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Covers that are better than the original

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survivor

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I prefer Sinead O`Connors version of `Nothing Compares To You` over the original by Prince.

Think it helps a little if you hear the cover version first which I did in this case.
 

John Duncan

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OneBoxSystem said:
Re: First nomination:

Kat Maslich-Bode – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile – Let's Go Out Tonight

The Blue Nile, everytime.

Third nomination:

Andrea Corr – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain

The Blue Nile, everytime......
...so far away from the sentiment it's laughable.
Well we'll agree to disagree on my nomination obviously...;-)

And to your example; if you want to start a thread on "horrendous covers of songs that cannot be bettered anyway", feel free...
 

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Because the Night by Patti Smith is better to my ears than the original from Bruce Springsteen
 

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She's not there, I prefer Santana's version to The Zombies one &

Suzi Q, Creedance Clearwater Revival is better than Dale Hawkins version.

Something a little more recent ,Only Love Can Break Your Heart, my preference is for the Saint Etienne version over Neil Young's
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Paul.

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Tori Amos > The Stranglers - Strange Little Girl

Ben's Brother > Lady GaGa - Poker Face

The Freestylers - Punks > Fred Wesly and the KG's - Blow Your Head (not strictly a cover tho :) )

Biffy Clyro > Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
 

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Up Around The Bend - Hanoi Rocks

Knockin' On Heavens Door - G N' R

Mississippi Queen - W.A.S.P.

(IMO)
 
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UB40 and Chrissie Hynde.. I got you babe.

UB40 .. Kingston Town.
 

Ryan92

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It would have to be Peter Gabriels cover of "My Body is a Cage" by Arcade Fire. Briliant song.
 
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A few that spring to mind:

Johnny Cash - Hurt

The Gourds - Gin & Juice

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (I know, i'm sorry, but I think it's better)

Tim Buckley - Dolphins

Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding

Nick Cave - Stagger Lee (not really a cover, but my favourtite verison of the many variations)

And i believe, that Because The night was a co-written song - so doens't really count, although I do agree that Smith's version IS better that the Springsteen version.

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Paul.

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Im going to be controversial here...

Linkin Park > Adele - Rolling in the Deep

Although Adele has a remarkable voice, I think Linkin Parks acoustic version from the 2011 iTunes festival has so much more heart to it. Who would have thought someone so screamy and angsty to sing so pretty?
 

toyota man

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Fire and Water The Answer ( Free ) not sure if its better but its veryvery good:rockout: :rockout:
 

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Andrew Everard said:
plastic penguin said:
I'm off to defrock a Leema. :)
Defrock me a Leema – I'll be back in time for breakfast!

Huh, well I was about to say there's a new series of Red Dwarf on Dave starting tomorrow night at 9 (and in HD!) but that's kind of taken the wind out of my sails...
 
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