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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    All the ones I can think of atm...

    I Will Always Love You originally by Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston's version is supreme.
    Hurt originally by Nine Inch Nails, Johnny Cash's version is better.
    Heaven originally by Brian Adams, DJ Sammy's song is better.
    Black Magic Woman was originally by Fleetwood Mac (shocking I know), but Santana's version is the standard.
    Whiskey in the Jar is not a Metallica song, I know Thin Lizzy covered it but they were not the original group either.

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    Janis Joplin's rendition of "Me and Bobby McGee" is MUCH better than Kris Kristofferson's.
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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxpowr9 View Post
    I Will Always Love You originally by Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston's version is supreme..
    Man I wanted to mention that one but you beat me to it....LOL...Queen Dolly's original version is great, Linda Ronstadt's cover is Good but Whitney's unique vocals just took the song to another level & place....

    When Dolly learned of Whitney's death she said she will Always Love Whitney and she acknowledges her in Concert...Dolly is forever the Classy Icon...


    Another Classic I have to add to the list is Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't make you Love me"..So many people have TRIED to reproduce Bonnie's Magic...Many have come close but none have made it their own....This does not fall under the topic of this thread but I'm just saying the Truth...Prince covered the song and it was good but he didnt make it better....Bonnie owns that Classic....

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    My favourite cover of Hallelujah, by K. D. Lang. And perhaps more of note, Leonard Cohen's favourite cover of Hallelujah.
    Two journalists killed during live broadcasts by madman smothering them with pillows. Because remember, guns don't kill people....

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by loki81 View Post
    Alanis Morissette - My Humps
    Perfect!
    Two journalists killed during live broadcasts by madman smothering them with pillows. Because remember, guns don't kill people....

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    For this song, the cover is better.
    "Fix you by cold play"



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    This one, not bad but abit messy:



    NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.

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    Oh my god I'm sorry.
    Hardup is going to kill me:



    NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by AshyPhoenix View Post
    Pretty much the entirety of Across The Universe, but especially these:




    ^This is pretty much my favourite cover of any song I've ever heard.
    they did do a very good job covering the songs! and "because" was absolutely gorgeous!

    but i still cant say theyre better than the beatles. I guess neither is better. theyre both just different

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by loki81 View Post
    this is almost sacriledge to say, but I prefer this cover of the Beatles original:

    that was very well done! i like this version a lot! beautiful

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Kelly Clarkson's cover of Wide Awake by Katy Perry



    Sings it like 10x better than Katy does it live.

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    The first time I heard Talking Heads doing Once In A Lifetime my jaw dropped. Previously I only knew a version by Barb Junger. It's almost a different song. Vive la Junger! She's much better.

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    Damien Rice's cover of the Radiohead song creep is so way more intense than the original and Susan Boyle's version of Mad World is way more breathtaking than the original !

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    Not really a cover. But It's Dinah Washinton's This Bitter Earth, with the original music replaced with Max Richter's On the Nature of Daylight. I love it more than the original.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/jXHGoaEtmFM
    Last edited by pasacon; November 18th, 2012 at 05:33 AM.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Lisa Edwards - "Cry" (original by Godley And Creme)

    Marcia Hines - "You" (original by Rita Coolidge)
    Marcia (again) - "Fire And Rain" (original by James Taylor)
    Marcia (a third time!) - "What I Did For Love" (originally from A Chorus Line)
    Marcia (still going!) - "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" (original by Dusty Springfield)
    (as much as I adore and worship Dusty, I must admit Marcia's version just has a little something extra)

    Marianne Faithfull - "Dreaming My Dreams" (original by Waylon Jennings)

    Alison McCallum - "Excuse Me (For The Strange Things I Do)" (original by Junior)

    The Reels - "Bad Moon Rising" (original by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    The Reels (again) - "This Guy's In Love With You" (original by Herb Alpert)

    Kylie Minogue - "The Locomotion" (original by Little Eva)

    Martika - "I Feel The Earth Move" (original by Carole King)

    Kirsty MacColl - "Days" (original by The Kinks)

    Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes" (original by Jackie DeShannon)

    Tori Amos - "American Pie"/"Smells Like Teen Sprit" (originals by Don McLean/Nirvana)

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    I like "Boys of Summer" by the Ataris much better than the original by Don Henley.

    Dolly Parton's bluegrass version of "Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down" is way better than Collective Souls version. Dolly has actually made quite a few bluegrass covers of rock songs that I prefer.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    A couple more:

    Donna Summer - "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb)



    The Pigs - "All The Single Ladies" (Beyonce)


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    Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz" (Fred Astaire)


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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Beside the K D Lang song mentioned above. The only one I can think of is Hall & Oats...You've Lost That Loving Feeling.

