Top 10 Cover Songs of the 2010s

The Top Ten Cover Songs of the 2010s

1 Children of the Grave - Havok

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. - Metal_Treasure

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

I disagree - this list is open to all music genres. Also, this list got to #1 on the Hottest New Lists. Seems people liked it a lot. And obviously nobody cared about your opinion. - Metal_Treasure

2 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

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

Better than the original. - Solarian

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

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. - Metal_Treasure

3 Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor


2014. Dio cover. - Metal_Treasure

4 Dreams - Bastille

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. - Y2K

5 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

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

6 Highway Star (Live) - Chickenfoot

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. - Metal_Treasure

I really dig this cover. Joe Satriani's playing here is awesome, and the whole band is riding on full cylinders. - Gg2000

Yes, they were riding on full cylinders and this is the only correct way to play Deep Purple. Because Deep Purple also rode on full cylinders. - Metal_Treasure

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

Tame Impala cover.

9 Africa - Weezer

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

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

This is actually a really good cover. - The01Bro

Not that different really. - punksnotdead

10 Cold Sweat - Megadeth

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

The Newcomers

? How You Remind Me - Avril Lavigne

The Contenders

11 Stayin' Alive - San Di Ego

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

Cheers for introducing me to this song. Nice cover! - punksnotdead

It sounds cool - PatrickStar3

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

A cover of a song by the Cranberries.

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

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. - Metal_Treasure

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

Rufus & Chaka Khan cover. - Martin_Canine

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

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

17 The Temple of the King - Scorpions

Rainbow cover - Metal_Treasure

18 Super Trouper - Cher & Meryl Streep

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! ) - Metal_Treasure

ABBA cover. - Martin_Canine

€When I called you last night from Glaaasgow”

19 Pursuit of Happiness - Lissie
20 Praying - Malinda Kathleen Reese

Ke$ha cover. - Martin_Canine

21 I Follow Rivers - Triggerfinger

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. - Martin_Canine

Lykke Li cover. - Martin_Canine

22 God Help the Outcasts - Malinda Kathleen Reese

Disney/Bette Midler cover - Martin_Canine

23 Eisbär - Eisbrecher

Grauzone cover. - Martin_Canine

24 Can't Help Falling in Love - Christina Grimmie
25 Concerto - Obscura

Cacophony cover (Cacophony is the band of Jason Becker and Marty Friedman, ex-Megadeth) - Metal_Treasure

26 In Bloom - Sturgill Simpson

I like this cover. - Gg2000

27 Havana - J. Fla

I like that J. Fla's vocals aren't as digitally butchered as Cabello's, although it does lack the characteristic brass segment and the second verse. Both versions have their pros and cons. - Martin_Canine

Camila Cabello cover. - Martin_Canine

28 Miststück 2012 - Eisbrecher

It's technically a cover because it's originally by Megaherz, but Eisbrecher was founded by former members of Megaherz, namely the singer and keyboarder. - Martin_Canine

Megaherz cover. - Martin_Canine

29 Engel - Annett Louisan

The three songs are from a cover album in which German chanson singer Annett Louisan performs ten German language hit songs from all kinds of genres in her style. It's a really good listen, and I'd say she does all songs justice. - Martin_Canine

Rammstein cover. - Martin_Canine

30 Run Run Run - Kelly Clarkson

Tokio Hotel cover. - Martin_Canine

I really like Tokio Hotel... but Kelly Clarkson nailed it better. Bill Kaulitz's autotuned voice turned the ballad into a dystopian, futuristic tune, fitting the album's tone, but Clarkson is more delicate, and I'd rather hear a minimalistic piano ballad with more natural sounding vocals. - Martin_Canine

31 Out in the Fields - Powerwolf

Gary Moore and Phil Lynnot cover, 2015 - Metal_Treasure

32 Neon Knights - Anthrax

Awesome Black Sabbath cover (Dio era). - Metal_Treasure

33 The Chain - Three Days Grace

2011, A cover of a Fleetwood Mac song.

It’s from 2009, but I agree it’s a great cover. - 3DG20

34 Come Undone - My Darkest Days

2010, A cover of a Duran Duran song.

35 September - Taylor Swift

Is this a joke. Get this cancer off the internet - YeezySeasonApproaching

Feels like falling in love

36 Rock Me Amadeus - Die Toten Hosen

I love this song! I mean both the original and the cover. Thanks again, Martin. - Metal_Treasure

No problem!

Die Toten Hosen are German legends, Falco was an Austrian legend. Actually weird this cover is so little known. - Martin_Canine

Falco cover. - Martin_Canine

37 Glad You Came - We Came as Romans

So so good - EliHbk

38 Semi-Charmed Life - Dance Gavin Dance

It's a cover of a Third Eye Blind song.

39 Money - Of Mice & Men

Pink Floyd cover, 2018 - Metal_Treasure

40 We Rock - Metal Allegiance

Dio cover. - Metal_Treasure

41 Starstruck - Motörhead with Biff Byford
42 Alison Hell - Cradle of Filth

A very good Annihilator cover. - Metal_Treasure

43 Shape of You - Eat Your Heart Out

Ed Sheeran cover. - Martin_Canine

44 Just a Dream - Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie
45 Gone Away - Five Finger Death Punch
46 Valhalla - Heaven Shall Burn

Blind Guardian cover, 2013.
Blind Guardian went death metal. Melodic death metal. - Metal_Treasure

47 Money for Nothing - Gus G.

Dire Straits cover - Metal_Treasure

48 Egypt (The Chains are On) - Doro
49 Helele - Safri Duo

Yamasuki cover. - Martin_Canine

50 Redemption Song - Rihanna

The more often I listen to this, the less I like it. Rihanna CAN sing, as she shows on songs like "Love on the Brain" or "Higher" (although said tunes were recorded six years later, maybe she improved), but on here she audibly has to try very hard to hit the notes, and so the performance ultimately comes off as flawed. I initially liked it, because it sounds honest and emotional, but once that wears off, you're better off with the original. - Martin_Canine

Bob Marley cover. - Martin_Canine

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