what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?

The first ones to come to mind are Whitney’s version of I Will Always Love You and Allen Stone’s Georgia On My Mind but I would love to hear other contributions as well! I feel like there are a lot of songs where a covered version gets more popular than the original and people end up not realizing that it is a cover (ex. i had a friend that genuinely believed the Jonas Brothers wrote Year 3000). so, what‘a a song that was written by one artist but (figuratively) owned by another?



I can't fault the musicianship of House of Lord's cover but as I perceive them, the two versions are very different in terms of the emotional aspect. There's an "epic",  "triumphant" quality to H. O. L's version that is very different from the original, as I hear them. Different generations are often drawn to different flavors of expression. 


Father of day, father of night-Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Port of Amsterdam-David Bowie

Hush-Billy Joe Royal (Deep Purple’s version nice too).