Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1

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Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1
Compilation album by
Various Artists
Released2003 (2003)
RecordedDublin, Ireland, 2003
GenreAcoustic, pop, cover songs
LabelRMG Chart Entertainment Ltd.
Even Better Than the Real Thing series chronology
Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1
Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 2

Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 1 is an Irish charity album featuring a variety of artists performing acoustic cover versions of popular songs. It was released in 2003 by RMG Chart Entertainment Ltd. The songs on the album were recorded live and acoustic on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM.

The album was made in aid of the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght. The album's name is a reference to U2's song, "Even Better Than the Real Thing".

Track listing[edit]

Track no. Title Cover Artist Original Artist
1 "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Jack L Kylie Minogue
2 "Get the Party Started" Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan Pink
3 "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex" Picturehouse Rachel Stevens
4 "Underneath Your Clothes" Kieran Goss Shakira
5 "Crazy in Love" Mickey Harte Beyoncé Knowles
6 "Ain't Nobody" The Walls Chaka Khan
7 "How You Remind Me" Maria Doyle Kennedy Nickelback
8 "Sound of the Underground" The 4 Of Us Girls Aloud
9 "Breathe" Roesy Blu Cantrell
10 "Wherever, Whenever" Mundy Shakira
11 "Cry Me a River" Glen Hansard Justin Timberlake
12 "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" Damien Dempsey The Darkness
13 "Escape"* Kevin Doyle (AKA Elvis) Enrique Iglesias

*Also features a hidden track of Picturehouse covering "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna.