7 Cover Songs That Are Better 

Than the Original

#1 I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Original Artist: Dolly Parton About the Song: Dolly Parton wrote and recorded the original song I Will Always Love You in 1973. This heartfelt country track paid tribute to Parton’s mentor and business partner, Porter Wagoner, when she decided to pursue a solo career.

#2 All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

Original Artist: Bob Dylan About the Song: Bob Dylan wrote All Along the Watchtower while recovering from a motorcycle accident in 1967. He delivered the Biblically inspired lyrics in his trademark folk-rock style. The song tells the tale of a joker and a thief, both discontent with their stations in life.

#3 Hurt – Johnny Cash

Original Artist: Nine Inch Nails About the Song: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor wrote Hurt in 1994. The song was moderately successful and was nominated for a Grammy. However, Johnny Cash’s version is undeniably one of the most moving cover songs of all time.

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