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281 Guilty of Being White - Slayer (Minor Threat) V 1 Comment
282 Creep - Richard Cheese (Radiohead)

Try the Northern Kings version - doom metal style. They made this sad song sound extremely dark. - Metal_Treasure

The Northern Kings' version makes me hide in anticipation of the stalker.

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283 Anarchy In the U.K.- Megadeth (Sex Pistols)

One of the best covers in history

284 Mad World - Adam Lambert (Gary Jules)
285 Angel - Jackie Evancho (Sarah McLachlan)
286 Band On the Run - Foo Fighters (Paul McCartney & Wings)
287 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - Deftones (The Cure)

When you look at you tube MTV Icons The Cure you will know. So bombastic and well played. I think it's better than the original. The whole entourage is matching with the performance

288 Over My Head (Cable Car) - A Day to Remember (The Fray)

Perfection, I love the guitar riffs. They just perfected this song

289 Ring of Fire - Social Distortion (Johny Cash)

I've lost respect for most cover songs because I know none of them can be as good as this one. I love Johnny Cash and the original song, but I'll honestly say that this is just as good as the original. Very rare for cover song. While the Johnny Cash version is more acoustic and calm, this is definitely more rock and roll. The electric guitar in this cover is very loud and heavy, but it's also controlled. This is actually one of my favorite songs to play on electric guitar, because of how simple yet complicated it is.
A+ - JamesBourne

Should be in the top 100!

290 Heart Full of Soul - Rush (Yardbirds)
291 This Flight Tonight - Nazareth (Joni Mitchell)

As with their version of 'Love Hurts', Nazareth have got a real knack to bring life and soul into other artists' songs.

292 Love Will Tear Us Apart - The Parsonage (Joy Division)
293 Right Now - Death Harmonic (Korn)
294 Sympathy for the Devil - Sandie Shaw (Rolling Stones)

One of the most covered songs ever, sadly this version is very little known, considering it's pretty good. Shaw's backing group is quite awesome.

295 Shadowplay - The Killers (Joy Division)
296 Sympathy for the Devil - Laibach (The Rolling Stones)
297 Running Up That Hill - Placebo (Kate Bush)
298 Love Hurts - Nazareth (The Everly Brothers)

Raw vocals, emotion, moving guitar solo (controlled feedback). Great cover.

299 Space Oddity - Smashing Pumpkins (David Bowie)
300 Footloose - Blake Shelton (Kenny Loggins)
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