Cover vs. Original

How Soon is Now


This is one of the best covers made ever!
I liked the single "all the things she says" and the video of T.A.T.U. before I heard this cover of the famous Smiths song.
When I got the cd and listened to it I was quite surprised how many good songs were on it.
Of course the original version is very good too. Why this cover never made it big is a mystery to me.
The creativity of Trever Horn and the voices of Julia Olegovna Volkova and Elena Sergeevna Katina and very talented musicians together created one of the best covers of all time.

- Peter, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25.03.2006


t.A.T.u.
2002

vs.

The Smiths
1984

CD-Cover: t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane 43.9 % 56.1 % CD-Cover: The Smiths - Hateful of Hollow
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
t.A.T.u. 1295 Votes The Smiths

Comments about How Soon is Now:

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Barry, shut up and stop being ignorant buffoon. I love both versions and I'm SURE I don't need to revise my view of music.
- Paul, Zabrze, Poland, 21.09.2010
No contest; one of the greatest bands ever playing one of the greatest songs ever against a couple of Russian eurovision wannabees doing their best to ruin an absolute classic from one of the most influential bands ever. Anyone who thinks different to this statement needs to seriously revise their view of music. This poll is analogous to healthy American(tatu)versus obesity(the smiths) obesity wins every time
- Barry, Manchester, England, 18.05.2010
i heard t.A.T.u.'s version first (i hate doing that, i try not to, but i was un-informed and didn't know it was a cover at the time ^^;) and now it's difficult for me to listen to the original version without grimacing. i think t.A.T.u.'s version is better personally but that's just me!
- illy, San Diego, United States, 28.06.2009
I had never heard the original version of how soon is now and i loved it when i hear t.A.T.u version... i liked their version much better...
- Karenai Hana, Dayton, England, 18.08.2008
Best cover ever..plz..What are you smoking? I could understand if you said Love Spit Love version was the best b/c of it's popularity from the show Charmed. But T.a.t.U.'s version is nothing short from disgrace.
- Noria, Dallas, United States, 01.06.2008
Sorry, but the tATu track sounds like the Alvin and the Chipmunks version. If you want to hear a good cover of this song with female vocals, check out Snake River Conspiracy's stab at it.
- Brett, Brooklyn, United States, 11.03.2008
oh give me a break,no version is better than the original.morrissey and marr were artisitic geniuses and remain so. Tatu were just a gimmicky flash in the pan.
who will be listening to tatu in 20 years time? very few,i should think. I am 19 years old and the smiths are still having am impact on my life.
- noone in paticular, glasgow, Scotland, 26.10.2007
Smiths forever!
- Rodrigo Saunier, Manaus, Brazil, 09.10.2007
I like the Paradise Lost version
- bako, Västerås, Sweden, 30.07.2007
The record how soon is now by tatu its amazin the yulia´s voice but the original is ORIGINAL i love the two version
- Emiliu, Araraquara, Brazil, 06.03.2007
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