Thursday, March 13, 2008

Generic Blog topic #2,090,897,456,001

What are the ten greatest songs that were better as covers than the version sung by the person who wrote them?

To keep the list kosher, we'll confine the list of possible songs to those written by people who have had at least one song sung by them make it to the top ten. The song also must have been released in some form by the writer as well as been sung by someone else.

The first two people that come to my mind immediately are Carole King and Bob Dylan. I'm not a big fan of either of their voices, but they both wrote some great songs.

1 comment:

kirbside said...

my first pick would be billie jean. Us 80's children all grew up with MJ's version....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2eFPMg-u8

Then you hear this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhKj3i9KCLQ

then this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQBwrm0GXMo

even this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0vhi2brKho

but here is the best version... So far all the people i have shown this have said they like MJ's version better... I think they are just stuck in the past.... MJ's version is their version due to it being a connection to the past...

I say Chris hits it out of the park.... think about the lyrics.... which version is true to the story of the song?

http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/ChrisCornell/Billie-Jean-Nissan-Live-Sets-On-Yahoo-Music--42305832