Drift AwayDobie Gray is the original artist. UNCLE KRACKER remade it. Badly.

Life In a Northern TownDream Academy originally, Sugarland did the remake. Don’t remake a song that you probably don’t know anything about – (Nick Drake) – in your SuperTwang. Killed it.

No Woman, No CryBob Marley and the Whalers originally. One of the reggae anthems that should be left alone. The Fugees remake is ok. Xavier Rudd’s very bad, boring, draggy, yawner of a remake? Should have left well enough alone.

Will You Still Love Me – Written by Carole King, recorded by The Shirelles, and then redone by Chicago BADLY. You should hear this one, guys. H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E.

American Pie – Madonna. Originally by Don McLean. Sacrilege. Just, ugh.
Big Yellow Taxi – Everyone. Yuck. I hate this song with flaming passion.

Good remakes: I judge a good remake by whether or not I like it as much or more than the original. Here you go:

Lovers In A Dangerous TimeBare Naked Ladies – Originally by Bruce Cockburn.
It’s My Life No Doubt – Originally by Talk Talk
Sweet Jane Cowboy Junkies – Originally by Lou Reed
Hurt Johnny Cash – Originally by Nine Inch Nails
Working Class HeroGreen Day – Originally by John Lennon
Wild Horses The Sundays – Originally by The Rolling Stones

So, here’s your playlist – the good remakes, and the original songs that were remade badly.

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