Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original

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61 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho The 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.

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

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

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

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

75 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed The 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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76 The Wizard - Blind Guardian

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

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

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

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