Best Cover Songs

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421 Transylvania - Iced Earth (Iron Maiden)
422 Nobody's Fault - Testament (Aerosmith)
423 Unbelievable - Thousand Foot Krutch (EMF)
424 Angel - Jackie Evancho (Sarah McLachlan)
425 Long Tall Sally - The Beatles (Little Richard)

One of the BEST rock vocals of ALL TIME! A young Paul McCartney sings the "nearly impossible' on "Long Tall Sally"! - frank

426 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John (The Beatles) Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John (The Beatles)

Beautiful and reverent version! Elton told Lennon "IF my version of Lucy goes to Number 1 you have to get up on stage with me to perform it with me". Lennon agreed... The track reached Number 1 and Lennon took the stage at Madison Square Garden with Elton! Lennon was SO nervous that he became "sick" before taking the stage! - frank

427 Mary Had a Little Lamb - Paul McCartney

Check this track out... Amazingly playful melody penned by Paul! Released after the BBC banned Paul's "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" (due to political reference) AND "Hi Hi Hi" (due to drug and sexual references)... Paul told reporters "let em TRY to ban this one". It's a beautiful track AND a GREAT BIG "F You" by Paul to the up-tight BBC! - frank

428 We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder (The Beatles) We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder (The Beatles)

I have absolutely no idea how this song can so far down on a list of best covers. I am really, completely baffled by this.

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429 Nothing Else Matters - Bif Naked Nothing Else Matters - Bif Naked
430 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Sabaton (Metallica) For Whom the Bell Tolls - Sabaton (Metallica)

Any metalhead would choose this when they've lostened to it! It is heavier and have some really good vocals and background sounds with a choir and various! This should AT LEAST be at top 10!

431 Emotions - Mariah Carey (Ariana Grande)
432 Under My Thumb - Streetheart (Rolling Stones)
433 The Boxer - Mumford & Sons (Simon & Garfunkel)

Unless an songwriter purposely writes for another artist then surely the writer's own rendering has to be the best?

434 Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads (Simon & Garfunkel)
435 Hear Comes the Night - Streetheart (Van Morrison)
436 Ice Cream Man - Van Halen (John Brim)
437 Rush - Summertime Blues (The Who)

The Who's version is a cover of Eddie Cochran who wrote the song in the late 1950s.

Rush's version of this song is the best on Feedback. One the best covers of all time. - Andrevalenca

438 Zombie - Breed 77 (The Cranberries)
439 Lay All Your Love On Me - Avantasia (Abba)
440 Call Me - Franz Ferdinand (Blondie)
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