Cover version that you like better than the original?

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  1. Kreshna

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    Is there any song whose cover version you like better than the original? To me, it's Georgy Porgy. I like the Smoma cover much better than the original Toto performance. The Smoma version is more energetic, more uplifting, and definitely more toe-tapping than the original. And I like Simona's powerful vocal much better than Joseph Williams' , especially at the minute 3:41 and 3:48. I'm not saying Williams' voice is bad. Heck, he did great in I Will Remember. However, Toto's Georgy Porgy feels like it's on valium compared to the Smoma cover.

    So, how about yours?
     
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    Joe Cocker:
     
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    Again, Joe Cocker:
     
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    Even Dylan copped to this man's mastery of the number:
     
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    I've heard the original version of this one and,again, JH owns it:
     
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    Great post.
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    Willy DeVille owns this one

     
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    This may be my favorite song ever, a cover of a Tim Buckley song
     
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    Prelude's version of Neil Young's "After The Goldrush" would qualify for me. Simple truth is that I can't abide Neil's voice, even though I love his songwriting.

    One song that was recorded by the songwriter, and was covered by someone much better known: Sailing, written by Gavin Sutherland, and first performed by The Sutherland Brothers, was covered by Rod Stewart, and became the definitive version of the song. Personally, I preferred the original.

    Coldplay's "The Scientist" - Preferred version by Aimee Mann, and a cute version by a group of French kids, Vox Angeli.
     
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    I'm going to stump for Bauhaus doing Ziggy Stardust. A worthy cover.
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