Covers of songs that are better than the original

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

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

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

     
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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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  17. TC

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    In which RATM turns a boring Bob Dylan song into a banger
     
  18. 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
     
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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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    Like Florida-Georgia Line covering RATM covering The Ghost of Tom Joad or incorporating pigeon meat into a turducken
     
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    i love a good cover



     
  23. Gin Buckets

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    Not sure where else to put this.

     
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  25. steamengine

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    Willie doing anything>>>

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

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





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    No Toto cover will ever be close to the original
     
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    I've heard a number of covers of Deep Purp's Highway Star and man people need to stop trying to cover that
     
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    Disagree.

     
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    On a serious/cool note, Mike Portnoy saw a cover that guy did of a Dream Theater song, and is sending him a real drum set. Every once in a while, social media isn’t the absolute worst.
     
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    Hey I had one of these drum sets too
     
  32. Clown Baby

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    Absolutely not. I mean this as no disrespect to Willie but you literally cannot improve on a perfect song (much less a perfect album which Graceland is).
     
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  34. Clown Baby

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    Every time this thread gets bumped I start braying like a distressed cow
     
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    Not sure if posted but this is the first song that immediately comes to mind

     
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    Cory Henry is probably the best keyboardist alive rn and he knocked both of these out the gd park Scary Pockets has a lot of really interesting covers:





    Another Scary Pockets cover, this time from Monica Martin. I can’t say if it’s “better” than the original, but it’s definitely cooler.



    You can spend hours on this page listening to covers. This one is definitely my fav:

     
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