Which Cover Songs Are Better Than or Equal to the Original Song? Watch

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I'm going to nominate Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal by Michale Jackson as equal to the original.
Then Artful Dodger(?) Master Blaster 2k as better than the original song by Stevie Wonder. I prefer the rnb background music to the reggae bcakground music of the original.
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Alien Ant Farm's cover was awful! (Imo)
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Yeah I love that cover of Smooth Criminal !
That's my contribution lol i can't think of any specifics at the moment though im sure there are loads !!
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Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is way better then NIN
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Johnny Cash- Hurt :yep:

Damnit you beat me!
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marilyn manson's 'tainted love'
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gary jules' mad world
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(Original post by vapid slut magician)
marilyn manson's 'tainted love'
No way! The original was fantastic.

Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower' is definitely as good as Dylan's.
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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah /obvious

Selah - You raise me up
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RHCP - Havana affair
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Faith no more's 'Epic' By Atreyu

Believe it or not the song sounds bette sung by a screamo/metalcore band :p:
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hendrix's all along the watchtower

and a contraversial one:
I actually prefer muse's 'feeling good' to Nina simone's (even though i feel guilty about it)
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Knockin On Heavens Door - GnR equal to Dlyans
Turn The Page - Metallica better than Bob Segers
When A Blind Man Cries - Richie Sambora better than Deep Purples
You Really Got Me - Van Halen equal to The Kinks
Honkin On Bobo (Album) - Aerosmith equal/better to the orginals
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(Original post by dig_the_pony)
No way! The original was fantastic.

Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower' is definitely as good as Dylan's.
Do you mean the original version of the song, sung by Gloria Jones (written by a member of The Four Preps) or the version by Soft Cell?
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(Original post by Prudy)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah /obvious
(Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
gary jules' mad world
(Original post by Emerald Lies)
Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is way better then NIN
yup to all these

also, Eva Cassidy's haunting versions of 'Fields of Gold' by the police, and 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'. soo sad to listen to

The Corrs do a good version of 'Little Wing'... different style to Jimi's, but very good nonetheless!
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Beck - Everybody's gotta learn sometime. The original was by some 80s band I don't remember, but I remember watching it on youtube and thinking "Thank **** Beck's version is better."
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Another vote for a GNR one: Live and Let Die.
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*** feel the noise - oasis
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Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez. Much better than the original. :love:
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(Original post by ssl9165)
Do you mean the original version of the song, sung by Gloria Jones (written by a member of The Four Preps) or the version by Soft Cell?
Gloria Jones, I would still say the Soft Cell version is better the Manson's though.
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