Best Cover Songs

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281 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley (Bill Monroe)
282 Needles and Pins - The Ramones (The Searchers)

Should be higher. Both versions were very good. - zxm

What about The Dave Clark Five?

Dave Clark 5 Never recorded the song, an The Searcher's version is a cover of Jackie DeShannon's Original

283 Verbal Abuse/Leeches - Slayer (Verbal Abuse)
284 Mr. Freeze - Slayer (Dr. Know)
285 Guilty of Being White - Slayer (Minor Threat) V 1 Comment
286 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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287 I'm Sexy and I Know It - Noah Guthrie (LMFAO)

Absolutely love this versions! It makes you forget how the original goes!

288 Suspicious Minds - Robbie Williams (Elvis Presley)
289 Anarchy In the U.K.- Megadeth (Sex Pistols)

One of the best covers in history

290 Band On the Run - Foo Fighters (Paul McCartney & Wings)
291 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

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

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

293 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!

294 Heart Full of Soul - Rush (Yardbirds)
295 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.

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

Better than the original!

299 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.

300 Shadowplay - The Killers (Joy Division)
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