Best Cover Songs

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201Hair Of A Dog - Guns N' Roses (Nazareth)
202I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Britney Spears (The Arrows)

Britney claims that "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is one of her favoutite songs ever. I think she is right.

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203Since I Don't Have You - Guns N Roses (The Skyliners)
204All By Myself - Celine Dion (Eric Carmen)
205Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Children Of Bodom (The Ramones)
206(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding (The Rolling Stones)
207Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton (Tony Joe White)
208Talk Talk - Alice Cooper (The Music Machine)
209Please Be With Me - Eric Clapton (Cowboy)
210Cocaine - Eric Clapton (J.J. Cale)

Although Clapton's version is more popular, I like the funky groove that J.J. Cale imparts to the song.

211Bridge Over Troubled Water - Aretha Franklin (Simon & Garfunkel)

No way this could ever come anywhere near Simon & Garfunkel's rendering. It was written by Paul Simon for goodness sake!

212Umbrella - Vanilla Sky (Rihanna)
213Take My Breath Away - Jessica Simpson (Berlin)
214Have a Cigar - Foo Fighters (Pink Floyd)
215Anyway You Want It - Rise Against (Journey)

Great cover, IMO better than the original- more rock sound -

216Lollipop - Framing Hanley (Lil Wayne)

Simply amazing... never thought Lil Wanye's version could be made better... The best song Framing Hanley's ever done! - JesusOfSuburbia07

How the hell is this song that low I mean it's better then the original needs to be higher - donovanthorn

That was certainly a cover I wasn't expecting. - NuMetalManiak

217Rebel Yell - Children of Bodom (Billy Idol)
218Uptown Girl - Westlife (Billy Joel)
219Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit (The Who)

For the first time a cover is just as good as the original but in a different style. Both songs are great but I just like the singing solo in the original. Great song anyway.

It actually might be better than the who's version

220Yesterday - Ray Charles (The Beatles)

I can't believe it's not on the list! The cover is so much better than the original, after listening to this version I finally understood what is the song about.

Way better than the original! Much more sad and dramatic than The Beatles version. Ray Charles really expresses the meaning of the lyrics. - saaarsdej

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