Cover versions that are better than the originals

You either love the 10 CC original or you hate it, I bet.

Anyway this version updates the vibe, and the vocals have a Kate Bush feel to them in places. I heartily (here comes February! lol) approve:

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I like the original and the cover you posted.

The Neville Brothers turned this into a good song.

I think I have mentioned this sarcastic Western Swing-ish reimagining of a famous TV theme but never posted it. So here’s one urgent ommission fixed. :smile_cat:

Don’t do drugs, Kids. Well, most of 'em.

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I’m just going to mention three 10/10 (IMO) albums that that are all covers of the same original artist, who I also like.

Black Keys Choulahoma (Junior Kimbrough)
Seu Jorge Life Aquatic (David Bowie)
Sin Kil Moon Tiny Cities (Modest Mouse)

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Cover? Collaboration? Eh, still one of my favs of all time.

Forgot about that Sun Kill Moon cover of Tiny Cities. That is a good one, will have to give that album another listen soon.

Mark Kozelek also has a full album of acoustic AC/DC covers. He manages to find some real depth and pathos in them, in spite of them being… well, AC/DC songs.

I remember a buddy quipping that he’d be angry at Run-DMC forever for revitalizing Aerosmith’s career. :laughing:

Me? I find it perpetually disappointing that every difference of opinion can’t be resolved so quickly and with so little (relative) damage. [sigh]

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This post over in the needless polls reminded me of this cover of Pop Muzik:

(I’m sort of adjacent to this; my husband was acquainted with Jenn and Bogart from the Toronto goth scene around…er, the turn of the century lol)

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I think I keep forgetting to add this gem of a Toto cover:

(Should work well for Fat Tuesday. :pancakes: )