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  • Cover Wars: Fat Lip by Sum 41

    Canadian foursome Sum 41’s hit song, “Fat Lip,” is our Cover Wars song of the week. Released in 2001, the song was featured on their album “All Killer No Filler.” It’s the fourth track on the album, and has thus far been the band’s most successful single to date. The song topped the Billboard Modern […]

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  • Cover Wars: San Francisco – The Mowgli’s

    Los Angeles alternative rockers The Mowgli’s released “San Francisco” in October 2012, on their EP “Love’s Not Dead” (which was a remixed version of their independently released “Sound the Drum”). It was an iTunes single of the week, and the band performed it live on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In mid-October, the San Francisco Giants began […]

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  • Cover Wars: Creep by Radiohead

    “Creep” was the debut single for British alt-rock band Radiohead, from their first album Pablo Honey. The song was released in 1992 but did not do well in the initial release. Upon re-release in 1993, “Creep” became an international hit, earning the band an NME Award for Best Single. The story behind the song alleges […]

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  • Cover Wars: Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots

    “Stressed Out” is a song written and recorded by modern American alternative hip-hop band Twenty One Pilots for their fourth studio album, “Blurryface” released in 2015. Written by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph and produced by Mike Elizondo (upright bass and keyboards). The song focuses on the nostalgia and harsh ending of adolescence, and the pressure […]

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  • Cover Wars: Second Chance by Shinedown

    “Second Chance” is the second single from Shinedown’s 2008 smash album, Sound Of Madness. It is one of Shinedown’s most successful singles to date. It reached the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks on December 27, 2008, then hit #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks on February 14, 2009, and marked the […]

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  • Cover Wars: Imagine

    In light of recent events, both domestically and internationally, “Imagine” written in 1971 by the late John Lennon has a powerful message for us all, in this time and Era. With lyrics that encourage listeners to imagine a world at peace, without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider […]

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  • Cover Wars: I Can’t Make You Love Me

    “I Can’t Make You Love Me” is one of blues/rock/country icon Bonnie Raitt’s most famous ballads. Recorded in 1991, with Bruce Hornsby accompanying Raitt on piano, the song was written by Mike Reid and Allan Shamblin. The song appeared on Raitt’s eleventh studio album Luck of the Draw. Released as the album’s third single, “I […]

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