Covers That Are Better Than The Originals (w/ Boyinaband)

Bet you didn't even KNOW these songs were covers!
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In today's video me and Dave from Boyinaband take a look at some covers to see if they are better or not than the originals. Most people don't even know that some of these massive hit songs are covers. We take a look at artists like Adele, Ed Sheeran, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and more!
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  1. Adina Vostry

    Adina Vostry

    34 минутын өмнө

    I'm surprised he chose ed sheeran's cover over birdie's

  2. Lian Sloot

    Lian Sloot

    Цагийн өмнө

    Joel you need to listen to the birdie cover of skinny love ;o that one is so beautiful

  3. TransformingTitus


    2 цагийн өмнө

    Chris Stapleton's Tennessee Whiskey is probably the biggest standout cover upgrade in my mind in terms launching careers, and highlighting a crazy talented artist.

  4. KilljoysNeverDIE


    3 цагийн өмнө

    should've listen to birdyyyy 😢

    • KilljoysNeverDIE


      3 цагийн өмнө

      and i freaking love the zutons version more than amy's 😗😔

  5. James Leutshe

    James Leutshe

    5 цагийн өмнө

    People who can't pronounce Bon Iver kill me.

  6. Marisa Rogers

    Marisa Rogers

    5 цагийн өмнө

    You gotta listen to the live on BBC version of Valerie. Also I love skinny love by bon iver.

  7. dramosuk


    7 цагийн өмнө

    Not Amy Winehouse in the vid, just her voice

  8. Aviva Goodman

    Aviva Goodman

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Pentatonixs cover of gold by kiiara

  9. Lite Chua

    Lite Chua

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Michael Jackson's cover of the beatles' come together is actually better than the original.....just saying

  10. David Pangburn

    David Pangburn

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Johnny Cash Hurt best cover ever

  11. lee90126


    13 цагийн өмнө

    Wow. These guys have zero respect. Shame on them. They should do more research on the music and musicians they are critiquing.

  12. Panel SixtySix

    Panel SixtySix

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Does Dave make videos anymore? Great collaboration by the way. :)

  13. Maren Beck

    Maren Beck

    18 цагийн өмнө

    10 years from now you won't even be able to film snow anymore dummy

  14. TheHeavenly FB

    TheHeavenly FB

    18 цагийн өмнө

    0:18 "Do you know of any covers that are better than the originals?", "There are none" *Shrek 2 would like to know your location*

  15. Whovian Gamer

    Whovian Gamer

    18 цагийн өмнө

    When that bodyguard movie came out my 4th grade self was in love with Whitney in that movie, specifically in that outfit you laughed at which just looks ridiculous now, and how can you dislike Bon Iver? Man, that was disappointing. Great video though

  16. Kevin Foltz

    Kevin Foltz

    19 цагийн өмнө

    What about Simon and Garfunkel's sound of silence vs disturbeds cover

  17. Jacob McCain

    Jacob McCain

    21 цагийн өмнө

    If yall haven't seen the SNL skit with Justin Timberlake playing Bon Iver you're missing out. Hallelujah is what immediately comes to mind when I think better than the original, although Cohen's is good. Also "Hurt" by Cash over Reznor.

  18. TrixiesTits


    22 цагийн өмнө

    I still prefer dolly partons version

  19. frank contreras

    frank contreras

    22 цагийн өмнө

    Charles Bradley cover of black sabbath is waaaay bettet in my opinion.

  20. toxic abby

    toxic abby

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Dolly Parton's my cousin, I haven't met her though I don't even think she knows I exist

  21. Bram


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Personally I find creep, sung by Mimi and Josefin in the voice of Germany, better then the original by radiohead.

  22. Taryn Brown

    Taryn Brown

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Don’t hate on bon iver 😭

  23. Goddess Artemis

    Goddess Artemis

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I think the one Whitney's wearing was the one from her movie Bodyguard with Kevin Costner.

  24. Tiffany Lewis

    Tiffany Lewis

    Өдрийн өмнө

    HIM's version of Don't Fear the Reaper is also the most chilling (yet somehow sexy) thing that you have ever heard.

    • frank contreras

      frank contreras

      22 цагийн өмнө

      Or wicked game

  25. Laila Surtees

    Laila Surtees

    Өдрийн өмнө

    DUUUDE the whole time I thought you guys were gonna do Black Betty ;-;

  26. Tiffany Lewis

    Tiffany Lewis

    Өдрийн өмнө

    HIM's version of Wicked Game smashes my life versus the sad "I'll buy you lunch buddy" (because you feel so bad for him) Chris Isaak version.

