Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Fiona Apple “The Whole Of The Moon”

Fiona Apple covered The Waterboys’ “The Whole Of The Moon” for the end credits of the series finale of The Affair. Apple also made the theme song for the Showtime show, which debuted back in 2014.

Best Covers: Beck “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime”

“Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” is a hit ballad single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer. He has said it took only 10 or 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind, as he played both the chords and melodies on the piano. Warren has also said producer David Lord added the big arrangement and strings.

In 2014, Beck also covered the song for the Michel Gondry film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This cover was also used at the end of episode 12 of the TV series Dollhouse and in episode 4 of Luther.

Best Covers: Villagers ‘The Wonder of You’

Music played a big part in Big Little Lies season 1.  And in one of the pivotal moments of the show, Adam Scott’s character Ed Mackenzie sang a moving rendition of Elvis’s “The Wonder of You” during the finale’s talent show.  However, “The Wonder of You” was actually sung by a singer named Conor O’Brien. O’Brien is also the lead singer of an Irish band called The Villagers.

Best Covers: Courtney Barnett “Keep On”

Through her own Milk! Records, Courtney Barnett has released a majority of her records, including last year’s Tell Me How You Really Feel. Now, the Aussie-based label is putting out Milk on Milk, a new compilation album which tasks its artists to cover one another.

Due out November 15th, the collection consists of nine tracks, and one of those is Barnett’s take on the 2018 Loose Tooth single “Keep On”. Barnett’s rendition has a ramshackle yet warm quality to it, not unlike her own original material.

Best Covers: Lucy Dacus “In the Air Tonight”

This year Lucy Dacus is working on a singles series entitled 2019 where she will release seven songs in 2019, each timed to a different holiday. It’ll be a mix of covers and originals. Now she has shared another installment, a cover of Phil Collins’ 1981 classic “In the Air Tonight” timed to Halloween. She has also confirmed the details of the 2019 EP, which is due out November 8.