Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original


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61The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

From "Game of Thrones", this has been covered by several other artists, but Jackie Evancho completely made it her own, and this version was formally released as a single by SONY Masterworks.

62Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
63Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants is the best. Band. Ever. Period. There is no arguing it and no denying it. The Johns are absolute musical geniuses who turned this swing era hit by the Four Lads into an essential alternative rock classic.

64Lola - Robbie Williams
65Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian
66Venus - Bananarama
67It's a Sin - The Cr├╝xshadows
68My Immortal - Jackie Evancho

From her PBS special "Awakening - In concert" DVD (not shown in the broadcast). Jackie accompanies herself on piano for the first part. Now a part of her "Awakening" concert tour.

There I will have to disagree. Evanescence made it better than Jackie and Amy Lee sang it better. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

69Mr. Bojangles - Robbie Williams
70Got the Time - Anthrax
71I'm Yours - Olly Murs
72Romeo and Juliet - The Killers
73Stand by Me - John Lennon
74The Clash - I Fought the Law (The Bobby Fuller Four)

There are several good covers, but this one is the best - RecklessGreed

75The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Haunting and powerful, this is a completely different take on this song than Simon and Garfunkel. This doesn't seem like the kind of song Disturbed would take on, but they truly nailed it.

Better than the original in every way!

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76The Wizard - Blind Guardian

A Uriah Heep cover - heavier and more powerful. - Metal_Treasure

77Nutshell - Adema
78I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

This is an amazing cover! Why is it at number 75?

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79Please Don't Touch - Motorhead & Girlschool
80Love Hurts - Nazareth
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