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341 Wanna Be Startin Something - Akon (Michael Jackson)

He brought his own unique twist. -

342 Trouble - VAMPS (Shampoo)
343 Mrs Robinson - Lemonheads (Simon and Garfunkel)

Why is this song several times in this list?

344 Working Class Hero - Green Day (John Lennon)

Green Day's cover of Working Class Hero has so much more feeling into it than John Lennon's original version of this song. This song made me search for the original. Though the original really disappointed me after hearing this cover of it. Green Day is, and will be an all time best.

I want Knowledge - Green Day (Operation Ivy)... I like Green Day's version more than the original.

A working class hero is something to be

345 Numb - Evanescence (Linkin Park)
346 Over the Hills and Far Away - Nightwish (Gary Moore)

Not a lot has been changed in orchestration, none at all in lyrics, but the voice of Tarja has taken a great song to a new level.

The original version by Gary Moore isn't bad, but Nightwish definitely does it better. Not only are the vocals better but so are the instrument. Too bad it's not their own song.

347 Miss Jackson - The Vines

Amazing cover! especailly when performed live, finnishing off a great show! - ZeppHindle

348 All I Want - Susanna Hoffs (The Lightning Seeds)
349 Stuck in the Middle with You - Susanna Hoffs (Stealers Wheels) V 1 Comment
350 Wuthering Heights - Pat Benatar (Kate Bush)
351 Wuthering Heights - Mia Martini (Kate Bush)
352 Unchained Melody - Gareth Gates (Righteous Brothers)

Gareth gates has made a great song out of another very great song. Its just too awesome. One of my favorites.

353 The Metro - System of a Down (Berlin)
354 Astro Zombies - Pennywise (Misfits)
355 Olive Me - NOFX (All Of Me - Louis Armstrong)
356 Stand By Me - Pennywise (Ben E. King)
357 Sharp Dressed Man - Nickelback (ZZ Top)
358 Tush - Joan Jett (ZZ Top)
359 Drive My Car Jonas Brothers (Beatles)
360 Here Comes the Rain Again - Hypnogaja (Eurythmics)

This definitely is not the best cover ever but definitely one of the best and hundred times better than the original. And this is the best song by hypnogaja.

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Top Remixes (44)

1. Dream On - Ronnie James Dio (Aerosmith)
2. Don't Talk to Strangers - Blind Guardian (Dio)
3. Turn The Page - Metallica (Bob Seager)
1. Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
2. Proud Mary - Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
3. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
1. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds (Bob Dylan)
2. Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
3. Walk This Way - Run-DMC (Aerosmith)

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