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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #20 on: 12 May 2020, 08:54 »
I'm not sure if "better" is the right word, but this MS Paint Furby cover of Blue by Eiffel 65 really is something, and it sure cracked me up.


Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #21 on: 12 May 2020, 18:33 »

Well, if dancemix counts as cover then...



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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #22 on: 13 May 2020, 04:10 »
Tronic DX7 - Red Soil (Lower Brinstar)


Yes, a cover of some Metroid music.

Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #23 on: 22 May 2020, 06:51 »
Here's a good one:

José Gonzalez - Teardrop (Massive Attack cover)


As much as I love the original track (which some may recognize as the opening theme for the show House), I just enjoy listening to this one more.  Both are intimate in different ways.  And while looking in the comments of the original track on YouTube, I read that this version was used in the recent Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance.  So that's neat.

José Gonzalez also does a fantastic cover of Heartbeats by The Knife.  It's damn good, but I just don't like it more than the original.

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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #24 on: 25 May 2020, 13:53 »



Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #25 on: 25 May 2020, 16:31 »
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That's a tough one.  This is a really good cover, updated for a more modern audience, but I really like the original.

Here's one that is so different from the original that it's really tough to say which is 'better':

The Cardigans - Iron Man


I love the original, no doubt about that, but I often prefer listening to this one.  It's really relaxing!  I love a cover that totally reinvents the song, and this one definitely does that.

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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #26 on: 25 May 2020, 21:21 »
Cobain's version of "The man who sold the world" is more famous than the original - but I never cared about Bowie.

Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #27 on: 27 May 2020, 04:56 »
Cobain's version of "The man who sold the world" is more famous than the original - but I never cared about Bowie.
Bowie's original is fine, but Nirvana's cover is fantastic:


Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #28 on: 03 Aug 2020, 12:31 »
Siouxsie's "The Last Beat of my Heart" is fantastic, but Devotchka's more passionate reinterpretation just suits the song better than the original's languidness, in my opinion:



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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #29 on: 04 Aug 2020, 10:47 »
Not exactly a cover, but a reworking to minor key:



Far better than the original. Major key is for normies ^_^

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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #30 on: 24 Oct 2020, 11:34 »

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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #31 on: 03 Nov 2020, 23:14 »
I don´t really know if this hits the forums musical taste, but I instantly had to think of this when its about good covers. So much better than the original! And Aurora is just etheral.




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Re: Covers that are better than the original
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Re: Covers that are better than the original
« Reply #34 on: 18 Sep 2021, 02:46 »
The last few have been fantastic.

Personally, I like this one:

Khruangbin - Il Clan Dei Siciliani (Ennio Morricone Cover)



But I do love Khruangbin.