Glee Songs That Are Better Than The Original Version

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*Instantly adds all of these songs to my Spotify playlist*

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which Glee cover songs they consider to be better than their originals. Below are some of the hottest takes:

1.

“I Want to Hold Your Hand,” originally sung by The Beatles and covered by Kurt Hummel.

fox

“Chris Colfer absolutely crushed this song and broke my heart all at the same time.”

—misaamaneyagami

2.

“Don’t Stop Believin’,” originally sung by Journey and covered by the entire Glee Club.

fox

“I’m going to get a huge amount of hate for this, but I love this song. It’s probably because I have good memories associated with it, but I just find the cover so much better than the original. Don’t come at me.”

—milk_hater

3.

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” originally sung by Meat Loaf and covered by the entire Glee club.

fox

“No disrespect to Meat Loaf (RIP), but Rachel’s voice adds another level to it, especially at the end. It’s just such a fun song to listen to.”

—purpledahlia6

4.

“Valerie,” originally sung by Amy Winehouse and covered by Santana Lopez.

5.

“Make You Feel My Love,” originally sung by Adele and covered by Rachel Berry.

fox

“Lea Michele’s emotions come through during this performance in a way that leaves me breathless every time.”

—itsmeshahbano

6.

“Dream On,” originally sung by Aerosmith, and covered by Bryan Ryan and Will Schuester.

fox

“This is the only full episode I’ve seen, but Neil Patrick Harris and the teacher (sorry, don’t know his name) singing Aerosmith was just epic.”

—vikki_the_great

7.

“Teenage Dream,” originally sung by Katy Perry and covered by The Warblers.

fox

“Hands down, this is a completely different song and actually more than tolerable. It’s masterful.”

—deenaa4938aa22c

8.

“Without You,” originally sung by Usher and covered by Rachel Berry.

fox

“I’ve listened to the original version a few of times, and it just doesn’t hit right.”

—marecharles

9.

“River Deep Mountain High,” originally sung by Tina Turner, and covered by Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez.

fox

“Their voices just blend so well together, and they just bring the house down with this number.”

—sr4

10.

“Come What May,” originally sung by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Red Mill!and covered by Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel.

fox

“I didn’t know that song before Glee, so when I went back to listen to the original, I was surprised at how bland it was.”

—laurafromhufflepuff

11.

“Total Eclipse of the Heart,” originally sung by Bonnie Tyler and covered by Rachel Berry.

fox

“No hate to Bonnie Tyler, but the Glee cover simply blew her original out of the water.”

—elizabetha49fdaa484

12.

“Mine,” originally sung by Taylor Swift and covered by Santana Lopez.

fox

“I know it’s not a super popular cover, but I love how they slowed it down and made it acoustic. I would listen to Naya Rivera’s version over Taylor’s any day.”

—cjf468589c4a

13.

“Never Can Say Goodbye,” originally sung by The Jackson 5 and covered by Quinn Fabray.

fox

“Dianna Agron has such a beautiful voice and absolutely owned this song.”

—raymaariforever

14.

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” originally sung by Gotye, and covered by Blaine and Cooper Anderson.

fox

“I love the original, but Darren Criss and Matt Bomer really knocked it out of the park. I’m biased in my love for Matt Bomer, but I don’t think anyone can listen to this version without feeling the pain of having family members not accept who you are. It hits my heart strings every time!”

—greyghoul

15.

“Give Your Heart a Break,” originally sung by Demi Lovato, and covered by Rachel Berry and Brody Weston.

fox

“This cover had no right to be as good as it is.”

—oreolover100

16.

“Rolling in the Deep,” originally sung by Adele, and covered by Rachel Berry and Jesse St. James.

fox

“Although I love the original as well, this cover is just *chef’s kiss.* Groff’s voice in that song is just uhffffff.”

—itsmeshahbano

17.

“So Emotional,” originally sung by Whitney Houston, and covered by Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez.

fox

“I love Whitney, obviously, but Glee‘s arrangement is fire! Both girls kill it with the vocals, and the faster tempo brings the song to life.”

—pennylanenicks

18.

“Shake It Out,” originally sung by Florence + the Machine, and covered by Santana Lopez, Tina Cohen-Chang, and Mercedes Jones.

fox

“This is one of my favorite Glee covers of all time, and I’m saying that as someone who also loves the original version of this song. The harmonies of their voices just sound so incredible.”

—mariatessa

19.

“Super Bass,” originally sung by Nicki Minaj and covered by Sue Sylvester.

fox

“Okay, this cover is iconic, and you can’t tell me otherwise.”

—fayyadhome

20.

“I Lived,” originally sung by OneRepublic and covered by the entire Glee Club.

fox

“The original is great, but the harmony of all the voices on the show’s finale just elevated this song in a whole new way.”

—bradleyw4

21.

“Human Nature,” originally sung by Michael Jackson, and covered by Mercedes Jones and Sam Evans.

22.

“Cough Syrup,” originally sung by Young the Giant and covered by Blaine Anderson.

fox

“Blaine singing this song is amazing, but also haunting as you see Karofsky in the back of the room. Darren Criss’ voice brings such passion to the song. It’s truly an amazing cover!”

—brittonf3

23.

“Dog Days Are Over,” originally sung by Florence + the Machine and covered by the entire Glee club.

fox

“I love the original and the Glee version equally! I love how they spend the entire performance just running around on stage like happy idiots.”

—taiyohikarihatsuden

24.

“Poker Face,” originally sung by Lady Gaga, and covered by Rachel Berry and Shelby Corcoran.

fox

“I remember loving how different their version of ‘Poker Face’ was. It was nothing I’ve ever heard before.”

—wildflower_daydreamer

25.

“Vogue,” originally sung by Madonna and covered by Sue Sylvester.

fox

“It’s the changing of the lyrics for me. ‘Bette Davis, Marilyn, too. Will Schuester, I hate you.’ LMAO.”

—dropdeadfredd

26.

“Wide Awake,” originally sung by Katy Perry, and covered by Tina Cohen-Chang, Jake Puckerman, Kitty Wilde, and Unique Adams.

fox

“This is such a stripped down version, so you can really focus on the harmonies and vocals.”

—sarahh47be3ccbd

27.

“Bills, Bills, Bills,” originally sung by Destiny’s Child and covered by The Warblers.

28.

“Toxic,” originally sung by Britney Spears and covered by the Unholy Trinity.

fox

“I’m sorry to Britney, but this cover was phenomenal.”

—rubeehee

29.

“Silly Love Songs,” originally sung by Paul McCartney and Wings, and covered by The Warblers.

fox

“This song was just magic. It’s on almost every single one of my playlists.”

—katrintallmeister

30.

“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” originally sung Phil Collins and covered by Blaine Anderson.

fox

“It was one of only a few tracks that was recorded live for an episode rather than in a studio and performed by lip sync. It’s nearly flawless, and you can just feel the emotion in it.”

—daisydee

31.

“How Will I Know,” originally sung by Whitney Houston, and covered by Rachel Berry, Santana Lopez, Mercedes Jones, and Kurt Hummel.

fox

“Christ, this is embarrassing, and I feel like it’s disrespectful and probably shameful to say, but….this cover truly slaps. I LOVE YOU, WHITNEY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!

—yuk_or_yum

32.

And finally, “Somewhere Only We Know,” originally sung by Keane and covered by The Warblers.

fox

“This makes me teary-eyed every time. It’s just such a beautiful cover.”

—eillac

Did we miss any other Glee covers that you think are better than their original recordings? Let us know in the comments below!

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