4 Song Covers That You Probably Thought Were The Originals

Sometimes a cover song is just as good as — or even better — than the original. Check out these four memorable covers from some of music’s most talented artists.

1. Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan’s haunting, narrative ballad got an electric makeover when legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix recorded it with his band, The Experience. The song appeared on Hendrix’s album Electric Ladyland only six months after Dylan recorded it. But Hendrix’s version is so powerful — due largely to his driving guitar riffs and grainy vocal interpretation — that it’s often considered to be the superior version. Dylan spoke highly of Hendrix’s cover, stating the infamous rocker’s take “overwhelmed” him, and that he feels he’s paying tribute to Hendrix each time he performs it.