Which was better the Original or the Cover Song?

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  1. That Snowy Girl

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    I know there are tons of songs that have many covers so pick just one that you like.

    I will start by posting an original and a cover. Then the next SC music lover can tell us which they like better and then post their own 2 songs.

    I am starting off with

    Yes you guessed it...

    Bowie ~ Drive in Saturday Night (original)



    or

    Morrisey ~ Drive in Saturday Night (cover)



    Which one do you like better?
     
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    Great idea @That Bowie Girl :10:

    I like them both. Bowie's is the best though.



    Step On - The Party Boys (original)




    Step On - Happy Mondays (Cover)

     
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    I like them both but the cover is the better one for me.

    Sound of Silence ~ Simon and Garfunkel (Original)



    or

    Sound of Silence ~ Disturbed (cover)



    and thank you @Long Lashes :dance:
     
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  4. Wintry North Poleson

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    This is new to me, I like it!

    Yeah, but the next poster is the one who chooses:p

    Simon & Garfunkel, of course!!



    CHILDREN OF MY MIND

    original: Julie Rogers


    cover: Denny Doherty
     
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    I like Denny's version much better.

    Original: Mamas and Papas "Go Where You Wanna Go"




    Cover: Fifth Dimension

     
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    Fifth Dimension sounded okay, but I much prefer The Mamas and The Papas.



    Dear Prudence

    Original - The Beatles


    Cover - Siouxsie & the Banshees
     
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    I prefer the Siouxsie & the Banshees version, they turned a rather dull Beatles song into something better.



    Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles

    original: Françoise Hardy


    cover: Eurythmics
     
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    Me too! :D




    I liked them both for different reasons. I will say The Eurythmics I've not heard them sing this before and its a good cover.


    Valerie

    The Zutons (original)





    Mark Ronson ft: Amy Winehouse (cover)

     
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    Love this one!

    Because the Night ~ Patti Smith (Original)


    Because the Night ~ Bruce Springsteen (cover)
     
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    I prefer the Patti Smith original but Springsteen's version is good too.

    I'd Love To Change The World

    Ten Years After (original)-


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    I prefer the original by Ten Years After.


    Stormtrooper In Drag

    original: Gary Numan


    cover: Saint Etienne
     
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    Crikey! this was tough.
    I'm going to stick with the original Gary Newman version,. It was a close call because I very much admire how Saint Etienne have made the cover sound very different from the original, very clever.


    Beautiful Ones


    Suede (original)




    Kim Wilde (cover)

     
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    Definitely the original by Suede!


    I Ain't No Miracle Worker

    original: The Brogues


    cover: The Chocolate Watchband
     
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    :dance:



    Can't get Used to Losing You

    Original ~ Andy William



    Cover ~ The Beat
     
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    I prefer Andy Williams with the original version.



    Take Me To The River


    Al Green (original)





    Talking Heads (cover)

     
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    Love this one another one from one of my favorite bands. :loony:

    HURT

    Nine Inch Nails (Original)



    Johnny Cash (Cover)

     
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    Oh my, this is impossible. I like them equally because they're both so very different [​IMG] are we allowed to have a draw?
    If I really have to chose then I will go for Johnny Cash. Because he made the original good song, sound like an equally good new song.


    Venus


    Shocking Blue (original)




    Bananarama (cover)

     
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    Bananarama all the way! :jolly:

    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

    Eurythmics (original)



    Marilyn Manson (cover)

     
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    Eurythmics, but I like both


    Red Red Wine


    Neil Diamond (original)



    or


    UB40 (cover)

     
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    This is the first time I hear the Neil Diamond version and it just doesn't make sense.
    I'm not a fan of UB40 but I prefer their version of Red Red Wine.


    I Don't Want To Know About Evil

    original: John Martyn


    cover: Spill
     
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