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EstroJen October 13th, 2013 6:04pm

Are there any cover songs that you prefer over the original tune?

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state88 Never too late
10/15/13 10:44 pm

Outkast - hey ya (acoustic cover by Obidiah Parker)
youtu.be/c745E7T_Wvg

EstroJen Washington
10/16/13 9:47 pm

I have that in regular circulaion on my iPod :)

14palmerca WISCONSIN
10/15/13 9:30 pm

Jimi Hendriks' "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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14palmerca WISCONSIN
10/15/13 9:29 pm

"The Book of Love" by the Magnetic Zero's. I prefer the version by Peter Gabriel, or The Airborne Toxic Event.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 5:29 pm

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi. Written by Dylan. Dylan's version is good but Jimi's is great.
Me & Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin. Written by Kris Kristofferson.

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scubaagb
10/14/13 5:13 pm

Hurt played by Johnny Cash is better than the Nine Inch Nails version.

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DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/13/13 11:16 pm

There are a few, the first that comes to mind is Cocaine by Eric Clapton, the original written and published by J.J Cale is too slow for a song with that title...

EstroJen Washington
10/14/13 10:01 am

I'm sure there are a ton of covers that became more famous than the original like that song did. I only recently found out that my go to karaoke song "Different Drum" was a Mike Nesmith tune before the Stone Ponies did it.

Battleaxe Bellinghammered
10/13/13 6:18 pm

Tool's No Quarter. Although they had the unfair advantage of 30 years of technology

kubu1218 Texas
10/13/13 6:15 pm

I don't know if I prefer it, but Billie Jean by Chris Cornell is pretty awesome.

meaning Red Stick
10/13/13 2:30 pm

The Beatles cover of twist and shout. Look it up.

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:03 pm

I believe The Beatles could cover way better than others can cover the Beatles. Those tend to be flops in my opinion.

meaning Red Stick
10/13/13 5:05 pm

The only people who can "cover" Beatles songs are former Beatles.

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:06 pm

Agreed. I went to a rock orchestra tribute of the Beatles. Expectations run too high.

Hope Minneapolis
10/13/13 1:01 pm

Wet Wet Wet ~ Love Is All Around ~ The Troggs

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:03 pm

Another one for me to check out. :)

dyousif Rhode Island
10/13/13 11:25 am

Some are very good but usually can't beat the original. A few come to mind, Cannibal Corpse covered The Exorcist by Possessed and Trivium covered Slave New World by Sepultura.

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:04 pm

I agree. There are a lot of covers that I like, but mostly because I loved the original and don't have to learn new lyrics.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/13/13 11:23 am

Marilyn Manson Tainted Love
Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams
Ataris Boys Of Summer

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:05 pm

The Ataris are just fun. I like to listen to them when I'm putting makeup on.

inge MIA
10/13/13 11:12 am

Johnny Cash covring Hurt

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EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 11:12 am

That song was the inspiration for the question!

inge MIA
10/13/13 11:17 am

I think we have hit SoH BFF status :)

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/13/13 11:22 am

That's a really good one!

EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 5:07 pm

I also love his covers of Rusty Cage and Personal Jesus. SoH BFFs ftw!

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 11:11 am

I actually LOVE Crystal Bowsox version of Bobby McGee

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EstroJen Washington
10/13/13 11:13 am

I will have to Google that one :) I'm not familliar with it.