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Old 2008-07-22, 12:24   Link #1
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Japanese Covers of popular English songs

I kinda like the cover of Green Day's "Basket Case" redone by Puffy AmiYumi.

Does anyone know of other popular songs in English-speaking countries redone by J-rock or J-pop bands (in English or Japanese)?
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Old 2008-07-22, 16:44   Link #2
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The first thing that comes to mind is Hard Gay's cover of Y.M.C.A.
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Old 2008-07-22, 22:32   Link #3
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Well, although techincally not an 'english' song, it was popular in the US, also, couldnt find a proper PV of the song, but anyways
La Bamba by these people called yum yum orange
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Old 2008-07-23, 02:29   Link #4
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Chihiro Onitsuka once covered Smells Like Teen Spirit and Hikaru Utada has done a few like Take On Me.
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Old 2008-08-29, 23:55   Link #5
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Ummm...Utada Hikaru actually sang Take On Me in English, so it doesn't count xD.

Len Park did a Japanese version of You Raise Me Up (Romeo x Juliet OP/ED/Insert).
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Old 2009-06-05, 02:57   Link #6
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I believe i also once heard a version of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" by Puffy
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Old 2009-06-09, 07:17   Link #7
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Here are some cover songs.

Saijo Hideki Young Man (YMCA)

Hiromi Go GoldFinger99 (livin' la vida loca)

Hiromi Go Aishu no Casablanca(Casablanca)

Hiromi GO Careless Whisper(Careless Whisper)

And the odd ball
Venus Kiss wa Menishite(Für Elise)
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Old 2009-06-12, 07:36   Link #8
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Hey i know one. ( if you would still mind if I share that..^^) It's Utada Hikaru's version of Boulevard of Broken Dreams.. she sang it it was a "high noted" all the way from the beginning til the end.XDD
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