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    Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence (original by Simon and Garfunkel) is polarising opinions, but I prefer it. So I was thinking what other cover versions are better than the original?

    Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags (originally Chris Farlowe, although Rod Stewart gets an honourable mention here as well)
    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (originally Leonard Cohen)
    Placebo - Running Up That Hill ( originally Kate Bush)

    Any more?*
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    Girls Aloud did quite well with Jump I thought.
    And I preferred the Tee remix of The Corrs' cover of Dreams
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    Whitney Houston - I will always love you
    Johnny Cash - Hurt
    Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
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    Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel)
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    Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
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    Birdy - People Help The People (Cherry Ghost)
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    Amy Winehouse - Valerie (The Zutons)
    Led Zeppelin - Almost every song
    Gabrielle Aplin - The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
    Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
    Gary Jules - Mad World (Tears for Fears)
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    Eva Cassidy - over the rainbow



    Willie Nelson - always on my mind



    Dolly Parton > Whitney Houston by the way.
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    Also this
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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags (originally Chris Farlowe, although Rod Stewart gets an honourable mention here as well)
    Out of all the different versions of Handbags and Gladrags the version by Big George is the best.
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    Sinead O'Connor's nothing compares 2 u:

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    *Sees thread title*

    First thing that came to my mind was Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence and the OP posted it :thumbsup:


    Would Noel Gallagher's Performance of Wonderwall be considered a cover, given that Liam would normally sing it?
    Ozzy - All The Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople)
    Ozzy FT. Kelly Osbourne - Changes (Black Sabbath) Hehe, this is very sly one to throw in because Ozzy sang the original as well.
    One Ok Rock - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    Fergie - Barracuda (Heart)
    Sabaton - For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica) although I prefer the bass intro of the original more than the guitar intro in the cover.

    That's about as far as my covers go really...
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    Are there any decent covers of Wonderwall? I would love to hear one. I've heard so many covers but there seems to be nothing better than the original.
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    Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
    Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
    Within Temptation - Radioactive
    Within Temptation - Paradise
    Paradise Lost - Small Town Boy
    Avril Lavigne - Basketcase
    Tonight Alive - Little Lion Man
    PVRIS - Chandelier
    Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway
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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence (original by Simon and Garfunkel) is polarising opinions, but I prefer it. So I was thinking what other cover versions are better than the original?
    Disturbed's cover of land of confusion is better than the Genesis original... but Genesis had the better video - for extra points see how many puppets of people who are now dead can you spot?

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    Jeff Buckley - I Know Its Over (The Smiths) I love The Smiths but I found Buckley's version to be more captivating although both versions are amazing :love:

    Jeff Buckley - If You See Her Say Hello (Bob Dylan) - I've never liked Bob Dylan as a singer but he is a brilliant lyricist. Jeff made the song his own.

    The Killers - Shadowplay (Joy Division) JD are my favourite band but I was never really keen on Shadowplay. I think the song works better with The Killers more lively tech feel to it.

    Johnny Cash - Solitary Man (Neil Diamond) HIM done a good cover of the song too but Johnny's version will always be my favourite

    Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold (Sting) her version was a lot more simple but so much more emotional and heartfelt
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    I think the Johnny Cash version of "It ain't me babe" is better than the original by Bob Dylan. *
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