Mad World

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Mad World by Tears for Fears from their 1983 album, The Hurting. The Postmodern Jukebox version is from a 2015 performance.

I’ve been thinking of using Gary Jules’ cover of this song, which was featured in the movie Donnie Darko. I don’t know why I haven’t, but I found this cover and think it’s pretty solid too.

Black Hole Sun

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden from their 1994 album, Superunknown. The Postmodern Jukebox version is from a 2016 performance.

I was just futzing around in the youtubes and stumbled on the Postmodern Jukebox channel. I’d seen it before, but kind of forgotten. I think I could do Music Mondays for a long time from this channel!

1000 Arms

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is 1000 Arms by Blue Rodeo, the title track from their 2016 album.

This song really hit me yesterday. I was thinking about family and friends who’ve always been there when I needed them, especially over the last few years, and this song started playing. I really understood the feeling of having “1000 arms to bring [me] back around.” I want you all to know that you have 1000 arms to help you too.

Hallelujah

As a tribute to one more terrible loss in 2016, this week’s instalment of Music Monday is Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen from their 1984 album, Various Positions. The Liz Phair version is from her 2016 “recording on a rainy night by candlelight.”

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

With pessimistic thoughts about the American presidential election tomorrow, this week’s instalment of Music Monday is It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M. from their 1987 album, Document. The Great Big Sea version is from their 1997 album, Play.

Ace of Spades

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Ace of Spades by Motörhead from their 1980 album, Ace of Spades. The Lisa LeBlanc version is from her 2016 performance on CBC Music’s First Play Live.

This just came up in my Facebook feed. I think it’s a good Hallowe’en tune. Although I suppose maybe Thriller would be more appropriate.

Higher Ground

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder from his 1973 album, Innervisions. The Red Hot Chili Peppers version is from their 1989 album, Mother’s Milk.

Thinking of Don’t Stop Believin’, this was a “classic rock covers” search. It looks like I’m going to start finding it difficult to find covers I haven’t posted before.

Don’t Stop Believin’

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey from their 1981 album, Escape. The Original Pine Mountain Railroad version is from the first ever WDVX HoHoHoedown in Knoxville, TN.

Rolling in the Deep

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Rolling in the Deep by Adele from her 2011 album, 21. The Linkin Park version is from their performance at the 2011 iTunes Festival in London.

I searched for “folk covers” again and somehow ended up with “nu-metal covers of pop songs”. Good enough.

Clocks

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Clocks by Coldplay from their 2002 album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The Old School Freight Train version is from their 2005 album, Pickin’ On Coldplay: A Bluegrass Tribute.

I was just searching for “folk covers” and found this. It seemed fun and cool.