Covers that you think are better than the original


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I hate the John Mayer "Free Falling". It doesn't work with his style.

I'd say most Chuck Berry covers are better than his originals.


Lion Rampant
Stereophonics - Nothing Compares 2 U

Annetenna - Torn

Ted Nugent - Train Kept A-Rollin'

Social Distortion - Ring of Fire (arguable, I know, but I burned out on Johnny's in the 1970s)

Richard Cheese - Rape Me

Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the Hood

Blink 182 - Hit Me Baby One More Time

Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights

HIM - Wicked Game

Life of Agony - Don't You Forget About Me

Crystal Method - Magic Carpet Ride (though technically a remix and not a cover per se)

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World

Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock

No Use for a Name - Enjoy the Silence

Hole - Gold Dust Woman

Peter Griffin - Rock Lobster