The cover is better than the original.

takethehighroad
takethehighroad Posts: 6,711
edited April 2012 in The bottom bracket
What are the best examples of a cover version being better than the original?

I'll start, with Johhny Cash - Hurt and Dizzee Rascal - That's Not My Name.

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  • Gypsum_Fantastic
    Gypsum_Fantastic Posts: 172
    edited February 2012
    Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

    Edit: Cake - I Will Survive
  • random man
    random man Posts: 1,518
    They're aren't many, but Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower and Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U are the obvious ones IMO.
  • Hard rains are gonna fall. Bryan Ferry's knocks Dylan into a cocked hat.
    Tail end Charlie

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  • Hard rains are gonna fall. Bryan Ferry's knocks Dylan into a cocked hat.

    Everyone knocks Dylan into a cocked hat he was rubbish :lol:
  • Hard rains are gonna fall. Bryan Ferry's knocks Dylan into a cocked hat.

    Everyone knocks Dylan into a cocked hat he was rubbish :lol:

    Curious, a writer of great songs but as a performer he was sh1t.
    Tail end Charlie

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  • Diamonds & Rust - Judas Priest
    - Slave to the cadence -
  • http://youtu.be/8j4hg9VrYX4?hd=1

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  • Well, I was going to suggest 'I'd rather go blind' by the Chicken Shack, featuring vocals by Christine Perfect (later to become Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac) it is a simple blues and soul masterpiece. However I've just re-listened to the original Etta James version and now I'm not sure. Listen to them both and tell me which is best.
  • crispybug2
    crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

    A million times better than the Leonard Cohen original
  • Don't leave me this way - Communards.
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  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys

    (going to get slated but it is an 80's classic)
  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Not Over Yet - Planet Perfecto
  • robrauy
    robrauy Posts: 252
    It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Them. Still sends a shiver down my spine!
  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Common People - William Shatner
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  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,425
    jibberjim wrote:
    Common People - William Shatner

    Serious?

    Stairway to heaven - William Shatner/maybe Rolf :D (Technically I suppose Bach did the original)
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  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    team47b wrote:
    jibberjim wrote:
    Common People - William Shatner

    Serious?

    Sort of... The shatner version is very good in its own very weird way... The one you'd actually want to come on the radio often isn't his!
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  • napoleond
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  • crispybug2 wrote:
    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

    A million times better than the Leonard Cohen original

    +1
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Love Machine - Arctic Monkeys

    :D
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  • Rigga
    Rigga Posts: 939
    edited February 2012
    Guns n roses - Knocking on heavens door.

    Amy Winewhouse - Valerie

    +1000000 for Hendrix all along the watchtower
  • Gasman
    Gasman Posts: 530
    No More 'I Love Yous' - Annie Lennox
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  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Placebo - Running up that hill

    Jamie Cullum - Frontin'
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  • Xiu Xiu's version of new orders Ceremony.

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  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    The original was just plain and boring, but I love this,


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  • john_kline
    john_kline Posts: 2,151
    Hard rains are gonna fall. Bryan Ferry's knocks Dylan into a cocked hat.

    +1 My all time favourite cover

    Also Bowie's cover of The Stones' 'Let's Spend the Night Together' off Aladdin Sane
  • Ouija
    Ouija Posts: 1,386
    crispybug2 wrote:
    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

    A million times better than the Leonard Cohen original

    -1 'Nah'. Too sweet sounding, got no balls to it. Guy doesn't sound like he's suffered.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,440
    Reel Big Fish - take on me

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  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 18,466
    Wonderwall as done by Paul Anka. I can't work out how tongue-in-cheek this album is. It's also got Smells Like Teen Spirit and Eye Of The Tiger...
  • Why hasn't anyone mentioned Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,440
    Oh, Closer (originally by NiN) by Richard Cheese, and so many more of his too...
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