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

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Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MissZeppelin:  Hmmm..,there are probably tons but the only ones that immediately come to mind are:

Oh My God – Lily Allen (the Kaiser Chiefs)  

Ho Hey – Lennon and Maisey (the Lumineers) 

Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash (Depeche Mode) 

Your Song – Ellie Goulding (Elton John) 

 

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I prefer Iron Maiden’s version of ‘Cross Eyed Mary’ over the Jethro Tull version.

Post # 49
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Helper bee

The Black Keys covered an entire album of Junior Kimbroughs music. It’s FANTASTIC. I get lost in it. It’s called Chulahoma and if you like the black keys or blues-y type music, you HAVE to listen to it!!

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Pretty much anything Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but I reeeallly love Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)…aka Carol of the Bells

also not a cover, but a parody, but I love Granite State of Mind by SSP (parody of Empire State of Mind). But I’m from New Hampshire so I’m biased and it’s totally legit!

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@peachacid:  like a pryer was written by madonna no?

Post # 53
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Need you tonight – Jacynthe (INXS)

I think i love you – Kaci (partridge family)

Last Kiss – Pear Jam (Wayne Cochran)

Anything by Birdy, her whole CD was just covers.

There are lots.  So many songs I hear I bet I don’t even know are covers that I like.

Then there are covers I like equally to originals the Smith’s How soon is now and Tatu.

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@harperlynn:  Boyce Avenue has a lot of great covers! I LOVE their version of “Fast Car,” and their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Will You Be There” (from the Free Willy soundtrack lol) is also amazing. 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Happy Together by Filter

First heard it on The Great Gatsby Trailer and fell in love with it!!

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@NeverMoreLenore:  Will You Be There… OMG that brings back so many childhood memories!!! *cries*

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@Mrs. Doily:  

@GeekChic:  

I’m with you guys on “make you feel my love”, I can’t even listen to the original. I’ve heard tons of covers that are better than the original

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Make you feel my love by Adele, and Crazy Love by Audra Mae.

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Diamond Dogs by Beck (original David Bowie)

Also second Dancing Days by STP though I’m a big Zeppelin fan!.

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@KJA00:  I LOVE Chulaloma! And anything by the Black Keys.

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