What synthpop, electronic or dance music tunes are covers of older non-electronic tunes?
February 10, 2009 3:08 AM Subscribe
Having recently discovered the original northern soul version of Tainted Love by Gloria Jones, I'm keen to find more songs like this, i.e. acoustic, rock, folk, soul, etc. songs which have a later and well known synthpop or electronic cover version.
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So I'd like to put together a mix set of slightly to very obscure tunes of music made using real instruments, where all the songs have that "Oh, I know that one!" feeling, because you've heard the well known, iconic, synthpop or electronic version.
Basically, what I'm looking for is a list of synthpop, new romantic, electronic pop, dance music, etc (from 1980 onwards) tunes that are cover versions of older, non-electronic tunes, so that I can track down the originals. I'm not bothered about the quality of the originals - in fact, in many ways, the worse they are, the better.