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Cover Songs that are Better Than the original

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by DFWRocket, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. basso

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    posted this in another thread, but it belongs here.

     
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    not better but ...

     
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    I don't care if its better than the original... I love this one!

     
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    Been meaning to post on this thread for a while.
    I feel like I posted this already but I don't feel like going through all the pages to verify so I'll just post it for the first time/or again.

    I love the lyrics to Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" but I think the actual song is blah.



    This dude from American Idol about 10 years ago or so I don't remember, did one of the best covers I've heard. Just made it his own as they say.

     
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    On the R&B ish side of things.

    I always felt MC Hammer's version of "Have you seen her" was better than the original by The Chi-lites





    Also Dru Hill's version of "The Love we had stays on my mind" just eeks past the original by The Dells (Sisqo took it to a higher level)



     
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    I LOVE Kate Bush. She's phenomenal....but Maxwell is also a brilliant singer and I think his version of "This Woman's Work" is better



     
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    Bruce is another one I LOVE and "Dancing in the dark" is a classic. Here are two good covers that might be better I dunno. I love them all.



     
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    Lastly, following up from the last video I posted by Cannons, they seem to just sprinkle gold dust on every cover they take on.
    "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon has a bunch of covers and most are good-great but this one is just perfection to me. Also, if you haven't listened to Cannons before, check them out. I think they've put out two albums since they started out and they're pretty dope to me. (The lead singer is also kinda pretty so that helps lol). If you're a fan of that Indiepop/electropop vibe then you'll like them.

     
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    1962


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    can't decide if this is brilliant or cringe, and i'm a big Cabrel fan:

     
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    She highlighted the side of this song that I'd never noticed. Brilliant.



     
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    Heard it in the truck this morning:

    Dead Flowers by the Stones is better than Dead Flowers by Townes

     
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    I've always liked the Lee DeWyze version. Here is a very nice cover of it by Shawn Colvin and Allison Krause.

     
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    also with Jerry Douglas.

     

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