15 Covers that are Better than the Originals


Some songs are not as good as they could be. When an artist recreates a song, the song can fill its full potential.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

Cover songs are great because the cover artist can usually bring something to the song that the original artist could not. Sometimes the cover becomes more famous than the original song. On the other hand, some covers are absolutely horrible and do the original song no justice. This selection of songs, I feel, added something different to the original and, arguably, made it better.

Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm (originally Michael Jackson)

Love Buzz – Nirvana (Shocking Blue)

The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (David Bowie)

Sweet Dreams – Marilyn Manson (Eurythmics)

Chocolate – Nina Nesbitt (the 1975)

Umbrella – All Time Low (Rhianna)

Little Lion Man – Tonight Alive (Mumford and Sons)

Blank Space – I Prevail (Taylor Swift)

Over My Head – A Day To Remember (The Fray)

We Will Rock You – My Chemical Romance (Queen)

Little Lion Man – Nina Nesbitt (Mumford and Sons)

Hold It Against Me – All Time Low (Britney Spears)

Toxic – A Static Lullaby (Britney Spears)

When I Grow Up – Mayday Parade (Pussycat Dolls)

Eleanor Rigby – Dirt Poor Robins (the Beatles)