5 cover songs better than the originals


Just the mere mention of the title may have some people steaming, quickly saying to themselves, “How dare you imply there exists a cover song better than the original! The original is always better! I don’t like change, everything has to stay the same!”

More often than not, you’d probably be right. Much like remaking a movie, a cover tends to just take away the original’s inventiveness and replaces it with some befuddled garbage nobody asked for. However, in the rarest of circumstances, one revamped cover song will come along that not only does the original justice, but actually improves upon it. They may be few and far between, but you can’t deny they do exist. With this in mind, we’ve found and compiled together a list of five cover songs that turned out to be even better than what the original had to offer.

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​Donald Strohman is a Pennsylvania State University film graduate currently residing in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Before being a part of The Young Folks team, he contributed to GameDeck and the satire website The Black Sheep. He also writes for the game journalism site GameSkinny. When he's not trying to fulfill his life long dream of becoming the "Hash Slinging Slasher", Donald enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and writing; sometimes all at once.