Song covers you DO like

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  1. PyroChamber

    PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    A lot of people tend to hate on song covers saying that they'll not as great as the originals, but every now and then you get some that are actually better than the original songs. So what are some that you think are actually great?

    For me, I heard this part song on a podcast, it was a cover of Iron Man done by The Cardigans. I downloaded the song and I have to say I really like it, it's like a really mellow version of the song.
     
  2. Go Web Go!

    Go Web Go! Shhhhhhhh!

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    Most of the covers Marilyn Manson has done are pretty good. My overall favorite has to be Nirvana's version of "The Man Who Sold the World". A few others that I like: (since I have plenty o' time to spare)

    Land of Confusion - Disturbed
    Along Comes Mary - Bloodhound Gang
    Who Wants To Live Forever - Breaking Benjamin
    Baker Street - Foo Fighters
    Working Class Hero - Green Day
    Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam, Lake of Fire - Nirvana
    Under My Thumb - Social Distortion
    Landslide - Smashing Pumpkins
    Wicked Game - HIM
    Whiskey In the Jar, Turn the Page & Tuesday's Gone - Metallica
    Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
    Gouge Away - Papa Roach

    And one from the ol' days: Faith - Limp Bizkit
     
  3. StrainedEyes

    StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    The lounge version of Down with the Sickness that was used for the Dawn of the Dead remake.
     
  4. Ghostvirus

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    I like Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower better than Dylan's.
     
  5. returntovoid

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    Yeah, it's definitely better.
     
  6. VampElvis

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    :up: no doubt, that's what I was gonna put. In fact most of Dylan's songs are better done by someone else ala Knocking on Heaven's Door.
     
  7. gap5ewl

    gap5ewl inconspicuous since '03.

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    I think that's the universal opinion. Even Dylan said it was better than his version and he plays Jimi's version when he performs.

    Anyway, here's my picks:

    -Pretty much any cover Janis Joplin did was a thousand times better than the original. Piece of my Heart, Summertime and Ball and Chain are like completely different songs when she did it.

    -The Man Who Sold the World covered by Nirvana is so much more emotional and deep than Bowie's version.
     
  8. Manic

    Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Santana's cover of "She's Not There" by the Zombies is superb.
    Aretha Franklin's cover of "Respect" is just classic. I don't even remember whose song it was originally. Some dude, I think.
     
  9. ComicChick

    ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i like these too

    i also like India Arie's cover of Don Henley's The Heart of the Matter.
    and Fergie's Barracuda isn't too bad either
     
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (The Beatles) - Elton John
    Something (The Beatles) - Frank Sinatra
    Pinball Wizard (The Who) - Elton John
    Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran) - The Who
    Twist And Shout (The Beatles) - The Isley Brothers
    California Sun (The Ventures) - The Ramones
    Crimson & Clover (Tommy James & The Shondelles) - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    Mony Mony (Tommy James & The Shondelles) - Billy Idol
     
  11. Addendum

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    Help! by Deep Purple
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    While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Yellow Matter Custard
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    No Quarter by Tool
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    I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Creedence
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    One Vision by Laibach
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  12. The Chairman

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    Jersey Girl (Tom Waits) - Bruce Springsteen
     
  13. SuBe

    SuBe Voluntaryist

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    I like this:

     
  14. Ziggyman

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    Hurt (Johnny Cash) - Nine Inch Nails

    Probably one of the best covers ever...
     
  15. Sawyer

    Sawyer High King

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    [YT]Ka_sHy9cVH0[/YT]
     
  16. Addendum

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    I like this just because it makes me laugh

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  17. Specter313

    Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    I gotta say Seether's cover of Wham's Never Gonna Dance Again works surprisingly well. Yes, I said a rock band covered a Wham song.
     
  18. Sawyer

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    Fixed. And yeah, I think its pretty kickass.

    Also... Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah.
     
  19. Addendum

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    I Started a Joke by Faith No More
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  20. AxlsAppetite

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    All by GN'R
    -Live & Let Die(Paul McCartney)
    -Knocking on Heaven's Door(Bob Dylan)
    -Only Women Bleed(Alice Cooper)
    -Sail Away Sweet Sister(Queen)
    -We Will Rock You(Queen)
    -Whole Lotta Rosie(AC/DC)
    -Nice Boys(Rose Tattoo)
    -Down on the Farm(UK Subs)
    -Attitude(The Misfits)

    Sail Away Sweet Sister & Only Women Bleed weren't necessarily covered but were used as intros for Sweet Child O' Mine & Knockin' On Heaven's Doors during live shows.

    TSI? doesn't count 'cept the songs fro there listed above.
     
  21. Mrh7448

    Mrh7448 I am not a Side Kick

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    Johnny Cash - Hurt
    Johnny Cash - I won't back down
    Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
    Hendrix - Along the Watchtower
    Gary Jules - Mad World
    Ramones - California Sun
     
  22. enterthemadness

    enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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    Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal.
    Linkin Park - Wish
    Some song on Rock Band 2 that covers Johnny Crash song.
     
  23. Anubis

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    I prefer the Killers version of Shadowplay over Joy Division's original.
     
  24. taskmaster

    taskmaster We all float down here.

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    Nevermore's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence.
     
  25. Dave McFly

    Dave McFly Darth Rey

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    I agree, when I heard the song in Shrek the Third and saw that it was NOT Heart singing it in the movie or soundtrack i was blown away :wow:.

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    Fergie, NAILED IT!
     

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