Playlist Thursday: Cover Me

Playlist Thursday: Cover Me


Here we go again, this week it’s COVER ME: cover songs, or contain a samples of another song.

Don’t forget to check out the PLAYLIST THURSDAY CATALOGUE for other bloggers’ posts.

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.
Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.
Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.


Something to Old

Artist: Notorious BIG, Mase, Puffy
Title: Mo Money, Mo Problems (includes continuous sample of  “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross )
Side Note: Can you believe this fits under something old? Yep. 97 — that’s 15 years ago. This is a fun song to run to if you were driving WAAAY back then. Everyone was listening to this song. And remember when MTV played videos? Well, this was on it so much, that I noticed at the 4:25 point in the video Puffy hits Mase in the eye… pretty funny.
Quotable: “Federal agents mad cause I’m flagrant. Tap my cell, and the phone in the basement.”



Something Current

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Title: Bootylicious (contains sample from “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks)
Side Note: I know this isn’t current (2001), but this is one damn good sample. And Beyonce is ALWAYS current. LOL. I wanted to list this song here, but chose a different Stevie song… as you can tell, I like the guitar riff.
Quotable: “I don’t think you ready for this jelly.”



Something to Consider

Artist: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Title: Immigrant Song (original by Led Zeppelin)
Side Note: Did you read “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo… did you see the movie? The American one I mean. Well, check out how the movie opens. That’s pretty cool, right?
Quotable: “Ahhhhh, ahhhhhh, We come from the land of the ice and snow”



Alright, what did ya think? 





  1. for some reason I have always HATED mo money mo problems… I think it’s the annoying chorus BUT the other two picks i love!

  2. LOVE your list!!! Will be sending you mine later on! WoOP!

  3. I totally forgot it’s Thursday and I missed out this week! Bummer!

    This is a great list – I absolutely love that cover of Immigrant Song!

  4. OMG I loved that cover of Led Zeppelin to start Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which, by the way, was an incredible book and movie. And yes, Beyonce is always current.

  5. YES! The immigrant song! I had that version on my most recent PR’d half marathon and I am sure that it was a big reason I was able to hustle that last .1 :)

  6. LOVE the immigrant song!!! I am going to download right now. Keep them coming…..

  7. Great list but did you have to remind me Mo Money came out 15 years ago? Man I feel old!

  8. great list! i almost put that trent reznor song on my list too! such a good cover, which is nearly painful to say since Zepppppp is one of my all time fav bands

  9. I almost forgot it was playlist Thursday! How is that even possible? Notorious BIG. Love it :)

  10. This is one of my favorite weekly posts =) Love the theme this week!!!! I can’t believe the Notorious BIG song was released 15 years ago. Man I feel old. I was in HS!!! While I’m not a Beyonce fan, per se, I am a Beyonce music fan. Love that song – definitely a pick me up on runs =)


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