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Old 09-20-2020, 12:07 PM   #181
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:00 PM   #182
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Re: Covers that are better than the originals!

Maybe this was mentioned before...but..
original by Springsteen

cover by Mann's Earth band


I prefer Mann's cover but die hard Bruce fans might like the Boss.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:02 AM   #187
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Exclamation Re: Covers that are better than the originals!

Love Potion No. 9 was released by the Clovers in July 1959. It reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:



The Searchers did it one better though when they released Love Potion Number Nine in November 1964. Their version got to #3 on Billboard:



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Old 07-29-2021, 12:13 PM   #188
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Wait for Me by the Playmates was released in October 1960 and was a minor hit:



Lynn Roberts' version was released in late December 1960:



It's the Playmates' recording I prefer though.

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River Deep - Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner was released in May of 1966:



It got to #3 in the U.K. but didn't do well on the U.S. charts initially. Nonetheless Rolling Stone ranks Ike & Tina Turner's version the #33 song of all time while the New Musical Express has it at #37. Great song, great vocals, but too much orchestration for my taste.

Deep Purple turned it into a hit in 1968 with this cover:



This prompted Ike & Tina Turner's original to be rereleased and it then got the attention it merited.

My favourite version though is this one by Eric Burden & the Animals from 1969:



This cover by the Supremes and the Four Tops from 1971 then reached #14:



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Mercury Blues was written by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins and recorded by Douglas in 1948:




A cover by the Steve Miller Band was released in 1976:




A better cover by David Lindley was released in 1981 and got to #34 on the Billboard chart:




Another popular cover by Alan Jackson was released in 1993:




Meatloaf's cover was released in 2003:




David Lindley I believe recorded the best version.

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