Brain still on standby, but after a bad phone to laptop sync, I ended up having to rebuild a few playlists and I got to listening to many tunes I hadn’t paid attention to in a while.
There are songs that are just so……great, and inspiring, and amazing, that other artists pick them up and sing them with their own voices. It is very difficult to find a song cover that really honors the original (I don’t think I’ll ever hear a good “Bohemian Rhapsody” cover). I bring you two examples that I like. In both cases, the original artists approved of the cover.
THE ORIGINAL: “The Sound of silence” by Simon & Garfunkel.
THE COVER: “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed.
THE ORIGINAL: “Hurt”, composed by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails).
THE COVER: “Hurt” by Johnny Cash.