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    My absolute favourite cover is The Gun's version of Word Up, a raunchy hard-rock cover of the original early 80s funk song by Cameo.

    I also rather enjoyed the interpretation of Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs Robinson by The Lemonheads, Siouxsie and the Banshees reimagination of Iggy Pop's gloomy The Passenger, and The Smashing Pumkins' brilliant reworking of the Stevie Nicks classic, Landslide. And my old band did a beautiful job on the old Queen classic Under Pressure featuring David Bowie; admittedly, though, we were doing the Tusnami Aid version recorded by My Chemical Romance and The Used which was fantastic to start with.

    And lastly, Pearl Jam have done a number of excellent live covers as part of their concerts - typically The Who and Neil Young material, but also a lovely version of Dock of the Bay. But I'll quite happily listen to any rendition of them doing Baba o'Riley (aka, the theme from CSI: New York).


    Covers I can't abide are numerous - Sheryl Crow fucked up Sweet Child o' Mine; the All Saints massacred Under the Bridge, and U2 absolutely raped All Along the Watchtower. For a band of their caliber, that cover was shocking.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    How can we ignore the absolute granddaddy of all cover versions: My Way by the Sex Pistols.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?


    Last edited by TheLyingGame; November 18th, 2012 at 12:27 PM.

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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Blue Moon by Cowboy Junkies



    Also "Sweet Jane"


    Love the style.

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    Grace Jones - "La Vie En Rose" (Edith Piaf)

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    Pretenders - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    I'm not sure who sang the original, but I've heard many versions and Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde is the best BY FAR!

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    I know that this was mentioned already, but Johnny Cash's version of the Nine Inch Nails song "Hurt." The way Johnny sings that song is powerful, I get chills listening to it!
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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Quote Originally Posted by alister View Post
    I like "Boys of Summer" by the Ataris much better than the original by Don Henley.

    Dolly Parton's bluegrass version of "Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down" is way better than Collective Souls version. Dolly has actually made quite a few bluegrass covers of rock songs that I prefer.
    The Ataris did a good job on that track.

    However... Shine is made entirely by the unabated and shameless fury of the epic, balls-to-the-wall screamer of a solo by Collective Soul's brilliant and underrated former guitarist Ross Childress, which lifts the song from merely above-average way up into the echelons of epic. I have had the good fortune to see that same piece performed live prior to his leaving the band; in my not-at-all humble opinion, the song is nothing without the solo (in much the same way as the ghastly covers I mentioned earlier were ruined by their lack of interest and innovation on the part of the covering guitarists).

    I will have to find this Dolly version and give it a listen and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

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    Edith Bliss - "Anything Goes" (Cole Porter)


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur33 View Post
    Taco - "Puttin' On The Ritz" (Fred Astaire)

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

    Nothing rivals Fred. I would take Clark Gable's version over that atrocity. When Michael Jackson said Fred Astaire was one of his idols, that shows how much gravitas Astaire still holds.

    Not liking this video means you forfeit your gay card...


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    Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite to a party. ~Joan Crawford

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    Oh, and of course, my new favourite:



    Placebo's take on the old Kate Bush standard, Running up that Hill. It is many types of win.


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    This is great!

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    From the Tokyo Police Club Covers Project – Day 7…




    To All My Friends…



    Appalled at the ignorant (even lunatic extreme), but apparently official, right-wing slant of the forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saybrooke View Post
    I was at the gym once, and this woman was on the elliptical next to me, making motorcycle noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestoso View Post


    Love these two! Also her duet of Endless Love with Luther Vandross

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    I have a passion for cross-genre covers... hip-hop covers of Broadway, rock covers of pop, disco covers of classical... and I have a tendency to prefer newer versions of older songs, just because the sound is more developed. Here are some favorites that come immediately to mind:

    Alient Ant Farm: "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson)


    Spiderbait: "Black Betty" (Ram Jam)


    Aretha Franklin: "Eleanor Rigby" (The Beatles)


    A Static Lullaby: "Toxic" (Britney Spears)

    * Question the Dominant Paradigm *

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
    This!

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    My Cover Girl does it best.




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    I am so in love with this woman.....Bettye LaVette....her cover of The Who's Love Reign O'er Me is brilliant. It's funny because back in the 70s she did some other covers I loved too...I have them on vinyl but they are hard to find and not on You Tube.


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    Re: Are there any covers that you prefer over the original?

    Another one I love...Tina Turner's cover of Help! I love her verion of I Cant Stand the Rain too...but maybe not as much as Ann Peeble's version.


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