It is common for a hit song of the past to be redone , sometimes many additional times, or for an album cut that has been a critical favorite to be cut by a more radio friendly artist...are there any cover versions of songs that you prefer to the original version ?
I'll start with one. "The Locomotion" by Grand Funk Railroad was an improvement on the version by Little Eva from the '60s Ok, i would love to hear what song or songs come to mind for you.
I like Bob Dylan covers. Never did care for his voice. He can write a great song... but he just rubs me the wrong way. Sam Bush and Leo Kotkke made beautiful work out of Girl From the North Country... I love them, but I can't stand to hear the original.
A lot of my favorites have been mentioned but here's a couple more I really love
Spooky Tooth's cover of "I Am the Walrus."