Top 10 Cover Songs Of the 80s


The Top Ten

1 I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett

1981. I love this cover. - Metal_Treasure

2 Mony Mony - Billy Idol
3 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

The funny thing is they apparently tried to perform it badly on purpose (they didn't like the Slade song) and that's the take they used. - truckturner

Originaly By British Glam Rock Band Slade (1973), Covered Up In America But In The UK The Original Was More Successfull, Awesome Cover, This As Well As Metelica's Whiskey In The Jar (1998, Originally By Irish Band Thin Lizzy (1972)) Are 2 Great Rock Covers.

4 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
5 Venus - Bananarama

Released in 1986 - Metal_Treasure

6 Red Red Wine - UB40
7 Funky Town - Pseudo Echo
8 Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam

Elton John cover, 1988.
Flotsam & Jetsam is the band of Jason Newsted (Metallica bassist) - Metal_Treasure

Love this cover. Very underrated.

9 Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian

Who knew something could be so hysterical and yet so cool at the same time? - Gg2000

10 Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys

The Contenders

11 Smokin' in the Boys Room - Motley Crue
12 Dancing in the Street - Mick Jagger & David Bowie
13 Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles
14 The Tide Is High - Blondie

Originally by Paragons, 1967 - Metal_Treasure

15 Barbara Ann - Blind Guardian

The Regents cover of 1989.
Blind Guardian have always played this cover at their live shows. Still do. Seems they love it.
They included part of Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover). - Metal_Treasure

16 Crash Course in Brain Surgery
17 Set Me Free - Saxon

Sweet cover. It's an excellent cover - perhaps better than the original. - Metal_Treasure

18 I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
19 Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
20 All Fired Up - Pat Benatar
21 Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett
22 Lean on Me - Club Nouveau
23 You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
24 Women in Uniform - Iron Maiden
25 Mama Kin - Guns N' Roses

Originally by Aerosmith

26 Pretty Woman - Van Halen
27 Don't Be Cruel - Cheap Trick
28 Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers
29 Get It On - Power Station
30 Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
31 Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
32 The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
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Top Remixes

1. Funky Town - Pseudo Echo
2. Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian
3. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
1. I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett
2. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
3. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
1. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
2. Venus - Bananarama
3. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde


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