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Don’t get me wrong, Aerosmith’s Smooth Criminal is the best cover in history. I also love a GOOD cover. Key word being good. And I’m picky. I feel that if you can’t improve a song, you shouldn’t cover it.

And this, my wonderful friend, is where we disagree. I don’t think you need to improve a song to cover it. I love covers that simple add a new dynamic to the song. Changes it somehow to fit the person singing.

Like “Your Song” by Elton John is one of my favourite songs ever. Elton John and Bernie Taupin are geniuses. But Ellie Goulding’s cover of that song is fucking beautiful. That song needs no improvements. She just …makes it different.