Cover vs. Original

Smooth Criminal


Thanks for this proposal, Tom. I have to admit, when I first read the name of the song, I didn't know which song it is. But then I started listening to it and I recognized it of course. But that the version by Alien Ant Farm is only a cover version and that Michael Jackson wrote the original, I haven't known so far. But you live and learn.
However, I like this song. But I'm not a big fan of Michael Jackson. So my vote goes to Alien Ant Farm.

Alien Ant Farm
2001

vs.

Michael Jackson
1987

CD-Cover: Alien Ant Farm - Anthology 50.1 % 49.9 % CD-Cover: Michael Jackson - Bad
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Alien Ant Farm 8639 Votes Michael Jackson

Comments about Smooth Criminal:

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MJ's version >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> AAF

MJ's version is still more popular to this day. Just check the views on youtube of each video and that will tell you how Jackson's songs survive the test of time. Even the longer video version of Smooth Criminal has a ton more views than the AAF version.
- Smooth, Texas, United States, 9-.-0.2009
Both versions are cool, but I don't quite like the way Dryden sings it. Jacko's whispering tone is so much more atmospheric.
- Andy, Belém, Brazil, 9-.-0.2009
I like mj musie becuse it is from his heart
- Glenda white, hemte, United States, 9-.-0.2009
smooth criminal is untouchable.
- Jun Chen, Shanghai, China, 8-.-0.2009
smooth criminal is untouchable.
- Jun Chen, Shanghai, China, 8-.-0.2009
Michael Jackson is dead!! AAFs' version is 1,000,000,000x better
- GUY, DENVER, United States, 7-.-0.2009
AAF was a one hit wonder and that hit happened to be a cover of MJ. MICHAEL JACKSON has proven himself timeless over and over, including this song.
- Alex, LA, United States, 7-.-0.2009
Alien Ant Farm did a really good job...not so much with the video, but with the song itself. There are a few lyric changes but nothing to drastic. If I am in a dancing mood I like MJ's better, if I am in a 'let's rock' mood, I like AAF better!
- Rocker Girl, St. Louis, United States, 6-.-0.2009
Alien Ant Farm's cover is awesome! The original is slower, and just overall not as interesting or fun to listen to.
- Ethan, Stillwater, United States, 6-.-0.2009
Personally, I like the AAF cover better, but I'm a rocker, so I'm biased towards that. It's a good song, and there's the pop version, and the rock version, so u can choose what u want to.
- Keithizzle, Waukesha, United States, 4-.-0.2009
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