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Black Francis 11-07-2013 03:45 PM

Daniel johnston covering 'I will' from the beatles..

i prefer this version because it's more raw and stripped down than the original version

Daniel's childlike vocals for me make the song more genuine and sincere.


RTSullivan 11-11-2013 10:36 AM

"Originally by" Drake


Dulce 11-11-2013 02:20 PM

r.kelly's ignition


Ignition(Remix) - Young The Giant (Cover) High Quality - YouTube

Mr. Charlie 11-11-2013 10:43 PM

I don't think this is better than the original, but it's a very interesting cover because Dolly Parton, who everyone knows wrote and sang the original, appears on it as a backup singer:


chris_mills 11-13-2013 01:59 PM

Okay, I have three songs, all equally sensational. (Some cover two songs at once!!!)

Say My Name / Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood cover 'Say My Name' (originally by Destiny's Child), and towards the end add a bit of 'Cry Me A River' (originally by Justin Timberlake)



Wicked Game - London Grammar

A nice, calm yet passionate cover from London Grammar who cover 'Wicked Game' (originally by Chris Isaak). Hannah Reid's voice is just so good.



No Angels - Bastille feat. Ella Eyre

Don't know if this is technically a cover because it's pretty much a new song but oh well. Bastille and Ella cover the lyrics of 'No Scrubs' (originally by TLC), over the backing of 'Angels' (originally by The XX). The song also features quotes from the film 'Psycho' which is quite cool and adds another edge to the track.


Charlemagne 11-14-2013 08:12 PM

Shearwater did a whole covers album, Fellow Travelers and every song on there is just wonderful.

Although I really like this song, I think this cover is just as good, if not better. (It's only missing the piercing scream)


Plankton 12-13-2013 08:42 AM

Maybe not better to a Slayer fanatic, but pretty damn close. The solo is phenomenal.


Jokerman 12-14-2013 04:42 AM

Jimi Hendrix, All along the watchtower

MackAttack 12-14-2013 02:33 PM

Nirvana did some pretty brilliant covers when they did Unplugged, alot of them I'd say were better than the originals.

Steve Earle does an awesome cover that is what Johnny Cash's Devil's Right Hand should have been all along. Social Distortion also does an awesome version of Ring of Fire.

On the topic of Johnny Cash his cover of Hurt by NIN is really something.

Tristesse 12-14-2013 05:28 PM



This cover is way better


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