Bitchtapes: Cover to Cover

Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

Today you can wrap your work week up with an extra special *guest-deejayed Bitchtapes!* Misty, a Bitch mag reader and winner our subscription contest last month for a Bitch goody bag and a shot at Bitchtapes, has handpicked a great selection of covers side-by-side with their original. Here's Misty's mix in her own words:

My choices are 5 original songs and 5 covers (though as I created this playlist, I saw some songs that I thought were originals were not, so there may be versions of even these songs from way back when). As I have no talent for music, I have always found it interesting how one musician can put out a song and another artist takes it and really makes it their own. With instantly-recognizable classics, a musician must possess a self-confidence in their abilities to take a song that so many people relate to or love and put their mark on it. Though I wouldn't describe all these originals as timeless classics, I like how each of the covers are so much more than just repeated lyrics.

Night and Day
1. Fred Astaire
2. Red Norvo (DJ Logic Remix)

Sunshine of Your Love
3. Cream
4. Rockers Hi-Fi

Seven Nation Army
5. The White Stripes
6. Nostalgia 77

Little Wing
7. Jimi Hendrix
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

You Can Go Your Own Way
9. Fleetwood Mac
10. The Cranberries

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