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I like Waylon's version just a wee bit better than Dobie Gray's and Uncle Kracker tries hard but comes in 3rd.







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I really like covers. I mean they have to be well done but I always enjoyed good ones. There was a rock station in ATL that had a show called Under The Covers with Aly that I loved to listen to. She played some great stuff.

Here are a few of my favorites, at least ones I prefer to the original:

Lissie - Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi. I don’t like the original much at all so this is an easy one. There is a remix version I like a lot but this is a true cover.

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Orgy - Blue Monday by New Order from Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack which is full of really great 80s cover songs by 90s alternative bands.




Johnny Cash did a lot of great ones, he’s most famous for his cover of Hurt, so famous that even Trent Reznor who wrote it said that that’s Johnnys song now. I still prefer the NIN version of Hurt, by a lot actually, but his cover of Soundgardens Rusty Cage is phenomenal IMO



This is one of my favorites. Snake River Conspiracy - Lovesong by The Cure. I saw them open for A Perfect Circle at a shitty venue outside of ATL and the crowd wasn’t into it, partially because of the shitty acoustics, so I was able to get right up to the stage and was able to park there for A Perfect Circle which was great.





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Couple of covers of Sinéad O’Connor songs.

Chris Cornell is a no brainer; he was one of the great male vocalists ever.



and Chevelle



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The Byrds cover of Dylans Mr Tambourine Man.


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Green Manalishi by Judas Priest over Fleetwood Mac
 
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I love the song "Rainy Night in Georgia". Tony Joe White wrote it and sings it like he's lived it.

Brook Benton made it a monster hit and deserves praise and accolades.

Sam Moore and Conway Twitty sing it just for fun and their cover is my favorite but I love them all. Cool







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Mike has so many.



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Originally posted by Gustofer:
Mike has so many.

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Mike Masse is the king of cover songs as far as I'm concerned. Very talented entertainer.

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I like The Temptations, but I prefer this version by The Stones.




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Good find, oddball!

I haven’t been following Mike Masse, but I recall that several years ago someone here introduced me to him in posting the cover of Toto’s “Africa,” that he and his bass player performed at a bar in Utah. I really like that song and I did buy that recording in iTunes.


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I love Gary Moore doing "Vodoo Chile".

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I'm a huge Toto fan, but The Italian Artists cover of Africa is actually better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uolDTn5Aoxo

They also cover Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, which may be better as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqjq-bhVhnM
 
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This one blew me away. It got the 80's vibe, but some how changed the tone from more triumphant vs the 80s version of defiance. The video doesn't match my perception. Frown


Girls Aloud. A lot of their songs were remakes, but damn...



And not exactly a remake, but back when sampling was huge...


And the Blues Brothers made this song, but Art of Noise took it to the next leve:


And Wednesday Adams' version of Paint it Black is a nice melody version:


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I didn't read past page 1, but my vote is for "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix vs the original Bob Dylan version.
 
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The O"Riellys and the Paddyhats version of the boxer.
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Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing by Marcella Detroit featuring Elton John
 
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"Hey Joe"
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Hendrix covered it but Otis kills it.



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