Best Cover Songs

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121 California Dreamin' - Sia (The Mamas and the Papas)
122 Addicted to Love - Florence + the Machine (Robert Palmer)
123 Stay - 30 Seconds to Mars (Rihanna)
124 Burnin' for You - Iced Earth (Blue Öyster Cult)
125 Gimme a T for Texas - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Jimmie Rodgers)
126 Sail - Devildriver (Awolnation)
127 Last Kiss - Pearl Jam (Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers)

Pearl Jam added so much emotion to this song

128 Hunter - 30 Seconds To Mars (Bjork)
129 Tom Sawyer - Deadsy (Rush)

Great remake of a classic.

130 Got The Time - Anthrax (Joe Jackson)

3 time better version than original.

131 Marry the Night - Adam Lambert (Lady Gaga)
132 Making Plans for Nigel - Primus (XTC)
133 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray (Pet Shop Boys)

More than awesome cover - gallop and double bass sound great! - Metal_Treasure

134 Listen to Your Heart [acoustic] - D.H.T. (Roxette)
135 Black Widow - The Animal in Me (Iggy Azalea)
136 Don't Dream It's Over - Miley Cyrus & Ariana Grande (Crowded House)
137 Dreamer Deceiver - Skyclad (Judas Priest)
138 Without You - Mariah Carey (Def Leppard)

Wow. This was a cover done by Nilsson of a Badfinger tune. Maria covered a cover of a cover. Nilsson's version was incredible and deserves to be on this list.

Even definitely Leppard thinks her cover is the right one after waiting for years for someone who could make it right...

Who wrote this, their spelling is terrible. This combination of song and voice is amazing.

139 Run - Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol)
140 Beat It - Fall Out Boy (Michael Jackson)

I think this version is better than the original. Yes, Michael Jackson is known as one of the greats but the original song always lacked punch. It sounded like a rock song that wasn't aloud to rock (even though the guitar solo was incredible) And this cover really lets the guitars rock! And even though Patrick Stump isn't as good a vocalist as Michael Jackson was, he sounds way more invested in the song. And John Mayer still keeps the guitar solo pretty strong. I just love this version.

This bring out the true rock power of the song!

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