Cover vs. Original

I Wanna Be Your Man


The Beatles were already stars when they left one of their songs "I Wanna Be Your Man" to the still unknown Rolling Stones. The original was sung by Ringo Starr, the cover by Mick Jagger. It was worth while: The Stones had their first hit and became rock stars, too.

- Stefan, Magdeburg, Deutschland, 26.01.2006


The Rolling Stones
1963

vs.

The Beatles
1963

CD-Cover: The Rolling Stones - Singles-Collection 34.1 % 65.9 % CD-Cover: The Beatles - With The Beatles
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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The Rolling Stones 901 Votes The Beatles

Comments about I Wanna Be Your Man:

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In my school the "Teletubbies" fans like The Beatles and the "Boohbah" people like The Rolling Stones.
So I vote for RINGO & FRIENDS
- Katherine, Fort Worth, United States, 04.09.2010
This very simple song was apparently tossed in as filler for the Beatles's second UK album, which was a mix of some of their favorites from the club days (Please Mr. Postman, Money, Till There Was You[!]) more recent covers of American rock and roll (Roll Over Beethoven) and their own, still basic, stuff.

The Beatles' version does move like an express train in comparison to the Stones' local, so I think the nod goes to the Beatles.
- Rob L. , Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
I'm a huge Beatles fan, but I must admit the Stones version is better.

It is also the original, the Beatles version is the cover, it was written for the Stones and they released it first.
- Name, City, Other, 28.04.2010
I'm a huge Beatles fan, but I must admit the Stones version is better.

It is also the original, the Beatles version is the cover, it was written for the Stones and they released it first.
- Name, City, Other, 28.04.2010
Well...without The Beatles, Rolling Stones would be NOTHING.

Anyway, both are good, but i'll go with The Fab Four
- Daniel Downing, Seaham, UK, England, 23.11.2009
Didnt the Beatles write this for the Rolling Stones to record? Then recorded it for themselves after it launched the Rolling Stones.
- Larry, Graham, United States, 19.03.2009
Didnt the Beatles write this for the Rolling Stones to record? Then recorded it for themselves after it launched the Rolling Stones.
- Larry, Graham, United States, 19.03.2009
Test
- Test, Ez money, United States, 19.03.2009
The Rolling Stones version was better:)
- Siim Rõmm, Järva-jaani, Other - Europe, 26.03.2008
It is hard to vote on this one. I heard both versions of the song. I think they are both great...

I rate both a 10
- Frank Quirindongo, New York City, United States, 11.02.2008
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