Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original

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61 Forever Young - Youth Group
62 Got the Time - Anthrax
63 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
64 Land of Confusion - Disturbed

Way better than the Genesis version

65 Sorry - Kristian Kostov
66 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'

67 Friend of the Devil - Counting Crows
68 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

69 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
70 Surfin' Bird - The Ramones
71 The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
72 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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73 Titanium - Kristian Kostov
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 Word Up! - Korn
76 Grenade - Ariana Grande
77 Lola - Robbie Williams
78 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.

79 Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles

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

80 Mr. Bojangles - Robbie Williams
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