Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original


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61 Forever Young - Youth Group
62 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'

63 Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows
64 Land of Confusion - Disturbed

Way better than the Genesis version

65 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

66 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
67 Surfin' Bird - The Ramones
68 The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
69 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Haunting and powerful, this is a completely different take on this song than Simon and Garfunkel. This doesn't seem like the kind of song Disturbed would take on, but they truly nailed it.

Better than the original in every way!

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70 Word Up! - Korn
71 Grenade - Ariana Grande
72 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.

73 Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles

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

74 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants is the best. Band. Ever. Period. There is no arguing it and no denying it. The Johns are absolute musical geniuses who turned this swing era hit by the Four Lads into an essential alternative rock classic.

75 Lola - Robbie Williams
76 Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian
77 Venus - Bananarama
78 It's a Sin - The Cr├╝xshadows
79 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos
80 Paranoid - Avenged Sevenfold
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