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Will_Bennetts 26-05-2014 21:08

Covers that are better than the originals
 
In my opinion Linkin parks version of Rolling in the deep is brilliant and just about better than the original
http://youtu.be/dHtwZ07N1ic

I also prefer nobody does it better by radio head to the Carly Simon version
http://youtu.be/mfmQe_eBvrc

JurassicMark 26-05-2014 21:43

Madness - It Must Be Love
It suited Madness so well and they made it more musically catchy.

How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.

paulca66 26-05-2014 21:56

The Air That I Breathe - Hollies
Prefer it to Albert Hammond's original

Without You - Nilsson
Prefer it to Badfinger's original but prefer Badfinger's version to Mariah Carey's

Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Like it more than John Lennon's version

Streets Of London - Anti-Nowhere League
Never liked Ralph McTell's version at all

mgvsmith 26-05-2014 22:36

I prefer UFO's version of 'Alone Again Or' to
Love's Original version.

Also Bowie's version of 'Sorrow' over The Merseybeats' version or The McCoys original version.

SweetHeartHolly 26-05-2014 23:19

I love to hear my most favorite singer James Otto cover the following songs. :) :) :)

"Ramblin' Man"-Allman Brothers
"They Call Me The Breeze"-Lynard Skynard
"Into The Mystic"-Van Morrison
"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit Has Done Got Out Of Hand?"-Waylon Jennings

God bless you and him always!!! :) :) :)

Holly

P.S. The reason why James has covered this many songs is because they were done for different tribute albums and movie soundtracks. :) :) :)

Jim_McIntosh 26-05-2014 23:22

Birdy cover of the Embrace original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLNs6zQIHo&hd=1

Hav_mor91 26-05-2014 23:26

I do love Ellie Goulding's cover of Only Girl (In The World)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aaLrBTVw1Q

d56 26-05-2014 23:46

Leona's iconic version of Run

Hav_mor91 27-05-2014 00:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by d56 (Post 72843283)
Leona's iconic version of Run

That is totally subjective. Some considered a screaming wailing dismantling of a beautiful song.

d56 27-05-2014 00:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hav_mor91 (Post 72843428)
That is totally subjective. Some considered a screaming wailing dismantling of a beautiful song.

Cool, that's your opinion. 50,000 downloads in 30 minutes disagree with you though..

Zack06 27-05-2014 00:09

I think Alexandra Burke's version of Hallelujah and Leona Lewis' version of Run are better than the original versions in my view.

I also think a few of the songs they performed on The X Factor surpassed the originals.

Jim_McIntosh 27-05-2014 00:10

I think Hallelujah might be the most covered song around.

karlsberg 27-05-2014 00:15

Liberty X - Being Nobody

JohnnyForget 27-05-2014 00:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim_McIntosh (Post 72843503)
I think Hallelujah might be the most covered song around.

Not true.

The most covered songs of all time, I believe, are "Yesterday" (composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney), "Unchained Melody" (composers: Alex North and Hy Zaret) and "Stardust" (composer: Hoagy Carmichael).

"Hallelujah" (composer: Leonard Cohen) doesn't even come close.

Heston Veston 27-05-2014 06:14

Santana - She's Not There (Carlos's OTT solo always inspires massive air guitar heorics)
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Dylan himself started performing it in Hendrix's arrangement.)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke? F*** right off.)
Kate Bush - Rocket Man

finlux 27-05-2014 06:55

Dreams by the much missed The Corrs :)

paulca66 27-05-2014 09:11

Agree about Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower being better than Dylan's. Matt Monro sings my favourite version of Yesterday.

My other covers I prefer to originals are (original artist in brackets):

Everything I Own - Ken Boothe (Bread)
You Don't Own Me - Dusty Springfield (Lesley Gore)
More Than A Woman - Tavares (Bee Gees)
Together We Are Beautiful - Fern Kinney (Ken Leray)
Blame It On The Boogie - Jacksons (Mick Jackson)
Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds (Elvis Costello)

misslibertine 27-05-2014 12:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heston Veston (Post 72845147)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke? F*** right off.)

Oh thank God for you! I was fearing I'd disagree with the whole thread until that point :blush:

I'd personally disagree with Rolling In The Deep, How Soon Is Now and Run (with the fire of a thousand suns!) but I'll agree with All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix's version is one of my favourite songs.

[Also: Inb4 someone says Birdy's cover of Skinny Love :o ]

Luner13 27-05-2014 12:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by JurassicMark (Post 72840922)
How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.

Have you heard the version by Love Spit Love (its the theme to Charmed btw) it blows away both.

fkinhell 27-05-2014 13:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zack06 (Post 72843490)
I also think a few of the songs they performed on The X Factor surpassed the originals.

No bloomin way!

JurassicMark 27-05-2014 14:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luner13 (Post 72847817)
Have you heard the version by Love Spit Love (its the theme to Charmed btw) it blows away both.

Just played this and thought it was the worse of the three versions.:blush: Oh well, we've all got different tastes.

mimicole 27-05-2014 14:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by JurassicMark (Post 72840922)
Madness - It Must Be Love
It suited Madness so well and they made it more musically catchy.

How Soon Is Now - t.A.T.u
Probably get shouted at by fans of the Smiths for saying that. Just love how she sings the chorus with such gusto.

Agree with Madness, disagree wholeheartedly with TATU. The original is one of my favourite Smiths songs.

vdp2791 27-05-2014 15:02

I prefer Britney's version of Burning Up to Madonna's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYiZUFcrQB8

digichant 27-05-2014 15:17

Ellie Goulding - Tessellate (alt-j cover)
Azealia Banks - Barely Legal (The Strokes cover)

Luner13 27-05-2014 15:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by JurassicMark (Post 72848968)
Just played this and thought it was the worse of the three versions.:blush: Oh well, we've all got different tastes.

Just curious but what about it makes you find it the worst? I personally think the production is easily the strongest of all three versions.


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