Best cover version/remake of a song.

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Best cover version/remake of a song.

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Whilst browsing YouTube as you do I came across a cover of the Rolling Stones song Dead Flowers by the hugely underrated Frankie Miller and I've got to say his version IMO is better than the original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqsNuZBMRJs

Anybody else come across any songs where the cover version trumps the original??.

Katie Meluas cover of wonderful life trumps the original by Black as well IMO.
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Allaniss Morrisette's cover of Seal's Crazy is quite a good cover

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village idiot wrote:Allaniss Morrisette's cover of Seal's Crazy is quite a good cover

Damn that is good! Why have I never heard that before!
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Melanie Safka's cover of The Rolling Stones 'Ruby Tuesday' - haven't heard it for twenty years but it sticks in my mind still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9alAuYr2g_8

Ah, yes, I did enjoy that - always had a liking for big-voiced female singer/songwriters.
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S-club seven did a cover of the bee-gees "Tragedy"...... How apt....... :mrgreen:
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wine~o wrote:S-club seven did a cover of the bee-gees "Tragedy"...... How apt....... :mrgreen:
Was it not steps that did that cover?
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steviejoiner74 wrote:
wine~o wrote:S-club seven did a cover of the bee-gees "Tragedy"...... How apt....... :mrgreen:
Was it not steps that did that cover?
Quite possibly; I only heard it once and had to cover my ears before the DJ said who it was......

Edit...... didn't know you were a Steps fan Stevie... :wink:
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wine~o wrote:
steviejoiner74 wrote:
wine~o wrote:S-club seven did a cover of the bee-gees "Tragedy"...... How apt....... :mrgreen:
Was it not steps that did that cover?
Quite possibly; I only heard it once and had to cover my ears before the DJ said who it was......

Edit...... didn't know you were a Steps fan Stevie... :wink:
I'm just a wealth of musical knowledge...... :wink:
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. . . and Skin's cover of The Pet Shop Boys' Getting Away With It is pretty impressive too . . .

(as is everything she does)
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Hayseed Dixie have made some "interesting" covers over the years, they are worth some time spent on YouTube

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I like the Wurzel's cover of Brand New Key. . .
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My all time favorite cover is Rod Stewart singing Etta James 'Id rather go blind'
First girlfriend breakup at about the same time it came out which kind of added to its impact..
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Johnny Cash, hurt

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Roxy Music-jealous guy is a corker as well.
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A little known artist, Sunday girl, aka Jade Williams (better known for the music in the Thomson's Advert)



Another small artist - Gabrielle Aplin (track from the John Lewis advert)

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