What Makes A Good—Or Bad—Cover Song? : Pop Culture Happy Hour Great songs often come around more than once. They're re-interpreted, reimagined, reconsidered. In fact, sometimes cover versions bring out new qualities even in songs we think we know well. Today we bring you an encore episode all about cover songs.

What Makes A Good—Or Bad—Cover Song?

What Makes A Good—Or Bad—Cover Song?

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William Shatner performed a number of covers on his debut album The Transformed Man. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images hide caption

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William Shatner performed a number of covers on his debut album The Transformed Man.

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Great songs often come around more than once. They're re-interpreted, reimagined, reconsidered. In fact, sometimes cover versions bring out new qualities even in songs we think we know well. Today we bring you an encore episode all about cover songs.

The audio was produced by Jared M. Gair, and edited by Jessica Reedy.