Best Metal Covers of Non-metal Songs

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Songs that sound better in the metal genre than in the original.

The Top Ten

1 Kashmir
2 Toccata and Fugue

Emerson, Lake and Palmer version... Yes! - BobG

3 Devil Went Down to Georgia
4 Dream On - Dio & Yngwie Dream On - Dio & Yngwie

Dio & Yngwie covering Aerosmith's most iconic song - brilliant cover, better than the original - Metal_Treasure

5 F-Zero - Mute City F-Zero - Mute City
6 Bloody Tears (Castlevania) Bloody Tears (Castlevania)
7 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings

A Tina Turner cover (symphonic metal style) - exemplary cover. - Metal_Treasure

8 Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings

One of the best metal covers I've ever heard. Great new metal arrangement and awesome vocals. - Metal_Treasure

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9 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray V 1 Comment
10 Smooth Criminal

The Newcomers

? I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

The best Beatles cover ever (from a thrash band).

? White Room - Demons & Wizards

The Contenders

11 Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam

An Elton John thrash cover by Jason Newsted's first band. - Metal_Treasure

12 Oops!...I Did It Again - Children of Bodom Oops!...I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

This cover always puts a smile on my face - Alexi Laiho is such a badass (he spits, clears his throat … )

I had to do some research to find out what exactly Alexi says.
"Perkele! " - a Finnish word for the Devil/Satan used as a swear / curse word. - Metal_Treasure

13 Canon Rock
14 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson
15 Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica
16 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie

Nothing's more Swedish than this cover - Yngwie covering ABBA! It's a great cover.
Vox: Mark Boals. - Metal_Treasure

17 Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia V 1 Comment
18 Poker Face - Leo Moracchioli
19 Maniac - Firewind Maniac - Firewind
20 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

I listened to this. It might be one of the most badass songs ever. - BeatlesFan1964

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1. Dream On - Dio & Yngwie
2. We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings
3. Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings
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1. Kashmir
2. Toccata and Fugue
3. Devil Went Down to Georgia
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