Best Cover Songs

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241 Wish You Were Here - Avenged Sevenfold (Pink Floyd)

A perfect cover of the legendary song.

242 Boys of Summer - The Ataris (Don Henley)

Don Henley sounds as good as the Ataris when his song's sped up. Love his song.

243 Quinn the Eskimo - Manfred Mann (Bob Dylan)
244 Love is the Answer - England Dan & John Ford Coley (Utopia)
245 Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - The Animals (Randy Newman)
246 Outlaw Man - The Eagles (David Blue)
247 I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton (Bob Marley & the Wailers)

This cover is literally resposible for bringing Reggae into the mainstream. Love it!

248 Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt (Roy Orbison)
249 Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)
250 Lay All Your Love on Me - Information Society (ABBA)
251 War Pigs - Sacred Reich (Black Sabbath)

Everybody needs to hear this song. These guys really did justice to this song. I'm sure Ozzy gave props.

252 You've Got a Friend - James Taylor (Carole King)

Sweet Baby James makes this one his OWN! - frank

253 Song to the Siren - This Mortal Coil (Tim Buckley)
254 Papa Don't Preach - Kelly Osbourne (Madonna)

not as great as Madonna but very respectable

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255 True Colours - Phil Collins (Cyndi Lauper)
256 Right Now Na Na - Asking Alexandria (Akon)

Best cover song ever...! Make the song heavy and even 100 better than Original version.. Love it loove it... Asking alexandriaaaaa - skt

257 Train Kept A'Rollin' - Aerosmith (The Yardbirds)

The Yardbirds version is a cover also. The original is by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951.

258 The Winner Takes It All - At Vance (ABBA)

Truly the best cover I've heard. It's so sad and at the same time so hard... The best

259 Action - Def Leppard (The Sweet)
260 Wuthering Heights - Hayley Westenra (Kate Bush)
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3. Turn The Page - Metallica (Bob Seager)
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2. Proud Mary - Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
3. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
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2. Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
3. Walk This Way - Run-DMC (Aerosmith)

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