  27. AngelWolfGirl 2004

    AngelWolfGirl 2004

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Okay they best not be saying that Whitney Houston's version of I will always love you is better than Dolly Parton's and they best just be saying they didn't know it's a cover because Dolly Parton's rendition is SO much better than Whitney Houston's. hers just destroys all the emotion that was originally intended for the song and decided to make it a "How loud can I belt out these lyrics" Don't get me wrong her range is impressive but it doesn't touch Dolly Parton's original song

  28. sam mcpherson

    sam mcpherson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Anybody heard a perfect circle,s version of imagine

  29. Spoxey


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Dave upload

  30. MisterCorrin


    Өдрийн өмнө

    311 - in the air tonight

  31. Zac Spongberg

    Zac Spongberg

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Stan by Eminem???

  32. MiniM&M201


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Roomie's over here drinking Clorox.

  33. Jared Grant

    Jared Grant

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Cars life is a highway is nostalgia

  34. SpiderJayFilms


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I guess it’s a personal preference but Alot of people definitely think the Johnny Cash Cover of Hurt is better than the original by 9 Inch Nails

  35. Lauryn Embree

    Lauryn Embree

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Birdy sang "skinny love" way better

  36. Lauryn Embree

    Lauryn Embree

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I love rascal flats are such an amazing band

  37. Aulduron Smith

    Aulduron Smith

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Whitney is singing it to the whole world. Dolly is singing it to me.

  38. Pokered Craft

    Pokered Craft

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I would have loved to see there reaction to hurt

  39. hope heaven

    hope heaven

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Didn't Birdy also did a cover for "skinny love". It sounds better than ed sheeran cover

  40. Mc Kaido

    Mc Kaido

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Suprised that Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt by Nine inch nails wasnt on here

  41. Connoriscool


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Good video

  42. Julia Alice

    Julia Alice

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Joel and Dave calling 'bodyguard' a low budget Sci-fiovie hurts me physically

  43. v a l x r i a

    v a l x r i a

    Өдрийн өмнө

    "it just feels more powerful, changing the e to an a" me, valeria: 😌

  44. *Kevin *

    *Kevin *

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Skinny love on the voice of germany was the best Cover

  45. Peterson angel

    Peterson angel

    Өдрийн өмнө

    How dare they insult Joji

  46. Andy Villaveces

    Andy Villaveces

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    John Mayers cover of free fallin was legendary

  47. Meg N

    Meg N

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Please have captions available. There is a such thing as people who are deaf enough to need captions with speech but can still hear music. Thank you.

  48. MajaZaguan


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    That's not Amy Winehouse wtf

    • i wont not fuck you the fuck up period

      i wont not fuck you the fuck up period

      Өдрийн өмнө

      its her voice, she was just unable to film the music video

  49. xtinax3


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    wasn't there a part two to this video...or do i just dream of videos

  50. Justin Montana

    Justin Montana

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    My biggest takeaway was: Valerie was a cover?!?! Also, my personal philosophy with covers is that a good cover DOES something with it; not just singing the song, but putting a spin on it.

  51. Derek Williamson

    Derek Williamson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I got the most womanizing ads I've EVER seen on your videos

  52. John Brown

    John Brown

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Dolly wrote I will Always Love You after she left the Porter Wagner Show to pursue a solo career. Leaving Porter was tragically emotionally to her. Dolly charted it 3 times #1 in 1974 and again in 1982 and #15 in 1995. Whitney's was #1 in 1992.

  53. Asha Thacker

    Asha Thacker

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm constantly amazed at the lack of relatively recent music history that is missing from these videos.

  54. dracopalidine


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    dolly parton wrote that song about her long time manager who constantly took advantage of her but she still loved him anyway if i remember

  55. light saber

    light saber

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey can u guys react to weird al yankovic

  56. Erika Körmendi

    Erika Körmendi

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I only missed one song from the list. The Sound of Silence - Disturbed covered it, and it's way more better than the original

  57. Deathbymoppy


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I just want to know how Hurt by Nine Inch Nails and covered by Johnny Cash wasnt included or even mentioned here in the comments



    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow i didn't recognize Amy Whinehouse



      Өдрийн өмнө

      @i wont not fuck you the fuck up period oh lol that makes sense. Thanks

    • i wont not fuck you the fuck up period

      i wont not fuck you the fuck up period

      Өдрийн өмнө

      thats not her, i think she was busy and unable to film the music video

  59. Fernando Chavarria

    Fernando Chavarria

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    A feel like this us like listening to music randomly without context at all

  60. JY Bong

    JY Bong

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    For me I kinda prefer one direction's cover of teenage dirt bag over the original.

  61. Gandolf 784

    Gandolf 784

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Roomie, I love your content but I gotta say that I’m mostly here cause I missed dave

  62. Cali Do

    Cali Do

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    A good cover is save Farris's version of come on Eileen

  63. MichaelTaylorMusic


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    In today’s standards of music, in my opinion, Dolly Parton sucks😂

    • TrixiesTits


      22 цагийн өмнө

      Even though she's still a relevant singer and still loved by many 😂

  64. Vroom Broom Zoom

    Vroom Broom Zoom

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Do not agree on first one....Tom's version where his voice struggles is amazing!

