Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original

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41 With or Without You - Jackie Evancho With or Without You - Jackie Evancho

I wouldn't have believed it possible, but my ears say otherwise. - BobG

42 I Started a Joke - Faith No More
43 Running Up That Hill - Placebo Running Up That Hill - Placebo
44 Angel of Death - Gamma Ray

Thin Lizzy cover - just awesome. - Metal_Treasure

45 Don't Stop Believing - Clem Snide
46 Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
47 Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho

Their marvelous duet from Jackie's PBS special "Awakening - In Concert".

48 Tainted Love - Soft Cell Tainted Love - Soft Cell
49 Forever Young - Youth Group Forever Young - Youth Group
50 I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
51 One Way or Another - One Direction One Way or Another - One Direction

This cover is not better than the original! One Direction sucks dick!

This should be on the list of 'i needed a therapy after listening to this'

52 Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows
53 White Room - Demons & Wizards

A Cream cover - better than the original. Just give a listen. - Metal_Treasure

Sounds very similar to the original to me. It's personal preference but I can't see how you claim it's definitively better. To me, for a cover version to be regarded as "better" than an original that is considered great it needs to have a significantly different take or add outstanding unique elements that enhance the song - and it's still a difficult attempt - Billyv

54 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
55 The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
56 Grenade - Ariana Grande
57 Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles

It's good, but not as great as the others

58 In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint
59 Word Up! - Korn Word Up! - Korn
60 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

From "Game of Thrones", this has been covered by several other artists, but Jackie Evancho completely made it her own, and this version was formally released as a single by SONY Masterworks.

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