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What Cover Song Is Better Than The Original?

By The Pajiba Staff | Miscellaneous | April 12, 2018 | Comments ()

By The Pajiba Staff | Miscellaneous | April 12, 2018 |


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What’s the best cover song you’ve ever heard, so good that it blows away the original? The Overlords weighed in with our favorites. Shit’s about to get controversial!

Whitney Houston makes Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” her own.

Urge Overkill’s spin on Neil Diamond’s “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon”

Scissor Sisters take on Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”

Mark Ronson (featuring Amy Winehouse) perform The Zutons’ “Valerie”

Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters cover Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

Thirty Seconds To Mars take on Rihanna’s “Stay”

A Day to Remember’s cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gone”

Bruce Springsteen’s spin on Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Ben McCreary’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watch Tower”

Nina Simone performs Bob Dylan’s “Times They are A Changing”

The Spartones cover Ben Folds’ “Not The Same”

Halestorm tackles Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Cake’s rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”


Jeff Tweedy performs the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”


Alanis Morrissette performs Black Eyed Peas “My Humps”

Ryan Adam’s cover of Oasis’s “Wonderwall.”

Girls Aloud do The Pointer Sisters’ “Jump”

Jasmine Thompson covers Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”

The Bird and the Bee’s take on Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl”

Johnny Cash’s rendition of Ninch Nails’ “Hurt”

Sound off in comments.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.


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