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Covers that are better than the original

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Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said

Close to the original, but I do prefer this version.

Plus, this is the classic TOTP appearance with a picture of Jocky Wilson the darts player in the background....OOOOPS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ao9p3ou7-U
 

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DIB said:
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def lugs said:
Imelda May - Tainted Love. Which is way better than Softcell's version.
+1

I'm glad I found this song it's a great cover. Thanks def lugs, I've been listening to it all week. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOgSdc8OAI
Which is a cover of a cover. Does that count?

The original version was by Gloria Jones and was a northern soul staple in the 60's/70's.
That's interesting, I didn't know that. :)

The original sounds quite good but I prefer the cover versions better (Soft Cell, Marilyn Manson and Imelda May).
 

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gel said:
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gel said:
G N R - Live And Let Diiiiieeeeeeee - oooohhhhh yeah!
+1 :rockout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D9vAItORgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDC6XqkYUEk

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH yeah! Followed by Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

:rockout:
Guns n' Roses also did a good cover of the Rolling Stones song 'Sympathy For The Devil'. I'm not sure which version I prefer the most though as they are both exellent.
 
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steve_1979 said:
DIB said:
steve_1979 said:
def lugs said:
Imelda May - Tainted Love. Which is way better than Softcell's version.
+1

I'm glad I found this song it's a great cover. Thanks def lugs, I've been listening to it all week. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOgSdc8OAI
Which is a cover of a cover. Does that count?

The original version was by Gloria Jones and was a northern soul staple in the 60's/70's.
That's interesting, I didn't know that. :)

The original sounds quite good but I prefer the cover versions better (Soft Cell, Marilyn Manson and Imelda May).
so does that mean you prefer Soft Cells cover of 'What' as opposed to the Judy Street original, if so I'm not sure Northern Soul is for you.
 
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Sorry if this is already here but,

This Mortal Coil's 'song to the siren' as opposed to Tim Buckley's original
 

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Ian64od said:
so does that mean you prefer Soft Cells cover of 'What' as opposed to the Judy Street original, if so I'm not sure Northern Soul is for you.
I prefer the original Judy Street version to the Soft Cell cover. They're both pretty awful though.
 
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Ian64od said:
Sorry if this is already here but,

This Mortal Coil's 'song to the siren' as opposed to Tim Buckley's original
Could not agree more, absolutely beautiful
 

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Just because the phone has thrown it up three times this week:

St. Etienne's version of Stormtrooper in Drag from the Random album is a monster!
 

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Paul. said:
Tori Amos > The Stranglers - Strange Little Girl
I'm going to labour this point NFW Original
I guess you had to be there. Sounds like the soundtrack to my nightmares unfortunately, it genuinely creeps me out. Tori however, is delightful as always.
 

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Black Magic Woman - Santana. Always amazed by how many people think it actually is one of his.

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin. Cover version of You Need loving by The Small Faces. Go listen!

Sloe Gim- Joe Bonamassa. Launched him into super stardom. Well picked Kevin Shirley.
 
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jjbomber said:
Black Magic Woman - Santana. Always amazed by how many people think it actually is one of his.

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin. Cover version of You Need loving by The Small Faces. Go listen!

Sloe Gim- Joe Bonamassa. Launched him into super stardom. Well picked Kevin Shirley.
completely agree about You Need Loving, am always banging on about it being proto - Led Zep. Marriott, love him.
 

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stuck in the middle with you covered by the eagles of death metal :rockout: :rockout: ( Stealers Wheel I think )
 

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Fiona Apple - Across the Universe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMEKiIb86I

(Although I love the original too).

My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDhGbsVhJc

But THE ALTIME BEST cover song...

Elbow - Independant woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQDR1yF3uQ

;)
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
gel said:
G N R - Live And Let Diiiiieeeeeeee - oooohhhhh yeah!
Sorry gel, but NO NO NO
I'm with you BBB.:shame:

I think The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton's version of 'Come To Daddy' is better than the Aphex Twin original.
 
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