Battle of the Bands is a twice-monthly blog hop hosted by Stephen T. McCarthy. On the 1st and 15th of each month, participating bloggers choose two covers of the same song and pit them against one another in a “battle”, and their readers choose the winner by listening to both versions and voting for their favorite in the comments. Some bloggers only participate on either the 1st or the 15th. I participate both times, most of the time. On the 7th and the 21st, the votes are tallied and a winner announced in a separate post.

*denotes winner

Annie Lennox* / Dwight Yoakam, “Train In Vain”
KT Tunstall / Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Kylie Minogue*, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”
Chris Cornell / Ted Hawkins / Rival Sons*, “Long As I Can See The Light”
ZZ Top, “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers”* / Kenny Chesney, “Beer in Mexico”
David Bowie / Scorpions*, “I Can’t Explain”
Corey Taylor / 311*, “Love Song”
Chris Stapleton* / Brandi Carlile, “Folsom Prison Blues”
Vanilla Fudge* / Revolting Cocks, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”
The Killers* / Ann Wilson featuring Gretchen Wilson, “Bad Moon Rising”