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.