Mar 182011

This March, we pit 64 Beatles covers against each other in what we call Moptop Madness.

Yesterday’s winners: Joe Cocker, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and José Feliciano, “A Day in the Life”

Well, here we are. Yesterday’s contests marked the end of Round One. From now on, the only contestants left are the ones you voted for. 32 covers gone, 32 left. But only one can win. To kick us off, John Tams meets David Bowie, then Booker T. and the M.G.s meets Ben Folds. Let’s do this.

Listen to each pairing below, then vote for your favorite. For added sway, try to convince others to vote your way in the comments. Voting closes in 24 hours.

John Tams – Girl
David Bowie – Across the Universe

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Booker T. and the M.G.s – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Ben Folds – Golden Slumbers

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Click here for the current Moptop Madness bracket. Check back tomorrow morning for the next match-up. Follow @covermesongs on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss any.

  3 Responses to “Moptop Madness: John Tams vs. David Bowie, Booker T. and the M.G.s vs. Ben Folds”

Comments (3)
  1. It seems I’m today’s first voter. I’m rather disappointed that Laurence Juber lost the last round, but moving on…
    Bowie’s cover is still overworked and unsatisfying, so John Tams’s more traditional take on “Girl” gets my vote.
    Also, while Ben Folds does a gorgeous “Golden Slumbers”, it feels incomplete without “Carry That Weight” and “The End”, so I have to give it to Booker T’s absolutely AMAZING version of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.

  2. Oh, you also have one of the songs wrong there. You posted Bowie’s “Across the Universe” a second time instead of placing Booker T.’s “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.

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