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List Of Songs With Better Cover Versions

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List Of Songs With Better Cover Versions

Here, we try to list some of those songs which were made famous by its cover rather than the originals.

Black Magic Woman ­

Originally composed by the Fleetwood Mac, this song has become synonymous with Carlos Santana since the guitar virtuoso released his version of the track in his epic album, Abraxas.

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll ­

The signature song Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, it was originally composed by the London-­based band, Arrows, in 1975. Resurrecting the lost classic, Jett’s version gained immediate popularity and went on to top the charts. 

The Man Who Sold The World ­

The David Bowie number was covered and popularise by the grunge legends, Nirvana, in the live acoustic album, MTV Unplugged in New York. Frontman Kurt Cobain humbly gave Bowie due credit after the performance.

Me and Bobby McGee ­

Written and performed by Country legends, Kris Kristofferson and Roger Miller respectively, the song has been covered by a host of musicians, including The Grateful Dead. But it was the folk­singer, Janis Joplin’s version that captured the attention of the masses.

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ­

Composed by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack of the 1973 film, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the song has numerous popular versions by artists ranging from Eric Clapton to U2. But in recent memory, it’s Gun N’ Roses’ version that rules the roost in terms of popularity.