Five Cover Songs That Are Better Than the Originals

As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist.

But — we can't quite believe it either — on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will feature Mastodon covering Feist (“A Commotion”) and vice versa (“Black Tongue”).

We're pretty sure the results are going to be fascinating. And hey! Maybe it all won't sound awful! To prove it, here are five cover songs that are actually better than the originals.  

5. Cee-Lo Green's Version of “No One's Gonna Love You” (Band of Horses)

Band of Horses are one of those bands that are just consistently incredible. The Seattle quintet has never released a bad album, its live shows are pure catharsis, and musically, these guys sound like no one else. So imagine our surprise when Cee-Lo Green covered one of their songs and made it even better. “No One's Gonna Love You” was enhanced by an extra injection of soul and an accompanying heart-breaking (and also NSFW) video.

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