill Out Lounge.
Stunned Parrots - On this Spanish band's covers album Vol. These guys obviously have a thing for Monty Python. Orup -Swedish singer-songwriter Thomas Eriksson, better known by his stage name Orup, has covered "Suburbia" in concert, as documented on YouTube and elsewhere. Exciting Valence - A cover by German synthpop artist David Ehrke, who goes by this moniker professionally.
Mezzala - Italian one-mand band Michele Bitosi, who goes professionally by the name Mezzala, published his rendition online in Brand New Idol - Part of the officially unreleased PSB tribute project Attribute some tracks of which have been distributed "unofficially". Silent Waters - On their album Out of Light He has also made available a much older "demo" rendition on SoundCloud. Hidemi Ishikawa - On her album Pastiche. Massimo "spEE" Spinetti - A rendition distributed online.
DJ Sparkes - A superb rendition from Was That What It Was? Wouter Berkhout - Part of the officially unreleased PSB tribute project Attribute some tracks of which have been distributed "unofficially". West End Girls - A rare but by no means unique instance in which the name of the band and the title of the song are the same.
Released in , this is the second single from Goes Petshopping , the debut album of the female Swedish duo who specialize in PSB covers. DeathBoy - A version distributed on this UK industrial act's official website. Ryan Schmidt - Part of the officially unreleased PSB tribute project Attribute some tracks of which have been distributed "unofficially". DJ Space'C - A inch single. Ed Starink of Star Inc. Saragossa Band - A version by a German studio band that specializes in covers, on the album Das Super Zazazabadak.
Minor Majority - A guitar-driven live rendition by this Norwegian band has surfaced on YouTube; it's especially noteworthy because they don't "rap" the verse lyrics but rather sing them using an original albeit very simple melody of their own creation. Mike McGinty - This UK indie singer-songwriter has posted his cover on his MySpace Music page; it remains to be seen whether it will appear on his upcoming debut "hardcopy" releases.
We Have Band - This London-based trio's version appears as a bonus track on their debut single "Oh" as well as on their follow-up single "You Came Out. Erazer - Recorded during a January soundcheck, the singer for this Erasure "tribute band" is so good at looking and sounding like Andy Bell that I sincerely believed it really was him in one of his increasingly frequent solo outings.
Their brief rendition of "West End Girls" or at least part of it in a slightly less than serious manner has popped up on YouTube. It could well be the closest we'll ever get to hearing Erasure perform a PSB song. Oranje, Jago D and Bluskie - A DirtyFresh Records production that isn't so much a cover as sped-up samples of the PSB recording with lots of rapid-fire rapping and general hiphoppery.
I've included it in my list of tracks that sample the Boys. But I know darn well that if I don't include it here, I'll get called on it. So here it is. It actually inhabits a weird borderland between a remix and a cover.
While it indeed incorporates certain elements of the original PSB recording, this track has entirely new lead vocals.
Since that's not Neil's voice, it's more cover than remix in my book. It's not to be confused with a track by Noise Unit also titled "Assault on the West End Girls," but which, as far as I can discern, actually has nothing in common either musically or lyrically with the Tennant-Lowe song.
Cris Delanno - Covered in a bossa nova style by this Brazilian singer on a compilation titled Bossa Project Lounge. Awful Sparks - A "rough demo" from give or take a year by this defunct UK rock band has appeared online.
Soundclash or Glitter-ball - A strange situation: the exact same cover version appears on two different compilations, credited to Soundclash on the album London Town and to Gliltter-ball on the album Club Hits Vol.
So radically different from the original about the words they share are some basic chord progressions and the words "East End boys" and "West End girls" that it barely qualifies as a "cover," but there's no doubting its ancestry. Lervis - A somewhat mysterious cover released as a inch single in , slightly retitled "West End Girlz" with a z.
Described as a "deep house" track, reports differ as to whether it originated in the United States or in Belgium. Sometimes the artist's name is listed as "Lervis! Self-described as a collection of "their favorite tunes," the Japanese edition of the album includes a remake of "West End Girls" as a bonus track.
Those who purchased the U. It apparently consists of songs used in John Hughes movies. To be honest, he so radically transformed it that I might not have recognized it as WEG if he hadn't come right out and said that's what it was. But, that being said, I have to admit it's quite nice in its mildly jazzy sort of way. The Focused Distraction - Canadian indie artist Jon McLeod, who goes by this moniker, has created a fascinating mandolin-driven cover of WEG, even devising his own new vocal melody line for those parts of the song that were originally "rapped.
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