  65. [ kawaii bun ]

    [ kawaii bun ]

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    first time enjoying getting rickrolled..nice guys

  66. Sarah Elisa Smith

    Sarah Elisa Smith

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Listen to more of the Cheryl Cole song, there is a really weird part after the Chorus hahaha!

  67. me


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Every song MetallicA covered, is better than the original. Though motorheads version of enter sandman is better than tallicas.

  68. Oskar Hansson

    Oskar Hansson

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine Dolly Parton coming up behind you and just being like “goodbye”

  69. Nikolas de Leeuw

    Nikolas de Leeuw

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    For the “skinny love” song the cover that should’ve been picked was Birdy’s as I think it is the favourited version of the song. Though despite that, personally bon ivor is my sleepy time music of choice.

  70. Jaxky Plays

    Jaxky Plays

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  71. Blah Blahsen

    Blah Blahsen

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    HentaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiEEEEaaaaaaaiiii, will always draw booooooOOOOoiooioooobs friend of mine did that one describing what a weeb was, and now that's all i hear with that song. all i hear.

  72. RazzleberryJam


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    6:35 "It's so hard to hear this as just a song rather than some kind of meme." Yeah, now I can't un-hear that rubber chicken screaming at the end of that.

  73. Amanda Courtney

    Amanda Courtney

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Amy did two versions of Valerie, the faster version with the guitar and one that was a bit slower and more jazzy.

  74. Motherofdragons


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    There is no cover without the original ;)

  75. Joshua Chandra

    Joshua Chandra

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie's cover of 'Just a Dream' is the best one for me

  76. bubgum00


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    In the Blood...Home Free sings it better....Mayday...Home Free....Man of constant sorrow....Home Free....Ring of Fire....Home Free....End of the road...Home Free..

  77. SkeLord


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    The fact that Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt isn't here is a war crime.

  78. Bleach Bum

    Bleach Bum

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    How dare you. Bon Iver is incredible. Bad take.

  79. Rose Demetre

    Rose Demetre

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Birdy’s version of Skinny Love is incredible if you haven’t heard it. I love it so much. It’s better than Ed Sheeran’s version in my opinion

  80. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly, I hate the Rascall Flatts cover of Life Is A Highway. I used to love it, but then I heard the original.

  81. Lu


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Birdy's Skinny Love is a lot better

  82. Jimmy Reid

    Jimmy Reid

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Holy crap I thought valerie was an amy winehouse original.

  83. acv159357n


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    i really think disturbed nailed sound of silence

  84. TDRcoldheart


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Roomie laughing is the best part of the entire video

  85. Myrian Faith

    Myrian Faith

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it bad that in my country "I will always love you" was thought to be sung by Whitney? Because I just knew Whitney wasn't the original...

  86. Ella Saluria

    Ella Saluria

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    ....I dont know that skinny love is a cover.. coz i thought skinny love is sang by birdy.. its also a cover 9 years ago..

  87. 5C07 LIM MING HOI 林明愷

    5C07 LIM MING HOI 林明愷

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Whitney Houston’s ‘I will always love you’ cover becomes Spiderman far for home’s movie intro!!!!!

  88. Em


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Glad to see some online activity from Dave! Not seen his channel active for 9 months! You both should do a podcast :P

  89. - Anonymous

    - Anonymous

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    2:44 AYAYO

  90. Melanie Anne

    Melanie Anne

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    You didn't listen to Ed Sheeran's cover long enough. It's so good. I'm disappointed in you both. Go to ur rooms and think about what you've done!

  91. Sana Mangang

    Sana Mangang

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Rommie seems like one of David brothers😝

  92. heddecatamer


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Also here are some cover recommendations for anyone readin As It Is - She (Green Day cover) Lostalone - Letterbomb (Green Day cover) I Fight Dragons - The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis cover) 5SOS - What I Like About You (Romantics cover) McFly - Pinball Wizard (The Who cover) James Taylor - Handy Man (can’t remember who did it originally) Also Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was originally by some american rock singer in the 70’s

  93. heddecatamer


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Cheryl’s original version of Promise This is the only version I know and it is also the superior version ok it has a badass trance pop beat don’t @ me

  94. Vic


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I far and away prefer the Birdy version of Skinny Love.

  95. GeographyStuff1134


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    So sad they didn't cover "fast car"

  96. Shelly Belly

    Shelly Belly

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    That's Whitney Houston's outfit for her "Queen of the Night", little boys. I was there for the release... LOL

  97. Kenny Crage

    Kenny Crage

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Skinny love by Birdy is the best version

  98. Kenny Crage

    Kenny Crage

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Joel: he is struggling to get up on that note he is a lilbiieieieie Everyone: just say it Joel: ...

  99. Kaitlynn Clodfelter

    Kaitlynn Clodfelter

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    You should have done Johnny cashes cover of hurt

  100. Graysen Mcallister

    Graysen Mcallister

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Late to the party but why not the birdie version of skinny love?