9 Cover Versions That Are Better Then Their Originals

The artists that took something good, and made it better

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Cover versions: the last refuge of the uninspired, the scourge of the pop charts and an insult to fans of 'real music' everywhere.

Unless, of course, they're done properly.

Introducing 9 rare examples of covers version that are better than the originals. Sorry, Bob.

 

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JIMI HENDRIX
“All Along The Watch Tower”
(Bob Dylan)

 

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MANIC ST PREACHERS
“Suicide Is Painless”
(Johnny Mandell)

 

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IRON & WINE
“Such Great Heights”
(The Postal Service)

 

 

SOFT CELL
“Tainted Love”
(Gloria Jones)

 

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SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS
“Ol’  Man River” 
(Paul Robson)

 

 

EVA CASSIDY
“Time After Time”
(Cyndi Lauper)

 

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SONG TO THE SIREN
“This Mortal Coil”
(Tim Buckley)

 

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JEFF BUCKLEY
“Hallelujah”
(Leonard Cohen)

 

 

THE BEATLES
“Twist & Shout”
(The Isley Brothers)