Not that originals are bad, but a cover song can give a fresh take on an older classic or perhaps a lesser-known song.

Anyways, I was just thinking since I was listening to these today and it made me think of covers:

EDIT: HammerheadFistpunch has kindly pointed out that offering a music opinion with no music is kind of a dick move. Also, Kinja ate my second album picture for some reason. As a result, here’s what I’m talking about:

Here’s Heart Full of Soul by The Yardbirds:

Then, here’s the cover which I think is superior:

Here’s Renegades of Funk (which I actually didn’t know was a cover until a month ago), by Soul Sonic Force:

Here’s it done by Rage Against the Machine (which I also prefer):