Cover vs. Original

If You Want Me To Stay


Both amazing versions. But the original just about has that funky edge.

- SugaMouth, Leeds, England, 27.04.2006


Red Hot Chilli Peppers
1985

vs.

Sly and the Family Stone
1973

CD-Cover: Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Freaky Styley 51.4 % 48.6 % CD-Cover: Sly and the Family Stone - Fresh
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Red Hot Chilli Peppers 407 Votes Sly and the Family Stone

Comments about If You Want Me To Stay:

haven't heard the RHCP version but i think Mercury Rev did an outstanding cover. check it out. RHCP may have gotten down the funk right but the psychedelia of the original is amplified in the Rev version.
- Memed, Istanbul, Turkey, 25.12.2008
haven't heard the RHCP version but i think Mercury Rev did an outstanding cover. check it out. RHCP may have gotten down the funk right but the psychedelia of the original is amplified in the Rev version.
- Memed, Istanbul, Turkey, 25.12.2008
All versions are great, but the Peppers give the song a perfect balance between the vocals and instruments. I think the original puts too much emphasis on the vocals
- Ivan, San Francisco, United States, 14.05.2008
I love RHCP, but there is no comparison. The Sly & the Family Stone version clearly is superior and far more funky. Sill, it's a good peppers song. I like it enough that I put it on my RHCP playlist.
- K-Dubb, Austin, Texas, United States, 08.05.2008
I'm a big RHCP fan and the rhcp version is slowlier than the other , i really love this song ;) check it out
- Kate, Los angeles, United States, 05.02.2008
Im a RHCP fan... a big one... but a must vote for Sly's version... is funkier... and the chili peppers sounds too similiar an dull to me... A grate song!
- Pepo, Parana, Argentina, 29.11.2007
I've only heard the Chilis version but it rocks (like all their music) so im just gonna be biased and say that theirs is the best. I bet the Chilis one would be slightlier more funk...
- taza, griffith, Australia, 13.09.2007
rhcp slightly takes this one. sly has the funk sound but rhcp puts in more of an melody into the tone downed song. so rhcp wins like allways
- Sean, Brownstown,IN, United States, 05.06.2007
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