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Favorite cover songs?

What songs do you prefer over the original, or may even be better?

Like my pick, way better than the boring Neil Young version:

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Good post. I had to really mull this one over. There are a ton of great covers I could list but my favorite has to be Johnny Cash's Cover of Hurt.

Here is a quote from Trent Reznor after watching the music video.

"I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure."

TheInterlooper Level 7 May 17, 2018
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Wow.

Man, I hadn’t watched the actual video in a while. Perfect song for him.

That's the first cover song I thought of.

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I always think of this one. Love the funky bass. This is killer.

johnnyfdny Level 4 May 17, 2018
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I love Cake.

Cake is always fun smile001.gif

@AMGT Love CAKE!♥

Haven’t heard this before, very cool! Thanks for sharing

Or you do this. Good laughs from the UK (Liverpool)
" day do doe don't de doe "

This song. This entire album. Perfection.

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HedleyLamaar Level 2 May 17, 2018
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Did you see the recent video release of Prince performing this song?
I liked it when the Family did it, but I think I like when he does his own material, most.

Completely, completely, completely!

An arrow to the heart. I wish I could award a hundred 'likes'.

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Joan Jett’s version of Crimson and Clover

Marcie1974 Level 7 May 16, 2018
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♥♥♥
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Crimson and Clover

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I prefer all the songs Led Zeppelin covered of Willie Dixon’s.

AMGT Level 8 May 16, 2018
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Disturbed....Sound of Silence. AWESOME

TimBowen Level 4 May 17, 2018
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Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus:

smoyle Level 6 May 17, 2018
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I love covers, here's a fave. Chris Isaak - Solitary Man

CaroleKay Level 8 May 17, 2018
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Everybodies Talking, Harry Nilsson.
One, Three Dog Night

Gatovicolo Level 7 May 16, 2018
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Elton John’s “Daniel” as covered by Fuel is great. I also like Halestorm’s versions of “Slave to the Grind” (Skid Row) and “All I Want to Do (Is Make Love to You)” (Heart).

Leeshi Level 6 May 17, 2018
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Gatovicolo Level 7 May 17, 2018
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Look at baby faced Grohl!!

@Marcie1974
I realized that as well.

Which leads me to this song. My daughter Emily who was conceived listening to Bowie songs and was born with eyes of different colour

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David Lee Roth's version of Just A Gigolo.

SpikeTalon Level 8 May 17, 2018
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Almost anything Sinatra, Charles, or Cocker covered was theirs after they covered it.

Sticks48 Level 8 May 17, 2018
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I dig this one lots, too...

AMGT Level 8 May 17, 2018
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Those two had great synergy. It is a shame they separated.

@TheInterlooper

I agree smile003.gif
Have you heard any of his independent stuff? It’s pretty good.

@AMGT I haven't but I will check it out.

@TheInterlooper

I like this one..

@AMGT That was great! Thanks for sharing. Now I have to go listen to the whole album.

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21st Century Schizoid Man by April Wine

jonds56 Level 6 May 16, 2018
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Akfishlady Level 8 May 16, 2018
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Heard it thru the Grapevine as CCR played it. With apologies to Marvin.

Gonzogopher Level 5 May 16, 2018
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@atheist I’m pretty sure Marvin Gaye wrote it. Gladys had a hit with it but Fogerty oh Fogerty.

@atheist thanks.

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I swear, I'm just gonna take a day, sit down, and go through all of these one by one. I imagine it will be a very horizon-broadening experience.

ghettophilosopher Level 6 May 20, 2018
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Jeff Buckly hallelujah

EraExtrana Level 2 May 20, 2018
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Blac Rabbit - She Loves You
Not better but pretty damn good.

CM1965 Level 7 May 20, 2018
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A redo of an old Marvin Gaye tune.

RobLes Level 6 May 17, 2018
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Aerosmith, Walkin the Dog, Talking Heads, Take Me To the River, Marylin Manson, Sweet Dreams

nvrnuff Level 7 May 17, 2018
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Oh Manson’s Sweet Dreams is so spooky, I love it!

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Jimmy Buffet cover of Uncle Johns Band. This may sound blasphemies but it way better than the Grateful Dead original.

Mikeb56 Level 6 May 17, 2018
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I was never a big Elvis fan but really enjoy many of his hits, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Suspicion” and a few others... but, Chris Issak’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is (maybe/almost) as good as Elvis’ original.

Tomas Level 6 May 17, 2018
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Also great..

AMGT Level 8 May 17, 2018
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