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Cover songs better than the original


#101

The black crows are not better than the Velvet Underground in any way.
Ever. :expressionless:


#102

Oh hadn’t see this thread… I’m a HUGE cover collector, I’m gonna blow your minds (though some of my picks have already been posted) :stuck_out_tongue:

But let me start by sharing this gem re: the very first post of this thread (Work it out), it’s not a cover per-se, because it’s actually a mashup, but simply put it’s one of the best mashups (and sort of a cover) I’ve ever heard…

Oh let me slip in another brilliant mashup while I’m at it (happiest Nirvana you’ll ever hear =P):


#103

Let’s start it with some really hot ones:

Give A Little Bit - The Goo Goo Dolls (Supertramp)

For What it’s worth - Shaw & Blades (Buffalo Springfield)

The Seeker - Rush (The Who)

Ruby Tuesday - Scorpions (Rolling Stones)

Action - Denander & Vikström (The Sweet)

Fat Bottomed Girls - Antigone Risisng (Queen)

And last but not least, Life is what you make it - The Gathering (Talk Talk)


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#105

Nightwish’s version of Phantom of the Opera is pretty fab.


#106

Janis Joplin’s (actually Big Brother and the Holding Company) version of Piece of My Heart was actually a cover.

The original was by Aretha Franklin’s older sister, Erma.


#107

#108

So is he covering himself here?

I really can’t agree. The slower, unplugged era Layla always felt a bit neutered to me. :wink:

Edit: I never realized that while he wrote the song, Clapton was not the first to record it. Interesting.


#109

Along the lines of songs written by someone that later recorded it but was not the first, I really love Willie Nelson’s demo for Crazy.

I’m not sure that this is the version I had heard before but I love how he left it open to where it could be recorded as country, doo-wop, blues or other styles.


#110

aright second batch biotches! enjoy =)

LA Woman - Days of the new (The Doors)

Wild Wolrd - Mr Big (Cat Stevens) this is pretty famous, but gooood…

Tragedy - Celldweller (Bee Gees)

Electric Avenue - Powerman 5000 (Eddie Grant)

Wicked Game - Green Carnatio (Chris Isaak)… there’s a lot of good covers of this song, but this is my fav cause of the awesome dreamy vibe…

Heart of Glass - Skin Diary (Blondie)… awesome video

Dear Doctor - Dr Sin (Rolling Stones)

Jean Genie - Blockbusters (Bowie)

Ring of Fire - HBlockx (J Cash)


#111

Missed this one before. I think Rucker did a great job but honestly prefer the Old Crow Medicine Show original. Didn’t realize that Bob Dylan co-wrote on it though.

I used to really like the Social Distortion cover of Ring of Fire but I don’t think it has aged well.


#112

#113

The cover I like the most is one that appeared in one of those old talent shows… but was never able to find a proper version… so, oh well =P


#114

Which song?


#115

Uh that’s nice, I didn’t know that one… sounds pretty good :+1:

My go-to cover for that song is this one, but I might replace it… =)


#116

Oh I meant Ring of Fire… sorry xD

I found the video… too bad she didn’t record a studio version =(


#117

That cover is kinda bizarre and creepy. Almost like Marlyn Manson’s version of Sweet Dreams.


#118

ha! Yeah a little bit… I like her voice though, her super raspy voice fits a cover of cash, and I liked the oriental ambiance… It would’ve made for an awesome cover, but alas! Just a little snipet in a stupid reality tv show…


#119

Small bonus round: :smile:

Thunderstruck - Hellsongs (AC/DC)

Symphony of destruction - Hellsongs!!! (Megadeth)


#120

I’m not quite as enamoured with a few of those that just seem the same with louder electric guitars and long haired blokes bobbing heads along to them, although that could be a potential easy career.

This Wild World cover in the UK is more famous than the original which somewhat amazingly was never released there.