Top 10 Cover Songs of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

This is a TERRIBLE cover. Disturbed is a talentless wannabe band - DarthPhasey

Terrible cover? Hard to take your opinion seriously when Simon HIMSELF endorsed this particular cover. Must mean Disturbed did something right with it. You just hate it because you don't like the band. - BloodyThunderX

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

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

Better than the original. - Solarian

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2 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

3 Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor


Dio cover. - Metal_Treasure

4 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

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

5 Cold Sweat - Megadeth

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

6 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

7 Africa - Weezer

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

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

Not that different really. - punksnotdead


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8 You Raise Me Up - Jeffrey Li and Celine Tam
9 Stayin' Alive - San Di Ego

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Rolling in the Deep - Vázquez Sounds
12 Same Ol' Mistakes - Rihanna
13 I Don't Care Anymore - Saint Asonia

2016, A cover of a Phil Collins song. - CaptainMowzker

14 Zombie - Bad Wolves

A cover of a song by the Cranberries. - CaptainMowzker

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

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

Rufus & Chaka Khan cover. - Martin_Canine

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 You Don't Get Me High Anymore - Three Days Grace

2016, A cover of a Phantogram song. - CaptainMowzker

19 Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
20 Give in to Me - Three Days Grace

2012, A cover of a Michael Jackson song. - CaptainMowzker

21 Praying - Malinda Kathleen Reese

Ke$ha cover. - Martin_Canine

22 Come Undone - My Darkest Days

2010, A cover of a Duran Duran song. - CaptainMowzker

23 Pursuit of Happiness - Lissie
24 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

25 Eisbär - Eisbrecher

Grauzone cover. - Martin_Canine

26 God Help the Outcasts - Malinda Kathleen Reese

Disney/Bette Midler cover - Martin_Canine

27 Dirty Laundry - Nickelback

2016, A cover of a Don Henley song. - CaptainMowzker

28 Can't Help Falling in Love - Christina Grimmie
29 Bohemian Rhapsody - Kanye West

What, Is this a joke! - danimey

30 Concerto - Obscura

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

31 Neon Knights - Anthrax

Awesome Black Sabbath cover (Dio era). - Metal_Treasure

32 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

33 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

34 Super Trouper - Cher & Meryl Streep

That's very interesting. I know Meryl Streep sang ABBA in the film Mamma Mia but still.
Thanks for this song, Martin! (and for all other songs you added to this list! ) - Metal_Treasure

ABBA cover. - Martin_Canine

35 The Chain - Three Days Grace

2011, A cover of a Fleetwood Mac song. - CaptainMowzker

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

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 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

38 In Bloom - Sturgill Simpson
39 Glad You Came - We Came as Romans

So so good - EliHbk


40 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

41 Semi-Charmed Life - Dance Gavin Dance Semi-Charmed Life - Dance Gavin Dance

It's not even out yet but let's be honest, it will rule. - somelifeonaplanet

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

42 We Rock - Metal Allegiance

Dio cover. - Metal_Treasure

43 Alison Hell - Cradle of Filth

A very good Annihilator cover. - Metal_Treasure

44 Shape of You - Eat Your Heart Out

Ed Sheeran cover. - Martin_Canine

45 September - Taylor Swift

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

46 Just a Dream - Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie
47 Money for Nothing - Gus G.

Dire Straits cover - Metal_Treasure

48 Egypt (The Chains are On) - Doro
49 Starstruck - Motörhead with Biff Byford
50 Helele - Safri Duo

Yamasuki cover. - Martin_Canine

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Top Remixes (4)

1. I Follow Rivers - Triggerfinger
2. Praying - Malinda Kathleen Reese
3. Eisbär - Eisbrecher
1. I Don't Care Anymore - Saint Asonia
2. The Sound of Silence - Disturbed
3. You Don't Get Me High Anymore - Three Days Grace
1. Children of the Grave - Havok
2. Rainbow in the Dark - Corey Taylor
3. Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

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