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10 Cover Songs Done By 90s Artists That Were Better Than The Original

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When you hear a great song on the radio, do you ever wonder if it's an original or a cover? Many times we think artists are performing this song for the first time when really it has been around for decades.

This includes some of your favorite 90s artists who have completely nailed these classics, so much that they have made it their own.

10. "Yesterday" Boyz II Men

While you remember Boyz II Men singing the beautiful ballad in 1994, they weren't the first to lend their voices to it.

In fact this song has been covered more than 2200 times by greats including Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

The original song was recorded by The Beatles in 1965.

9. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Britney Spears

In 2000 do you remember Britney Spears opening the 2000 MTV VMA with her cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" before launching into "Oops! I Did It Again"? That was definitely a highlight of the year for music.

Do you remember another 90s artist that covered this song? In 1991 Vanilla Ice also covered "Satisfaction" and it was something else.

This classic Rolling Stones song was originally released in 1965 and went straight to the top of the charts, peaking at 19th position with 7 weeks on Billboard's list.

8. "And I Love Her" Diana Krall

In the 90s and early 2000s Diana Krall was at the peak of her game winning two Grammy Awards in 2000, one in 2002 and one in 2003.

So her covering this classic song was music to our ears.

Original released by The Beatles in 1964 it spent 9 weeks on the chart and peaked in the 12th position on Billboard.

7. "Summertime" Sublime

Most of us spent much of the 90s rocking out to Sublime, so it's no surprise that they covered a popular song and added their own spin to it.

In 1996, they released "Summertime" and it was music to our ears.

Originally recorded by Abbie Mitchell in 1935, Janis Joplin covered the song and brought it to new heights. Sonny and Cher also did a version as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and The Zombies.

6. "Last Kiss" Pearl Jam

For what would be Pearl Jam's biggest hit, it's hard to believe that it was actually a cover. In 1998, the band revamped Wayne Cochran's original version of the song to get them to number two on the Hot 100 of the Billboard charts.

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