Cover Songs That Stand on Their Own

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    Cover Songs That Stand on Their Own

    They don't have to outsell or be more popular or more artistic than the original, though they may. And please tell us if they did.

    But ANY cover song that you think works on its own without being just a pedestrian and uninspired copy of the original song.

    The original was by The Doors.

    "Light my Fire."

    Great. Classic.

    But, "Light my Fire" by Jose Feliciano?

    Less popular but it absolutely stands on it's own as a beautiful interpretation of the song.

    Nothing like The Doors' version but great on different terms.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Px_03JHyA]Jose Feliciano - light my fire - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Woodstock by Joni Mitchell

    There are several great covers of this great song.

    Here are three of my favorites.

    Woodstock by Matthews Southern Comfort

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-8r3Z-BR7M]matthews southern comfort - woodstock - YouTube[/ame]


    Woodstock by James Taylor

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J63DsysDIF4]"Woodstock" by James Taylor on Howard Stern - YouTube[/ame]


    And finally, Woodstock by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE]Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    IMO this totally blows the original out of the water, although I have heard that it really pissed off Simon and G'funkle LOL.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHckjjbE8I]FOOL ON THE HILL - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - YouTube[/ame]

    This version of Fool on the Hill by Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 is very pleasing. And not 'derivative' of the original.
     
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