cover song by u2 or get in your car and drive by blu sanders
U2... I'm trying to make my hubby a fan, too. So, what do you say, Matt? BTW, got my tickets today. Woo-hoo.
I went with Prince, though in my dreams it would be "Will You Dance With Me"-Blu Sanders
I did my homework & listened to all the songs, while I love prince & U2, I feel REM or creeper you would kick ass at.. Though a tough decision, I ultimately voted for REM
None... not sure where this list came from...
How about I be different....Lucky Man by the Verve . Would be an awesome acoustic cover!
Ice Cream Man by Van Halen!!! You could definitely pull that off!
Losing my Religion by R.E.M
Creeper Lagoon or Prince!
Neil Diamond covers get my vote every time! Solitary Man maybe?
But I voted for Drop Your Head, although it was hard to decide between U2 and Creeper Lagoon.
my vote ~ none of the above!
Hands down by Dashboard Confessional. Please.
I would rather see you cover "Love Bites by Def Leppard. I've always thought that would make a great acoustic song for the right singer.
I would love to hear you cover The Foo Fighter's "Best of You". I have always hoped there would be a softer acoustic version, more ballad-like. It is an incredible song and I think your vocals and style would shine amazingly with it. Just a thought. Second choice, R.E.M.'s "Fall on Me".
Matt, I think you should do both the Prince & U2 songs! Both songs are stellar, & very different from each other. (All are great choices by the way...Why not do a 4 song covers e.p.?)
prince. but my 12 year old son thinks you should do some john denver!
I would be thrilled if you covered something by Simon and Garfunkel -- in the future, perhaps. (At present, any of these would be super, however.)
None of the above?
I would LOVE to hear your version of the Creeper Lagoon song. It's in your sweet spot, man! My second choice was the REM song. I could see your version of the REM song being a great contrast to the original song.
You would kill any of those! But I think REM would be perfect fit!
Matt, it had to be you! Love In Blindness is one of U2's most beautiful and underrated songs ever! I adore it!!
U2 because......well they're U2.
Some Funky a$$ Prince! gotta go with Prince "Never take the place of your Man" because you proved yourself with red corvette! let's see you do it again you funky a$$ white boy. Love ya Matt!
I voted for REM but have a few not normal suggestions of things to check out -
Failure-Stuck on You, Donnie Iris - Ah Leah, Andrew Gold-Thank You for Being a Friend (yes, that damn Golden Girls theme), Big Country- In a Big Country, CCR-Down on the Corner, XTC-Senses Working Overtime (a little odd but cool), Presidents of the USA-Lump, or The Flys-Got You Where I Want You.
I hope you read these messages. I voted for Creeper Lagoon, but really I think you should do a cover of Sinead O'Connors' Nothing Compares 2 U.
Can you send me "Starfish and Coffee"? I love your cover of that song even though you forgot the words on stage :o haha
Hopefully you read these comments . That being said, here is my reasoning. I voted for the Prince song because I don't believe I have ever heard remake princes song. My second would be drop your head by creeper lagoon for the same reason. Love is blindness, truth to title, has at least 6 versions from different artist and some should of not done it. The orchestra orchestra version for the great Gatsby was good. Fall on me has REM' s version and two others. Okay a better version of that one would be nice.
I voted for one of the choices above, but LOVE "I'm on Fire" by Springsteen...I've heard you sing it before and would totally download/buy it!
I like REM but would love some Bob Dylan covers too.
Suggest Anything by Rhett Miller. In fact, you two should talk. Collaborate. Seriously. My two favorite SSs.
REM: Fall on Me. But if you are taking suggestions, I would say REMs Maps and Legends or U2`s Sort of Homecoming. REM has an amazing acoustic version of The One I Love which I could see being perfect for you as well.
If these are the only choices I'd go with Prince. But, there are so many other songs you could cover and sound A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Prince by Matt... Awesome!!
Can we have 'Ring the Bells' or 'Next Lover' by James? Please, Please, Please!
Love is Blindness would do instead though!
Anything by U2 would be amazing! With or Without You or One would be great choices too!
I'm going with Drop Your Head. I think you could do awesome things with that song.
