Best Metal Covers of Non-metal Songs

Songs that sound better in the metal genre than in the original.

The Top TenXW

2Toccata and Fugue

Emerson, Lake and Palmer version... Yes! - BobG

3Devil Went Down to Georgia
4Dream On - Dio & Yngwie

Dio & Yngwie covering Aerosmith's most iconic song - brilliant cover, better than the original - Metal_Treasure

5F-Zero - Mute City
6Bloody Tears (Castlevania)
7We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings

A Tina Turner cover (symphonic metal style) - exemplary cover. - Metal_Treasure

8Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings

One of the best metal covers I've ever heard. Great new metal arrangement and awesome vocals. - Metal_Treasure

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9It's a Sin - Gamma RayV1 Comment
10Smooth Criminal

The Newcomers

?Maniac - Firewind
?Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam

An Elton John thrash cover by Jason Newsted's first band. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Oops!...I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

This cover always puts a smile on my face - Alexi Laiho is such a badass (he spits, clears his throat … )

I had to do some research to find out what exactly Alexi says.
"Perkele! " - a Finnish word for the Devil/Satan used as a swear / curse word. - Metal_Treasure

12Canon Rock
13Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica
14Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson
15Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie

Nothing's more Swedish than this cover - Yngwie covering ABBA! It's a great cover.
Vox: Mark Boals. - Metal_Treasure

16Lay All Your Love on Me - AvantasiaV1 Comment
17Poker Face - Leo Moracchioli
18Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

I listened to this. It might be one of the most badass songs ever. - BeatlesFan1964

19Give In to Me
20Wild Thing - Chimaira
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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Dream On - Dio & Yngwie
2. We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings
3. Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings
1. Kashmir
2. Toccata and Fugue
3. Devil Went Down to Georgia



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