If it's crap ... We'll tell you
We all know what covers that are just cheap cash ins, or attempts to gain attention, but what about the song covers that are just better than the original, the ones that make the original look like the cover. They are far and few between. For me it would have to be Nirvana's cover of Man Who Sold the World
Comment and post about what cover you think is better than the original
The three cover versions better than the original going without saying;
"Hurt" - Johnny Cash"
"Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
"All Along the Watchtower" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
And some others;
"Your Love" - Bon Iver
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" - Israel Kamakawiwio'ole
"Such Great Heights" - Iron & Wine
I'm sure I'll remember another song in five minutes or so, but here's the first few off the top of my head that I personally think may just be able to surpass the originals.
* Emperor's cover of A Fine Day to Die by Bathory
* Psyclon Nine's cover of You Know What You Are by Ministry
* Sodom's cover of Iron Fist by Motorhead
* Strapping Young Lad's cover of Room 429 by Cop Shoot Cop
Jolene and Walking With A Ghost by The White Stripes
Yh, i would of gone with hurt too, but also this cover of Billie Jean by Aloe Blacc.
Love it more than the original, sorry michael
as always...theres this...i also think the Otis version is better than the original...