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Title: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: ASentimentalGuy on January 01, 2017, 01:42:12 PM
With the success of the Hamilton Mixtape, it had me wishing for a Ben Folds mixtape.  What artists would you like to hear cover BF songs?
Title: Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: jpar on January 04, 2017, 04:03:41 PM
Eef Barzelay singing "Not the Same"
Title: Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: Steady As She Goes on January 04, 2017, 09:56:36 PM
Paul McCartney - Don't Change Your Plans
I really feel this song would fit his voice. It has the same kind of bouncy melody of many of McCartney's own tunes (I am, however, imagining a young McCartney singing the song, not modern day)

Michael Stipe - Picture Window
One of the best voices in his genre, I feel his vocals would kill in this one.
Title: Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: ReubenH on April 28, 2017, 10:26:18 PM
Paul McCartney - Don't Change Your Plans
I really feel this song would fit his voice. It has the same kind of bouncy melody of many of McCartney's own tunes (I am, however, imagining a young McCartney singing the song, not modern day)

Michael Stipe - Picture Window
One of the best voices in his genre, I feel his vocals would kill in this one.


One of my favourites.
Title: Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: Allison on May 10, 2017, 10:02:16 AM
Paul McCartney - Don't Change Your Plans
I really feel this song would fit his voice. It has the same kind of bouncy melody of many of McCartney's own tunes (I am, however, imagining a young McCartney singing the song, not modern day)


Hum, what could current Macca cover? I'd like to hear that heartfelt voice off of Early Days on something like Still Fighting It or Evaporated. Could make it hurt well.



Brandi Carlile just released an album of her friends covering one of her albums straight through. It'd be awesome to see a Whatever & Ever or Suburbs cover album with people Ben's friends with (Weird Al, Amanda Palmer, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Regina Spektor, Eef Barezelay, Ryan Lerman, Kate Miller-Heidke, William Shatner, Ringo, etc)
Title: Re: Who's on your Ben Folds Mixtape?
Post by: Sutter on May 17, 2017, 06:09:35 AM
Paul Simon - The Last Polka
His songs frequently use dialogue-driven lyrics, so I think with some stylistic changes this song would be an interesting cover from him.

The Beach Boys - Where's Summer B, Missing the War
The former sung by Mike Love and the latter sung by Brian Wilson. Imagine the harmonies! Seriously.