Cover vs. Original

Proud Mary


Even John Fogerty himself had to honor that the version of Ike & Tina Turner is better than his own.

- Hawkwind, Berlin, Deutschland, 03.01.2006


Ike & Tina Turner
1970

vs.

Creedence Clearwater Revival
1969

CD-Cover: Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary & Other Hits 36.4 % 63.6 % CD-Cover: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Ike & Tina Turner 2721 Votes Creedence Clearwater Revival

Comments about Proud Mary:

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I always like the story of how Bob Dylan got Fogerty to play with him on stage by telling him if he didn't sing Proud Mary, everyone would think that it was a Tina Turner song.
- Steve B, NYC, United States, 27.01.2011
Huge CCR fan, and I have to say they are wayyy better at singing and playing this song. I wish the Fogerty's were still together
- a, b, United States, 04.11.2009
Ike and Tina rock this song. I like Credence/Fogerty a lot, but the Turner's did this song better.
- JJ, Michigan, United States, 27.06.2009

@ Lemissa: you're right, she wails. and wailing is not singing. epic fail for the Turner version.

Nobody can ruin a song like Tina Turner. My neighbor sings better. The only good thing an honest music critic can say about Tina is that she finally threw that bum of a husband out.
- Marc, Seattle, United States, 31.03.2009
Respects to Tina she did make a great cover of it but CCR is a very,very, very underrated rock band and didn't get enough credit especially for this song.
- Nick, New York, United States, 20.12.2008
The Creedence version is great. I remember John Fogerty saying that he wanted the rhythm to sound like a big paddle wheeler. I love playing this thing on guitar in the original dropped tuning.
- Jon, Sioux City, United States, 01.12.2008
It's hard, it pushes and you can't help but tap our feet. Tina/Ike's version is wonderful. I like CCR's but I love Tina's. At 68, she's still a baaaaaaddddd b*tch.
- Chocolate Souffle, Bloomington, MN, United States, 03.10.2008
Dear Rash,Chicago
the Fogertys OWN the Turners especially where this songs concerned, methinks the boy from upnorth just doesn't dig southern music and should therefore not speak of it
- Why?, Richmond, United States, 28.08.2008
I like the way Ike and Tina took a CCR song and totally made it their own. With a startling different arrangement, this cover really works!
- Chris Mulwee, Charlotte NC, United States, 12.08.2008
Tina sucks at life for BUTCHERING this song.
- Nathan, Durango, United States, 09.05.2008
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