I know a lot of people have the mentality that "nothing beats the original" but I respectfuly disagree.
If you do too, post a cover you think beats the original recording.
Run - Leona Lewis (Originally by Snow Patrol)
Do remixes count?
I fought the Law- The Clash, its better than the original
I also prefer some songs from "punk goes pop", like "Everything" played by Yellowcard
- Our album on spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/56mEbEgyBYGzcDyZ1eMQ1v?si=hYKgir5YRSCrzywgGmV4oQ
- Our videoclip
Dang, this is the sort of thing where I know I have lots of answers but I can't remember any of them at the moment. I like Tally Hall's version of "Smile Like You Mean It" more than the original, though they're my favorite band, so I might be biased.
Smashmouth's "I'm a Believer" might be better than the original. Lots of energy.
Bloodbath Paddy Wagon Ultra 9
Hurt by Johnny Cash immediately comes to mind.
I probably don't belong in this thread, but I think Ravel's orchestration of "Pictures at an Exhibition" is far more interesting than Mussorgsky's original version.
99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger:
Originally by Nena:
this thread is going to piss a lot of people
TEARS FOR FEARS IS BETTER DAMNIT!
ITS CALLED MAD WORLD NOT SAD WORLD IT SHOULD BE THE WAY THE ORIGINAL IS.