I’m getting sick of the songs at work, which rotate amongst a selection of company-approved schlock.  But there’s one song that I haven’t tired of yet, and it’s Matt Weddle’s cover of “Hey Ya”, by OutKast.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the original.  But somehow, the dynamism of MW’s cover, the way he brings down the chorus in volume, in contrast to 99.9% of pop songs, and the sheer electricity of his version – I have to say, I almost like it better than OutKast’s.

Any songs whose covers you prefer to the originals?

– Jean AAR

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I live in Seattle, Washington and work as a legal assistant. I remember learning to read (comic strips) at a young age and nowadays try to read about 5-6 books a week. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and enjoy exploring smaller towns off the tourist track though London is my favorite city in the world.