Are there any cover songs that you prefer over the original tune?
Outkast - hey ya (acoustic cover by Obidiah Parker)
I have that in regular circulaion on my iPod :)
Jimi Hendriks' "The Star-Spangled Banner".
"The Book of Love" by the Magnetic Zero's. I prefer the version by Peter Gabriel, or The Airborne Toxic Event.
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.
Hurt played by Johnny Cash is better than the Nine Inch Nails version.
I agree entirely.
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...
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.
Tool's No Quarter. Although they had the unfair advantage of 30 years of technology
Nice choice Battleaxe :)
I don't know if I prefer it, but Billie Jean by Chris Cornell is pretty awesome.
That sounds pretty great!
The Beatles cover of twist and shout. Look it up.
I believe The Beatles could cover way better than others can cover the Beatles. Those tend to be flops in my opinion.
The only people who can "cover" Beatles songs are former Beatles.
Agreed. I went to a rock orchestra tribute of the Beatles. Expectations run too high.
Wet Wet Wet ~ Love Is All Around ~ The Troggs
Another one for me to check out. :)
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.
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.
Marilyn Manson Tainted Love
Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams
Ataris Boys Of Summer
The Ataris are just fun. I like to listen to them when I'm putting makeup on.
Johnny Cash covring Hurt
That song was the inspiration for the question!
I think we have hit SoH BFF status :)
That's a really good one!
I also love his covers of Rusty Cage and Personal Jesus. SoH BFFs ftw!
I actually LOVE Crystal Bowsox version of Bobby McGee
I will have to Google that one :) I'm not familliar with it.