So, I’m here, listening to my playlist of current favorite songs, and I realized that I have the same song on it 3 times— the original and two covers. I love every single one of them, and posted the YouTube video of one of the versions for all of you to enjoy. Hurt, originally by Nine Inch Nails, then covered by the late and great Johnny Cash, then the very talented Leo Moracchioli (linked). And this got me thinking…
What is your favorite cover of a song? Do you like or original more, or not at all?
Honorable mention: The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel, covered by Disturbed. I really do not enjoy the original (sorry!!), but the Disturbed version gives me goosebumps. Every. Damn. Time. I also love the little snippet of this song in the Trolls movie.