Cover songs that are better than the originals

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  1. KingInTheNorth

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    There aren't many, but what cover songs do you think are better than the originals? I'll start with Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQheQmFofM"]The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDWsrld6rMY"]Rory Gallagher - As The Crow Flies. - YouTube[/ame]
     
  3. ORIGINALS

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    On phone so i wont post videos.
    Phil collins, you cant hurry love.
    The temptations, earth angel.
     
  4. Seán_67

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    Prefer Dylan's. Same with all of Dylan's songs that are covered, I prefer them when it is his own versions.

    One I can think of is Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares to You.
     
  5. Taz Blind Justice Gold Member

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    There are not many, but there are a few that, even theough the originals are amazeballs in their own way, the covers just transcend & completely own it. As the OP posted, as much as Dylan is a genius lyricist and despite neither he or Hendrix being particularly fine vocalists, with Jimi's All Along the Watchtower he still manages to take Dylan's original to a whole other place.

    Here are a couple of others:

    Song to the Siren (orig Tim Buckley / cover This Mortal Coil)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFWKJ2FUiAQ"]This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren - YouTube[/ame]

    Hallelujiah! (orig Leonard Cohen / cover Jeff Buckley)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIF4_Sm-rgQ"]Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Original Studio Version) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2EGOB9-lc"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2EGOB9-lc[/ame]

    Not really. It is a good version though.
     
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    I respectfully disagree.

    It's OK, never in a million years better than The Clash one though, not for me anyway. :50:
     
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    Johnny Cash - Hurt

    I also like Nine Inch Nails Version but think Johnny cash version is better.
     
  10. Officer Doofy Hey Terry, smell my finger! Gold Member News Writer

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    Have three in mind, two have already been mentioned.

    Johnny Cash - Hurt
    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
    Shinedown - Simple Man
     
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    I much prefer NiN's Hurt.....nearly everyone I know prefers Cash's....I don't get why though,I thought he murdered it :97:
     
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    MARIE LIKES NINE INCH NAILS!!!!

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    Dont tell jungo that.:icon_mrgreen:
     
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    Sacrilege!!!! lol

    Trent Reznor is the man.

    But as for cover songs. Some of these imo are better, but some aren't but imo just decent to good covers.

    Hey Ya
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c745E7T_Wvg

    something inside so strong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1G5gXpZfMc

    Africa
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki3CLHJrPSc

    Livin on a Prayer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DctCyO-E3s

    All great covers (even if not as good but I think they are).

    And for no bad.

    Blue Monday
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8gVmD39AmI

    Sweet Dreams (are made of these)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6VojYGrnpg

    Rock n Roll N***er
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYIKnc4Lc2c

    Stone Cold Crazy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgndm6FTERk


    I'm sure there are plenty more, but I'm off to get a munch:50:
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPdVa3Vgrz0"]Nirvana - Lake Of Fire [MTV Unplugged] Parte 11 - YouTube[/ame]

    Still sends shivers down my spine.
     
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    Like a rolling stone: green day.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjNjv15pweQ"]Green Day - Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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