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What Covers are Superior to the Original?

Since last week, Misfittoy asked about what covers of songs we unexpectedly liked, I thought I would ask about what covers we actually like MORE than the original.


I actually prefer the Indigo Girls cover of "Tangled Up in Blue" to the original Bob Dylan. It's more exciting and more melodic. And there's just something about that particular text being sung by a woman that makes it work better for me. When Bob sings it I feel "meh." When Amy and Emily sing it I get the tingles.

Obviously, there are many covers that are more well-known than the originals, and those are fine to mention, as well, but I'm really looking for that song where the cover just hits you deep down, but the original leaves you cold.

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