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Cover vs Original (Why 20 characters??)?

A very unoriginal question.. but I'm bored and I wanted to play a game. It goes like this:

Song : Original vs Cover version

Let's see who wins!

1) American Woman: The Guess Who vs Lenny Kravitz

2) Live And Let Die: Paul McCartney & The Wings vs Guns N' Roses

3) Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company vs Kid Rock

4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan vs Guns N' Roses vs Eric Clapton vs Avril Lavigne

5) Behind Blue Eyes: The Who vs Limp Bizkit

6) Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin vs Dolly Parton

7) Sweet Child O' Mine: Guns N' Roses vs Sheryl Crow

8) Under The Bridge: Red Hot Chili Peppers vs All Saints

9) Mama Kin: Aerosmith vs Guns N' Roses

10) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: Elton John vs Nickelback & Kid Rock

11) All Along The Watchtower: Bob Dylan vs Jimi Hendrix

12) Billie Jean: Micheal Jackson vs Chris Cornell

13) California Girls: Beach Boys vs David Lee Roth

14) Since I Don't Have You: The Skyliners vs Guns N' Roses

15) Break On Through: The Doors vs Stone Temple Pilots

16) China Girl: Iggy Pop vs David Bowie

17) Come Together: The Beatles vs Aerosmith

18) Fire: Jimi Hendrix vs Red Hot Chili Peppers

19) Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana vs Evanescence

20) Hurt: Nine Inch Nails vs Johnny Cash

21) Havana Affair: Ramones vs Red Hot Chili Peppers

22) I Shot The Sheriff: Bob Marley vs Eric Clapton

23) I Wanna Be Sedated: Ramones vs The Offspring

24) Let's Spend The Night Together: Rolling Stones vs David Bowie

25) Paranoid: Black Sabbath vs Megadeth

26) Turn The Page: Bob Seger vs Metallica vs Kid Rock

27) With A Little Help From My Friends: Beatles vs Joe Cocker

28) Hair Of The Dog: Nazareth vs Guns N' Roses

I'll post the results then :)

Enjoy!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. Lenny Kravitz [I just like it better]

    2.Guns n' Roses

    3.Bad Company by a mile!

    4. I love the Guns version the most, followed by Clapton's

    5.The Who, of course. Was that a joke?

    6. Led Zeppelin bring the magic

    7.again Guns [man, they must be damn good at covers :)) ]

    8. RHCP, obviously

    9. Aerosmith [end of Guns winning streak]

    10.Elton John :| - no comment

    11.Jimi Hendrix

    12.Michael Jackson - it just suits him better

    13. Beach Boys, though Dave is really convincing in this one

    14.Guns again :))

    15.The Doors - nothing can beat them!

    16.David Bowie is just charming

    17.The Beatles [that's tough!]

    18.Jimi Hendrix

    19. Nirvana by a thousand miles!

    20.NIN

    21 i like Ramones' better

    22. Bob Marley

    23.Ramones can't be beaten in this one

    24.Rolling stones

    25.Black Sabbath [it's just Ozzy's voice that's unique, though i like Dave's too]

    26.Metallica wins by K.O.

    27.Beatles!

    29. Nazareth

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) American Woman: Lenny Kravitz

    2) Live And Let Die: Paul McCartney & The Wings

    3) Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company

    4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan

    5) Behind Blue Eyes: The Who

    6) Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin

    7) Sweet Child O' Mine: Guns N' Roses

    8) Under The Bridge: Red Hot Chili Peppers

    9) Mama Kin: Aerosmith

    10) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: Elton John

    11) All Along The Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix

    12) Billie Jean: Chris Cornell

    13) California Girls: David Lee Roth

    14) Since I Don't Have You: The Skyliners

    15) Break On Through: The Doors

    16) China Girl: David Bowie

    17) Come Together: The Beatles

    18) Fire: Jimi Hendrix

    19) Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana

    20) Hurt: Johnny Cash

    21) Havana Affair: Ramones

    22) I Shot The Sheriff: Bob Marley

    23) I Wanna Be Sedated: Ramones

    24) Let's Spend The Night Together: Rolling Stones

    25) Paranoid: Black Sabbath

    26) Turn The Page: Bob Seger

    27) With A Little Help From My Friends: Joe Cocker

    28) Hair Of The Dog: Nazareth

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) American Woman:Lenny Kravitz

    2) Live And Let Die: Guns N' Roses

    3) Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company

    4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Guns N' Roses

    5) Behind Blue Eyes: The Who

    6) Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin

    7) Sweet Child O' Mine: Guns N' Roses

    8) Under The Bridge: Red Hot Chili Peppers

    9) Mama Kin: Aerosmith

    10) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: Elton John

    11) All Along The Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix

    12) Billie Jean: Chris Cornell

    13) California Girls: David Lee Roth

    14) Since I Don't Have You: Guns N' Roses

    15) Break On Through: Stone Temple Pilots

    16) China Girl: David Bowie

    17) Come Together: The Beatles

    18) Fire: Jimi Hendrix

    19) Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana

    20) Hurt: Nine Inch Nails

    21) Havana Affair: Red Hot Chili Peppers

    22) I Shot The Sheriff: Bob Marley

    23) I Wanna Be Sedated: The Offspring

    24) Let's Spend The Night Together: Rolling Stones

    25) Paranoid: Megadeth

    26) Turn The Page: Metallica

    27) With A Little Help From My Friends: Beatles

    28) Hair Of The Dog: Nazareth

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ) American Woman: Lenny Kravitz

