Mar 062011

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

Yesterday’s winners: Aretha Franklin, “Eleanor Rigby” & Al Green, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

It’s all over the map today. In the first match, folk meets disco when Coope, Boyle & Simpson’s “Think for Yourself” clashes with En Vogue’s “Yesterday.” In the second, the world music-minded Ruby Suns ft. Esau Mwamwaya fights tooth and nail with British punks The Damned as “Birthday” battles “Help!”

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.

Coope, Boyes & Simpson – Think For Yourself
En Vogue – Yesterday

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Ruby Suns ft. Esau Mwamwaya – Birthday
The Damned – Help!

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  3 Responses to “Moptop Madness: Coope, Boyes & Simpson vs. En Vogue, Ruby Suns ft. Esau Mwamwaya vs. The Damned”

Comments (3)
  1. Come on, it’s not even a contest: in a pairing that happens to be between two accapella (or nearly so) group covers, En Vogue takes it by a mile. Plus, come on, folksy all-male bands covering the Beatles…it’s not like it hasn’t been done a few times. Plus, end of the day, I have the En Vogue “Yesterday” on my ipod, so much do I enjoy it. *Sniff* Vote EV

  2. I couldn’t get through two lines of the En Vogue cover while I found myself harmonizing on “Think for Yourself”.

    Also, as cool as the Ruby Suns cover is, aside from the intro, it’s unrecognizable, while the Damned at least allow you to listen hard and figure out that yes, that actually IS “Help!” despite sounding 100% different. Also, I just tend to enjoy punk rock more than that type of world music.

  3. I think Totz and I have similar taste in music. The En Vogue track is like watching American Idol. No emotion, lots of vocalizing.

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