Ok, I am one of those that usually hate music remakes because there is just something wrong with great songs performed by different artists in different ways. Here lately I have found myself changing my opinion due to the soundtrack of Grey’s Anatomy. The musical episode aside (though if you haven’t checked it out you really should), they have great versions of beloved songs. First on the list is “Man in the Mirror” origianlly by the King of Pop, but the newer version by J2 featuring Cameron the Public is awesome! Then “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Jill Andrews, is just beautiful.
Of course this does not mean that every song should be redone, and I am usually an advocate for songs by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley need to be left alone, but I think that hearing a GOOD different take on some songs can have some merit. For instance I do not care for Lady Gaga, but find her songs better when Glee or anyone really, redoes them. Some songs that shouldn’t be messed with can be revived by others only if they do justice to the original, in my opinion.