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    (Original post by Schadenfreude)

    Mystery Jets version of "The Pioneers" by Bloc Party

    Joey Ramone's cover of "What a Wonderful World"
    The Postal Service's version of "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins
    These :yep:.

    & I prefer Elvis Costello's "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" over Burt Bacharach's version and The Young Knives' "Kids In America" over Kim Wilde's.

    The Au Revoir Simone version of "Oh! You Pretty Things" was very good, too. Although, obviously, no one beats Bowie!

    Also, there's no way anyone could top Tears for Fears' Mad world, let alone Gary Jules :rolleyes:.
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    Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella (Rihanna Original)
    Trey Songz - Whatever You Like (T.I. Original)
    Trey Songz - Paper Planes (MIA Original)
    Trey Songz - Live Your Life (T.I feat. Rihanna Cover)

    There's many more but here are some recent ones i've really enjoyed.
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    Everything but the girl- And i miss you (like the heavens miss the rain)

    that was a cover
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    (Original post by motherofpearl)
    José González's cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats".
    Editors' cover of The Cure's "Lullaby".
    Nouvelle Vague's and José González's covers of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart". The Cure's cover is alright, but I find it too bouncy.
    Hmm... not sure about José González's version, Nouvelle Vague's is okay, but not dark enough, but neither are as good as the original. Susannah and the Magical Orchestra's version is close though (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sHhVydgvuAc)

    (Original post by benmh92)
    Manic Street Preachers - Umbrella (Rihanna Original)
    Trey Songz - Whatever You Like (T.I. Original)
    Trey Songz - Paper Planes (MIA Original)
    Trey Songz - Live Your Life (T.I feat. Rihanna Cover)

    There's many more but here are some recent ones i've really enjoyed.
    Haven't heard the Manic's cover of that, but Biffy Clyro's version is fantastic!

    Oh and also, Guillemots covers of Black and Gold (Sam Sparro) and Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand) are rather good
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    Are we not moving away from truly 'great' covers here, Hot chips cover of wearing my Rolex may be good, but how can it compare to this truly breathtaking cover
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=209ArurxVG4
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    (Original post by loz_fairy)
    REM's version of One is better than the U2 version
    No

    Nor is Alein Ant Farms - Smoth Criminal.
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    Rainbow?

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=waVagivLprE

    To OP: I believe Freddy Mercury's version of "The Great Pretender" to better the original.

    Mercury - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=l63lFkBPogk
    Original (The Platters) - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=55wWiFi6BFo
    :rofl: that song takes me back to my christening :p: No, not that song, but that did provide me with a giggle.
    kelly clarkson : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cdxRS_GyBbM
    A Day To Remember: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mkmTAt1aKUg
    I just realised how epic that cover video is xD
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    Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage
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    Aretha Franklin's "I Say A Little Prayer" is better than the original Dionne Warwick version.

    Manic Street Preachers "Suicide Is Painless" is far better than the original version.

    The Beautiful South's cover of "Loving Arms" far excels the original.

    There's quite a few others but I can't think of them atm.
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    (Original post by Mango24)
    Everything but the girl- And i miss you (like the heavens miss the rain)

    that was a cover
    Really? Who of? I;m trying to imagine another version, but I just keep playing the one I know in my head! :o:
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    Anyone who thinks Alien Ant Farm made a better version of Smooth Criminal needs their head examining, it was a good cover, but no where near as good as the amazing original.
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    (Original post by foundintransmission)
    :rofl: that song takes me back to my christening :p: No, not that song, but that did provide me with a giggle.
    kelly clarkson : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cdxRS_GyBbM
    A Day To Remember: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mkmTAt1aKUg
    I just realised how epic that cover video is xD
    How old are you then? Rainbow's song predates my birth, unless you're 30 or something.

    Kelly Clarkson hmmmm. :teeth:
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    kooks covering all that she wants by ace of bass. SO GOOD.
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    Faith No More's Easy is pretty good, not too big a fan of the original but FNM's has something about it
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    How old are you then? Rainbow's song predates my birth, unless you're 30 or something.

    Kelly Clarkson hmmmm. :teeth:
    Lol I'm 17 so I presume it probably predates mine, I just remember it being played, :p:as well as this:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LQnOi2bV7Ts
    :rofl: epic songs.
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    Sonata Arctica's cover of 'Still Loving You', Mors Principium Est's cover of 'The Killing Road', Dark Tranquility's cover of 'My Friend of Misery' and finally, Children of Bodom's version of 'Shot in the dark'.
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    Van Halen - You Really Got Me
    RHCP - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder didn't see it coming :getmecoat:)
    Deep Purple - Hush

    Just a few I could think off the bottom of my head. :yep:
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    (Original post by fac1)
    kooks covering all that she wants by ace of bass. SO GOOD.
    the kooks are one of the worst things in the world, worse than global warming.
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    Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah is the best of all the covers and beats the original too.
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    take on me- reel big fish
    renegades of funk- Rage (originally by MC5 for those who don't know!)
 
 
 
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