Saturday, February 16, 2013

5 Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

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

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