Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original


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1All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceV1 Comment
2The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana

Honestly the Bowie version wasnt that good. But "The Man Who Sold The World" cover by Nirvana was AMAZING. It was only recorded live, but that is still great. If only this had been recorded in studio, then we would have an even better cover than what it already is!

3Angel - Jackie Evancho

Jackie crawled inside this song and delivered it impeccably! It got a huge amount of hits on You Tube. Sorry I'm not sure of the exact number and don't want to post an error.

Each time I hear (or watch) Jackie perform this I am more impressed by how well she delivers this song. - BobG

Those darn onion cutting ninjas!

This is my favorite rendition of this great song.

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4Hurt - Johnny Cash

Its really awesome, and a very different style than NIN's version, though I like NIN too, I just think this suits Cash's style really well

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5Twist and Shout - The Beatles

This song is originally by the Beatles!

6Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Nothing can match Leonard Cohen's original.

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7Turn the Page - Metallica

This is definitely the best cover song in the world. Metallica simply rocks!

Ever song Metallica covered was much better than the original, but if there's one that really stands out for me it is Sabbra Cadabra

8Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

Best EVER cover song, way better than the original, come on guys, lets get this to number one.

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9No More Mr. Nice Guy - Megadeth
10Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

The Newcomers

?Memories - Jackie Evancho

From her "Awakening" album, and PBS special "Awakening - In Concert".

?Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison

The Contenders

11Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
12We Are the Champions - Robbie Williams

His voice is very well suited to this song, he does it justice.

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13Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Jackie's version of this was beautiful, as was the setting where she performed it.

Believe in beautiful mermaids?

Paul would be very proud of this interpretation of his great song.

In no way can any cover be better than the Simon & Garfunkel original! - higgsboson2142

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14Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C.V1 Comment
15The Chain - Three Days Grace

Everything this band does is better than the original.

16Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie
17Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

I respect bands that take songs completely outside of their genre and make it work. This is one of the few times that's happened, and I like it. Seriously, I had no idea I wanted a metal cover of Michael Jackson until I heard this.

18Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
19Gary Jules - Mad World
20Mr. Tambourine Man - The ByrdsV1 Comment
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Top Remixes (13)

1. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
3. Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie
1. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
2. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Twist and Shout - The Beatles
1. With or Without You - Jackie Evancho
2. Angel - Jackie Evancho
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

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