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  • I liked Metallica's version of "Turn the Page", better than Bob Segar's. Also, I prefer Reese Witherspoons renditions of June Carter's songs on "Walk the Line".
  • I prefer Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from my Friends" to the original Beatles' version.
  • Quiet Riot doing Slade's 'Cum on Feel the Noize.' I'm an obligate child of the 80s.
  • Holy Diver...redon by Killswitch Engage.
  • Alien Ant Farm's version of Smooth Criminal
  • Jimi Hendrix's all along the watchtower rather than bob dylans and guns n' roses' version of knockin' on heavens door better than bob dylans. but bob dylan still rocks my socks.
  • Yes. Stacey Dudero and Robbie Ocampo's cover of "Cry"by Rihanna and also their cover of "Ride For You" by Danity Kane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxkYN_LdhU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY07EXKrhc0
  • Brian Ferry doing "Jealous Guy" over John Lennon.
  • A little help from my friends by Joe Cocker is far superior to the Beatles.
  • Delilah by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band far surpasses the bland version by Tom Jones.
  • There are many: -"Take me to the river" Talking Heads (Al Green original) -"Stop your sobbing" The Pretenders (Kinks original) -"Green Manalishi" Judas Priest (Fleetwood Mac) -"Hallelujah" Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen) etc.
  • Running up that hill cover by placebo, How soon is now cover by snake river conspiracy, and many more but those too are amongst my favorites.
  • "Like a Rolling Stone", Johnny Be Goode, Killing Floor, Hey Joe as played by Hendrix, in fact most covers he did were better than originals lol. Then Motorhead's version of TNT or CAT SCRATCH FEVER, not necessarily better but if you are tired of the originals then they are great to have. They cover Metallica quite well too, I think they do Enter Sandman. Clapton's "cocaine" was at least as good as JJ Cale's own. There are many covers as performed by Six Feet Under that I like for the same reason, like Smoke in the Water. Zakk Whylde does it well with some Zeppelin and Skynyrd songs, so did Frank Zappa with Stairway to Heaven. Incidentally, if you like Led Zeppelin then many of their big songs are covers of old delta blues people and to me they are often better than the originals. I can think of tons more.. the Blues Brothers did many great covers too.
  • Many times--especially a lot of versions of "Silver Bells" around Christmas time.
  • Well, I really like the 'Uptown Girl' cover done by Westlife. I reckon it is way better than Billy Joels original version.
  • How about the Alanis Morissette version of "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas. Or maybe Type "O" Negative "Cinnamon Girl" by Niel Young.
  • Yes, quite a few of them. The first that comes to mind is Oasis (The Beatles) - I am the walrus.
  • I LOVE the Marilyn Manson covers from the 80's, Tainted Love (Soft Cell), You Spin Me Right Round (Orgy), Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
  • Original: Roger Glover And The Butterfly Ball - Love is All http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sn1UqbbbqQ Cover: Florabelle-Love is all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYJjCcyu32w I did not really notice the original as it was made. I discovered it with the remake. The remake has better graphics. However, I find both interesting.
  • Divinyls' version of 'Make You Happy' beats the stuffing out of the EasyBeats original. I once heard a local band (Vanadium) cover Metallica's 'Shortest Straw' and it sounded perfect.
  • Almost EVERY song done by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes! They really outdid the original artists on "Rocketman", "One Tin Soldier", "Hello", "Who Put the Bomp", "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", etc. etc... If you've never heard of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, check them out. You will not be disappointed.
  • I'm going to get murdered for this, but there are two covers that I absolutely love... Placebo's Running Up That Hill and Marianne Faithful's Working Class Hero...While I like both of the originals, I find these covers to be better versions.
  • handbags and gladrags - I love stereophonics version - but not rod stewarts. i think maybe it's the instrumentals and the leader of stereophonics lead singers husky voice.
  • There are two that pop to mind immediately: "Barbie Girl" - Rammstein beats Aqua "Turn the Page" - Metallica beats Bob Seger "Imperial March" - Metallica (again) with the SF Symphony Orchestra beats John Williams. ... and one I am not sure if they really counts as a cover "Whiskey in the Jar" - Metallica (again!)
  • "Grow Old Along With Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter, much better than John Lennon. "Whiskey In The Jar" by Metallica better than traditional performances. "Sacrifice" by Sinead O'Conner better than Elton John.
  • Kirsty McColl's version of "A New England" is much better than Billy Bragg's.
  • I liked Dayinthelife's version of "Street Justice" better than the original band's version-Twisted Sister. They sound so different that it's hard to believe they're the same song.
  • I like Annie Lennox's version of "Whiter Shade Of Pale" better than Procol Harum version.
  • many covers are better than the original. The doors Gloria and Manfredd Manns version of blinded by the light come to mind. And of course All along the watchtower by Hendrix. Also Dio/Malmsteen Dream On is amazing.
  • I usually hate cover versions but I prefer Alien Ant Farms "smooth criminal" better than micheal jacksons.
