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?


@jimcrane since you mentioned it, if you’ve not heard, check out the Canadian Tenors version … very different treatment from most and probably my favorite.

And can’t wait for the new doc to be more widely available.

@inscrutable, thanks for the rec! I hadn’t heard their version before. You’re correct that it’s a unique approach to the song, and a really good one. Beautiful harmonies and strong individual singing. 

Lyle Lovet's version of Friend of the Devil


Hard for me to admit, but it is better.