Twitter Weighs In- Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original
The Twitterverse always have an opinion on various things and this time they're looking at which cover songs are actually better than the original. Do you agree?
There are tons of amazing songs out there with many talented artists showing their vocal chops off. But then while some songs are iconic, they can be taken to an entirely new level when another artist decides to put their own unique spin on it. Some songs are simply nice the first time, but the second version can leave you awestruck. While some of these answers we wholeheartedly agree with, others the morning show would fight you to the death over.
Here are some of the covers people really wanted to discuss:
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole- "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
While Judy Garland made the song famous when she sang this song in "The Wizard of Oz" back in 1938 but when this artist took the song and added the melody of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" was added on a ukelele the song haunts you. Definitely one of my favorite covers ever.
The Sundays- "Wild Horses"
I've loved this song since the first time I heard it, way back when on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The cover is haunting and gives it a great vibe. Even if no one in the morning show agrees with me.
Jimi Hendrix Experience- "All Along The Watchtower"
The song was originally performed by Bob Dylan but most know the track from its Electric Ladyland album version. One person on the Twitter discussion even said "Unpopular opinion: literally any cover of a Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen song is better than the original."
The Fugees- "Killing Me Softly"
This song many don't even realize is a cover! It was originally written in 1971 and recorded by Lori Lieberman. Several artists have recorded the song before the Fugees and it was a hit for Roberta Flack in 1973 but The Fugees won a Grammy for their version of this song in the 90s.
Johnny Cash- "Hurt"
Who knew that this song could be made into an even more incredible version all thanks to the man in black? Johnny Cash gave us a stripped down version of this song that bled emotion. An absolute classic was made.
Amy Winehouse- "Valerie"
This song came out in 2006 by The Zutons by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse took it all the way to number 2 on the charts the next year with their version of the song.
Whitney Houston- "I Will Always Love You"
Everyone knows the Whitney version of this song, but many aren't familiar with the fact that it was written and performed originally by Dolly Parton. But yes I agree, White absolutely smashed this version out of the park!
Lenny Kravitz "American Woman"
While the original had its own great sound, Lenny Kravitz took it to a whole new level of sexy hard rock with his version of the song.
Disturbed- "The Song Of Silence"
Many love this version of Simon and Garfunkle's classic song and it seems to be polarizing. While some out there love this version of the song, others can't stand listening to it. The song has been an obvious success for the Chicago metallers so great if you love the track!
Check out some of the other songs that made the list on Twitter.