  • Rage Against The Machine's album "Renegades" were all cover songs, they are all better than the originals
  • I prefer Oasis's version of i am the walrus to the original
  • I prefer Paul Young's version of 'Wherever I Lay My Hat', better than the original version, by Marvin Gaye.
  • Phantom of the opera by nightwish and i love the album "Renegades" by rage against the machine its all covers.
  • Oasis - I am The Walrus.
  • All along the WatchTower or Hey Joe,Jimi Hendrix alway's made covers better.
  • Hurt- like Johnny Cash's version better than Trent Reznor
  • i like the white stripes' cover of Jolene better than the original
  • I have tons! Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum cover) Cake - I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor cover) Crooked Fingers - When U Were Mine (Prince cover) Don Knotts Overdrive - Snowball (DEVO cover) Flying Lizards - Sex Machine (James Brown cover) Grace Jones - Private Life (Pretenders cover) Jack Black - Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye cover)
  • I think I actually like the Eric Clapton/Sheryl Crow cover of "Little Wing" better than I like the Hendrix original. I also prefer Aretha Franklin's version of "I Say a Little Prayer" to Dionne Warwick's:
  • Nonpoint 'In The Air Tonight', remake of a Phil Collins song.
  • yeah i liked the nirvana virsion of "the man who sold the world" the original was sung by david bowie and they performed it at the mtv unplugged in new york show.
  • Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is just amazing
  • "Come On Eileen" by Save Ferris. Better than the original.
  • Janis Joplin's version of Bobby McGee.
  • Tonight Will be Fine originally by Leonard Cohen but Dax Riggs version is WAT better.
  • the Rockets version of fleetwood macs oh well.
  • I really liked Ill Nino's remake of Zombie Eater by Faith No More. The original version is great, but Ill Nino's version, to me, was just a little bit better. =)
  • John Lennon's "Imagine" performed by A Perfect Circle. LOVE IT!!!
  • Drift away :)
  • All the time. I have tons. Lately, I like Death Cab For Cuties version of All Is Full Of Love better then Bjorks Maybe that's because I heard it first. :D
  • Many times.
  • I thought Shinedown's cover of "Simple Man" was excellent.
  • The Stylistics were one of the best-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. They formed in 1968, and comprised lead Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herbie Murrell, Airrion Love (second lead on "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), James Smith, and James Dunn. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" was the group's biggest U.S. hit, holding at #2 for two weeks in the spring of 1974, and was one of five U.S. gold singles the Stylistics collected. The cover version of this song that I like is : Simply Red - You Make Me Feel Brand New lyrics ------ My love I’ll never find the words, my love To tell you how I feel, my love Mere words could not explain Precious love You held my life within your hands Created everything I am Taught me how to live again Only you Cared when I needed a friend Believed in me through thick and thin This song is for you Filled with gratitude and love God bless you You make me feel brand new For God blessed me with you You make me feel brand new I sing this song ’cause you Make me feel brand new My love Whenever I was insecure You built me up and made me sure You gave my pride back to me Precious friend With you I’ll always have a friend You’re someone who I can depend To walk a path that never ends Without you My life has no meaning or rhyme Like notes to a song out of time How can I repay You for having faith in me
  • Heart's versions of Misty Mountain Hop and Rock And Roll
  • Gloria by Shadows of Knight is better than the original version by Them. I like I Wanna be Your Dog by Uncle Tupelo about as well as Iggy PoP's
  • Yes, "Close To Me" by The Get Up Kids, originally by the Cure.
  • Killing me Softly-The Fugees is brilliant in comparison to the other one. I also love Smash Mouth singing "Why Can't we be Friends" over Wars version
  • Dave Matthews did a good "all along the watchtower"... tough to say who was better =) i like em both
  • judas priest's cover of the fleetwood mac song, "green manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)"
  • Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah...it's absolutly amazing, but the Leonard Cohen original does the song no justice!
  • Bullet For My Valentine's version of "Sanitarium" by Metallica. It was amazing.
  • My husband's band, ULCER, recorded a cover of Repulsion's "Driven to Insanity". I like the original... but ULCER's version is faster and harder... and I think Jason's voice is more suited to the song's style. I promise, this isn't personal bias. They've done other covers that I can't STAND. (Don't tell my hubby I said that. ^_^)
  • Yes... Annie Lennox version of "Train in vain" and "Whiter Shade of Pale." And Melissa Ethridges version of Joan Armitradings song "The weakness in me."
  • Jenny Owens Young does a great cover of Nelly's "Hot in Here" It cracks me up to hear a soulful and peaceful rendition of a silly song.
  • Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary Elton John - Pinball Wizard Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Abaraham, Martin & John -
  • Rock the Casbah by Trust Company and Milkshake by Goodnight Nurse. Also Disturbed's remake of Shout (but I haven't heard the original to be honest)
  • Hey ya cover by Mat Weddle! oh my gosh it's so smooth! i'm learnin this song and playin it to a girl sometime. lend me so sugar, i am your neighbor!
