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Throw Down Your Arms

Sinéad O’Connor

28th September 2005

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Although Sinéad O’Connor is an amazing songwriter, she is best known for her version of a song written by Prince. This is a cover, but not that one - this track is from an album she made of classic reggae songs she grew up with.

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Private Life / She’s Lost Control

Grace Jones

? 1980 (Single), 9th May 1980 (LP)

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After a disco period, Jamaican model and singer Grace Jones brought out a dub-heavy reggae album of covers in 1980, and had a hit single with her version of The Pretenders song Private Life.

Arguably even more astonishing is her take on Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control, which formed the B-side of the single.

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