Covers That Are Better Than the Original

It seems to me that usually whatever version of a song I hear first is the one I like the best, but that's not always the case. B...

It seems to me that usually whatever version of a song I hear first is the one I like the best, but that's not always the case. Below, I've listed a few of my favorite covers of songs that we're the first versions I heard. This isn't to say I didn't enjoy the original versions, or that the originals aren't still beautiful artistry - this is just to say I enjoyed these covers more.

Check them out.

XO (Beyonce) - John Mayer

This is the song I walked down the aisle to. I swear, it's one of the most beautiful songs ever. The original doesn't even compare. Sorry, Beyonce.

Make Me Feel Your Love (Bob Dylan) - Adele

I grew up listening to the Garth Brooks version of this song - still not the original, but also still a great version. The Adele version, though, what can I say? So beautiful.

Valerie (The Zutons) - Amy Winehouse

In no way, shape, or form do I idolize Amy Winehouse. I don't get all the major hoopla about her. But I do know I love this song. Her voice is pretty powerful, and her cover of this song is my favorite version.

Hurt (Nine Inch Nails) - Johnny Cash

I'm a big fan of my man, Johnny Cash. I grew up listening to his music, and while I do enjoy Nine Inch Nails, as well, there's something about the super slowed down version and Cash's deeper than deep voice.

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack) - The Fugees

Is there anything at all I need to even say here? Lauren Hill's voice - literal chills just thinking about it.

Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) - Ryan Adams

I don't hate Taylor Swift - her songs are catchy and I enjoy them. After listening to Shake It Off for three years, I am over it... until I heard the Ryan Adams' cover - it's so different, and not annoying at all, and I freaking love it.

Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) - My Chemical Romance/The Used

The Used and MCR are two of my favorite bands of all time. Don't get me wrong - I love, love, love, Bowie and Queen. But I also love this alternative version of one of my favorite songs ever.

Caught Up In You (.38 Special) - We The Kings

I love this super poppy version of the classic 80s hit. It's so much fun to sing along with when I'm driving.

This is list is absolutely and in no way all inclusive - I can't even think of all the songs (and covers) I absolute love. These are just the few that popped into my mind. 

What are your favorite cover songs? Share below so I can check them out!

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