Cover vs. Original

I Shot the Sheriff


Good song from both artists. Personally I like the cover version by Eric Clapton better, but that is a matter of taste. By the way 'I Shot the Sheriff' was the only number one hit in the US-Charts from Eric Clapton in his career (so far). And Clapton created lots of classic songs.
So: Compliment to Bob Marley for his composition, thanks to Eric Clapton for his interpretation of this song.

Eric Clapton
1974

vs.

Bob Marley
1973

CD-Cover: Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard 42.2 % 57.8 % CD-Cover: Bob Marley - Burnin'
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Eric Clapton 4224 Votes Bob Marley

Comments about I Shot the Sheriff:

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Bob Marley en unico, cantaba sus propias canciones y algunas las arreglaba con la ayuda de los hermanos Barret pero en su mayoria las hacia el la verdad que es una leyenda como artista y clapton es bueno pero en la guitarra la verdad que no le veo por donde compararlos
- ABRAHAM, MIAMI, Estados Unidos, 0-.-1.2009
Not to kill the Deputy was definitely the best choice...
- Vincent, Brussels, Belgium, 1-.-1.2008
I love Bob Marley and he wrote this song first and i like it alot more than Eric Clamtons version. Bob marley is tghe best and always will be!
- ashley, Dover, United States, 0-.-1.2008
The vocal harmonies on Marley's version are far more interesting for my taste.
- Dan, Batavia, NY, United States, 0-.-1.2008
Two different styles and interpretations. Both good to listen to but Bob just brings it to life better for me. Hands down. And im a Clapton lover!
- Bill, San Andreas, United States, 9-.-0.2008
that argument about Marley covering the Beatles I believe stems from his song 'Revolution' from NATTY DREAD (Awesome Album)which was not a cover just shared a title with a Beatles song, I don't dude who's freakin out about this and hatin on Marley maybe you're thinkin of another cover
- Who, Areyou, United States, 7-.-0.2008
Bob Marley is SO much better! It's Eric Clapton's voice is so ANNOYING!
- Joslin, Bothell, United States, 6-.-0.2008
Both versions are good, but I gotta give this one to Bob Marley. He knows where it's at.
Happy Tokin

- Buddha, Amerijuanica, United States, 1-.-0.2008
Eric Claptons 10x better just cuz his background singers i just dont like the wailers
- brett, NY, United States, 1-.-0.2008
In his autobiography Clapton mentions that HE prefers Marleys version and didn't want to cover it. One Love is officially entitled "One Love/People Get Ready" and dude beneath me stop getting youre info off wikipedia
- Jim, Rome, United States, 1-.-0.2008
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