9 Song Remakes That Are so Much Better than the Original ...

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Everything old is new again โ€“ that saying is so true, especially when it comes to covers, also known as song remakes. If it seems like that โ€œnewโ€ song on the radio sounds awfully familiar, itโ€™s probably because itโ€™s actually a remake of a song you already know. Some covers are terrible, an insult to the original; others are so fantastic, theyโ€™re almost unrecognizable. Those reinterpretations make me giddy โ€“ theyโ€™re so much fun! Here are a few of my favorites, song remakes that are, in most cases, even better than the original.

1. Jose Gonzalez โ€“ Heartbeats

Jose Gonzalez โ€“ Heartbeats

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Topping my list of song remakes that are better than the original โ€“ WAY better โ€“ is this heart-breaking song by Jose Gonzalez, originally a bad, bad dance track by The Knife. When Gonzalez sings it, you feel his loss. When The Knife sings it, you cringe and change the track.

The Bangles โ€“ Hazy Shade of Winter
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