These 5 Songs are as Good as the Originals – If Not, Dare We Say, Better!

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The art of the cover song is something that few can master. There’s a fine line between cheap imitation and flattery, between reinvention and… just really freaking weird. Debatable by many, some of these cover songs even outshine the originals. When considered ‘better’ than the originals, it simply means they cut to the heart of the original genius of a given song, and show-case it in a way that evokes a stronger visceral reaction. These five songs exemplify the best of the best in a genre where not crossing that line is usually for the best.
These 5 Songs are as Good as the Originals – If Not, Dare We Say, Better!
Image Credit: Tedbarnes.info
The art of the cover song is something that few can master. There’s a fine line between cheap imitation and flattery, between reinvention and… just really freaking weird. Debatable by many, some of these cover songs even outshine the originals. When considered ‘better’ than the originals, it simply means they cut to the heart of the original genius of a given song, and show-case it in a way that evokes a stronger visceral reaction. These five songs exemplify the best of the best in a genre where not crossing that line is usually for the best.
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Perhaps one of the most contentious lists I’ve penned to date, these five songs all epitomize what it means to make a great cover. Similarly to actors interpreting a written play, these artists have taken lyrics and music, and crafted it into something entirely new – illustrating the original artist’s genius in ways not imagined in the original versions. In the end, each cover song pays homage to the true brilliance of any given original artist – and for each of these songs, we should thank their creators, while also honoring the genius that re-crafted them for our ears.


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