What songs do you prefer over the original, or may even be better?
Like my pick, way better than the boring Neil Young version:
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."