Cover versions you find better than the originals.

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  1. Finck

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    Nothing wrong with the original (warning: the "real" song starts at 0:40):



    And them...



    I will be probably banned, but...



    Finally, to reserve my place in hell...

     
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    Jeff Buckley hallelujah and they might be giants Istanbul and New York City
     
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    I admit I like Faith No More's cover of Sabbath's "War Pigs" better than the original. They were bringin the rock and roll on that one.

    I think Danny Gatton knocked "Harlem Nocturne" outta the park. What an encyclopedia of all possible Telecaster tones. Those moody, growly opening chords, those piercing shrieks, those crazy-ass staccato descending chromatic stabs winding down out of the song's bridge...haunting mastery.
     
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    Here's a few:
    "Sweet Jane" Mott the Hoople
    "Girls Talk" Dave Edmunds
    "Queen of Hearts" Dave Edmunds
    "Good Vibrations" Todd Rundgren
     
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    How about a Glam metal version of Wuthering Heights?


     
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    The Runaways - Rock N Roll
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    Never liked the original band, but I can get into this cover..
     
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    Puddles and Hailey are even better
     
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    Highway 61 revisited by Johnny Winter .
     
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    Best cover ever. Much better than the original:
     
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    I put a spell on you - Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty)
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    Sweet Dreams covered by Marilyn Manson.
     
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    I thought of this song was a throwaway/filler when I first heard it on Bruce's "Tunnel of Love." Then when I heard it the Mavericks do it, I was like, "What a great freaking song!"

     
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    See above.

     
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    Dwight Yoakam, "Suspicious Minds"

     
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    i'm kicking myself for not coming up with this first. Has been in my mind's juke box for decades. A perfect recording (but forgettable video).

     
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    Original



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    And another cover :)

     
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    Nearly any song covered by Pentatonix.

    Really.
     
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    I love Eric Clapton's revamp of I Shot the Sheriff he did in Hyde Park 1997. In fact this may be the best concert ever. Give it a listen.
     
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