  • I'm a sucker for covers... I've got 7 versions of "Tainted Love" I think that the best cover I've ever heard would have to be Johnny Cash covering Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"
  • Yeah 'Handbags and Gladrags' by the Stereophonics, i think they sang it so well.
  • Van Halen's version of "Dancin' in the Street" originally sung by Martha Reeves.
  • "Walking In Memphis" by Lonestar was far better than whomever done it first.
  • Simpleman - Shinedown Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson
  • Summer Breeze-Type O Negative. originally done by Seals And Croft
  • A few. One was 'America', covered by Yes.
  • "get by with a little help from my friends" I don't know if the Beatles or Joe Cocker did it first, but they're both better than the other... if that's possible... so I guess it doesn't matter.
  • face a la mer in geek
  • "Sweet Dreams are made of this" went from alright by Eurythmics to freaking awesome when Marilyn Manson did it.
  • pigeon detectives - power of love (originally huey lewis and the news)
  • Almost anything Richard Cheese has covered.
  • Plan B's version of Paint it Black, titled Paint it Blacker, is better that the original. The Killers Romeo and Juliet is better than the original by Dire Straights. Hallowed Be Thy Name by Cradle of Filth is better than the original by Iron Maiden.
  • David Cooks version of Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. It just won me over. Better than the original.
  • Absolutely - Van Halen's cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me". To give an opposite perspective, I've never heard anyone, even musicians who I liked and were skilled (I'm a musician myself), do a decent cover of Jimi's "Purple Haze".
  • Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim, Mya and Missy Elliott. I actually like it better than LaBelle's original.
  • 2 songs: Sweet Dreams - Marylin Manson (Eurythmics was the original) Hurt - Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails was the original)
  • Yup. The big one for me is Over the Rainbow, covered by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.
  • A few Faith No More's covers of the Commodore's "Easy" and the Bee Gee's "I started a Joke" God Lives Underwater's cover of David Bowie's "Fame" and Depeche Mode's "Fly on the windscreen" NIN's cover of Adam Ant's "Physical", Queen's "Get Down Make Love" and Soft Cell's "Memorabilia" Beck's cover of the Korgis' "Everybody's gotta learn sometime" Self's cover of Michael McDonald's "What a fool believes" Andrews/Jules cover of Tears for Fears "Mad World" Anthrax's cover of Trust's "Anti-social" and Joe JAckson's "Got the Time" Lenny Kravitz cover of Kiss' "Duece" Killswitch Engages' cover of Dio's "Holy Diver" Coroner's cover of the Beatles "I want you(she's so heavy)" White Zombie's cover of Kiss "God of Thunder" Sanctuary's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" Flotsam and Jetsam's cover of Elton John's "Saturday night's alright for fighting" Mike Doughty's cover of Mary J Bliges "real love" Megadeth's cover of Willie Dixon's "I ain't superstitious" Metallica's cover of the Killing Joke's "The Wait" Ministry's cover of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" Testament's cover of Aerosmith's "Nobody's Fault" Voivod's cover of Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" to name a few that I like :)
  • Perfect Circle did "When the Levee Breaks", which is a cover by the almighty Zeppelin, but I like Perfect Circles version much more simply for how mellow and well put together it is.
  • I like most of the Bob Dylan covers done by The Byrds more than the originals, including "Mr. Tambourine Man," "All I Really Want to Do," and "Chimes of Freedom," among others.
  • Ringo Starr's version of Johnny Burnette's "You're Sixteen" has more energy and life in it than the rather lacklustre original. It even got to no. 1 in America, which the original didn't.
  • No but i liked the Metalica song Turn the Page.
  • "You can leave your hat on" original Joe Cocker, cover Tom Jones "Sympathy for the Devil", orig - Stones, cover: Guns&Roses "I Feel Love" Donna Summer original, Blue Man Group with Venus Hum did amazing cover. "Graceland" by Paul Simon, covered eloquently by Willie Nelson "Time has come Today" by Chamber Brothers, covered by Ramones "La Mer" by Charles Tenet, covered by Bobby Darin "Tu Carrito" by Ides of March, and covered by Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez "La vie en rose" by Edith Piaf, covered by Louis Armstrong "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix, oddly I love Stevie Ray Vaughns cover best. "summertime" by George Gershwin, and OMG Janis the Goddess of the song..... (was I clear on that one? LOL)
  • James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers version of Wham's Last Christmas Johnny Cash's version of NIN's Hurt White Stripe's version of Dolly Parton's Jolene Mark Lanegan's version of Gun Club's Carry Home Jimi Hendrix's version of Dylan's All Along The Watchtower Faith No More's version of The Commodore's Easy
  • Yes Phantom of the Opera as done by Night Wish!
  • Landslide Love, love, love... Smashing Pumpkins version.
  • white wedding - murderdolls
  • The Killer's cover of Dire Strait's 'Romeo and Juliet'
  • Nobody will even know this. But I like Get Cape Wear Cape Fly's cover of D.A.N.C.E better than Justice. Even though I love Justice. Maybe I don't...
  • Alien ant farms "smooth criminal" Nada Surfs' "if you leave" as apposed to OMD's

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