Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Special - Original vs. Remake - Which is better?

I thought today would be a fun day to do a fun competition.  I picked out three songs and their remakes.  Leave me a comment with your votes as to which one is better.

The first one is tough for me.  I love Nine Inch Nails but the Johnny Cash version of Hurt was phenomenal.  

This one is a interesting challenge.  Montley Crue the personification of sex, drugs and rock & roll versus the wholesome Carrie Underwood.  Who takes this one home; the bad boys or the good girl?

Finally, a three way generational battle.  Bob Dylan vs. Guns and Roses vs. Avril Lavigne.  All three produced very different versions of the song.  Which generation produced the best?

Leave a comment with your votes!  


  1. 1. Hurt: Nine Inch Nails > or = Johnny Cash
    2. Sweet Home: Motley Crue = Carrie Underwood
    3. Knocking On Heavan's Door: Bob Dylan = or < Avril Lavigne < Guns N Roses

  2. Johnny Cash is phenomenal, I totally agree. The next.. WOW What a comparison! Actually there is none because I think Carrie U. really carried it away! Knocking on Heaven's door is a big favorite of mine. Dylan did a great version, but Guns & Roses really carried it away. April L... well, I never heard this version, but at least I can understand the words, and she did it for a good cause. Kudos to her. Great job my friend! You certainly ROCK! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fun way to go about this. Here is my picks:
    1. Johnny Cash version
    2. Carrie Underwood version
    3. Guns and Roses

    What do I win? LOL

    Thanks for playing along this week.
    ~Naila Moon

  4. I actually like all these covers although the originals are better :-)

    Have a fantabulosa week ;-)

  5. I really liked the originals better, too, but they were all good.

  6. Nope - I'm going with NIN! I had no idea that was Johnny Cash's song. Now that you put together for me I'm a little blown away.

    Motley Crue hands down. lol

    The last one I have to give it to Guns and Roses.

    This was fun.

  7. For the first one I'm going for Johnny Cash
    Definitely Motley crue for the other
    And Guns and Roses.
    Very nice list.

    :) Happy Music week