Commenters’ Choice: 20 Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

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A few weeks ago we posted our picks for cover songs that are better than the originals—and you pushed back. There are so many cover songs, and many of the commenters brought up renditions that they felt deserved to be on the list. Since you guys had so many good suggestions we decided to put them all together for round two. So here are 20 cover songs that are better than the originals, as picked by the P&P readers. Sometimes we agree with you choices and at other times... we respect your opinions.

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  • EricM

    You’re so missing “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Probably trumps every single cover you’ve listed…except the Whitney one.

  • Bro-Jay Simpsun

    Dr Dog covering ‘heart it races” by Architecture in Helsinki should be an honorable mention

  • dfoi

    First Aid Kit – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Fleet Foxes Cover) for the next list :)

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