Tracy, you're in luck. I think you can hear him cover "Laid" on the American Wedding soundtrack!
"Laid" by James
Say this very slowly in your head (or out loud if you prefer) I will cover U2's "Love is Blindness". there...'nuff said
Prince! That's one of my favorite songs.
"...and I said baby don't waste your time, I know what's on your mind..."
Independent vote for acoustic cover of Firework by Katy Perry or Freedom 90 by George Micheal (or the Freedom by Wham!). Don't forget Detroit, Matt!
You have to do U2!!!! Please that would be amazing!!! I love that song and you! Great combination!!!!
I think if you farted into the microphone, I might still think it sounded great. In the absence of a Bruce song, I voted for REM. :-)
You + Prince cover = Amazing!!
You're voice will fit perfect to "I could never tale the place of your man" by PRINCE!!! :)
I listened to each of them, trying to hear your voice in them....I almost voted for Prince, but decided that the U2 song would sound better in your distinct style.....Here's an idea....Cover both! That would be amazing. You rock, Matt.
Taking a lesser known, pop-y Prince song and turning it on it's head would be awesome! Blindness is overdone right now with Gatsby- over exposed isn't your style :)
I would LOVE to hear you cover "If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett! I've seen a bad youtube video of you singing it and think a recorded cover of it would be amazeballs :) However, of the choices torn between "Drop Your Head" by Creeper Lagoon and "Never Take the Place of Your Man" by Prince.
just the mere suggestion of covering LOVE IS BLINDNESS gave me chills. that song slays me every time. it is musical and emotional perfection. make it your Everest!
I might be the only one really hoping for the Creeper Lagoon song. Oh well--I can hope for a miracle.
Dude. REM, right fricking now.
You have a Passion and an Energy that cuts through the Universe in a way that is reminescent of Bono. It's not the same, mind you, but touches my heart and spirit the same. :)
DO THE U2 SONG DUDE! :D
Definitely prince song :)
I will seriously lose my shit if you cover Love is Blindness. Even more so if you would cover Luminous Times/Hold on to Love. Besides, Jordon Knight covers UR Man. Although you would rock it so much better.
That is an amazing U2 song, but "Fall on Me" is one of my favorite REM songs, and I think you would do an amazing acoustic cover of that one, and I think it would work better acoustic than "Love is Blindness" would.
Matt, you can sing any song you like - you will sound fabulous!
I totally would've voted for "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" if it wasn't going to be an acoustic cover... The Eels did it acoustic and it's nice, but it's a better song plugged in. Plus I must admit, The Afghan Whigs' cover of it from the 1965 tour is cemented in my mind as THE official cover version.
Therefore "Fall On Me" totally wins b/c I'd love to hear Aaron Tap doing the Mike Mills part!
I agree cat stevens, but anything you cover would be awesome. Just make sure you include funny stories you tell. Not only are you talented, you are very witty/ funny...oh and of course handsome!
None. None of these, Matt. Who are you trying to appeal to with these choices? I agree with Steve... :)
You've got a great voice. So I guess it won't matter which song wins.
I think you should cover a Cat Steven's song at some point. Sometimes you remind me of him, and I mean that in a most complimentary way. LOVE your music!!
MMJ already kicked that Prince song's ass - competing with that doesn't seem wise. That having been said, I think Matt would absolutely SLAY "Fall On Me"!
This Prince song with Matt's voice would be awesome.
Matt Nathanson + Prince cover song = PERFECT!
I think Prince would sound AMAZING acoustic... I know you will kill that.
But that Creeper Lagoon song is pretty great too.
I love Steve. I hope Matt covers Crash by Dave Matthews because that song was playing when my mom told me she loved me for the first time.
You would kill this Prince song
I love Prince and I like you so it is a perfect mix.
REM would be great. You've done Prince and U2 covers already!
You couldn't make this easy, could you?? But I have to go with REM.
Do you know Crash by Dave Matthews?
you could sing the ABC song and I would love it!! :)
Can't go wrong with REM!
Can't wait to hear it!
Love anything by U2...
This would be a beautiful cover!!