70s, 90s, Covers vs Originals, Music
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Covers vs Originals (pt. 4): ‘Heroes’


It’s been a few months but it’s back! Covers vs Originals! For this installment we have the 1977 hit song by David Bowie ‘Heroes’. The song wasn’t a huge hit for Bowie during it’s original release but has since become one of his all time monster hits. Speaking of monsters, a cover of this song by The Wallflowers was featured on the 1998 Godzilla soundtrack. I caught a lot of flack back in 1998 for not knowing that this song was a Bowie cover but in my defense, back then David Bowie was just “that guy from the movie Labyrinth”.

My lack of music knowledge at the time aside, the question remains…

Whose version is better?

Original: David Bowie, released in 1977 on the album Heroes

Cover: The Wallflowers, released in 1998 on the Godzilla Soundtrack

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  1. John says

    Its a tough call. I like both versions but Bowie just wins it for me.

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