Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original

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The Top Ten

1 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana

Honestly the Bowie version wasnt that good. But "The Man Who Sold The World" cover by Nirvana was AMAZING. It was only recorded live, but that is still great. If only this had been recorded in studio, then we would have an even better cover than what it already is!

2 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience V 1 Comment
3 Angel - Jackie Evancho Angel - Jackie Evancho

Jackie crawled inside this song and delivered it impeccably! It got a huge amount of hits on You Tube. Sorry I'm not sure of the exact number and don't want to post an error.

Each time I hear (or watch) Jackie perform this I am more impressed by how well she delivers this song. - BobG

Those darn onion cutting ninjas!

This is my favorite rendition of this great song.

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4 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

Its really awesome, and a very different style than NIN's version, though I like NIN too, I just think this suits Cash's style really well

Why is this not #1?

5 Turn the Page - Metallica Turn the Page - Metallica

This is definitely the best cover song in the world. Metallica simply rocks!

Ever song Metallica covered was much better than the original, but if there's one that really stands out for me it is Sabbra Cadabra

6 Twist and Shout - The Beatles Twist and Shout - The Beatles

This song is originally by the Beatles!

7 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Nothing can match Leonard Cohen's original.

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8 Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

Best EVER cover song, way better than the original, come on guys, lets get this to number one.

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9 Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

I respect bands that take songs completely outside of their genre and make it work. This is one of the few times that's happened, and I like it. Seriously, I had no idea I wanted a metal cover of Michael Jackson until I heard this.

10 No More Mr. Nice Guy - Megadeth No More Mr. Nice Guy - Megadeth

The Newcomers

? Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos
? Velouria - Weezer (Pixies)

The Contenders

11 Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch

Best cover I've ever heard

12 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
13 Come On Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot
14 We Are the Champions - Robbie Williams

His voice is very well suited to this song, he does it justice.

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15 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Jackie's version of this was beautiful, as was the setting where she performed it.

Believe in beautiful mermaids?

Paul would be very proud of this interpretation of his great song.

Performed at Cirque du Soleil founder Gil Laliberté's charity gala "One Night for ONE DROP 2013" in the "O" Theatre at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. A completely new take of this timeless song, and in a venue unlike any other by a young performer unlike any other. See the YouTube video.

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16 Rosalie - Thin Lizzy Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
17 The Chain - Three Days Grace The Chain - Three Days Grace

Everything this band does is better than the original.

18 Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. Walk This Way - Run-D.M.C. V 1 Comment
19 Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie
20 Gary Jules - Mad World Gary Jules - Mad World
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1. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
3. Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie
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1. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
2. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Twist and Shout - The Beatles
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1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Come On Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot
3. Land of Confusion - Disturbed
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