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Covers that are better than the original

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"Johnny Was" by Stiff Little Fingers, the version from the live album "Hanx", I love Bob Marley, but this beats his original hands down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwu2r4HQ7gE
 

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This morning heard Neil Diamonds 'I'm a believer' by a group called Smash Mouth. Never heard of the group before but it is a pretty tasty cover version.
pp, you might know the group better from Shrek... singing allstar ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdt03OgLpWo

or that very same song from the movie Rat Race ? (it's sung right at the end )
 

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Fiona Apple - Across the Universe...

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

My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man.

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

Elbow - Independant woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSQDR1yF3uQ
I prefered the original songs to all of these covers. Fiona Apple's version of Across the Universe has a really cool video though.
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXAoSxFOtvg

Just a beautiful cover of The Band's "Whispering Pine" from Doris's stunning album.

Didn't actually know it was a cover, so checked out the The Band's original, I prefer Doris's version, but undoubtedly it's bonafide classic song which is well worth a listen.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3d8KobWVwk

Jolene by Norah Jones. Actually, to these ears anything sung by Norah Jones sounds great.. :)
 

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I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week. Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.
 

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I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week. Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.
You and I both:) :)
 

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I couldn't think of anything until I heard the original version of Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen last week. Now I don't mind a bit of Springsteen, but that's utter dross. I do hope if/when he ever sings it live he sings it like Chris Thompson.
Whereas his 'Because the Night' has much to commend it, along with the Patti Smith and 10,000 Maniacs versions. I personally prefer the Maniacs'

Bruce Springsteen – Because The Night

Patti Smith Group – Because the Night

10,000 Maniacs – Because The Night [MTV Unplugged Version]
 

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Ah yes! All great versions. My favourite is the Patti Smith version, but probably only because that's the version I first heard.
 

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Metallica - Breadfan, Am I Evil and though I love the original loads I have a soft spot for Stone Cold Crazy.
 

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Because the night, I like the Patti Smith version.

My favourite cover is All along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, even Bob Dylan did that version at some of his concerts.

Thanks for the one about Blinded by the Light had forgotten that was Bruce Springsteen song.
 

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Because the night, I like the Patti Smith version best but Natalie runs her close.

My favourite cover is All along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, even Bob Dylan did that version at some of his concerts.

Thanks for the one about Blinded by the Light had forgotten that was Bruce Springsteen song.
 

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My favourite breakbeat act Hybrid recently released a cover of 'Enjoy the Silence'. Its a very close run thing! I love the Depeche Mode original, but this is an excellent cover. I love a cover when the new artist moves the track in to a different genre and puts a very distinctive stamp on it. This is very much a Hybrid track :) 3:30 to 4:30 is absolutely exquisite on the Hybrid cover, but I think overall the vocal is not good enough for the quality of music. Overall I would say Depeche Mode retain the crown, but if it was down to that 1 minute section Hybrid would win :)
 

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2idiNgegpXY

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GxDP0h0b6CU

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6n18tZjzOJI

And many more by them but I'm bored of copying n pasting on the nexus
 
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