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101No 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

102All Time High - Jarvis Cocker (Rita Coolidge)
103#9 Dream - a-ha (John Lennon)
104Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth (Iron Maiden)

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

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105We Will Rock You - Five (Queen)

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

106Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O' Connor (Prince)

Should be so much higher, Top 20.

107Simple 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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108(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.

109Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson (Depeche Mode)
110Marry the Night - Adam Lambert (Lady Gaga)
111No More I Love Yous - Annie Lennox (The Lover Speaks)
112Fever - Peggy Lee (Little Willie John)
113Don't Dream It's Over - Miley Cyrus & Ariana Grande (Crowded House)
114Symptom of the Universe - Sepultura (Black Sabbath)
115Love the Way You Lie - a Skylit Drive (Eminem)
116Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie (Abba)

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

117California Dreamin' - Sia (The Mamas and the Papas)
118Addicted to Love - Florence + the Machine (Robert Palmer)
119Black Widow - The Animal in Me (Iggy Azalea)
120Burnin' for You - Iced Earth (Blue Öyster Cult)
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