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The story of the video game Rock Band, as well as its sequels, is the story of how the world’s greatest cover band eventually becomes the most popular group of all time. Here at Mildly Pleased, we’d like to believe that could happen someday. I mean, is that really such a far cry from what things are already like today? Don’t all the most popular artists play music that sounds exactly the same? What if it was literally the same? These are the musing of an old, bitter man. I am not that man. I found his notes and thought them worth printing here. You could say I “covered” them. Heh.

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[toggle title_open=”Spoiled!” title_closed=”Spoilers!” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]10. Jenny Lewis and Company – “Handle with Care”
9. Quiet Riot – “Cum on Feel the Noize”
8. Gary Jules – “Mad World”
7. Elvis Costello – “(What’s so Funny) ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding”
6. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”
5. Harry Nilsson – “Everybody’s Talkin'”
4. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Blinded by the Light”
3. The Clash – “I Fought the Law”
2. The Byrds – “Mr. Tambourine Man”
1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “All Along the Watchtower”

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