I am normally not a big fan of cover songs. I particularly hate when people try to cover Beatles songs. So does Aimee Mann, God bless her. But every once in awhile, lightning strikes, and a cover successfully redefines a song and makes it better than its original. Here are five that I think did just that. Or maybe it's just that they're more up tempo than the originals. Well, you be the judge. Originals first.
Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel vs. The Bangles
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton vs. Whitney Houston
My Way - Frank Sinatra vs. Sid Vicious
Twist and Shout - The Isley Bros. vs. The Beatles
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails vs. Johnny Cash