Title: Venus - Shocking Blue: Original Song & Worldwide Covers
Type: The compilation of some good, some not so good covers of the song "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_(Shocking_Blue_song)"><strong>Venus</strong></a>"<br /> In memory of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Description: The compilation of some good, some not so good covers of the song "<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_(Shocking_Blue_song)"><strong>Venus</strong></a>"<br /> In memory of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The Big 3 - The Banjo Song
"Venus" is not an original song.
Big 3 (US folk band), in 1963 they recorded a song called “The Banjo Song”. Van Leeuwen took that arrangement — the riff, the vocal melody, everything — and used it for “Venus".
Tom Jones - Venus
From the album "Tom" (1970).
One of the best (IMHO) covers of Shocking Blue's "Venus".
Bananarama - Venus
Song from the album "True Confessions" (1986).
Both versions ("Shockin Blue" original and "Bananarama" cover) of this song reached number one on the US Billboard Chart, a highly unusual feat.
Mina - Venus
Cover from Italy.
Italian singer Mina recorded song "Venus" in 1986 (album "Sì, buana").
Pikkardiyska Tertsiya - Shizgara
Cover in Ukrainian.
Performed by "a cappella" vocal group "Pikkardiyska Tertsiya" (Lviv, Ukraine).
Recorded in 1999 (album "I will invent the world").
Song "Venus" in the countries of the former USSR is also known as “Shizgara”. This happened due to the unusual perception of the first line of the chorus in the original english lyrics. So the refrain "She's got it" turned into “Shizgara”.
Doctor Watson - Шизгара (Shizgara)
Cover in Russian.
Performed by vocal quartet "Doctor Watson" (Moscow, Russia), recorded in 1998.
Las Moskas - Venus
Cover in Spanish.
The song was recorded in 1970 by mexican beat and garage band from Guadalajara.
Lili Ivanova - Венера (Venera)
Cover in Bulgarian.
Recorded in 1969 by bulgarian singer Lili Ivanova.
Yoko Nagayama - ヴィーナス (Venus)
Cover in Japanese/English.
Sings Yoko Nagayama.
I recommend one more video:
Sacha Distel - Vénus
Cover in French.
Sacha Distel recorded this song in 1978 (album "Forever And Ever").
Hana Zagorová - Venuše
Cover in Czech.
Recorded in 1969 by Czech (at that time - ČSSR) female singer Hana Zagorová.
Eva Kostolányiová - Hej, chlapče
Cover in Slovak.
Recorded in 1970 by Slovak (at that time - ČSSR) female singer Eva Kostolányiová.
Paschalis - To Koritsi Tou Mai (Το Κορίτσι Του Μάη)
This cover was recorded in 1994 by the Greek singer Paschalis and the music group "Olympians".
Tiffany (USA) - Venus
This cover recorded by US female singer Tiffany (album "Greatest Hits of the '80s and beyond" - 2011)
Jennifer Lopez - Venus
This cover performed by Jennifer Lopez.
Recorded in 2011. The song was used in advertising of women's razors.