Best Cover Songs

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101 Perfect Strangers - Jorn (Deep Purple)
102 In Da Gadda Da Vida - Slayer (Iron Butterfly)
103 Where Did You Sleep, Last Night? - Nirvana (Leadbelly/Appalachian folk song)

One of my favourite songs in the MTV Unplugged performance (hard fight though), Kurt voice just give me shivers every time I listen to this song.

This deserves top 5
What kind of people visit this page anyway?
Seriously? I'm sure a lot of votes will change once people actually hear this

This is without a shadow of doubt the best cover song I have ever heard. When Kurt screams those final lyrics I get cold shivers and even a bit emotional to think what couldve been if Kurt never shot himself - Danielsun182

omg, i get shivers from just hearing the last lines he sings - odin666

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104 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth (Iron Maiden)

Best cover song of all time in my opinion...

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105 Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (Queen)

Anyone who listens to Metallica says all their songs are good. Given if it was before the Black Album. But, I'd say it's still one of the worse covers I heard.

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106 We Will Rock You - Five (Queen)

Lot of people like this song. I love this version.

107 No Quarter - Tool (Led Zeppelin)

A genius pays homage. Tool's haunting and thunderous rifts pound this song deep into your psyche. Brilliantly interpreted! Tool fans, check out Staind's cover of "Sober. " its not amazing, but its rare and worth a listen.

The margin between these two songs is by far the most narrow.. The only song on this list or any where rock gods and geniuses covered other rock gods and geniuses

108 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (The Rolling Stone) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (The Rolling Stone)

Can't believe, it's not at least in Top 50. This is what a good cover-version is all about creating something new and different, but still respecting the original. Not just a perfect imitation, or even, just speeding or slowing the tempo down, like so many in this list.

109 Antisocial - Anthrax (Trust)
110 Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson (Depeche Mode)
111 No More I Love Yous - Annie Lennox (The Lover Speaks)
112 Fever - Peggy Lee (Little Willie John)
113 Symptom of the Universe - Sepultura (Black Sabbath)
114 Love the Way You Lie - a Skylit Drive (Eminem)
115 Simple Man - Shinedown (Lynryd Skynrd)

love this song great words to live by

Shinedown added great power to the already beautiful words from Lynyrd Skynyrd

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116 All Time High - Jarvis Cocker (Rita Coolidge)
117 #9 Dream - a-ha (John Lennon)
118 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed (Simon & Garfunkel)

Damn this is good. There is sadly a trace of vocal modification but the overall result is good.

It's a great twist on a popular song. You don't expect a heavy metal bad to remix a folk rock song

Pretty good version from their brand new album.

Can't belive this is so low down on the list

119 Free Bird - Juliet Simms (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
120 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie (Abba)

Nothing's more Swedish than this cover - Yngwie covering ABBA! It's a great metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

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