Good cover songs

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  1. Kat09Tails

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    Well not that a scorpion covered in more scorpions aren't awesome but I thought we could use a lighter topic thread. Good cover songs... you know they exist so let's share. ;)

    Ran across this one the other day. I love it. I guess it's considered to be viral right now.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c

    Also two covers which were vast improvements IMHO from the originals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnri6WmaL0

    Putting on my old school hat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAw9ThDQmk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_MsrsKzMM
     
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    Anytime Anthrax has covered Judas Priest or Iron Maiden.
     
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    I like Evergreen Terrace's cover of Xero, and Marilyn Manson's cover of Tainted Love... and I like Me First & the Gimme Gimmes' version of "Goodbye Earl" much better than the Dixie Chicks' lol
     
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    That kid has some talent. I'm curious to check out his other stuff.

    I'm with you on the VH cover, but as much as I like Cash, I don't think he beats out NIN. At least not for me

    I don't think Anthrax can improve on Maiden ever :) Love both, but Maiden is in a different league I think, and I have tickets to see them twice this summer. Pretty happy about that.

    Anyway, DMB's remake of All along the watchtower has always been one of my favorites live.

    I always the GnR's Knocking on Heaven's Door was pretty good too.
     
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    Very nice to see people with actual talent. I've never been able to sing well, the only time i'm good is when the music is up very loud and i swear i sound just like the guys in the band.

    I'm not much of an a capella person when I want music to listen to, but that takes some serious talent to do that.
     
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    I prefer Motley Crue's version of Helter Skelter to the Beatles' version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMZI_9YvNXE

    And just to strip my gears by shifting genre's Jimmy Buffett's "Mele Kalikimaka" is better than Bing's

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IdDfI2aLV8

    I'm going to disagree with Kat completely on two of hers in the OP. The Van Halen "You Really Got Me" is good, but I prefer The Kinks on that. Also, Joe Cocker's "A Little Help From My Friends" might just be the worst cover ever done. If it comes on the radio, I change the station.
     
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    I think Johnny Cashs version of Hurt is amazing, and waay better than NIN.

    And that cover of LMFAO was awesome. He has an amazing voice.
     
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    Put me on the Johnny Cash "Hurt" bandwagon. I read an interview with Trent Reznor after it was released where he remarked that he didn't think they were going to perform it in concert anymore because it wasn't their song anymore -- it belonged to Johnny Cash now.

    I don't like this BETTER, but I like it differently. I feel like it's more of an interpretation than a cover, and I am grateful to Louie for turning me on to it: http://youtu.be/QohUdrgbD2k

    BIG improvement on the original for me: http://youtu.be/Fa8A4k1WQSs

    I love almost every version of this -- but compared to the Motorhead version :D http://youtu.be/OIh3nO6-V_A

    EDIT: I love anything Eva Cassidy ever covered: http://youtu.be/ZGwDYBWEDSc
     
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    This is a definite favourite of mine and really all the covers they do are fantastic and full of talent!

    http://youtu.be/D-K1amTMA0I
     
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    I'm loving all of these. Like seriously.

    Love the guy singing LMFAO. I hate that song but I loved his version.
     
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    Didnt say they could improve on any Maiden song, I just love it when they do. Maiden is one of Anthrax's favorite bands.
     

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