Top 10 Cover Songs by Rock and Metal Bands that Were Better Than the Original

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The Top Ten

1 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

This is a bit complicated. Metallica did a cover of Thin Lizzy but it's not the original - it was also a cover, a rock cover of a folk song. The original is an Irish folk song. - Metal_Treasure

Thin Lizzy did it so much better. - 445956

2 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The guitar solo was very good. Especially at the ending. - zxm

Obviously better. Nothing masters Hendrix. - jack2244

3 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

How did I forget this - christangrant

4 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

A lot better than the original, and probably my 2nd favorite Guns N' Roses song. They did a very good job with the cover. - Element119

I definitely agree - much much better than the original. Maybe this should be at #1 on this list. - Metal_Treasure

Bob Dylan wasn't a very good singer but an excellent song writer and since Axl Rose is a good singer with a very high vocal range Guns N' Roses nailed this cover and made it better than the orginal - christangrant

5 Got the Time - Anthrax
6 Land of Confusion - Disturbed

I like this a lot better than the Genesis version - christangrant

7 Am I Evil - Metallica
8 Symphony of Destruction - Paul Di'ano & Jeriko

I would say this is just as good as the Original I prefer the vocals here but I prefer the orginals instrumental if only you could put them two together - christangrant

9 Bad Company - Five Finger Death Punch

I like this verson of Bad Company better than the original - christangrant

10 Baby Please Don't Go - AC/DC

The Contenders

11 The Wizard - Blind Guardian

The original is very good and I know Blind Guardian have respect for Uriah Heep and their goal wasn't to show they are better than Uriah Heep. Nevertheless, Blind Guardian cover makes the song sound more modern, more powerful and of course, heavier. - Metal_Treasure

12 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

I think the original was better. - zxm

I agree with zxm and cjWriter1997 - the original is much better. - Metal_Treasure

13 Antisocial - Anthrax
14 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
15 License to Kill - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
16 Loverman - Metallica
17 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Them
18 I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
19 Electric Funeral - Pantera
20 Cat Scratch Fever - Motörhead

Both the Motörhead and Pantera versions beat the original by Ted Nugent. - SteelCity99

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1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
2. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
3. Symphony of Destruction - Paul Di'ano & Jeriko
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1. Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
2. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
3. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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1. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. License to Kill - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
3. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Them
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