Here is an evolving list of songs where the cover is, in my opinion, vastly superior to the original.
- Gloria, originally by Van Morrison & Them and done better by John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison.
- Blinded by the Light, originally by Bruce Springsteen and done better by Manfred Mann.
- All Along the Watchtower, originally by Bo Dylan and done better by Jimi Hendrix
- Songs almost always better covered, originally by:
- Bob Dylan (not Tangled Up In Blue)
- Bruce Springsteen (not I’m On Fire)
- Lou Reed
- Songs almost never better covered, originally by:
- Kate Bush
- Pink Floyd