Ever hear a song and then when you find that it’s a cover version, feel a bit taken aback? Well, I was with many of these tracks. Some I knew perfectly well were covers and some felt so perfect for the artist that it was as if the song was for them the whole time.
I won’t be analysing each song. I don’t need to just listen to them. Or, if you know them already make your own conclusion as to whether you prefer the original or the cover. As you can see, I adore these cover versions. Maybe I don’t PREFER them to the original but I certainly don’t dislike the newer and updated version.
Doin’ Time by Lana Del Rey (original by Sublime)
Autumn in New York by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (original by J. Harold Murray, the first recording by Richard Himber)
I Will Always Love You by Whiney Houston (original by Dolly Parton)
Valerie by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse (original by The Zutons)
Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit (original by The Who)
Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds (original by Bob Dylan)
California Dreamin’ by Jose Feliciano (original by Mamas and Papas)
You Can’t Hurry Love by Phil Collins (original by The Supremes)
Which is your favourite?