Cover songs that are better than the originals.

There is an active thread about terrible cover songs so I thought I'd start one about cover songs that are better than or have completely eclipsed the originals. I'll start:

Randy Newman wrote Momma Told Me Not to Come for Eric Burdon who recored it with the Animals and Newman recorded it too. I have the Newman version and like it but Three Dog Night really seem to capture the mood of the song best in my opinion.
It was Yes who did the best remake of a Beatles song, quite literally. "Every Little Thing", 1969. With a riff from "Day Tripper".
It was Jon Anderson & Co. who turned a simple pop song to an epic. Jon Anderson is one of the most emotional singers in rock´s history. And his voice is unique in the business. They proudly honoured their inspiration. Masters at work.

They also took "America" by Simon & Garfunkel to another level.

Oh how funky Steve Howe gets there : )

Peter Banks & Chris Squire, thanks for your music RIP

Enjoy the music like Yes did almost fifty years ago. 

Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity  

Dylans "This Wheels on Fire--"

Widespread Panic "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (written by Warren Zevon).Gov't Mule "Spanish Moon" (Written by Lowell George & Little Feat).Phish "Cross-eyed & Painless" (Written by Talking Heads).Jerry Garcia Band "Tangled Up In Blue" (Bob Dylan).Vinyl "Summertime" (by George & Ira Gershwin).
OK, I may get some negative feedback for this but here goes...As much as I like S & G's Sound of Silence, the sound from the harp guitar rendition by Jamie Dupuis is haunting. Check it out on Youtube...