Covers better than the original - part 3 (Lost, draft post from 2010)

Beatles - I Want You/She's So Heavy vs. The Bee Gees

  • what's with the caravan groove in the middle?
  • fade out is waaayyy to long and then has awkward cut off
  • really nailed the nasty groove part, but seems like George didn't know what to do with it

Bee Gees: 
  • better bass line
  • better production
  • just general more polished, better musicianship overall

Covers better than the originals - Part 2 (Lost, draft post from 2010)

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run vs. Frankie Goes To Hollywood 

Very similar production-wise but Trevor Horn fine tuned this gem (even keeping the crisp, clean, xylophone) and Holly's performance turns this gem of love on the run into a song about homosexual persecution.

FGTH - orgasm groan is a bit too much really...

Covers better than the originals - Part 1 (Lost, draft post from 2010)

Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy vs. Weird Al Yankovic - I Lost On Jeopardy

WA - lyrics are better and go somewhere, mimics the original production perfectly?
The sort of monotonous groove seems more fitting to the lyric subject matter.  losing, bored.

GK - great groove, but the lyrics are kind of forgettable other than the chorus.  even with that, it doesn't SOUND like his love's in jeopardy.  he seems matter-of-fact about it.