Cover vs. Original

I Heard It Through The Grapevine


Actually the original is from Gladys Knight & The Pips but I think the version of Marvin Gaye is better known.

- Hawkwind, Berlin, Deutschland, 03.01.2006


Creedence Clearwater Revival
1970

vs.

Marvin Gaye
1968

CD-Cover: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle, Vol. 1: The 20 Greatest Hits 63.4 % 36.6 % CD-Cover: Marvin Gaye - Gold
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Creedence Clearwater Revival 1429 Votes Marvin Gaye

Comments about I Heard It Through The Grapevine:

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The CCR version is THE version. this song was just some old song until i heard the ccr version of it, especially the long version. they definately could have written it, but since they didnt they did the most awesome cover ever.
- ici, east la, United States, 18.11.2007
Marvin's version is the best!!!
- Lux, Ferrara, Italy, 19.09.2007
I voted for CCR, but Gladys Knight's version is the best.
- Lu, Philly, United States, 22.03.2007
Noooo!!!! How could you skip Gladys Knight's version??? It's even better than Marvin's and a gazillion times better than the silly white-guy-boozed-out version by Fogerty and Co.
- Rash, Chicago, United States, 23.02.2007
CCR and John Fogerty have got plenty of soul. CCR's version is better.
- David, Grapevine, TX, United States, 04.02.2007
Being that the song was written by Barrett Strong/Norman Whitfield, neither could really be considered an "original". I vote for CCR's just because it's so great in a different way. John Fogerty (SP) is just fantastic on it. No disrespect to Mr. Gay though, his version is soulful and smooth as velvet.
- Tyler, Atlanta, United States, 26.01.2007
AreYou Crazy?!? First of all Gladys Knight and the pips was the original, Marvin's was Just a bigger hit. and CCR 's version was crap. and I like CCR
- Kayne Bishop, NY, United States, 06.01.2007
I like both versions but the CCR one is the best.
- Judith, Leiden, Netherlands, 24.11.2006
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