Cover songs you like better than the originals

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  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited February 2013
    though not better than the original, I was not expecting this from a 13 year old
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVypFCUeuLg
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited February 2013
    I really like Deerhunter's cover of "Oh It's Such a Shame"
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited February 2013
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited May 2016
    Echo and the Bunnymen at least equal The Beatles in their Ticket to Ride, and I love the original.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KBG5nFZdwE
  • killer_roachkiller_roach Washed Up
    edited February 2013

    The comment somebody made about the vocalist being more in tune than LaBrie has ever been live - so true. :)
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited February 2013
    hiimSMAP wrote: »
    Echo and the Bunnymen at least equal The Beatles in their Ticket to Ride, and I love the original.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KBG5nFZdwE

    Echo & The Bunnymen also did a nice rendition of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeEenWZEfvc
  • M_Robbins5M_Robbins5 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013

    That's actually really impressive.
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    I will take the Boyce Avenue's cover of Fix You over the original anytime.
  • ULS_980ULS_980 Rising Star
    edited February 2013
    Don't even really care about Marilyn Manson at all, but I really enjoy their cover of the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (this after growing up with the Eurythmics' original).

    Aside from that, I guess the usual stuff. Hurt by Johnny Cash, All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix, etc.
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited February 2013
    I also greatly prefer Relient K's cover of The Distance over the original.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2013
    Enjoying the hell out of Moonsorrow's cover of "For Whom The Bell Tolls".
  • jimmychoujimmychou Rising Star
    edited March 2013
    311 - Love Song (The Cure)

    Stone Temple Pilots - Dancing Days ( Led Zeppelin)

    Fiona Apple- Across the Universe (The Beatles)
  • synchro217synchro217 Unsigned
    edited March 2013
    I've always liked revolution by the thompson twins a lot more than the original beatles version
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited May 2013
    I definitely like The Devil Wears Prada's cover of Still Fly much better than the original (not a big Hip-Hop fan).
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited June 2013
    Gwar covering Kansas' "Cary On My Wayward Son" is interesting to say the least.
  • gambit1023gambit1023 Unsigned
    edited June 2013
    Joe ****er..A little help from my friends
    Poison..Mama Don't Dance
    GnR...Live and Let Die
  • gambit1023gambit1023 Unsigned
    edited June 2013
    seriously..they actually edited Joe's name...wtf????
  • SuperTigerMarioSuperTigerMario I'm not a hipster!
    edited August 2013
    The Dead Weather's cover of Forever My Queen is pretty sick.
  • MarkMarkMarkMark Unsigned
    edited August 2013
    I love Easy All-Star's version of the Sgt Peppers album. Even got my Beatles-addicted friend to admit that in parts it was better than the original. He was wearing a Beatles shirt as he said it. Think I saw a tear...
    Aside from that, I guess the usual stuff. Hurt by Johnny Cash, All Along the Watchtower by Hendrix, etc.

    I think I'm in that I prefer the original versions of both of those tracks.
  • Michael678Michael678 Unsigned
    edited August 2013
    the covers of Tom Sawyer and Limelight from Rush got me hooked
  • ArokarArokar Unsigned
    edited February 2014
    Honestly I can only think of two at the moment:

    Alien Ant Farm: Smooth Criminal
    If a band is to "rock out" a song this is how it should be done.

    Linkin Park: Wish (origanally by Nine Inch Nails)
    I'm actually a big NIN fan. But in my opinion they used too much distortion on the origanal. On this version it strikes the right balence of raw and industrial.

    Oh and it's also worth noting when I was little I loved The Cab's cover of Disturbia. I find it to be meh now though.
  • Steel Panther wants it that way. Infinite improvement on the original.
  • Not sure if Graveworm's cover of "Losing My Religion" is better than the original, but damn is that piano part catchy.

    Plus, the drastic style change is pretty awesome.
  • Theory Of A Deadman's cover of "Midnight Rider" (Allman Brothers) deserves a shout.

    Disturbed's cover of "Sound of Silence" deserves a shout.

    Powerman 5,000's cover of "Electric Avenue" is pretty cool.

    Marilyn Manson's cover of "You're So Vain" is neat.
  • SenseiLeRoofSenseiLeRoof Road Warrior
    Some more good ones:

    The Murderdolls have a cover of "White Wedding (Part 1)".

    Rie Tanaka performed covers of "Ruby Soho" and "Anarchy in the UK" for a Japanese album project. Her slow performance of the latter gives it an almost dreamlike quality. (The same album has Mai Kadowaki's hilariously bad cover of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)".)

    Damone has a pretty sweet cover of "Just What I Needed".
  • I prefer Blind Guardian's cover of "Spread Your Wings" to the original done by Queen.
  • edited October 2015

    I prefer Blind Guardian's cover of "Spread Your Wings" to the original done by Queen.

    And their version of Barbara Ann and Long Tall Sally was good too.
    Also, I liked Antisocial by Anthrax more than the original (maybe just because it's heavier).
  • CanuckGamerCanuckGamer Road Warrior
    edited October 2015
    A lot of the covers from Halestorm's Reanimate EPs would definitely make a good case of them being better than the originals. Especially...

    Slave to the Grind
    Hunger Strike
    Out Ta Get Me
    I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    Hell Is For Children
    Gold Dust Woman
  • Because it is actually a rb4 song (original)

    NENA friday i'm in love
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