You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top.

SOURCE MATERIAL: Elliott Smith's “Between The Bars”

ALBUM: Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)

COVER NO. 1

BAND: Benji Madden

ALBUM: Posted on Goodcharlotte.com (2010)

COVER NO. 2

BAND: Metric

ALBUM: Rollingstone.com acoustic session (2006)