+155 Covers of songs are a waste of space on an album, amirite?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

You'd be surprised how many songs that you probably think are originals are actual covers

by Anonymous 10 months ago

They can expose you to older music. So I first heard The Fugee's cover of Killing Me Softly. That's how I discovered Sinatra's original

by Anonymous 10 months ago

covers are an old tradition in music and performing. if an album has 13 songs on it who cares if one of them is a cover? "you couldn't come up with ~13 original songs?" well they came up with ~13-1 original songs, didn't they?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Have you ever tried to write a song?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My take is that I have no problem with covers, but they will never be better than the original song.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

"All Along the Watchtower." "Hurt". "Respect". "I Will Always Love You". "Twist and Shout". "I Fought the Law". "Nothing Compares 2 U". "Hallelujah". "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)". "The Man Who Sold the World". "Tainted Love". "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". "It's My Life". "I Love Rock & Roll". "Hound Dog". Every single one of these is more famous for the cover version than the original, due to the cover being that much better.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Popular sure. But none of these covers would have existed if it weren't for the original. That's got to count for something.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

a lot of your favorite songs would never exist without the songs that initially inspired them doesn't make the covers any less good

by Anonymous 10 months ago

It's My Life as in No Doubt covering Talk Talk?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Hurt by Johnny cash is definitely considered to be better than the original from nine inch nails, even Trent Reznor himself agrees with that. But you're right most of the time

by Anonymous 10 months ago

A lot of songs wouldn't exist at all because many artists use rifts and note sequences from songs from other artists

by Anonymous 10 months ago

It shouldn't matter if it's a cover or not, if it's good it's good.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I love a good cover. I enjoy hearing how my favorite band recreates a song I already know and like, to see how they make it their own. I think a cover is a great way to end an album, whether as a listed song or a "hidden" one.

by Anonymous 10 months ago