It’s rare to find a remake of song that manages to outshine the original composition. There’s that saying that you can’t beat a classic, but in some cases a cover or remix of a track can breathe a whole new life into a song.
Check out these 15 covers and remixes that are better than the originals!
Superstar – Luther Vandross
We might be upsetting some hardcore fans of The Carpenters but Luther Vandross’ voice just melts like butter on his rendition of this often interpreted classic. Originally written and recorded by husband and wife duo Delaney & Bonnie, the song just seems to come to life with Vandross’ ultra smooth sound. The late singer makes a song about a groupie’s obsession with a musician she had a one night stand with into a genuine love song.
‘ The Cover: Luther Vandross
The Original: Delaney and Bonnie