Being on this shopping hiatus has given me the ability to refocus and put my energy into other endeavors. As I’m sorting and editing pictures for some “Fashionably Late” posts, I’m also putting together more playlists on my Spotify account because I’ve suddenly got a list of concerts this summer that I’ll be attending. In the midst of putting together “My Favorite…” playlists of bands I’ll be seeing like Spandau Ballet and Echo & The Bunnymen (which are my versions of “Greatest Hits” playlists), I decided to put together a playlist of Depeche Mode cover songs. There are some that were known to me already (all of the ones from For the Masses), some I discovered while searching to see if there was a cover version of a certain song (like People are People by A Perfect Circle), and some I wish I could have added but just couldn’t find on Spotify (like Duncan Sheik’s Blasphemous Rumours or Monument by GusGus).
Initially, I posted this playlist on Facebook, and some friends reminded me of some songs that I forgot. Of the songs I found, I placed them in an order that I thought was “audibly aesthetically” pleasing (like the juxtaposition of Marilyn Manson’s Personal Jesus next to the Pitch Perfect sounding Just Cant Get Enough cover by InsideOut). Some songs repeat, because both versions were just too good to be left off (Cage9 and Nada Surf’s versions of Enjoy the Silence). I had to end my playlist with one of my most favorite covers ever: Depeche Mode’s version of Route 66.
Below, you’ll find my Spotify playlist which I called “Covered in Depeche Mode”, and the full list of songs as well. I’ve also added my Spotify playlist to the sidebar of my blog, and will change it up regularly. Cheers and have a great weekend!
I Feel You – Johnny Marr
Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash
Lie to Me – Razed in Black
Leave in Silence – Marsheaux
Enjoy the Silence – Cage9
Stripped – Rammstein
Walking in My Shoes – Finger Eleven
A Question of Time – Clan of Xymox
Ice Machine – Royksopp
Everything Counts – Real Life
World In My Eyes – The Cure
Personal Jesus – Marilyn Manson
Just Can’t Get Enough – InsideOut A Cappella
Master and Servant – Bernd Delbrugge & floorJIVERS
Never Let Me Down Again – Smashing Pumpkins
But Not Tonight – Scott Weiland
People Are People – A Perfect Circle
Policy of Truth – Dishwalla
Enjoy the Silence – Nada Surf
Just Can’t Get Enough – John Lindberg Trio
Route 66 – Depeche Mode