One part of music that I've always enjoyed is when people cover songs. I mean come on I am kinda obsessed with cover bands! Most of the time people say that the original is way better but here are 10 of my favorites where the cover totally dominates the original.
Dancing In the Streets
Original - Martha & the Vandellas
Cover - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
While I enjoy both versions I really enjoy the sound of the cover a little bit better. Plus this video just pushes it way over the top. I mean seriously if you've never seen the amazing that is Bowie & Jagger dancing together you need to take 2 minutes and 56 seconds to just enjoy it. God I love the 80's it's so wonderful.
Original - The Beatles
Cover - Joe Cocker
While the Beatles version is amazing and I love it so much I think I might just love Joe's version a little bit more. It's got a rough edge to it that I think works well with the meaning of the song.
Original - Michael Jackson
Cover - Alien Ant Farm
My apologies to the king of pop but his version just doesn't cut it compared to this hard rocking Alien Ant Farm version.
Original - Dulbiners/Thin Lizzy
Cover - Metallica
Again with the loving the hard rock versions I know, I know. I just can't help it. Although my husband likes to remind me that this song is after the sold out, etc ... my reply is I don't care I just enjoy it for the awesome song it is. If you've never heard the Dubliners version of this song seriously check it out, it is definitely totally different!
Original - Roberta Flack
Cover - Fugees
Who knew?! Lauryn Hill, you and your 90's teenage angst. I love it.
Original - Dolly Parton
Cover - Whitney Houston
Another one that I had no idea was a cover! No gonna lie but sorry Dolly, Whitney totally dominates in this cover. The "I will Always Love You" part at the end still gives me goosebumps.
Original - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cover - Ike & Tina Turner
For me this match up might actually be a tie. Some times you need the smoother trip down the river with CCR and sometimes you need the crazy Tina Turner hair flip version.
Original - The Isley Brothers
Cover - The Beatles
The Beatles just barely beat out The Isley Brothers with their 1963 cover. Both versions hold up really well but The Beatles version is the one most of us know and love.
Original - Arrows
Cover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Who even knew that this was a cover? I definitely did not know that. Obviously since I didn't even know there was an original Joan's cover wins hands down.
Original - Nine Inch Nails
Cover - Johnny Cash
The emotion Cash sings this song with is just ridiculous.
So what do you think? Original or cover?