Songs that got even better when covered by another artist

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  1. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Just about every cover of a Beatles song I've heard, except for Aerosmith's terrible rendition of "Come Together".
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I was going to say the same thing about the Stones! :p
     
  3. garrett

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    No way! Stones rule! :p
     
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  4. Shawn@PRS

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    You guys are confused about the title of this thread. It's "Songs that got even BETTER...". It's not "Famous bands covering famous songs" :confused:
     
  5. goat-n-gitter

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    Another entry for the late great Michael Hedges - This time covering Madonna:



    And here's Imelda May covering "Tainted Love":

     
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  6. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Well you can count on The Beatles to create a good foundation, but their songs usually get even BETTER when you apply a level of musicianship that the fab four couldn't attain.









     
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  7. Shawn@PRS

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    While I enjoyed these covers, the only one I would consider better than the original is Joe Cocker doing A Little Help from My Friends
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Yup, that's the definitive version of that song.... and it's not even 'cause I'm a Beatles hater.
     
  9. garrett

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    See, there's the problem with the thread. "Better" is subjective.
     
  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    That.....and the Beatles never sold any records.
     
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    jxe babe en der wood

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    ... you decide.
     
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  13. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I won't dare say this cover made it "better". However...Van Morrison sounded as if he was the only human that had ever performed it, or at least should have!! Man! Had they not hacked the sh!t outta guitar solos 1&2 (my all time favorite guitar solos) I would have held this one as the best cover in the history of covers.

     
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  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Nailed it....

     
  15. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    The definitive version, IMHO. You could also add Statesboro Blues from this album as well...
     
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    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    WAIT A MINUTE!!!! You mean the theme song from "The Wonder Years" is a Beatles' song??!??!:eek:
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I had a heated debate a couple of weeks ago. I used to gig this song, one of my favourite to sing. My pops in law didn’t believe me either, when I told him it was a Beatles song.

    Suffice to say, The Beatles never released this as a single after Joe Cocker’s rendition!
     
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    If you watch the show on Netflix, it has a terrible wannabe version of the Joe Cocker one. I guess for some reason they didn't keep the song rights. But it really ruins the viewing experience. I grew up watching that show and I miss hearing that guitar and Joe belt it out at the beginning of every episode.
     
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  20. Coral Sky Music

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    I believe this is a great example of what Shawn is referring to..
     
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