Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original

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181 Feuer Frei! - Sabaton
182 Poker Face - Eric Cartman
183 Loverman - Metallica
184 Dancing In the Street - Mick Jagger & David Bowie
185 Ordinary World - Red
186 Dissident Aggressor - Slayer
187 In a Gadda Da Vida - Slayer
188 Drift Away - Uncle Kracker
189 Midlife Crisis - Disturbed
190 Killing Me Softly with His Song - The Fugees
191 Cry Baby - Janis Joplin
192 When the Indians Cry - Vanilla Ninja

The original song is a ballad by British singer Chris Norman from his 2001 album "Breathe Me In". This song never was a hit anywhere in the world and was more like a filler song on the album. It sounds rather corny and cheesy to be honest with an unintentionally racist title. It tries so hard to be a heartbreaking ballad, that it eventually turns out cheap.
Vanilla Ninja's 2004 reincarnation was a single from their album "Traces of Sadness" and a big hit in some European countries. It turns the cheesy pop ballad into a folk inspired stripped down piece that gets more intense and rock-ish as it goes on. In the beginning the guitar takes up most of the song's instrumental. Later, more and more instruments get added, first soft percussion such as shakers, then more dominant drums, ultimately electric guitars including a solo. And of course Lenna Kuurma's and Maarja Kivi's wonderfully rough voices that make this sound more honest than the original. - Martin_Canine

193 I Follow Rivers - Triggerfinger
194 Summertime Sadness - Within Temptation
195 Let There Be Rock - Onslaught

I think this ACDC classic sounds better when metalized and faster. - Metal_Treasure

196 Blank Space - I Prevail
197 Hallelujah - K.D. Lang
198 The Scientist - Holly Henry
199 Skyfall - Amber Carrington
200 Colors of the Wind - Tori Kelly
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