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 Dream On - Dio & Yngwie

Dio & Yngwie covering Aerosmith's most iconic song - a brilliant cover. - Metal_Treasure

2 Kashmir - Paul Di'Anno
3 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
4 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

Electric Light Orchestra cover.
Vocals: Jarkko Ahola - amazing singer. - Metal_Treasure

5 F-Zero - Mute City
6 Bloody Tears - ToxicxEternity
7 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray

Pet Shop Boys cover - more than awesome! Gallop and double bass - fine! - Metal_Treasure

8 Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam

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

9 You are a Pirate - Alestorm

Originally on the show LazyTown

10 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

The Contenders

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

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

12 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

NOT A METAL COVER, but pretty decent.

13 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

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

BeatlesFan1964, this is really one of the most badass songs ever! (Falco cover) - Metal_Treasure

14 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie

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

15 Canon Rock - Jerry C
16 Immigrant Song - Demons & Wizards

The best Led Zep cover ever. - Metal_Treasure

17 Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian
18 Surfin' Bird - Sodom

Somebody needs to send a tape of this to Seth MacFarlane.

19 Maniac - Firewind
20 Poker Face - Leo Moracchioli
21 Wild Thing - Chimaira
22 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings

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

23 Hangover - Alestorm

Original by Tao Cruz

24 All My Friends are Dead - Carpathian Forest

A cover of the classic punk song by Turbonegro - ryanrimmel

25 Whole Lotta Rosie - Bullet for My Valentine

Also not a Metal cover... and it sucks regardless.

26 Word Up! - Korn
27 Larger Than Life - Paragon

Backstreet Boys are tolerable with this cover! - Metal_Treasure

28 Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia

ABBA goes heavy metal. - Metal_Treasure

29 S.O.S. - At Vance

ABBA cover - Metal_Treasure

30 Like a Virgin - Shock Treatment
31 Kiss from a Rose - Northern Kings

A Seal cover (symphonic metal style) - Metal_Treasure

32 Loverman - Metallica

Original: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Metal_Treasure

33 White Room - Demons & Wizards
34 Rasputin - Ten Masked Men

Boney M death metal cover - Metal_Treasure

35 Stayin' Alive - Ten Masked Men

Bee Gees death metal cover - Metal_Treasure

36 Ghostbusters - Xentrix

Ray Parker, Jr. cover (Ghostbusters OST) - Metal_Treasure

37 Toxic - TrollfesT

A Britney Spears cover. The funniest cover and video ever. - Metal_Treasure

38 Turn the Page - Metallica
39 Any Given Day - Diamonds
40 The Wizard - Blind Guardian
41 Barbara Ann - Blind Guardian
42 Hallelujah - Blind Guardian
43 Toxic - Finntroll
44 Land of Confusion - Disturbed
45 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Blind Guardian

An Ozzie Nelson cover - Metal_Treasure

46 Someone Like You - Ice Nine Kills
47 I.F.Y. - Vader
48 Wicked - Korn

Calling Korn metal is debatable... even Jonathan Davis said they're not metal.

Ironically, Korn is metal.

49 Ace of Spades - Bathory
50 Don't Fear the Reaper - Candlemass
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Top Remixes

1. Dream On - Dio & Yngwie
2. You are a Pirate - Alestorm
3. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner
christangrant
1. Kashmir - Paul Di'Anno
2. F-Zero - Mute City
3. Bloody Tears - ToxicxEternity
Wopwop
1. Dream On - Dio & Yngwie
2. Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings
3. It's a Sin - Gamma Ray
Metal_Treasure

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