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April 4, 2014 by Suzi

Remakes. There’s lots of them. Sometimes I like the original and sometimes the remake. It’s funny how when you’re listening to a song and then realize that the song you knew was not the original. Many times I’ve been surprised to learn that a song is a remake.

So here’s a few remakes that I like.

The Race is On by George Jones and Sawyer Brown – Sawyer Brown all the way. Yes, it was the first version I heard, but I love SB and this one is awesome.


Sweet Caroline by Elvis and Neil Diamond – Elvis may be The King, I choose Neil with this one.


Layla by Eric Clapton – This one is actually a tough one for me to choose. I’m not sure which I like best because they’re both good.

What of the above do you prefer? What are some songs where you prefer the 2nd version over the original.


  1. ilima says:

    I love COLORBLIND by the Counting Crows and Natalie Walker equally. I can’t decide. Also this post makes me giggle because, you know, REMAKE is the name of my book. Hey, are you going to Storymakers?

  2. I love Sheryl Crow’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mississippi.” And Matchbox Twenty (again!) did a fab take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Never Going Back Again” that makes it totally haunting.

  3. White Lines by Grandmaster Flash and remade by Duran Duran. DD’s had a lukewarm reception, but I really liked it!

  4. Rachel Schieffelbein says:

    Okay, I like all the songs you posted!! Good choices! A remake I like is Darius Rucker’s Wagon Wheel. :)

  5. I really like cover versions, but only if they’re completely different from the original. My absolute favourite is Jimmy Eat World’s cover of ‘Firestarter’ by The Prodigy. You’d think they were completely different songs.

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