It’s always fun to hear how an artist can take a universally loved song and make it their own. And while I agree that some of these are better, or maybe just more well known, there’s one on this list list that I absolutely do not agree with. Here’s what songs Far Out Magazine think that MIGHT be better than the original:
1. “All Along the Watchtower”, Jimi Hendrix . . . originally by Bob Dylan.
2. “Hurt”, Johnny Cash . . . originally by Nine Inch Nails.
3. “Hallelujah”, Jeff Buckley . . . originally by Leonard Cohen.
4. “The Man Who Sold the World”, Nirvana . . . originally by David Bowie.
5. “Jolene”, The White Stripes . . . originally by Dolly Parton. THIS ONE! How dare they!
6. “Me & Bobby McGee”, Janis Joplin . . . originally by Roger Miller.
7. “I Fought the Law”, The Clash . . . originally by Sonny Curtis.
8. “Mr. Tambourine Man”, The Byrds . . . originally by Bob Dylan.
9. “With a Little Help From My Friends”, Joe Cocker . . . originally by The Beatles.
10. “Respect”, Aretha Franklin . . . originally by Otis Redding.