Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower , not all people know this, but this was actually written by Bob Dylan
lol, true! Hell of a song writer, not much of a singer
BLOWING IN THE WIND COVERED BY STEVIE WONDER.. AMAZING
faith no more - "easy" , "war pigs" ; weezer - "uptown girl" ; iron horse - "fuel" ; hayseed dixie - "fat bottom girls" might not be better, but I really like primus' rendition of "have a cigar"
Miley Cyrus, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When you go, And believe me, I don't like saying it, cuz i HATE Miley Cyrus, but I can't stand the original. Also Lily Allen covering Britney Spears "Womanizer", she sings it so much better than Britney, who I also can't stand
My dog sings better than Britney
My dog's poop, sings better than britney
Black betty by spiderbait and death waltz by john stump (i can play that song on the piano)
Till There Was You. Meredith Willson wrote it for his 1957 musical play The Music Man, and The Beatles later covered it beautifully.
A couple of artists do a better version of Hallelujah than Leonard Cohen.
Madworld. gary jules did a perfectellant job on this one.
Here are several of my all time faves :
1) America by Yes
2) Sweet Jane by Mott the Hoople
3) Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles
4) You Keep Me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge
5) Every Little Thing by Yes
If you're not familiar with any of these gems I hope you'll give them a listen. You won't be sorry!