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?
I've never gone out of my way to find covers but I happen to catch Gary US Bond's cover of the Beatles "It's Only Love" the other day. I usually cringe when I hear most Beatle covers but I was pleasantly surprised at how bad this version wasn't.
It was much better than my English that's for sure!