Cover songs aren’t always a great idea. In the wrong hands, songs can go from being catchy to cheesy, often overwrought, over-emotional garbage. Other times, they just display a shocking lack of originality, as with David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, or when Aerosmith got a number one hit out of a dead-on copy of a Beatles tune that had already been to number one. But sometimes, covers can show you what was good about a song you didn’t originally like, and those moments are really great.









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