View Full Version : Best Song Remakes

08-18-2011, 02:02 AM
Originality is always something difficult to find, espicially in music. Sometimes a song your parents loved as a kid will be revamped for this generation, you'll love it, and your parents will tell you of the original.

So out of all the songs you listened to, and you know are remakes, which one do you think is the best of the best? This can also include songs that are redone in video games that you enjoyed, and anything else. And make sure you try and add the original artist and what/where you heard it from (the newer song, and who its by).

Here's my List:

Sir Ivan - Live for Today

Official Release - Live For Today - Sir Ivan - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2OZiDevsKE)

Smooth Criminal - AAF, originally by Michael Jackson

Holy Diver - Killswitch, originally by Dio

Bill Blaster! Run Faster - Paper Mario, remake of Airship theme from SMB3

Boys of Summer - The Ataris, originally by The Eagles (Eagles is slightly better, imo)

Black Magic Woman - Santana, originally by Fleetwood Mac

That's mine for now.

08-21-2011, 02:28 AM
I'm gonna go with a great big WTF are you talking about.

Grunt Medic TXARNG
08-21-2011, 09:17 PM
Papa, a song remake is also known as a 'cover', or when one band re-does a song someone else has written. Some of my favorites -

'Mo Ghile Mear' - by the Chieftains and Sting from the Police, originally by Seán "Clárach" Mac Domhnaill
'Diamonds and Rust' - by Judas Priest, originally by Joan Baez
'Ring Them Bells' - by Heart, originally by Bob Dylan
'Whiskey in the Jar' - by Thin Lizzy (the Metallica version SUX, IMHO; and the Grammy award be damned) - Traditional Irish
'Ghost Riders in the Sky' - by Johnny Cash, also covered by Spiderbait for the Movie 'Ghost Rider', originally recorded by Burl Ives (and over 50 others since!)