Cover vs. Original

Hazy Shade of Winter


Bangles take a soft, fluffy, sappy folk song and turn it into a loud, proud rock classic. Definitely deserves a nod for a truly great remake.

- traffik, Calgary, Canada, 14.02.2006


Bangles
1987

vs.

Simon & Garfunkel
1968

CD-Cover: Bangles - Less than Zero Original Soundtrack 54.1 % 45.9 % CD-Cover: Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Bangles 725 Votes Simon & Garfunkel

Comments about Hazy Shade of Winter:

The Bangles' version of Hazy Shade of Winter is, in my opinion, way superior to the Simon and Garfunkel original. I like Simon and Garfunkel, but The Bangles created a classic guitar riff, awesome beat, and the harmonies the song really deserves. It's hard to compare the songs because of the genre differences, but personally, I vote The Bangles all the way.
- Erin, Austin, United States, 05.02.2008
one of the cases of an original song beaten by the cover.bangles simply made a wonderfull song, full of classic guitars, superior
- alberto, madrid, Spain, 05.02.2007
I think the Bangles cover version is one of the best cover songs ever! The original is good as well, but the Bangles just made it even better!
- Emily Peterson, Budapest, Hungary, 01.09.2006
I prefer the Simon and Garfunkel version a bit more for its folky mood and its attention to the message of the lyrics. But, on the other hand, The Bangles Gave the already wonderful song the fullness of a three-part harmony. The one thing that really tips the scale, however, is that Simon and Garfunkel's version has a verse that the Bangles cut out; a verse which I happen to like, especially since it is a bit detracting to cut an already relatively short song.
- Morgan, Corpus Christi, United States, 27.03.2006
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