Mar 112011

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

Yesterday’s winners: Alison Krauss, “I Will” and The Breeders, “Happiness Is a Warm Gun”

Some real winners today. Well, two winners and two losers, like always. First, Johnny Cash’s late-career “In My Life” reminiscing squares off with Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman’s youthful “Wait” optimism. Then, mellow meets spastic when Nick Cave’s laid-back “Let It Be” challenges Ludwig von 88’s world-spazz “Come Together.”

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.

Johnny Cash – In My Life
Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman – Wait

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Nick Cave – Let It Be
Ludwig von 88 – Come Together

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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.

  4 Responses to “Moptop Madness: Johnny Cash vs. Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman, Nick Cave vs. Ludwig Von 88”

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  1. Nick Cave all the way.

    As for the top matchup, I actually kind of like the Dillon/Lakeman cover but… I mean, Johnny Cash has got to go a long way in this competition, right? I think it’s one of the best of the whole group.

  2. Johnny Cash’s cover can’t hold a candle to the original, but Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman turned a great rocker into a depressing dirge.

    Are you sure the Ludwig von 88 song is even a cover? 42 seconds in and I didn’t recognize it at all despite knowing it was supposedly “Come Together”. Unlikely that it would displace Nick Cave’s fantastic “Let it Be” anyway…

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