Top 10 Cover Songs that Change the Genre of the Original

This list is about covers that offer interesting crossovers.

The Top Ten

1 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie J. Malmsteen

ABBA went metal. I love this cover. - Metal_Treasure

2 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell

One of the best covers that change the genre. - Metal_Treasure

3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos

Tori Amos never cease to surprise me. - Metal_Treasure

4 Nothing Else Matters - Gregorian

Metallica song is made in Gregorian chant style. - Metal_Treasure

5 I Will Survive - Cake

Orig. by Gloria Gaynor - Metal_Treasure

6 Master of Puppets - Wisecr├Ącker

Metallica never sounded happier - ska is the key! - Metal_Treasure

7 Run to the Hills - Hellsongs

This is a very soft Iron Maiden but I heard the lyrics better, haha. - Metal_Treasure

8 Raining Blood - Tori Amos

This is Slayer. Don't argue... - Metal_Treasure

9 I Should Be So Lucky - Northern Kings

A happy Kylie Minogue song went kinda doom metal. - Metal_Treasure

10 97' Bonnie & Clyde - Tori Amos

The Contenders

11 Aces High - Flametal

Iron Maiden's got a Spanish flamenco vibe. It isn't the most typical approach to Iron Maiden but I like this cover. - Metal_Treasure

12 Wrecking Ball - August Burns Red

Miley Cyrus dressed in metalcore. - Metal_Treasure

13 The Unforgiven - Gregorian

Metallica as Gregorian chant. - Metal_Treasure

14 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Emily Browning

Eurythmics went surreal and haunting. - Martin_Canine

15 Engel - Annett Louisan

Rammstein as chanson. - Martin_Canine

16 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Vitamin String Quartet

Iron Maiden cover (classical style instrumental) - Metal_Treasure

17 Oops!...I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

Britney Spears with death metal growls - Metal_Treasure

18 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19 What a Wonderful World - Joey Ramone

Cover of Louis Armstrong's classic. - Lotuscandy

20 Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey
21 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
22 Ayo Technology - Milow

This version by the Belgic singer was actually much more successful over here than the original, and I am sure most people don't even know it's a cover, while most people over here should know this song. - Martin_Canine

50 Cent as indie pop. - Martin_Canine

23 Symphony of Destruction - Hellsongs

A very smooth and playful Megadeth cover. - Metal_Treasure

24 Gin and Juice - The Gourds

Snoop Dogg was transformed. - Metal_Treasure

25 Seasons in the Abyss - Hellsongs
26 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Apocalyptica

Metallica cover (classical style instrumental, on cellos) - Metal_Treasure

27 Symphony of Destruction - Primitivity

Megadeth cover (classical style instrumental) - Metal_Treasure

28 The Bard's Song - Camille and Kennerly

Blind Guardian classic ballad on harp twins (instrumental). - Metal_Treasure

29 The Trooper - Hellsongs
30 The Trooper - Vitamin String Quartet
31 Gates of Babylon - Flametal

Flamenco style Rainbow cover - Metal_Treasure

32 Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters

Pink Floyd went disco. - Martin_Canine

33 Hello - Northern Kings

Lionel Richie's ballad as fast rock/metal. - Metal_Treasure

34 Moonlight Shadow - Missing Heart

Mike Oldfield went trance. - Martin_Canine

35 I Just Died in Your Arms - Northern Kings
36 Rock Me Amadeus - Die Toten Hosen

Falco went German punk (I'm specifically writing German punk so that people don't argue with this not being punk). - Martin_Canine

37 Smoke on the Water - Six Feet Under

This cover should be called: "Deep Purple: A complete transformation cover" - Metal_Treasure

38 The Beautiful People - The Bosshoss

Marilyn Manson went country. - Martin_Canine

39 Fear of the Dark - Camille and Kennerly

Iron Maiden on harp twins (instrumental) - Metal_Treasure

40 Womanizer - The All-American Rejects

Britney Spears transformed - Metal_Treasure

41 Thunderstruck - Hellsongs
42 The Trooper - Scott Lavender

Iron Maiden cover (classical style instrumental, on piano) - Metal_Treasure

43 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Scott Lavender

Iron Maiden cover on piano (classical style instrumental) - Metal_Treasure

44 Aces High - Scott Lavender

Iron Maiden instrumental cover on piano (classical style) - Metal_Treasure

45 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Gregorian

Green Day in Gregorian chant style. - Metal_Treasure

46 My Immortal - Gregorian
47 Comfortably Numb - Gregorian
48 Losing My Religion - Gregorian
49 Maniac - Firewind

Disco went metal (Maniac was on the Flashdance movie soundrtack) - Metal_Treasure

50 Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia

ABBA (gentle) metal cover - Metal_Treasure

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