Cover vs. Original

King of pain


Ok, I have to admit something: I can't be objective about this because I really hate Sting. And even though the cover of Alanis is not a great thing, it will always be better than the original one. At least in my opinion, of course.

- Dardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21.11.2005


Alanis Morissette
1999

vs.

The Police
1983

CD-Cover: Alanis Morissette - Alanis Morissette MTV Unplugged 37.5 % 62.5 % CD-Cover: The Police - Synchronicity
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Alanis Morissette 518 Votes The Police

Comments about King of pain:

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Alanis is my favorite artist, I have all of her albums, etc. But I like the original song better.
- Kate, Lacey, United States, 27.01.2011
I go for Alanis
- yuki, manila, Other, 14.07.2009
The alanis version is horrible. Practically unlistenable.
- Adam, Boulder CO, United States, 13.03.2009
yeah I guess Sting's is a jerk but he still a great musician and this song's near perfection
- Autumn, Richmond, United States, 28.08.2008
Oh my goodness, I think its ridiculous to hate Alanis of because of what she did as a teenager. Do we generally judge 30 year olds by what they did fifteen to twenty years ago?

That said, I have to say that, while I have like much of Alanis' music, her cover of "King of Pain" doesn't work for me. Sting has it in the bag...his voice is so haunting, and so much more suited for the emotion of the song than Alanis' voice.
- Margo, Winnipeg, Canada, 01.08.2008
Oh my goodness, I think its ridiculous to hate Alanis of because of what she did as a teenager. Do we generally judge 30 year olds by what they did fifteen to twenty years ago?

That said, I have to say that, while I have like much of Alanis' music, her cover of "King of Pain" doesn't work for me. Sting has it in the bag...his voice is so haunting, and so much more suited for the emotion of the song than Alanis' voice.
- Margo, Winnipeg, Canada, 01.08.2008
Nice to see your comments. How many records did you sell? I'm sorry, is that zero? If I am so bad why am I so rich, DICKHEAD?
- Alanis, Montreal, Canada, 12.07.2008
Para mi la de alanis es más actual y más melódica. La verdad me da mucho aburrimiento escuchar la de the police
- JUlio, Bogotá, Chile, 19.06.2008
FUCK alanis right in her stupid tone deaf ear.
- You heard me,, Alanis Sucks, United States, 12.05.2008
aside from being a skank who opportunisticly went from being a teen diva in Canada to a folk singer, not much to recommend about alanis or her weak attempt her at one of the greatest police songs
- discoalanis, thunder bay, Canada, 21.04.2008
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