Now that the pop song thread has hit 1,000ish, I thought I’d start a parallel stream.
But this one is for covers only. Two rules:
It has to be a version that you think is better than the original.
You have to tell us why it’s better than the original.
Bauhaus, Ziggy Stardust
It’s all about the guitar riff; bringing it forwards makes the song. Bowie himself did something very similar in the last concert he did as Ziggy.