Best Cover Songs

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461 Everlasting Love - Sandra (Robert Knight)
462 Nights In White Satin - Sandra (The Moody Blues)
463 Such a Shame - Sandra (Talk Talk)
464 I Want You - Madonna (Marvin Gaye)
465 La Isla Bonita - Ricky Martin & Glee (Madonna)
466 Original Sin - Taylor Dayne (Pandora's Box)
467 Gloria - Laura Branigan (Umberto Tozzi)
468 Turn the Beat Around - Laura Branigan (Vicki Sue Robinson)
469 Hiroshima - Sandra (Wishful Thinking)
470 Hangin' Around - Hazel O'Connor (The Stranglers)
471 TV-Glotzer (White Punk's On Dope) - Nina Hagen Band (The Tubes)

Even though, the music stays the same, with Nina Hagen's voice (using completely different lyrics sung in German) it almost sounds like a different song.

472 The Twist - Klaus Nomi (Chubby Checker)

I'd beg everybody to check it out, just one time.

473 Streets of London - Anti-Nowhere League (Ralph McTell)

This version gave a classic song a new life. Took a '60's folk-song into punk of the early '80's and treated it with respect.

474 Last Caress - Metallica (The Misfits)

I love most of their covers (Am I Evil, Stone Cold Crazy, Turn the Page, Helpless, etc.), but this, combined with other Misfits-Song 'Green Hell', is by far the best. Also like their Misfits-Cover of 'Die Die, My Darling' too.

475 Empty Spaces - Astra (Pink Floyd)

Ambitious to take on any Pink Floyd-Song, in my eyes, but to even improve it, is an achievement. Hats off!

476 Seasons In the Abyss - Hellsongs (Slayer)

Many of their covers of Heavy Metal-Classics (Paranoid, The Trooper, Blackened, etc) are pretty amazing.

477 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - The Slits (Marvin Gaye)

By far the most original cover of all the hundreds of versions.

478 Modern Love - The Small Town Chorus (David Bowie)
479 Crazy In Love - The Magic Numbers (Beyonce)

Totally stripped down version of one of the ultimate pop-classics, giving it almost a new perspective.

480 Suzanne - Field Music (Leonard Cohen)

Like Buckley's 'Hallelujah', another Cohen-Song better than the original.

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