Mid-Day Musings – Rock and Metal Songs That Are Better Than the Original

Mid-Day Musings – Rock and Metal Songs That Are Better Than the Original

Plus, what’s on TV this weekend.

Contrary to what some people think, it’s not always blasphemy to consider a cover song better than the original.  Sometimes it just IS.  Here are 12 examples, according to Loudwire.com.  Do you agree with their choices?

1.  The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) by Judas Priest.  Originally by Fleetwood Mac.

2.  Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica.  Originally by Thin Lizzy.

3.  All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix.  Originally by Bob Dylan.

4.  Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin.  Originally by Jake Holmes.

5.  California Sun by the Ramones.  Originally by the Rivieras.

6.  I Fought the Law by the Clash.  Originally by the Bobby Fuller Four.

7.  Higher Ground, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Originally by Stevie Wonder.

8.  Renegades of Funk by Rage Against the Machine.  Originally by Afrika Bambaataa.

9.  Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot.  Originally by Slade.

10.  Summer Breeze by Type O Negative.  Originally by Seals & Crofts.

11.  I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.  Originally by Arrow.

12.  Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.  Originally by Bruce Springsteen.


Today on Hulu, the premiere of Solar Opposites – from Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, comes a series about a family of aliens trying to fit in on this human-infested crap-hole of a planet called Earth.

Friday at 8:00 p.m. on the CW:  “Masters of Illusion: Impossible Escapes”.

• Friday at 8:00 p.m. on CBS:  The fourth season finale of “MacGyver”

• Friday at 9:00 p.m. on CBS:  The second season finale of “Magnum P.I.”

• Friday at 9:00 p.m. on the CW:  The third season finale of “Dynasty”.

• Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on NBC:  “Feeding America Comedy Festival”  the festival is raising money for Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. Headlining the May 10th event are Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, and Tiffany Haddish. Other confirmed participants of the star-studded lineup include Kevin Hart, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Taraji P. Henson, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, and Sheryl Underwood.

• Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on ABC:  “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II”.

• Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Fox:   “The Simpsons” featuring a cameo from Weezer

• Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Starz:  The fifth season finale of “Outlander”.

• Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO:  The premiere of the limited series “I Know This Much Is True”, which stars Mark Ruffalo as a guy defending his schizophrenic, identical twin brother after he has a public meltdown.  (Trailer)

• Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on ABC:  The second season finale of “The Rookie”.

• Sunday at 11:00 p.m. on TLC:  The series premiere of “Find Love Live”.