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Covers that are better than the original

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Alec

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eQgqisUJu3M

Best version of Because The Night? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KOOmaBbqYBk

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YBDb5lyg0H4 In the sun by michael stipe. This should be the version with just him but i couldnt listen to it on the nexus. If its him and anyone else, its one of the five inferior versions.

And i second gnr's sftd. And add since u been gone by a day to remember, and since i dont have you by gnr also. Oh and second gnr l&ld.

Ooh, ooh these -http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=StklzBlq990

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

And this by dylan then bad religion -http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2z_XYS1qHmk
 

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Room Eleven - B!tch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TLWMYmBqZc

Original: Meredith Brooks, around 1998.

I like them both :exmark:
 

dexxas

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The wife and I think that most Chuck Berry covers are better than Chuck Berry originals

Same for Ralph Mctell

Sorry:

Top of the list


Chuck Berry

Roll Over Beethoven: The Beatles
Carole: The Rolling Stones
Bye Bye Johnny:The Rolling Stones

Ralph Mctell

From Clare To Here: Nancie Griffiths
Kew Gardens : Mary Hopkin
 

dexxas

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Mardi Gras 1971

cover of Marvin Gaye Two BusyThinking About my Baby is briliant Cover

Play it loud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgY0HpwbOjQ
 

rothlee

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Emmylou Harris - Coat Of Many Colors

Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better

Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World

Animals - House Of The Rising Sun

Ray Lamontagne/Damien Rice - To Love Somebody

Donovan - Universal Soldier

Paul Weller - I Walk On Gilded Splinters

Fairport Convention - Matty Groves

James Vincent McMorrow - Higher Love

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (gets my vote also)

Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down

Metallica - Tuesday's Gone

...and about a hundred jazz tracks.
 

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Not sure if its better than the original, but Adem's acoustic cover of Aphex Twin's "To Cure a Weakling Child/BoyGirl Song" from the album Takes.
 

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Covers of Bowie songs never seem to work (apart from the Seu Jorge reworkings which aren't technically covers), but here are a couple that are sufficiently different to the orginals:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXg9SiXyOs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJkxjUw5nhI
 

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Peter Gabriel's cover of The Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon)from the album Scratch my Back

A darker, slower version than the original; the lyrics seem to have more meaning appear more threatening.
 

dexxas

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great memories of Barry Island Downstairs in the Fryers Arms 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COXG4MCEP7c

"Big Youth" Hit The Road Jack
 

dexxas

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great memories of Barry Island Downstairs in the Fryers Arms 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COXG4MCEP7c

"Big Youth" Hit The Road Jack
 

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I enjoy Stevie Nick's version of just like a woman, but wouldn't say it was better. Think it would have to be The Fugees Killing me Softy as my fav cover.
 

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Toots and the Maytals' version of the John Denver classic '(Take me home) Country Roads'.

Country Roads

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Matt
 
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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW

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Toots and the Maytals' version of the John Denver classic '(Take me home) Country Roads'.

Country Roads

:bounce:

Matt
Never heard that, but their version of Louie Louie is fantastic, and if you get the chance to see them live, they are awesome.
 

chrisr1718

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Not sure if it's already been said as I haven't read the whole thread, but what about Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Born To Run.

Go listen!
 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:
matt49 said:
chrisr1718 said:
Not sure if it's already been said as I haven't read the whole thread, but what about Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Born To Run.

Go listen!
No!
Make that 2 no's.
3.

I'd rather have a Tabasco enema than have to listen to that whiney screeching voice any more.

"Who gave a xxxx what Frankie said?"
 
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