Skip to comments.Remakes of Popular Songs - Which One Is Better - The Original Or The Remake...?
Posted on 04/06/2011 8:48:39 PM PDT by MplsSteve
You know, I started thinking about popular music and how artists do remakes of popular songs.
Here are two songs - one from the original artist and the other who re-did it. Which version was better?
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" The Byrds (1965)- from the album "Mr Tambourine Man"
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" Tom Petty (1989) - from the album "Full Moon Fever"
"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Rod Stewart (1976) - from the album "A Night On The Town"
"The First Cut Is The Deepest" Sheryl Crow (2003) - from the album "The Very best Of Sheryl Crow"
Yes, I know that other artists have done versions of these songs too. If you think another artist has done a better version, let's hear about it.
The remake to end all remakes:
Hey, that’s pretty kool with the pipes.
I’m partial to Devo’s version of that song.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is far better with Elton John.
To each his on - lol
When I listen to it, it really does sound like something Dylan could have written.
I Only Have Eyes for You.... The Flamingos
I Only Have Eyes for You.... Art Garfunkel
Both versions have a nice “dreamy” atmosphere to them. The Flamingos win but Garfunkel does a fine job on it.
Bananarama’s covers of “Venus” and “Aie a Mwana” were better than the original. Tatu’s cover of “How Soon is Now?” is a better song than the original. So is Pet Shop Boys’ “Always on My Mind” and Basia’s “Till you Come Back to Me.” I’m thinking the trend today is less covers and more samples, which I find to be an overdone practice.
Gladys Knight and The Pips- Midnight Train To Georgia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHhItkhc7o
and The Pips-
But I agree with you that Van Halen's version of "You Really Got Me" blows away the Kinks' version. I also like Led Zeppelin's covers of Willie Dixon and Robert Johnson's songs.
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I think Benson did a superior job. Just me.
Strongly disagree with you on "Venus".
I’ll take Garfunkel.
I think that Phil Collins version of, “You can’t Hurry Love”,” is better than the Supremes.
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