Jan 242014
 

Five Good Covers presents five cross-genre reinterpretations of an oft-covered song.

Between Superfriends and Scooby-Do, Schoolhouse Rock taught ’70s children their parts of speech, times tables, historical events, and more. Those lessons were set to catchy tunes that stuck like flypaper in a honey jar, still well known today to people who saw them forty years ago. The most memorable of the word-based songs was probably “Conjunction Junction,” while “I’m Just a Bill” takes the prize for the history set. When it comes to numbers, it’s hard to debate that any Schoolhouse Rock song has had a more lasting influence than “Three Is A Magic Number.”
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Oct 292010
 

Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Catch up on past installments here.

Happy birthday Cover Me! Today marks three years since we began and we’ve got a full day of celebrations planned. We’ve got stuff to give away, Full Album posts to offer, and a very special surprise to top things off this afternoon. We’ll start things off with today’s special number: Three!

This one’s off the terrific Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks tribute album. It features such off-the-wall picks as Daniel Johnston covering “Unpack Your Adjectives,” Ween telling us about “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” and Biz Markie rocking “The Energy Blues.” Continue reading »