Over the last several years, I have encountered numerous covers of favorite songs from my childhood (and beyond) that have occasionally become my preferred version. Today, I came across another cover of a personal favorite - “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits and it got me to thinking...
What are some of your favorite covers that you feel improve upon or change the original in new and interesting, beautiful, or awesome ways?
Starting with the previously mentioned, here are a few of mine:
- Leo Moraachiolli/Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing https://youtu.be/x0RV0kgdqJU
- Janet Devlin/The Who - Behind Blue Eyes: https://youtu.be/-kGl_uD9TkQ
- Matt Andersen/Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine: https://youtu.be/jLsye_LJ_Ks
- Shinedown/Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man:
- The Wackids/Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name: https://youtu.be/wdepf8H4Lgc
- Steve n Seagulls / AC/DC - Thunderstruck: https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc
- Meytal Cohen/System of a Down - Toxicity:
- Ariel McCleary / Camila Cabello - Havana: https://youtu.be/S9cI-Z6i_aQ