A few days (maybe weeks) ago, I heard Maconie & Radcliffe inviting suggestions for cover versions of songs that were better than the original. Got me thinking too.
Are the covers of Tambourine Man or All Along the Watchtower by the Byrds and Hendrix better than the Dylan originals? Was Joe Cocker's With a Little Help... better than the Beatles?
Here's a couple of Elton John songs:
Sinead O'Connor's version of Sacrifice on the compilationTwo Rooms
Martyn Joseph's version of Candle in the Wind on the live album: An Aching and a Longing
Any other suggestions out there of remakes that beat the original artist?