Best Cover Songs

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

One of the best covers in history

282 Band On the Run - Foo Fighters (Paul McCartney & Wings)
283 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

284 Heart Full of Soul - Rush (Yardbirds)
285 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.

286 Love Will Tear Us Apart - The Parsonage (Joy Division)
287 Right Now - Death Harmonic (Korn)
288 Heart Full of Pride - Gimp Fist (Perkele)

Better than the original!

289 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.

290 Shadowplay - The Killers (Joy Division)
291 Sympathy for the Devil - Laibach (The Rolling Stones)
292 Running Up That Hill - Placebo (Kate Bush)
293 Royals - Bruce Springsteen (Lorde)
294 Footloose - Blake Shelton (Kenny Loggins)
295 Girlfriend - Zebrahead (Avril Lavigne)
296 Alone - Adam Gontier (Heart)

In my opinion, the original is okay, but this is definitely one of my favourite cover songs! (Even though I have a lot)

297 Hope - Sublime (Descendents)
298 ... Baby One More Time - Ahmet & Dweezil Zappa (Britney Spears)

Britney underwent the Zappa treatment, and the result is much better than the original! - Lotuscandy

299 Landslide - Smashing Pumpkins (Fleetwood Mac) Landslide - Smashing Pumpkins (Fleetwood Mac) V 1 Comment
300 Take on Me - Ninja Sex Party (A-Ha)
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