Top 10 Cover Songs Of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head

Iron Maiden cover.
The original song isn't easy to cover. Many attempted this iconic song but most of them failed. Machine Head succeeded the most. - Metal_Treasure

2 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

This is the obvious #1 choice. So much better than all the metal covers above it. - Y2K

I disagree but I respect your preferences. I know that sooner or later this cover will get to #1 because people know it and will vote for it. But I personally don't think it's the best cover. - Metal_Treasure

Nine Inch Nails cover, 2002 - Metal_Treasure

3 Immigrant Song - Demons & Wizards Immigrant Song - Demons & Wizards

Led Zeppelin cover. 2005
The best cover of this song I know. - Metal_Treasure

4 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Blind Guardian

The original song is of 1931! It was first recorded by Ozzie Nelson. While Blind Guardian are a metal band, the original song obviously isn't metal. A very surprising choice for a cover. Who knew Hansi can sing like that? His unmatched vocal and tonal versatility is so evident here (if you compare his vocals here with his original songs). - Metal_Treasure

5 Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings

ELO cover. 2007 (ELO - Electric Light Orchestra)
I knew and liked the original when I heard this cover. And liked the cover, too. - Metal_Treasure

6 Black Metal - Vader

Excellent Venom cover - Metal_Treasure

7 Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink
8 Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
9 Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia

ABBA cover. 2007 - Metal_Treasure

10 Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

The Contenders

11 Highway Star - Faith No More

@Userguy44 - As far as I know it was only live but they did it many times at live shows. Once they even played it 4 times during one concert (circa 1997).
But this cover wasn't added by me because their versions didn't impress me much. - Metal_Treasure

They covered Deep Purple? Cool! I need to hear that. - Userguy44

12 Somebody Put Something In My Drink - Children of Bodom

The Ramones in the house. Kind of. - Metal_Treasure

13 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes - Avantasia

Ultravox cover - Metal_Treasure

14 Oops I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

2005. Britney Spears cover. - Metal_Treasure

15 In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint

Phil Collins cover, 2004 - Metal_Treasure

16 Maniac - Firewind

Flashdance OST cover - Metal_Treasure

17 Slaughtered - Havok
18 It's My Life - No Doubt
19 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

That's 2010s, not 2000s - Metal_Treasure

20 Simple Man - Shinedown
21 Eagle - Rob Rock

Abba Cover, One of the best covers I ever heard.

22 Fight Fire with Fire - Vader
23 S.O.S. - At Vance
24 Waterloo - Nation

ABBA cover. 2001 - Metal_Treasure

25 In a Gadda Da Vida - Blind Guardian

Iron Butterfly cover (they significantly changed the original and I like it) - Metal_Treasure

26 My Body is a Cage - Sara Lov
27 The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow
28 Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows
29 Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
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Top Remixes

1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Immigrant Song - Demons & Wizards
3. Black Metal - Vader
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head
2. Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings
3. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Blind Guardian
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head
2. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
3. Highway Star - Faith No More


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