Oftentimes the newer version draws out the original’s complexities in a way you never would have noticed before. Or maybe the first version is equally compelling, but the cover artist reimagined it with such grandeur that many don’t even realize that it’s a new take on an old song. Found on the band’s 1970 album Loaded, the Velvet Underground original is a stately ballad, influenced by Lou Reed ’s adoration of ‘50s doo-wop and dreamy Phil Spector productions, complete with a spoken word lament/plea to a lover. Chan Marshall’s version, by contrast, is of a piece with most of the material she recorded for her 2000 Covers Record.
Here are the 50 best cover songs that are far better than the original. Well, get this: none of them are original works; they’re just extreme versions of the best cover songs of all time. Yes, when it comes to music, first is not always best. Often, the original rendition is merely the first draft, a starting-gun inspiration for other singers and songwriters to take a good song and make it great. Herein, you’ll find 50 such examples of the world’s best cover songs. So listen on, and see how many you knew were cover songs. Who hasn’t delighted to this power-pop ditty? As of this writing, more than 30 artists have covered this iconic number, but none come close to Lauper’s take, which exploded on radio and MTV in 1983. The song, first performed by a little-known Robert Hazard in ’79, but it took maverick thinker Cyndi Lauper to do it justice.
Either way, cover versions occasionally turn out to be more popular than and/or artistically superior to the originals. It's not common, but the following are 10 songs that, despite great original versions, work better as covers. Maybe it's wrong to say the Chili Peppers did a better job performing 'Higher Ground' than the living legend who wrote it. But often times, these sorts of preferences are determined by which version one hears first, and being Gen-Xers, we happened upon Anthony Kiedis & c. s 'Mother's Milk' rendition well before the original. In fact, it wasn't until many years later that we discovered Stevie Wonder's take, which is slightly slower but no less funky.
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Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1 is an Irish charity album featuring a variety of artists performing acoustic cover versions of popular songs. It was released in 2003 by RMG Chart Entertainment Ltd. The songs on the album were recorded live and acoustic on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM. The album was made in aid of the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght. The album's name is a reference to U2's song, "Even Better Than the Real Thing".
This beautiful cover fully embraces the melancholy nature of the original, and the rich arrangement infuses a new vigor into the song. 13. "Cheerleader" by Jessica Burton (originally by OMI). View this video on YouTube. This delicate harp cover makes this a song you could totally walk down the aisle to. 14. "Drunk in Love" by Lee England (originally by Beyoncé). Tap to play or pause GIF. Lee England, youtube. The inventive arrangement in this tune will make you want to writhe around on a surfbordt.
Bird and the Bee - "I Can't Go For That" (Hall & Oates Cover).
Our releases cover both catalogue reissues and inspiring new works from artists with a fine history and heritage. ExoticaWelcome to Exotica, a label quietly obsessed with the strangest, craziest and greatest cover versions of Beatles records ever made. Designer & Label manager Jim Phelan has made it his goal to uncover such buried treasures before compiling and presenting them to you in this fantastic quirky series of Exotic releases. Original DopeWelcome to Original Dope. Phoenix CityFrom the UK’s finest longest running & truly independent record label Cherry Red Records comes a brand new subsidiary label – Phoenix City Records. Soon after, the London-based operation scheduled a follow-up compilation, Music Alone Shall Live, but for reasons now lost in the mists of time, the album failed to receive an official UK release, only seeing issue in limited numbers in Jamaica.
You're Not Alone
Nate Hills / Curtis Jackson / Justin Timberlake
André Lauren Benjamin
Can't Get You Out of My Head
R. David / C. Dennis
Jack L / Jack Lukeman
Crazy [Single Version]
Brian Burton / Thomas Callaway / Gianfranco Reverberi
With a Little Help From My Friends
John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Caleb Followill / Jared Followill / Matthew Followill / Nathan Followill
Baby One More Time [Radio Hamburg Version]
Only Girl (In the World)
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen / Tor Erik Hermansen / Crystal Johnson / Sandy Wilhelm
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Desmond Child / Vince Poncia, Jr. / Paul Stanley
Wonderwall [John Peel Session Live At BBC]
Ernest Dion / Benjamin Hudson / Malik Yusef El Shabazz Jones / Scott Mescudi / Scott Ramon Seguro / Kanye West
Bruce Brody / Samantha Brown / Greg Sutton
Another Day In Paradise
Black Hole Sun
Chris Cornell / Piet Goddaer
André Lauren Benjamin - Composer Mark Bishop - Engineer Bruce Brody - Composer Samantha Brown - Composer Ane Brun - Primary Artist Brian Burton - Composer Thomas Callaway - Composer Cat Power - Primary Artist Desmond Child - Composer, Lyricist Phil Collins - Composer Chris Cornell - Composer, Lyricist R. David - Composer C. Dennis - Composer Ernest Dion - Composer, Lyricist Mikkel Storleer Eriksen - Composer, Lyricist William Fitzsimmons - Primary Artist Caleb Followill - Composer Jared Followill - Composer Matthew Followill - Composer Nathan Followill - Composer Frida Gold - Primary Artist Noel Gallagher - Composer Piet Goddaer - Composer, Lyricist Jimi Hendrix - Composer Tor Erik Hermansen - Composer, Lyricist Nate Hills - Composer Benjamin Hudson - Composer, Lyricist Jack L - Primary Artist Curtis Jackson - Composer Crystal Johnson - Composer, Lyricist Malik Yusef El Shabazz Jones - Composer, Lyricist T. Kellett - Composer Ray LaMontagne - Primary Artist Mads Langer - Instrumentation, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals John Lennon - Composer Pixie Lott - Primary Artist, Vocals Jack Lukeman - Primary Artist Max Martin - Composer Paul McCartney - Composer Maria Mena - Primary Artist Scott Mescudi - Composer, Lyricist Søren Mikkelsen - Guitar (Acoustic), Mastering, Producer Milow - Primary Artist Obadiah Parker - Primary Artist Oceana - Primary Artist Ortopilot - Primary Artist Ozark Henry - Primary Artist Vince Poncia, Jr. - Composer, Lyricist Gianfranco Reverberi - Composer Jens Schwengel - Artwork Scott Ramon Seguro - Composer, Lyricist Al Shux - Guitar Paul Stanley - Composer, Lyricist Greg Sutton - Composer Justin Timberlake - Composer Foy Vance - Primary Artist Kanye West - Composer, Lyricist Liv Widell - Featured Artist Sandy Wilhelm - Composer, Lyricist
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