15 Song Covers That Are Better Than The Original

The song on this list were already awesome, but most people agree that these covers were even better!
(Based on popular opinion)

1. It's My Life by Talk Talk, covered by No Doubt

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixRWvrkUHo

2. Mad World by Tears for Fears, covered by Gary Jules

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFsHSHE-iJQ

3. Sea of Love by Phil Philips, covered by Cat Power

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0DTHA3HVj8

4. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton, covered by Whitney Houston

Original song: https://youtu.be/_utP1mGoutQ?t=40s

5. Respect by Otis Redding, covered by Aretha Franklin

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvC9V_lBnDQ

6. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra, covered by Lady Gaga

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Xl0Qry-hA

7. Twist and Shout by the Isley Brothers, covered by The Beatles

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTaqn8_gMR0

8. I Love Rock 'N Roll by The Arrows, covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_Pbtyid0

9. What You Waiting For by Gwen Stefani, covered by Marina and the Diamonds

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBPPr_GVUg

10. Hurt by Nine Inch Nails, covered by Johnny Cash

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPz21cDK7dg

11. Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Robert Hazard, covered by Cyndi Lauper

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLNwOxPsjg

12. Love the Way You Lie Part II by Rihanna, covered by Skylar Grey

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B50RUXbs-8 ***Skylar Grey originally wrote this song and recorded the demo. She gave it to Eminem and Rihanna and it became their song. It is only considered a cover because Skylar Grey continued to sing her version live after Eminem and Rihanna.

13. Boys of Summer by Don Henley, covered by The Ataris

Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6z_NfTe6SI

14. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper, covered by Quietdrive

Original song: https://youtu.be/VdQY7BusJNU?t=44s

15. Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince, covered by Sinead O'Connor

Original song: https://youtu.be/XuZV4ctjG70?t=35s