Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

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Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by joegoat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:16 am

In the age of singing game shows where hardly anyone brings an original song (actually written by them) to stage, many good songs have been butchered by someone else's idea of how it should have been done. While everything ever made by man leaves for improvement, many folks do more harm than good. So what are some covers that y'all think are better than the original?

Here is one of my favorites. I enjoy this guy's music. He is an excellent writer himself, but he also does a few covers. Mrs. Joegoat and I had the opportunity to take a trip to Nashville this past spring and see him play live at The Ryman. This song was one of the ones he did. He has yet to record it on an album :cry: .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5LuLvr_Bv0
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOibtqWo6z4
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppbhxukCd-4
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lF2qEA2cw
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NHV6NUEKNU
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Post by Jester » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am

Johnny Cash Hurt

The chubby Hawaiian guy who did Somewhere Over The Rainbow
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8av28fydMw
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Post by gaining_age » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:58 am

This one is curious.... and yet appealing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Q8eIVvDfM
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Post by FredS » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:59 am

Greta thread idea Joe!.

Playing for Change covers Teach Your Children Well. This is one of my top 10 favorite videos ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZIx55cFf-o

Lake Street Dive covers Lola.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:02 am

Don't make me clean-up after you, dude.
Jester wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am
Johnny Cash Hurt

The chubby Hawaiian guy who did Somewhere Over The Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:09 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zAThXFOy2c
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Post by FredS » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:09 am

Jester wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am
Johnny Cash Hurt

The chubby Hawaiian guy who did Somewhere Over The Rainbow
"Hurt' was the first thing that came to my mind also. Johnny Cash's American Recordings are the best set of records ever recorded. Ever. Period. He also covered Father and Son with Fiona Apple. That one almost always makes me cry a little.

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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:37 am

Dwight Yoakam covered quite a few songs and IMHO he was better than the original in most cases.
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Post by Jester » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:43 am

https://youtu.be/ThHqB8B6k8w
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Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:08 pm

Hooked on a Feeling. Blue Swede.
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Post by Del » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Original Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, by Rob Hazard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg

Thank God for Cyndi Lauper....

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Post by infidel » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:56 pm

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Post by tuttle » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 pm

Billy Jean - The Civil Wars

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Post by joegoat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Jester wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 am
Johnny Cash Hurt

The chubby Hawaiian guy who did Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I agree on both! The Nine Inch Nails, granted I don't listen to them or their genre, original was awful!
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Re: Song Covers That You Think Are Actually Better Than the Original

Post by plainview » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:06 pm

For years, I had no idea that Blinded By The Light was a Bruce Springsteen song. I like them both.

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https://youtu.be/B-S9Dj-S9rU

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