You Can’t Beat An Original…Unless You’re One of These Artists: 15 Song Covers and Remixes That Are Better Than The Original

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

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

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Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725594625 Mia Moss

    Yeah I am loving the Travis Garland Diamonds/Adorn mashup, he sounds way better than RiRi soweee its true!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jprincess1982 Jazmyne Grissette

    OMG, I’m so glad that someone finally recognized Syesha’s cover for Love on Top, because she did the DAYUM THANG! In fact, her cover is the ONLY reason why I like the song.

  • TXMom

    Just watched Syeesha and Travis Garland’s videos, and they are great.

    • Kek

      They’re amazing, right! Love it!

  • What The Hell Ever

    Syesha’s acapella was good, but I still like BeyoncĂ©’s better.