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Old 10-03-2013, 22:24
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On the similar theme as "Worst and strangest Cover songs" post why not we try "Cover songs that could be better or just as good as the original"

I'll start off:

Guns & Roses: Knocking on Heavens Door
jimi hendrix: All Along the Watchtower
Nirvana: Man who sold the world

Manic Street Preachers: Umbrella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAMNWaBAlQ
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:20
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Steel Panter covering The Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoCQl3qTM2Q

Love.
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:34
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My Way. Sinatra

(not quite, but Paul Anka, who wrote it, does an equally good version)

the writer pretty well always delivers a good version of a song.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:00
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Everybody says it, but All Along The Watchtower is unbeatable.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:07
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You Raise Me Up

Josh Groban - Westlife
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:29
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My Way. Sinatra

(not quite, but Paul Anka, who wrote it, does an equally good version)

the writer pretty well always delivers a good version of a song.
Paul Anka only wrote the lyrics.

"My Way" is a song popularized by Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to music based on the French song "Comme d'habitude" composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques Revaux, with lyrics by Claude François and Gilles Thibault. "Comme d'habitude" had in turn originally been written in English, titled "For Me". Anka's English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song or the earlier English version. "My Way" is often quoted as the most covered song in history.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:58
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Turn The Page

Original Bob Seger version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxjUUdGdH8

The far superior IMO Metallica versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOibtqWo6z4
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:36
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IMO Rufus Wainwright's version of Across The Universe is way better than The Beatles original.
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:40
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George Michael - Somebody to love!!

perhaps even better than the original
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:56
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Turn The Page

Original Bob Seger version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxjUUdGdH8

The far superior IMO Metallica versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOibtqWo6z4
That's a nice cover. I'm not sure about 'far superior' but it's certainly as good as the original. Could do without that blonde bint in though. Makes up for Whiskey In The Jar I guess

I'm going to go for Sabaton's cover of Rammstein's Feuer Frei. I love both bands & much as I've tried I can't pick a favourite version.

Rammstein - Feuer Frei

Sabaton - Feuer Frei

Sabaton has taken it a bit harder & whilst Till Lindemann of Rammstein sounds to be very close to the edge of madness, Joakim Broden of Sabaton sounds like he's way past that point & has become rather dangerous.

I just can't separate them. Love both to a ridiculous degree

Maybe I should just listen to the Youtube version where someone has combined both versions, for maximum epicness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmr8w5S0cnw
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:03
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My Way. Sinatra

(not quite, but Paul Anka, who wrote it, does an equally good version)

the writer pretty well always delivers a good version of a song.
Anka didn't write the melody, he merely wrote the English lyrics for Sinatra's version, and subsequently recorded it himself.

The original is a French song entitled "Comme D'Habitude", first recorded by Claude Francois.

An earlier set of English lyrics than those by Paul Anka for "Comme D'Habitude" were written by a then unknown David Bowie, who recorded his own version, but was not satisfied with the result and so shelved it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:02
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Mad'House covering Madonna's 'Like A Prayer'

And i am actually being serious. Check it out on youtube, it's a cracker - love it!
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:06
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George Michael - Somebody to love!!

perhaps even better than the original
Add Tom Chaplin 'It's A Hard Life' to that as well

Both were truly channeling Freddie's soul I believe
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Old 11-03-2013, 17:39
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Johnny Cash: Hurt
Run DMC: Walk This Way. They say it saved Aerosmith from oblivion appparently lol
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:52
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George Michael - Somebody to love!!

perhaps even better than the original
No, sorry. To be fair George's version was great, but better than the original, no way.

(I've never heard a Queen cover that matched the original.)
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:55
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Beatles 'Twist & Shout' topped the original Isley Brothers version I think.
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:08
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One Direction - One Way Or Another
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:14
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One Direction - One Way Or Another
Please tell me this is a joke
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:20
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Please tell me this is a joke
Nope.
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:01
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Beatles 'Twist & Shout' topped the original Isley Brothers version I think.
The Beatles recorded my favourite version, but I also love the Isley Brothers version which was also a cover.

The original version was by a group called the Top Notes. It's pretty awful.
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:04
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Nilsson's version of "Without You" is superior to the original version by Badfinger (imo), although both versions are tremendous.
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:11
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Obviously Queen Leona - Run
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:19
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Miranda Lamberts version of You & I

Gaga really didn't suit the song, Miranda rocked it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:24
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Adele-Promise This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5hqVQ9DBA
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Old 11-03-2013, 22:19
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A few from lesser known artists that might surprise you

Marc Martel - Bohemian Rhapsody This guy is now the lead singer in the official Queen tribute band, and this vid shows why.

Mark Ruebery - Make You Feel Love

Sam Tsui - Hold it Against Me

Do - Only Girl in the World Great cover, chilled out acoustic version.
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