The best cover versions can truly reinvent a song — sometimes so much so that they become the definitive recordings. Have we missed any of your favorite cover versions? Let us know in the comments section, below. Sure enough, the Ozzy ballad proved the perfect vehicle for the soul singer Charles Bradley to eulogize his mother and generally pour his heart out. It would later be used to convey a different kind of change, on the animated TV series about puberty, Big Mouth. In turn, Browne gave Allman all the world-weariness he ever needed from a lyric. Plenty of people fell in love with both the cover and Hynde herself, including Ray Davies. Los Lobos gave it a personalized touch by adding the traditional Mexican flourish at the end.
‘Ring of Fire’—Johnny Cash
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‘Hound Dog’—Elvis Presley
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went to our weekly music trivia night at a local restaurant-pub. Every week, we get together with friends, enjoy a good meal, enjoy some laughs and get super competitive over a game of name that tune and artist. Every once in a while, a category comes up during the game that gets the room really talking and excited. I felt pretty confident. But many of us were shocked to find out that some of our favorite tunes from across the decades were actually remakes! How many of these songs did you know were cover tunes? I bet some of them might surprise you, too. Yet he is neither the original artist nor the songwriter. Getty Images. Hendrix was an electric guitar god to music lovers of the s.
Kelly Clarkson has been killing it in the covers department lately. Well, she kind of always has, but now that she's back on tour, we get to experience new covers on a regular basis. But Kelly isn't the only artist who can slay another artist's song -- from Ed Sheeran to Demi Lovato to Sam Smith, there are countless covers that are worthy of a listen. So sit back and enjoy 23 reimagingings and decide for yourself if they're just as good -- or better -- than the originals. Nick wasn't jealous of this cover of his track, in fact, he "loved" it.