Top 10 Cover Songs of the 2010s

The Top Ten
1 Children of the Grave - Havok Children of the Grave - Havok Cover Art

2013.
Excellent Black Sabbath cover.
Havok are a new(er) thrash metal band. No disrespect to Black Sabbath but I like the cover better than the original. Love that double bass drumming they added.
By the way, Children of the Grave is my fave Black Sabbath song with Ozzy.

I mean is a good list but a better title to this list would be "best metal covers of 2010s"

2 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed The Sound of Silence - Disturbed Cover Art

2015.
Simon & Garfunkel cover. For me this is a good cover but not excellent. The best thing about the original are the vocal harmonies. Unfortunately, David D. skipped namely the best part.

Disturbed may not be the best band but this is great, even Ill say that

#9? Best cover EVER, vote this baby to the top!

I think this cover is solid.

3 Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor Cover Art
4 Dreams - Bastille Dreams - Bastille Cover Art

Everyone needs to listen to this cover of Fleetwood Mac, it is one of the most chilling songs I've ever heard. It cuts very deep.

5 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy Cover Art

2014. Falco cover by a German metal band. The original is sick! And the cover, too!
The song refers to Mozart.

6 Highway Star (Live) - Chickenfoot Highway Star (Live) - Chickenfoot Cover Art

Deep Purple cover. It's a live version that was so good that was included in the tribute album "Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head." Chickenfoot is the band of Joe Satriani.

I really dig this cover. Joe Satriani's playing here is awesome, and the whole band is riding on full cylinders.

7 You Raise Me Up - Jeffrey Li and Celine Tam
8 Same Ol' Mistakes - Rihanna Same Ol' Mistakes - Rihanna Cover Art

Tame Impala cover.

9 Africa - Weezer Africa - Weezer Cover Art

Better than 100% of Taylor Swift's songs about nothing interesting.

I like Weezer but I really do not like this cover...

2018. A really good cover. Originally by Toto, 1982

This is actually a really good cover.

10 Cold Sweat - Megadeth Cold Sweat - Megadeth Cover Art

2013. Thin Lizzy cover. The best song on Megadeth's album Super Collider, LOL. Super Collider was really bad.

The Contenders
11 Stayin' Alive - San Di Ego Stayin' Alive - San Di Ego Cover Art

2014. Bee Gees rock/metal cover. Love it. Play the sample to hear the vocals without the original falsetto. Sounds better to me.

Cheers for introducing me to this song. Nice cover!

It sounds cool

12 Rolling in the Deep - Vázquez Sounds
13 Zombie - Bad Wolves Zombie - Bad Wolves Cover Art

It's like a tribute to Dolores O'Riordan who died in 2018 at 46. She was the singer for The Cranberries. R.I.P. Dolores.

This is probably the best cover this year, and just so so good anyways

A cover of a song by the Cranberries.

14 Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn Cover Art

2015.
Rufus & Chaka Khan cover.

15 Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker Cover Art
16 When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica Cover Art

2012.
Deep Purple cover. It was on the album "Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head."

17 The Temple of the King - Scorpions The Temple of the King - Scorpions Cover Art

2014.
Rainbow cover

18 Super Trouper - Cher & Meryl Streep Super Trouper - Cher & Meryl Streep Cover Art

That's very interesting. I know Meryl Streep sang ABBA in the film Mamma Mia but still. And Cher still has it at her age! Amazing.
Thanks for this song, Martin! (and for all other songs you added to this list! )

€When I called you last night from Glaaasgow”

19 Pursuit of Happiness - Lissie
20 Praying - Malinda Kathleen Reese Praying - Malinda Kathleen Reese Cover Art
21 I Follow Rivers - Triggerfinger I Follow Rivers - Triggerfinger Cover Art

Both versions were big hits in Austria, with this cover version being slightly more successful, topping the charts while the original peaked at number two. Both get lots of airplay now (the original version in The Magician Remix).

I personally prefer the cover version on any level. Vocals, overall guitar based style, whistle segment.

2012.
Lykke Li cover.

22 God Help the Outcasts - Malinda Kathleen Reese God Help the Outcasts - Malinda Kathleen Reese Cover Art

2018.
Disney/Bette Midler cover

23 Eisbär - Eisbrecher Eisbär - Eisbrecher Cover Art
24 Can't Help Falling in Love - Christina Grimmie
25 How You Remind Me - Avril Lavigne How You Remind Me - Avril Lavigne Cover Art
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