#1
For music, we've got to find some songs that as a full band version, are really happy and upbeat but when you strip it down to acoustic, they become depressing. The point is to demonstrate how our instruments can change the mood of a song. I can only think of one and that is Hey Ya by OutKast.

Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wl6R8u6Zus
Acoustic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8nkkOA_AM

Very different.
#2
The Last Fight by Bullet for my Valentine.

piano version is depressing
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For music, we've got to find some songs that as a full band version, are really happy and upbeat but when you strip it down to acoustic, they become depressing. The point is to demonstrate how our instruments can change the mood of a song. I can only think of one and that is Hey Ya by OutKast.

Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wl6R8u6Zus
Acoustic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8nkkOA_AM

Very different.


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#4
Dumb song but wonderwall - oasis. I think. Check the jools holland 2000 version compared to the acoustic ones. Big change.
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Cannibal Corpse - Frantic Disembowelment, it's so emotive
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#8
That song wouldn't be all sad, just that guy sings it in a depressing way. You could do the same with any song
#9
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
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#10
Umm, Everlong?
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What about Don Mclean's Vincent, up against NOFX's cover (Which I can't stand, by the way), for example. Or sticking with Mclean, listen to American Pie, and then listen to Madonna's cover.
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#13
I disagree. It depends on the situation of the performance.

"Hey Ya" is my favorite song. I've performed it a couple times for an audience. Its just a great song. Except when I do it, I specify the "hip-hop" aspect of it. Often by pretending to be a gangster and not being as "vocal" when I sing it.

I usually get laughter and sing-alongs.
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What about Don Mclean's Vincent, up against NOFX's cover (Which I can't stand, by the way), for example. Or sticking with Mclean, listen to American Pie, and then listen to Madonna's cover.

McLean's version is obviously amazing. Madonna's... Not so haha but good suggestion thanks
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I disagree. It depends on the situation of the performance.

"Hey Ya" is my favorite song. I've performed it a couple times for an audience. Its just a great song. Except when I do it, I specify the "hip-hop" aspect of it. Often by pretending to be a gangster and not being as "vocal" when I sing it.

I usually get laughter and sing-alongs.

Cool. Have you got any videos of you doing it? It's weird, I wouldn't of thought the lyrics to be so deep... I guess you can do anything with a song.
#18
Not sure about this one but you can let me know what you think

Everlong by Foo Fighters.

Sometimes when they play it live they do most of the song acoustically and it just is depressing.
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Everlong by Foo Fighters.

Sometimes when they play it live they do most of the song acoustically and it just is depressing.


Yes, it's an amazing song when played acoustically!
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Yes, it's an amazing song when played acoustically!


Yeah I agree but I prefer the faster version
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why specifically in response to my post? The title of the damn thread contains the world 'depressing'
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Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

I'll have to try this.

Also, it doesn't quite follow the formula, but "Electric Feel" by MGMT sounds a hell of a lot more haunting (to me, at least) on acoustic.
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Cool. Have you got any videos of you doing it? It's weird, I wouldn't of thought the lyrics to be so deep... I guess you can do anything with a song.

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I'll have to try this.

Also, it doesn't quite follow the formula, but "Electric Feel" by MGMT sounds a hell of a lot more haunting (to me, at least) on acoustic.


I've noticed the same thing. I think it's the lack of the bassline and the keyboard riff.
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#25
I assume that playing Footprints by Warning will force you into suicide if played acoustically.
#29
Gus Black doing a cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLmXyi5LP-g

EDIT: It may not be a "happy" song but it has more energy in the original. This just brings it to it's pit.

extra crEDIT: Also Damhnait Doyle doing Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvGSSsVdos
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#30
Clapton- Layla
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#32
Surprised it hasn't been mentioned, but Such Great Heights.

The original from the Postal Service and Streetlight Manifesto's cover are both pretty upbeat and happy, but when Iron and Wine does it it's a lot sadder.

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