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

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Post # 77
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@MissZeppelin:  I have never heard Christmas Canon before! How lovely!

 

I’m usually a proponent of ‘The Original Was Better’, but I have to say – the Hendrix version of ‘All Along the Watchtower’ is great. Also all the covers that the Baseballs do – they’re a German (I think) rockabilly group who do amazing covers of current hits in a rockabilly style. Their version of ‘Umbrella’ is GREAT.

The Amy Winehouse version of ‘Valerie’ is pretty good too, although I’m not sure I like it better than the original.

 

And I’m not sure if this counts (and is possibly heretical to say so), but I much prefer Clapton’s accoustic version of ‘Layla’ from his Unplugged album to the original.

Post # 78
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

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@nycsa:  Oh yes, Soft Cell’s Tainted Love is far and away the best. I keep forgetting that’s a cover!

Post # 79
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

5th Harmony’s cover of A Thousand Years. The original is good, but they were just so much better. 

Post # 81
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Bee Keeper

Cobain’s Love Buzz

Post # 82
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Who’s Lovin You by Michael Jackson (original by Smokey Robinson)

Post # 83
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’COnnor (over the Prince version)

 

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Too many to name but off the top of my head (and thanks some Bee’s for helping jog my memory):

Simple Man – Shinedown

Bad Company – Five Finger Death Punch

Any cover by Marilyn Manson but my favorites are Tainted Love and Sweet Dreams

Landslide by Smashing Pumpkins

Any cover by Richard Cheese but my favorites are Crazy Train and Baby Got Back.

Against All Odds by Mariah Carey

Layla by Eric Clapton

Drive by The Deftones

Post # 85
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

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@moonbride:  I forgot about How Soon Is Now.  I love Charmed as well in fact I have all the seasons and yet I still DVR it everyday on WE lol.

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

When The Levee Breaks by A Perfect Circle (cover of Led Zeppelin)

Post # 87
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i LOVE this thread!

a few of my favorites are:

It’s Time – Glee Cast ( I don’t watch Glee, too awkward for me, but this song is amazing) cover of Imagine Dragons

Glad You Came – We Came as Romans (PUNK/rock) cover of The Wanted.

Really there have been these albums to come out called “Punk Goes Pop” Volumes 1-5 right now I believe. They are awesome. Some of the songs are Screamo though 🙂

I love covers!

Oh one more. It’s not necessarily a cover though… but sorta? Everyone knows Christina Perri’s song “A thousand years” but in the last twilight movie… (i know, i know) there’s another version of that song, it’s Christina Perri and Steve Kazee. And Steve Kazee’s voice is incredible in that song, almost a cover because he sings some parts she sang in the first version. It’s called “a thousand years pt. 2 (feat. steve kazee) Seriously his voice… like buttah all over me when I hear it… amazing.

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