    2) Live And Let Die: Guns N' Roses

    3) Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company

    4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan

    5) Behind Blue Eyes: The Who

    6) Stairway To Heaven: Dolly Parton

    7) Sweet Child O' Mine: Guns N' Roses

    8) Under The Bridge: All Saints

    9) Mama Kin: Aerosmith

    10) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: Elton John

    11) All Along The Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix

    12) Billie Jean: Micheal Jackson

    13) California Girls: Beach Boys

    14) Since I Don't Have You: The Skyliners

    15) Break On Through: The Doors

    16) China Girl: David Bowie

    17) Come Together: Aerosmith

    18) Fire: Red Hot Chili Peppers

    19) Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana

    20) Hurt: Johnny Cash

    21) Havana Affair: Ramones

    22) I Shot The Sheriff: Eric Clapton

    23) I Wanna Be Sedated: Ramones

    24) Let's Spend The Night Together: Rolling Stones Paranoid: Black Sabbath

    26) Turn The Page: Bob Seger

    27) With A Little Help From My Friends: Joe Cocker

    28) Hair Of The Dog: Guns N' Roses

    Source(s): Cheers was bored
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) American Woman: The Guess Who

    2) Live And Let Die: Guns N' Roses

    3) Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company

    4) Knockin' On Heaven's Door: Guns N' Roses

    5) Behind Blue Eyes: The Who

    6) Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin

    7) Sweet Child O' Mine: Guns N' Roses

    8) Under The Bridge: (abstain)

    9) Mama Kin: Aerosmith vs Guns N' Roses (tie)

    10) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: Elton John

    11) All Along The Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix

    12) Billie Jean: (abstain)

    13) California Girls: David Lee Roth

    14) Since I Don't Have You: (abstain)

    15) Break On Through: (abstain)

    16) China Girl: (abstain)

    17) Come Together: Aerosmith

    18) Fire: Jimi Hendrix

    19) Heart-Shaped Box: Nirvana

    20) Hurt: Johnny Cash

    21) Havana Affair: (abstain)

    22) I Shot The Sheriff: (abstain)

    23) I Wanna Be Sedated: (abstain)

    24) Let's Spend The Night Together: (abstain)

    25) Paranoid: Black Sabbath vs Megadeth (tie)

    26) Turn The Page: (abstain)

    27) With A Little Help From My Friends: Beatles

    28) Hair Of The Dog: (abstain)

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    25) There's another great version of "Paranoid" on the Ozzy tribute album 'Bat Head Soup', featuring Vince Neil on vocals and George Lynch on guitar.

    27) My favorite version of "With a Little Help From My Friends" is in the recent movie 'Across the Universe'.

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  • 1 decade ago

    28. Nazareth... hair of the dog

    27. Beatles .. with a little help from my friends

    26. metallica.. turn the page

    25. black sabbath...paranoid

    24. rolling stones..lets spend the night together

    23. romones.. i wanna be sedated

    22. eric clapton..i shot the sheriff

    21. red hot chile peppers.. havana affair

    20. nine inch nails..hurt

    19.nirvana.. heart shaped box

    18. fire..jimi hendrix

    17. aerosmith.. come together

    16. david bowie.. china girl

    15. the doors.. break on through

    14. guns n roses.. since i dont have you

    13. beach boys ... california girls

    12. micheal jackson. billie jean

    11.jimi hendrix..all a long the watchtower

    10.Elton John...Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    9.Aerosmith ...Mama Kin

    8.Red Hot Chili Peppers ...Under The Bridge

    7. : Guns N' Roses ...Sweet Child O' Mine

    6. Led Zeppelin..Stairway To Heaven

    5.The Who..Behind Blue Eyes

    4.Guns N' Roses ..Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    3. Bad Company...Feel Like Makin' Love

    2. Paul McCartney & The Wings...Live And Let Die:

    1.The Guess Who..American Woman

    Ozzy does a great verison of Mississippi Queen.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    1) The Guess Who

    2) Paul McCartney and Wings

    3) Bad Company

    4) Guns N Roses

    5) Limp Bizkit (I thought the solo in The Who's version was tacky)

    6) ZEPPELIN

    7) Guns N Roses

    8) RHCP

    9) Guns N Roses

    10) Elton John

    11) Jimi Hendrix (But I LOVE Dave Matthews version the BEST)

    12) Michael Jackson

    13) Beach Boys

    14) Guns N Roses

    15) DOORS

    16) David Bowie

    17) Beatles. BEATLES. BEATLES. BEATLES.

    18) Jimi Hendrix

    19) uh..... this was even a question? NIRVANA.

    20) gotta give it to the Cash.

    21) Ramones

    22) Bob Marley

    23) Ramones

    24) Rolling Stones

    25) Sabbath

    26) Metallica

    27) Both very different versions... I like Joe Cocker's version cuz Ringo doesn't sing on it.

    28) Nazareth

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  • 1 decade ago

    Guess Who

    Wings

    Bad Co

    The Who

    Led Zeppelin

    Guns N Roses

    RHCP

    Aerosmith

    Elton John

    Hendrix

    Michael Jackson

    Beach Boys

    Guns N Roses

    STP

    Bowie

    Beatles

    Henrix

    Evanescence

    Johnny Cash

    RHCP

    Clapton

    Offspring

    Stones

    Sabbath

    Bob Seger

    Beatles

    Nazareth

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  • 1 decade ago

    I find that the original version is always better than the cover version. I'll say all of the original versions on your list are better.

    Right off the top of my mind, the only cover version of a song that was better than the original is The Beatles - Twist And Shout over the Isley Brothers.

    Beatles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66BmGh8P2UA

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    Isley Brothers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eDwSfO3WmQ

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