Covers rivalling the originals

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  1. Belgian guy

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    I'm guessing that owing to Tarantino, many people will primarily or only know this from the Nancy Sinatra version.

     
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  2. Val1

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    Can't beat the Boss, but Frankie Goes to Hollywood does a really nice job.

     
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  3. Val1

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    My son and I have had this conversation many times over the years, and a couple of weeks ago I thought of posting the same query. I was going to do it in the P&CE music thread, but here works too! Kudos.

    The topic came up last week when son and I were talking about Dave Edmunds' cover of Elvis' Girls Talk. I remember loving the cover more back in high school, though Edmunds released his version before Elvis did.. So I listened to it four or five times a weekend ago, and darn, didn't like it as much as I remembered.

    I think I prefer the Linda Ronstadt version the most, but having listened to all of them, I think Ronstadt really covered Edmunds as opposed to covering Elvis.



    And Edmunds:



    Elvis Costello:

     
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  4. Belgian guy

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    Hardy is hardly the only one who has covered Celentano (I think just about every European country must have its version), but her version is probably the most well-known cover and must definitely be one of the earliest.

    I think the melody fits her voice very well. Another case where I suspect many don't know it's a cover and not her original song.
     
  5. Belgian guy

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    Modest success when Gainsbourg released it, even in his native France. Later became more appreciated, mostly because a synthpop cover made by Jo Lemaire + Flouze did become a (modest) hit in Europe.



    Gainsbourg's song itself was a reference to a poem by Verlaine, so there is another layer to this nesting doll.
     
  6. Nacional Tijuana

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    I'm not one to be on #teamcover or #teamoriginal, but I happen to like "I'm on Fire" by Low. For whatever reason, I'm not crazy about Bruce (except his general persona).

     
  7. Len

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    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Judy Garland (1939)



    Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole (1990)



    I actually only heard this version a couple of times as a buffer on a radio program I was listening to, but I really like it.
     
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  8. TheJoeGreene

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    I can't believe it took me this long to remember this one.

    I Think We're Alone Now

    Tommy James & The Shondells (1967)



    Tiffany (1987)

     
  9. chaski

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    Jerry Lee Lewis version is good too.

     
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  10. Len

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    Hard to argue with Jerry Lee.....

    Don't believe I've heard his version before. Not bad.
     
  11. TheJoeGreene

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    Oh wow, I definitely hadn't heard that one.
     
  12. TheJoeGreene

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    Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)

    Jim Croce (1972)



    Joshua Turner, Carson McKee, Reina Del Cid (Elle Cordova), & Toni Lindgren (2019)

     
  13. Len

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    I was looking at a list of the top songs from 50 years ago ('74) and I was surprised how many of them I just did not like. (May explain why I started going off into different artists/genres.) Anyway, one of them was a remake of an earlier hit:

    B J Thomas - 1968



    Blue Swede - 1974



    Did not care for the '74 version.
     
  14. Hefty CB

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    Joy Division - Dead Souls




    NIN - Dead Souls




    As a huge NIN fan and a fan of the “Crow” movie (remake just announced) and Soundtrack this one is an all timer for me.
     
  15. TheJoeGreene

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    Mony Mony

    Tommy James & The Shondells (1968)



    Billy Idol (1981 & 1987)

     
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  16. Val1

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    Dancing in the Street -- Martha and the Vandellas



    The Mick Jagger and David Bowie version

     
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  17. Len

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  18. The cover isnot available, so here the Dutch version by Davina Michelle:
     
  19. Love hurts is a song covered by several artists/groups.


    my favourite cover is this one by Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris


    and then there's this one:
     
  20. TheJoeGreene

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    The Weight

    The Band (1968)



    Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and Old Crow Medicine Show (2008)

     
  21. xtomx

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    Nope. While it is a very good cover and one of the better Nine in Nails efforts, Trent Rezner's scratchiness doesn't cut it when compared to Ian Curtis.
    Good version, but not better.
     
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  22. TheJoeGreene

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    Don't Let Me Down

    The Beatles



    Sierra Ferrell

     
  23. superdave

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    Um the title of this thread has the word rivaled in it. Not horrifically misguided.

    If we have a thread instead of bad covers, the Jam’s Heatwave is awful.
     
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  24. superdave

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    Death Cab doing the Stone Roses’ I Wanna Be Adored



    the OG

     
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  25. superdave

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    Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard does Alvvays’ Marry Me Archie. The latter is a fantastic piece of bubblegum pop. Gibbard’s version isn’t as Brady Bunch



    The OG

     

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