Covers of songs that are better than the original

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  1. DUCKMOUTH

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    Nights in white satin starts at after the 18 minute mark. Their original arrow into nights of white satin is dope though.

     
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  2. Todd Bonzales

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    Blah blah blah Beatles blah blah blah. This one is really 50/50 for me:



     
  3. St. Jimmy

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    Goose is probably my favorite newish band of the last couple of years. They keep getting better and better.
     
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  4. infected donkey

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  5. backinblack23

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    Pretty good local band that just does covers.
     
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  6. Norm Peterson

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    They're pretty good, but not as good as the cover they're covering, and neither are as good as the original imo.
     
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  8. RU-Omega Potato

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    Please leave and put your NJ Resident proof of ID on the table on your way out.

    In the past I was willing to let it slide when you either slept through homecoming or went to The Hunt instead (always, always on the same weekend) and came in here to brag to us about it but this blasphemy against musical Jesus is too much for me.
     
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  11. TrustyPatches

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    Watched JoJo Rabbit last night and this song popped up.



    really like Mac Miller’s version



    both are covers of Arthur Lees version from 1972
     
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  12. Popovio

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    Didn't think I would ever see Dread Zeppelin on here. My good friend's step dad was one of the recording engineers and live sound guys for them.

    Robert Plant fucking loves them.

     
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  13. BayouMafia

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    this may be the most bland generic thing I've seen all year
     
  14. Charlie Conway

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  15. El Tiburon

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    I don’t know about better, but Weezer’s version of “Africa” slaps, as the kids say these days.
     
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  16. Daddy Rabbit

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    I disagree. A lot. The OG is miles better.
     
  17. One Two

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  18. Daddy Rabbit

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  19. steamengine

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  20. Shiggityshwo

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    to be perfectly frank I have no idea what the Sinead O'Connor version of this song sounds like, but this cover has my people from Brutus as well as my acquaintances from The Guru Guru so I'm fairly confident it's better than the original

     
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  24. Drown ‘Em

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    Speaking of Beatles covers deserving of this thread, Wilson Pickett’s & Duane Allman’s Hey Jude is as good if not better than the original. I mean it spawned an entirely new genre of music. (southern rock) They took a great song, and made it better. :awesomeface:

     
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  27. Nole0515

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  28. Corky Bucek

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    Meet me in the nearest Publix parking lot if you think there is a better cover song than this:

     
  29. Gin Buckets

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    Such a good cover. The best. June on the stairs towards the end, she died like 2-3 months after filming of that, and then of course he was not far behind her. :tebow:
     
  30. electronic

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    Music is subjective, for sure, but I think this version is really really really fucking awful and I hate it.
     
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  32. leroi

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    there is a great cover of Atlantic City but it sure as fuck wasn't that one posted above

     
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  33. leroi

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    one thing you can count on, is that Bob Dylan's original versions will be worse than the cover

     
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    I feel like a few people in my life told me, “wait until you hear Disturbed do the sound of silence, it’s incredible...”

    I love all of those people, but they universally have horrible taste in music.
     
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  35. Gin Buckets

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    Better than the original? Lol, no, but I think it's still decent.

     
  36. Saul Shabazz

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    If I were a musician, any genre, and the Isley Brothers covered one of my tunes, I would literally work it into every single verbal interaction in my life from that point
     
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  37. TC

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    In which RATM turns a boring Bob Dylan song into a banger
     
  38. Clown Baby

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    Just now seeing teel posting a bro country dude’s cover of The Band’s cover of the Boss and shaking with anger
     
  39. wes tegg

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    Me too. That was the same quality as every dude paying behind a beer pitcher with eight ones in it at every shopping center bar below the Mason-Dixon Line. If you think that's even a decent cover, you don't know why that's a good song. Utter trash.
     
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  40. Clown Baby

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    Like Florida-Georgia Line covering RATM covering The Ghost of Tom Joad or incorporating pigeon meat into a turducken
     
  41. DUCKMOUTH

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  42. Butthead

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    i love a good cover



     
  43. Gin Buckets

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    Not sure where else to put this.

     
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  44. burnttatertot

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  45. steamengine

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    Willie doing anything>>>

    Of course typically he’s being covered without people knowing it.
     
  46. leroi

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    Both of these are much better than the original Steve Earle & Del McCoury version





    original
     
  47. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    No Toto cover will ever be close to the original