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

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Post # 62
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i usually like glees cover of most things


Post # 64
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This will be our year- Smash Cast

You’ve got the Love- Florence and the Machine

Give your heart a break- Glee Cast


Love this thread!



Post # 65
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Miley Cyrus’s remake of Girls Just Want to Have Fun.  Orgional by Cyndi Lauper.

  I’m making a music mix to jam to the morning of getting ready and I don’t want a whole bunch of luv-y dov-y songs, but rather songs all my girls can enjoy while we get ready!  This one is deffinately on it!

Post # 66
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@littlebeanpole:  Haha you sound just like me with this comment: 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.

I was thinking the exact same thing as I was reading through this thread.

As for mine, these are the ones that immediately came to mind (though there are probably others):

– Pretty much all Marilyn Manson covers (“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “I Put a Spell on You,” “Tainted Love,” etc.).

– “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” by City and Colour (originally by Rose Royce and also previously covered by Madonna).

– “Tonight I’m Going to Wash the Hippy” by Alexisonfire (originally titled “Tonight, I’m Gone” by Moneen).

– I’d say I’m 50/50 with liking the cover and original of “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin original/A Perfect Circle cover) and “Imagine” (John Lennon original/A Perfect Circle cover) because both versions are great and have very distinct sounds.

– I’d also say I’m 50/50 with the cover and original of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana original/Tori Amos cover) for the same reasons listed above.

– “Real Men” by Tori Amos (originally by Joe Jackson).

Post # 67
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a classics kinda girl but there’s just some covers that I prefer more…

Wild Horses – The Stones gotta give it to The Sundays on this one though.

Hurt- I loved the NiN version until I heard Johnny Cash sing it.

All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix (I’m a HUGE Bob Dylan fan but man, Jimi definitly has this one hands down)

Ain’t She Sweet- I really do prefer the Frank Sinatra version the most

Bad To Me- Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, even though it was written and preformed by the Beatles orignally.


Post # 68
1744 posts
Bumble bee

I’m partial to kd lang’s version of “Hallelujah”

Cash’s version of “Hurt”

Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you”


Post # 69
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissZeppelin:  I prefer Aerosmith Come Together to the Beatles

Post # 70
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@harperlynn:  I prefer Soft Cell’s Tainted Love

Post # 71
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Sublime — Summertime (I guess this isn’t exactly a cover, but it’s loosely based on the song by George Gershwin)


Nirvana — Son of a Gun (original by the Vaselines)


Garbage — Can’t Seem to Make You Mine (original by The Seeds)

Post # 72
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@peachacid:  +1000 to Save Ferris’ Come On Eileen (mostly because my early 20s were spent going to 5 billion of their shows)

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@Mrs. Doily:  Even Dylan thought Hendrix did “Watch Tower” better!

I like Adele’s Natural Woman better than the original. 

Roberta Flack vs The Fugees “Killing Me Softly” is even for me. 

I love Cake’s version of “I Will Survive”

Johnny’s Cash’s Hurt just breaks me dang heart. 

John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things” is AWESOME

And I know it’s cheap to pick something from a tv show, but Afro Blue’s performance of American Boy on The Sing Off is one of my favorite covers EVER

Post # 73
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

How Soon is Now covered by Love Spit Love (huge Charmed fan) & Sweet Nothing covered by Something for Kate.

Post # 74
8481 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

The Zoo cover by Bruce Dickinson. Original by the Scorpians.

And I really like Susan Boyle’s version of Unchained Melody.

Post # 76
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Baby i love you, i much prefer the Ramones version to the Ronettes, plus it’s mine ant the boys song 🙂

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