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Old 05-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default ITT: Covers that are better than the original song

I don't know how many subscribe to Levar Allen on Youtube but the guy does sick covers.

Here are some examples of awful songs that he's done covers of and he makes them sound great.

We R Who We R by Kesha - http://youtu.be/cR8QT3jguz8
Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz - http://youtu.be/6so3yTRsk94

The original song by Taio (Ft Luda) is atrocious. I hadn't heard it before this cover so i went expecting a decent song but damn was it awful. Levar needs to do a full version.

Airplanes by B.O.B. - http://youtu.be/qqCsM8pWYJU

Original Airplanes isn't bad at all but I like Levar's just as much.

So post more covers that you feel are better than the original.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Doing it better than the Guns and Roses and also better than Bob Dylan:

Knockin' on Heavens Door
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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This version > The Smith's
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: ITT: Covers that are better than the original song

This topic should always begin and end with All Along the Watchtower.

Especially considering the source of the original.

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Dylan has described his reaction to hearing Hendrix's version: "It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day."[25] In the booklet accompanying his Biograph album, Dylan said: "I liked Jimi Hendrix's record of this and ever since he died I've been doing it that way... Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it's a tribute to him in some kind of way."

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: ITT: Covers that are better than the original song

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt comes to mind, and this comes from a huge NIИ fan.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvzT...eature=related While My Guitar Gently weeps at 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: ITT: Covers that are better than the original song

Joe Crocker's "Wonder Years Theme" is better than the Beatles "Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" or whatever they called it (I always just call it wonder years theme lol)

I also like Aerosmith and MJ's versions of Come Together better than the Beatles ones
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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vodoo people remix by Pendulum, faster and more powerful then the original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKXKWBcaV3A
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #10
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Joe Crocker's "Wonder Years Theme" is better than the Beatles "Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" or whatever they called it (I always just call it wonder years theme lol)

I also like Aerosmith and MJ's versions of Come Together better than the Beatles ones

Cocker did a few Beatles covers that I prefer to the originals. Actually most of his covers I prefer over any other version.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #11
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Not necessarily better, but Cee-lo's live version of Radiohead's Reckoner is beautifully captivating
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:09 PM   #12
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Seal - Fly like an eagle > Steve Miller Band - Fly like an eagle
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #13
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This is a lot better than the original version! Kesha blows.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:32 PM   #14
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Default Re: ITT: Covers that are better than the original song

I'm always afraid to throw out songs in a thread like this because often covers are made to honor the great artists who originally made the songs in the first place (with the exception of the initial post here).

One cover I prefer to the original is Fear Factory's version of Gary Numan's "Cars".

Fear Factory - Cars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSoKp6dRUH0

Gary Numan's Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw

I always thought Fear Factory's version felt a little fuller without totally veering from the original. Plus, it's the best of both worlds. Fear Factory's lead man, Burton C. Bell always specialized in that electronic sort of voice, so he meshes well with Numan, who guests in the cover.

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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vodoo people remix by Pendulum, faster and more powerful then the original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKXKWBcaV3A
thanks!
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