(Closed) What cover of a song do you strongly prefer over the original version?

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Post # 32
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I way prefer “One” by Mary J. Blige featuring U2 than the original by just U2.

Also prefer Johnny Cash’s “In My Life” to the Beatles.

Post # 33
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Darius Ruckers “Wagon Wheel” is the business!

The SMASH Cast “Haven’t  Met You Yet”

Post # 35
427 posts
Helper bee

I prefer the Goldfinger cover of “99 Red Balloons” over the Nena original, “99 Luftballons”.

I like the Deftones cover of “Drive”. (Original by The Cars)

I love the Ramones’ version of “Baby, I love You”. (Original is The Ronettes)




Post # 36
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Gary Jules’ Mad World over Tears for Fears.

Post # 37
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Most of mine have been mentioned allready but for newer things I like the Pentatonics ft. Lindsay sterling version of Imagine Dragons’ radioactive. And I LIKE imagine dragons 

Post # 38
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Johnny Cash covering – Hurt over Nine Inch Nail 

Post # 39
4654 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissZeppelin:  Volbeat’s cover of I Only Wanna Be With You (this is gonna be our cake cutting song!)

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@Mrs Canuck: If FH were posting in this thread I think he’d have said that! I like that one too!


Post # 40
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wild Horses by the Sundays!

Post # 41
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Marilyn Manson’s sweet dreams

Post # 42
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

“Hey Ya” cover obadiah parker 

“Heartless” by the fray 

“Fast Car” Boyce Avenue

Post # 43
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissZeppelin:  I’m not a huge fan of covers but definitely have to check out some of these!

Iris by Sleeping with Sirens (original by Goo Goo Dolls)

Sweet Dreams by Emily Browning (original by Eurythmics)

LOVEEEEEE those two.

Post # 44
1348 posts
Bumble bee

“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” Led Zeppelin (Joan Baez)

“Thugz Mansion” 2Pac, Nas acoustic version (not sure if this counts but I love this stripped down version)

“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” Coroner (Beatles)

“Mad World” Gary Jules/Michael Andrews (Tears for Fears)

“Skinny Love” Lindsey Pavao from The Voice (Bon Iver)

“Cocaine” Eric Clapton (JJ Cale)

“3” Glee Cast – such a huge guilty pleasure (Britney Spears)

“Toxic” Melanie Martinez from The Voice (Britney Spears)


There are probably more. 

Post # 45
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

All the Marilyn Manson covers (Sweet Dreams, I Put A Spell on You, Tainted Love)

Deftones version of Drive

Rammstein – Stripped (original by Depeche Mode)

A Perfect Circle – Imagine (John Lennon original)

Saul Williams – Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2 original)

And I know other Bees have mentioned the Johnny Cash cover of Hurt, but I absolutely cannot go past the NIN original. It makes me so irrationally mad when people think Johnny Cash wrote it.

Post # 46
5062 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Lucie Silvas – covered Nothing Else Matters. It’s amazing. 

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