Cover vs. Original

The Boys Of Summer


Very similar songs. Both are great.

- Craig B., Freeport, IL, United States, 05.02.2006


The Ataris
2003

vs.

Don Henley
1985

CD-Cover: The Ataris - So Long, Astoria 46.7 % 53.3 % CD-Cover: Don Henley - Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Ataris 777 Votes Don Henley

Comments about The Boys Of Summer:

1 2
It's clear most people prefer Henley's version. I knew I was right when I hypothesized that people would be split in half as to which one is better. However, I prefer that of the Ataris. Still, I've always held Henley in high regard.
- Mike, Ontario, United States, 18.02.2010
I like both versions, listen to Henley's more often cause of the radio, but prefer Ataris over all.
- BeasMeister, Holloman, United States, 27.01.2010
i like the ataris better cuz it has a more energetic vibe to it
- Jack Bauer, Los Angeles, United States, 17.08.2009
good attempt prefer Henley
- nowhereman, nowhereland, United States, 07.06.2008
I like both versions. I've heard Don Henley's version many times since I was younger because my father is a fan, but I like the way the Ataris re-did it. My father prefers Henley's version of course. lol
- Stephanie, El Paso, United States, 30.05.2008
Ataris!!<3..prolly same reason - coz i heard it first..didnt even know about Don Henley before. but then again, from the youth's perspective - the ataris version is more appealing to me. i think they delivered it very well..i connect..in general, it's an awesome song - great melody: you're doomed to like it atleast a lil no matter how it's covered.
- sam, miami, United States, 18.05.2008
Ataris FTW!
- John, Burlington County, United States, 29.04.2008
I am so sick of all the "covers" these days. Its like these bands admit they can't write anything really good, so they just parrot what they can't reproduce.

Don Henley all the way!
- Tak, Minneapolis, United States, 26.02.2008
Sorry, I love the Ataris version. Probably because I heard this song first by The Ataris, so it just feels like them to me. Both versions are great though...
- Jess, Almonte, Canada, 03.01.2008
Sorry, I love the Ataris version. Probably because I heard this song first by The Ataris, so it just feels like them to me. Both versions are great though...
- Jess, Almonte, Canada, 03.01.2008
1 2
««« Top