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Post a cover song way better than its original
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This is my pick:

Original is the "more cowbell" song, Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Cover : H.I.M - Don't Fear the Reaper



"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde
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Live and let die - Guns and Roses
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

I'm sure the fans of the original would cringe, but these really were great renditions of incredible songs.


And one that shouldn't make anyone cringe:

Hurt - Johnny Cash

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1) All Along the Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix version is better than Bob Dylan original

2) Black Magic Woman: Santana version is better than Fleetwood Mac original (old old Fleetwood Mac, prior to Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joining the group)
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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [IronWife] [ In reply to ]
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Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal" is a go-zillion times better than the original version by the Gloved One, Michael Jackson.


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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Losing My Religion - Ryan Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y07BpA33w-0

Listen To Your Heart - D.H.T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6uARpqekIY

Haim

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My second pick is Metallica-Turn the Page > Bob Seger's



"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde
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I actually really like both Roxete and REM version of these.



"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." Oscar Wilde
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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [jackmott] [ In reply to ]
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"Hurt, by Johnny Cash covering Nine Inch Nails "
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Excellent choice!

Haim

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Whiskey in the Jar- Metallica better than Thin Lizzy IMO

Happy Birthday- My version

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Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar



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Whiskey in the Jar- Metallica better than Thin Lizzy IMO

Happy Birthday- My version

But neither comes close to The Dubliners' version. And isn't any version of a traditional song a cover?
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Binded by the Light.

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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [AlanShearer] [ In reply to ]
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Whiskey in the Jar- Metallica better than Thin Lizzy IMO

Happy Birthday- My version

But neither comes close to The Dubliners' version. And isn't any version of a traditional song a cover?
See the Happy Birthday? That was my joke...songs that are ALL covers :) Not too funny I guess

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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [eganski] [ In reply to ]
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Binded by the Light

I actually like the original Springsteen better.

Anyway, here's mine: Respect, written and originally recorded by Otis Redding but covered by Aretha Franklin a couple years later.
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Got it. I'm slow today.
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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [Locke] [ In reply to ]
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Metalllica - Turn The Page.


Guns and Roses- Knockin on Heavens Door


Stevie Ray Vaughn- Mary had a Little Lamb (see earlier joke)


Evergreen Terrace- Mad World


Atreyu- You Give Love a Bad Name

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Most people dont know "Whiskey in The Jar" is a traditional Irish song, so you were not crazy to mention it. :)

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Re: Post a cover song way better than its original [irishsailsman] [ In reply to ]
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But the "irishsailsman" should have been the clue.
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The Atari's covering Don Henley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxkLHAJ6w-0

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Silly Love Songs - Replicants (originally Wings)
Running Up That Hill - Placebo (originally Kate Bush)
With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker (originally Beatles)
Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones (originally Buddy Holly)
Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon - Urge Overkill (originally Neil Diamond)

Hurt and Watchtower, mentioned above, are also dead on.

Depending on my mood, I could go either way on the Waits vs Springsteen versions of Jersey Girl and Metallica vs Seger versions of Turn the Page
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All Along the Watchtower
A Little Help from My Friends
Crossroads
Black Magic Woman
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Not better, but this band did a really good job with Don Henley's "Boys of Summer".
And they change the lyric, "Saw a Dead Head sticker " to "Saw a Black Flag sticker".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db6xHWEPTzo
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Binded by the Light.

Agree, Manfred Mann Earth Band version better than Springsteen version

Pat Benatar's version of I Need a Lover that Won't Drive Me Crazy is better than Mellencamp original

On the reverse side, Dixie Chicks version of Landslide sucks compared to Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac version.
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Most people dont know "Whiskey in The Jar" is a traditional Irish song, so you were not crazy to mention it. :)

I'm a big Metallica but have also spent some time in Irish pubs. I did NOT like their cover of Whisky in a JarOOOOOO.

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