Cover vs. Original

Is She Really Going Out With Him?


Not a bad cover, actually, but not as good as the original... one of Joe Jackson's biggest hits.

- Wonderduck, The Pond, IL, United States, 06.02.2006


Sugar Ray
2003

vs.

Joe Jackson
1979

CD-Cover: Sugar Ray - In The Pursuit Of Leisure 30.1 % 69.9 % CD-Cover: Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Sugar Ray 555 Votes Joe Jackson

Comments about Is She Really Going Out With Him?:

It's very rare that a cover is better than the original and this is no exception. Very nice, Sugar Ray, but the original is still the best!
- Jerry H., Louisville, United States, 20.11.2008
It's very rare that a cover is better than the original and this is no exception. Very nice, Sugar Ray, but the original is still the best!
- Jerry H., Louisville, United States, 20.11.2008
man, it's so cool that JJ gets honored by having others do his songs, but you can't compare the two, to say a cover is better is like saying a paint by numbers mona lisa is as good as the original? I just hope they never use it in a taco bell commercial:)
- james, lancaster, United States, 08.04.2008
I honestly couldn't tell that it was a cover. I thought maybe Sugar Ray had really been around that long, or that the song was not as old as I had thought it was. So I gave my vote to Sugar Ray because it's a lot harder to do something that's already been done and get it right. Kudos to them for bringing back a great song that's even MORE true than it was back in 1979!!
- Mary Maxwell, Metamora, United States, 12.04.2007
I honestly couldn't tell that it was a cover. I thought maybe Sugar Ray had really been around that long, or that the song was not as old as I had thought it was. So I gave my vote to Sugar Ray because it's a lot harder to do something that's already been done and get it right. Kudos to them for bringing back a great song that's even MORE true than it was back in 1979!!
- Mary Maxwell, Metamora, United States, 12.04.2007
I liked both but I think I'll give the edge to Sugar Ray.
- Mike, Cleveland, United States, 06.04.2007
I like them both, but Joe's is till the better of the two, but thanks to Sugar Ray for re-doing it and bringing the song back.
- Durb, Springfield, United States, 19.03.2007
Sugar Ray tried nicely, but he doesn't have the raw energy that Jackson displayed in the 1970s
- BigD, Javea, Spain, 10.02.2007
In my opinion, Goldfinger does a better cover.
- Zach, Duluth, United States, 07.02.2007
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