Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Original, According to Twitter

Twitter followers of the music blog Pigeons & Planes were naming cover songs that they prefer to the original on Wednesday. Here are 10 great responses (& there are plenty more at the link here):

  1. “The Fugees cover of ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song'” (originally Roberta Flack)
  2. “Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along the Watchtower'”
  3. “Nirvana’s Unplugged cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World'”
  4. “Miguel’s cover of ‘Porcelain’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers. He added a whole new layer of feels to that track.”
  5. “Any cover from the Nirvana Unplugged album but especially “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” (originally by Leadbelly)
  6. “Sturgill Simpson – ‘In Bloom’ (Nirvana cover)”
  7. “Kate Davis doing ‘All about that Bass'” (originally Meghan Trainor)
  8. “Johnny Cash’s cover of ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails”
  9. “‘A Hazy Shade of Winter,’ by The Bangles” (originally Simon and Garfunkel)
  10. “‘Hallelujah’ – Jeff Buckley” (originally Leonard Cohen)