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    Default Cover songs that are just as good or better than the original

    Michael Jackson - Come Together (Original by The Beatles)
    a-ha - Crying In The Rain (Original by The Everly Brothers)
    Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love (Original by The Supremes)
    Laura Branigan - Self Control (Original by Raf)
    Whitney Housten - I Will Always Love You (Original by Dolly Parton)

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    Aretha Franklin ~ Respect (Otis Redding)
    Aretha Franklin ~ Skylark (Anita O'Day)
    Sam Cooke ~ Cousin Of Mine (Bert Williams)
    Etta James ~ At Last (Glenn Miller and His Orchestra)
    Chris Stapleton ~ Tennessee Whiskey (David Allan Coe)
    Brand New Heavies ~ I Don't Know Why (Stevie Wonder)
    Minnie Riperton feat. Jose Feliciano ~ Light My Fire (The Doors)
    Wham! ~ Where Did Your Heart Go? (Was (Not Was))
    Al Green ~ For The Good Times (Bill Nash)
    Al Green ~ How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (Bee Gees)
    George Benson ~ This Masquerade (Leon Russell)
    New Birth ~ It's Impossible (original titled
    Somos Novios by Armando Manzanero / 1st English version by Perry Como)
    A Taste Of Honey ~ Sukiyaki (Kyu Sakamoto / original has Japanese lyrics)
    Donny Hathaway ~ Magdalena (Danny O'Keefe)
    The Temptations ~ A Song For You (Leon Russell)
    The Temptations ~ Slient Night (1980 version / traditonal)
    B.B. King ~ The Thrill Is Gone (Roy Hawkins)
    Mötley Crüe ~ Smokin' In The Boys Room (Brownsville Station)
    Roberta Flack ~ Killing Me Softly With His Song (Lori Lieberman)
    Run-DMC ~ Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
    Johnny Mathis ~ Stardust (original is instrumental by Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals, 1st version with lyrics is by Louis Armstrong)
    Johnnie Taylor ~ Lady In Red (Chris de Burgh)
    Rolling Stones ~ Harlem Shuffle (Bob & Earl)
    Jackson 5 ~ Who's Lovin' You (The Miracles)
    Jermaine Jackson ~ Daddy's Home (The Heartbeats - original titled A Thousand Miles Away)
    The Jacksons ~ Blame It On The Boogie (Mick Jackson)
    Whitney Houston ~ Saving All My Love For You (Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.)
    Gladys Knight And The Pips ~ Midnight Train To Georgia (Jim Weatherly - original version titled Midnight Plane To Houston)
    Isley Brothers ~ Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
    Isley Brothers ~ Ohio / Machine Gun (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Jimi Hendrix - the Isleys combined 2 separate songs into 1)
    Earth Wind & Fire ~ Got To Get You Into My Life (The Beatles)
    Lakeside ~ I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)
    Power Station ~ Bang A Gong (T. Rex)

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    No Secrets - "Kids In America" (Kim Wilde)
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    Default Re: Cover songs that are just as good or better than the original

    Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John, Stevie Wonder ~ That's What Friends Are For (Rod Stewart)
    Brothers Johnson ~ Strawberry Letter 22 (Shuggie Otis)
    George Harrison ~ Got My Mind Set On You (James Ray)
    John Coltrane ~ My Favorite Things (1959 Broadway cast for The Sound Of Music)
    Jose Feliciano ~ Flight Of The Bumblebee (from opera
    The Tale Of Tsar Saltan)
    George Benson ~ Breezin' (Gabor Szabo & Bobby Womack)
    Soft Cell ~ Tainted Love (Gloria Jones
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    Sun Ra and His Arkestra ~ Pink Elephants On Parade (original in 1941 Dumbo movie)

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)

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    Default Re: Cover songs that are just as good or better than the original

    Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

    Kinda cruel, because Hendrix recorded his version only a few months after Dylan released his.
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    Phil Collins - True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)

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    Default Re: Cover songs that are just as good or better than the original

    Guns N' Roses - Live and Let Die (Wings) and Knockin' on Heavens Door (Bob Dylan)
    "Let's not be alone again. Will you be my partner? I hear a dance starting up. Come."

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    En Vogue ~ Yesterday (The Beatles)
    Glen Campbell ~ Southern Nights (
    Allen Toussaint)
    Quiet Riot ~ Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade)

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    Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie)

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