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What remake of a song do you like better than the original?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (32388points) 1 month ago

I wonder if the original artist ever likes the remakes better?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Nazareth’s remake I like much better than Joni Mitchell’s rendition.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Although I enjoyed Blake‘s version, I LOVE Rose Short‘s version a thousand times better!!! Even Blake was bowing down to her.

filmfann's avatar

Judy Collins’ “Both Sides Now” is tons better than Joni Mitchell’s.

gorillapaws's avatar

While the original Bowie version of “Heroes” is great, I think Peter Gabriel’s Cover is a really cool interpretation. The Postmodern Jukebox has some really awesome covers as well.

While not as good as the original. I think the video of 2Cellos covering Thunderstruck just kicks so much ass. Rodrigo y Gabriella’s cover of Orion is sublime.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gorillapaws -PG’s version is a surprise.
Thanks for the Postmodern Jukebox link :) & yep I like 2Cellos’ rendition.

anniereborn's avatar

“Hazy Shade of Winter” by The Bangles as opposed to Simon and Garfunkel.

gorillapaws's avatar

99 Red Balloons by Nena. The original was also by her but in German “99 Luftballons.”

Nobody wants to listen to music in German, not even Germans. It’s got a bizarre combination of intense guttural noises and dopey-like exaggerated vowel sounds. It’s like listening to Goofy do an impression of a Klingon.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gorillapaws- Lol! I can’t get through either version.

JLeslie's avatar

Mad World – I liked Gary Jules version better than Tears for Fears, but both were good.

gorillapaws's avatar

@JLeslie Good one.

Some will argue Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt though part of me will always be partial to the original.

raum's avatar

@gorillapaws I’m probably the minority. But I like the sound of the German language. :)

gorillapaws's avatar

Luno’s version of Never Let Me Down Again is awesome.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I’ll take LDR’s version over the original

ucme's avatar

This crappy ipad refuses to send links!!
I prefer Marilyn Manson’s version of Tainted Love.
This drives my wife nuts as she loves the one done by Soft Cell.
When I say nuts, I mean stark staring mad! :D

anniereborn's avatar

I refuse to listen to Johnny Cash sing “Hurt”. That is and always will be Trent’s song.

Sagacious's avatar

Fogelberg’s remake of Rhythm of the Rain is marvelous. It just is!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Pit2WJ6dI

gorillapaws's avatar

Chris Cornell’s cover of Prince’s Nothing compares 2 U

Nirvana’s legendary cover of Ledbelly’s Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gorillapaws -Both are nice but I like the original LB version.
Original
I might like this remake better.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille the “this” remake better link goes nowhere. It gives me a You don’t have permission to edit that response. I wasn’t attempting to edit anything…just followed your link!!!

jca2's avatar

I like Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm better than the Michael Jackson version.

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