Cover vs. Original

Beast of Burden


I like the version of this nice song by Bette Midler. Of course the original song by The Rolling Stones is good, too. But Bette Midler gave this song her personal touch. She sings "Beast of Burden" very powerful and with lots of emotions.
So my vote goes to Bette Midler.

Bette Midler
1983

vs.

The Rolling Stones
1978

CD-Cover: Bette Midler - Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits 61.9 % 38.1 % CD-Cover: The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Bette Midler 2312 Votes The Rolling Stones

Comments about Beast of Burden:

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What is wrong with you people?????? Bette Midler's version is better? Are you kidding me???
- Shrinertim, Omaha, United States, 3-.-0.2008
wow. All I can say is this. Fuck all you Bette Midler voters. The Rolling Stones defined music and you all are ruining it. I sincerely hope you feel the need to shove your dick into a hot oven. Or for you ladies, I hope you feel the need to have intercourse with a porcupine. Seriously, you all are fucked. THIS IS BEAST OF BURDEN FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. It's basically the holy fucking grail of music! You.people.suck. its a website www.youpeoplesuck.com/lickmyass

yeah. i said it
- Patrick M., St. Louis, United States, 2-.-0.2008
I never really thought this was one of The Stones best song anyways
- jim, Rome, United States, 1-.-0.2008
Bette just gives the song something more that I feel the Rolling Stones don't offer in their version.
- Chris, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-.-0.2007
I've been a stone's fan since I was a little kid, having older brothers who loved the Rolling Stones, and Beat of Burden is one their coolest tunes. I will say Bette Midler does an awesome cover of it and I used to love to watch the video on Early MTV, when they played Rock N Roll. She's awesome but there is nothing like a song by Mick Jagger!
- Markus, Boston, United States, 6-.-0.2007
Give me a break...I don't see how Bette Midler's cover could be winning this contest. What a joke.
- Sir Weenerington, Beaver Ruin, United States, 5-.-0.2007
I love Bette Midler, and give her all the credit in the world, but to me, this is a classic Rolling Stones song.
- Staci, Pittsburgh, United States, 1-.-1.2006
46.3 of the people who voted are wrong.
- Steve, Las Vegas, United States, 8-.-0.2006
Bette Midler brings the song alive!!!
- Joyce van den Hombergh, Swolgen, Netherlands, 3-.-0.2006
charlie's drumming, the way keith and ronnie's guitars weave in and around each other. they wrote a great song, made a complicated arrangement and make it sound easy.
- paul, durham, Canada, 2-.-0.2006
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