Re: Better than the original
Just yesterday I heard a remake of Toto's Africa, and almost threw up. They totally destroyed the feel of the original, including the African rhythm.
Here are some songs I like the remake better:
Frampton's Signed Sealed Delivered over Wonder's, even though that is a classic too.
Elton John's version of Pinball Wizard over The Who's, and by a mile.
Beatles version of Twist and Shout over Isley Bros.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse