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Jessica Runs For Cover

8/7/2006 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson is her own one woman cover band. And by the looks of her career, her breasts may be the only original thing about her.

One of Simpson's first singles was "I Think I'm in Love With You" which featured a sample of John Mellencamp's 1982 hit "Jack and Diane."

In 2004, the former "Newlyweds" star covered Berlin's Oscar winning song "Take My Breath Away" on a special edition of her album "In This Skin." That same album also featured a cover of Robbie Williams' song "Angels."

The following year Simpson recorded "These Boots Are Made For Walkin',"a cover of Nancy Sinatra's 60s hit, for the big screen remake of the TV series "Dukes of Hazzard." Sensing a pattern here?

Jessica's latest single "A Public Affair," although not a cover, sounds suspiciously similar to Madonna's 80s hit 'Holiday." Regarding the comparisons, Simpson said "It wasn't a sample or something I meant to do, but she did influence me and still does today." Apparently so, Jess, apparently so.

In an interview with MTV.com last week, Simpson revealed her next single may be -- you guessed it -- another cover.

While La Simpson believes her rendition of Dead or Alive's 80s hit "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" isn't a cover and maintains "it's a sample, really," she does say "it reminds me of that "Waiting for Tonight" Jennifer Lopez track that everyone embraced." Two covers, er samples, in one ... sweet!

And since three times the charm, Simpson's new album "A Public Affair," out Aug. 29, features one more cover.

Jessica credited Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly" with helping her through her breakup from ex-husband Nick Lachey and recorded a rendition of it to close out her album.

Simpson says the song "is about how sometimes you just have to know when to let something go." If only she were talking about recording covers!

Despite her penchant for mimicry and by the sounds of her previous albums, the only thing less exciting than a Jessica Simpson cover -- is a Jessica Simpson original.

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1.

Nick    

will this no-talent whore please just take her fake everything somewhere with no cameras and slowly die, maybe the authors of these songs should gang up and see that she has a little accident...

2944 days ago
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WTF?    

Please........................we need no reminders that Jessica is uninspired, unoriginal and suffers from a lack of talent.

2944 days ago
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Diego    

What a waste. She used to be able to sing. Now the only two talents she has left are heading south. She needs to fire her creepy dad and hire a better manager, quit trying to act, and cover up the twins and give them some support.

2944 days ago
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jessica    

Who the crap cares if she re-makes songs almost every singer has re-made a song i personally think she does a good job at it.
Is every single song on her records re-made? I dont think so. Alot of people must think she does a good job at the songs or she would not have made it where she is at today. Leave Jess alone she has talent and she is a hell of alot prettier than that ugly whore that nick is dating now!!!!!!!!!!!!

2944 days ago
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rota    

Jessica never had any talent. All she is living off is those double D's that Papa Joe finds so enticing and all that fake hair. The one thing in her life that was decent was her ex-husband . She was too dumb to even realise that. And these other guys which she claim she is not dating won't put up with her dumb self for too long. Jessica the world is getting sick of you and that sister of yours : YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE SOMETIME BUT YOU CANT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. your so called music suck and people are taking note.

2944 days ago
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Jim    

Jessica she is an idiot as are you.

2944 days ago
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Bella    

She can not sing! That is the bottom line. GO AWAY!

2944 days ago
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Lyn    

How dare she cover Patty Griffin!! Patty is a talented singer-songwriter who does not need some airhead covering one of her incredible songs. Jessica either needs to get an original thought or go away and leave room for real talent!

2944 days ago
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Gee    

Personally I NEVER thought her or her sister could sing.

Fake hair , fake nails, fake boobs , fake eyes --- what Jessica cant grow, Jessica can buy!!!!!!!!!! 90% of Hollywood is PLASTIC anymore.

PS: I know I know - they claim her chest is real.

2944 days ago
10.

Whatever    

We already know she has no ideas of her own. She knows it also! She wouldn't be copying everyone if she did!

2944 days ago
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k    

The only thing she had going for her was Nick. Enough said.

2944 days ago
12.

Lucy    

Don't forget her early hit "I Think I Am In Love", which includes a sample of John Mellencamp.

2944 days ago
13.

iza    

Jessica is nothing but a self-absorbed, copycat who can't sing. She sucks and was a fat cow in 2000 w/ a huge horse head and elf ears. Now, that the Newly Weds (the only thing in entertainment, that made her remotely, popular) is over..... what is she going to do next ? An avertisement or infomercial for a plastic surgeon with her and her sister? No wonder Nick left or sought out other options. I and the majority of the world agree Jessica is a fake, ding bat!! Nick, the best thing you could of done was get away from her. Do you really think Jessica is going to sacrafice fame for a child? Yeah right!!!! , she was all lipservice only to make her and her dad rich! l

2944 days ago
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jessica    

If you all hate Jessica so much then why do you even care to write comments about her.
Jim if you hate her that much then take your lousy ass opinions some where else do you really think she cares what you think about her!!!! You are all bashing on her for re-making songs well what about all the other singers that re-make songs?!!!!!
They all must really suck then.
So as far as i am concerned JESS YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!
And by the way has anyone heard any complaints from Madonna about Jessica? she must not have a problem with it if there has been no complaints. ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!!!

2944 days ago
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iza    

The reason why most of us care and want others to know that Jessica is a poser is b/c we (American people) lost the meaning of talent. Alicia Keys, for example and Madonna know how to sing, while playing a musical instrument. (Those can argue she doesn't sing well) but she (Madonna) plays a mean guitar ! She has a good ear and made it a pt. to learn how to play musical instruments. The only way America can get talented souls back, is to really understand the true beauty of music and talent. So, you ask why we care? We want voices to be heard so we can change the music industry back to their roots. America, in most eyes want real talent, Not Looks, & Ass, just good, ol' true music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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