The cover that most improved on the original is perhaps Nazareth's "Love Hurts" (Everly Brothers).
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)
Eye & I - Venus in Furs (Velvet Underground)
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (The Four Lads)
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Devo - Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers)
Cake - I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Dread Zeppelin - Heartbreaker Hotel (Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley)
My favorite song cover has got to be Cake's "I Will Survive." The video is about as classic as it gets. That music videos have gone the way of the Dodo is a sad, sad thing. I hope something like Youtube and amateur video production will revive them...
I mean, they just really bring it. Everything from the bass (rockin'!) to the stupendous guitar riffs, to the horns... Ah, just great. They just totally rock it out.
forever i'll remember In Summer the song sings itself... "And she told you laughing down to her core,
So she would not cry as she lay in your lap,
She said, "Nobody here can live forever
quiet in the grasp of Dusk and Summer" ENTP = 84|73|68|74 - 7w8 so - SCUEI G5