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Bob Dylan -- The Best Cover Songs

Posted: 05/26/11 02:19 PM ET

Covering anyone is a hard task. How on earth do you retain the brilliance and stature of the original song, without ruining it altogether? Very few artists achieve it, although a few have. Jeff Buckley arguably bettered Leonard Cohen with "Hallelujah" as did Jose Gonzalez with "Heartbeats."

Incase you haven't noticed, it appears Bob Dylan is internet allergic, as all his YouTube videos have been taken down. In their place are a plethora of cover versions, many of which don't even come close to tackling the task of bettering Dylan. However, a few have come close.

Jeff Buckley -- Mama, You've Been On My Mind

Jimi Hendrix -- Like A Rolling Stone

The Eels -- Girl From The North Country

Johnny and June Carter Cash -- It Ain't Me Babe

Jeff Buckley -- Just Like A Woman


Are there any better Dylan covers out there? Think any of the one's we've chosen are rubbish?

Comment below or use the hashtag #dylancovers on Twitter so we can keep track of the tweets.

 

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