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Covers that are better than the original

Posted by ConcertHotels on Wed, 5 May 2021

When you think of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", who springs to mind? Guns 'N Roses or Bob Dylan?

Whitney Houston's monumental version of "I Will Always Love You" or Dolly Parton's simple, emotional, heartfelt original?

You don't often come across cover songs that are better than the originals, but there are lot's of outstanding covers out there.

We'd love to hear which covers you think can stand up to the original versions.

NAME A COVER THAT IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL SONG
We'll kick things off....
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Guns N' Roses
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20 comments

Claire W

May 6, 2021

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

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Mike K

May 6, 2021

Noooo, I love the Zuton's original! The Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson version is great too though.

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Melanie K

May 6, 2021

Mmm I think the Zuton's original is pretty forgettable tbh......

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Stefano T

May 7, 2021

Limp Bizkit - Faith is a classic. Though I'm sure most won't agree.

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Courtney P

May 7, 2021

MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Courtney P

May 7, 2021

I introduced the girls to it the other day.. they thought I was a little crazy at first but now they love it.

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Stefano

May 7, 2021

That's so awesome! I've always loved this version and glad it's making it to the next generation haha

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Oscar W

May 6, 2021

Maggie Farm, Rage Against The Machine

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Shawna C

May 7, 2021

Careless whisper, Seether version! by far

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Mike K

May 7, 2021

Sinead O'Connor's cover of Nothing Compares 2 U is pretty special, but I love Chris Cornell's version.

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Rojina

May 6, 2021

Blondie - Hanging on the telephone

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Melanie K

May 6, 2021

All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

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Terry C

May 6, 2021

Run, Leona Lewis

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K

May 6, 2021

"Doesn't make it alright" Specials cover by SLF

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Leon

May 6, 2021

I go to karaoke regularly before the pandemic and, every time, at least one female sings "Valerie". They all have one thing in common - they are way better than the original.

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Shane W

May 6, 2021

Live and Let Die - GnR

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Chris C

May 6, 2021

Wings for me

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Steven M

May 6, 2021

Hurt.!..... Johnny cash. Better than the original by miles.

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Pamela R

May 6, 2021

Tainted Love. MM.

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Ted L

May 6, 2021

Feelin alright, Joe Cocker

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