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21 House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (Clarence Ashley)

This is by far the best hands down cover song of all time a classic. -

This is amazing, I cry every time I hear it

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22 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)

Even though Whitney's wasn't better (though it was SO close) she brought the song out into the mainstream. - LadyLioness

I find it crazy that I'm adding this. Maybe it's because everyone thinks that it was her song.

Should be number 1 or at least 2. I know Dolly Parton wrote it but admit it Whitney sang it better

Way better than the original version!

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23 Dust in the Wind - Sarah Brightman (Kansas)

When Sarah covers a piece of music, the unique beauty of her voice and the sensitive emotional phrasing she brings to it leave her name forever inscribed on that song. - timhatcher

I actually like Sarah's version better than the original. She's a genius. - tarot_contralto

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24 Proud Mary - Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
25 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (Willie Mae)

HOW IS THIS NOT HIGHER? Elvis Presley, the king, only at number 25? This is not right.

26 Live and Let Die - Guns N' Roses (Wings)

This is Truly a great song. It deseves to be in the top

I've heard this song 100 times! This is the best cover song all time! They change the bored song to a crazy hard rock song! It deserves to be in the top!
AMAZING! - ryanfarolddanielwenas

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27 Wish - Linkin Park (Nine Inch Nails)

Way better than the original, it has angel voice, with... DEVIL SCREAMS! Chester hit the spot to be the Top 1. To those who likes scream and growls, this is a perfect Semi-death metal cover for you! M/

I heard the NIN version and didn't really like it that much, but then I heard the LP version and it was awesome. Linkin Park rules. - lukestheman4

Really the best cover ever. I don't think the NIN version is so good, but Chester and Linkin Park really makes it have that angry, rough tone that NIN couldn't give.

28 Thoughtless - Evanescence (Korn)

They took an already amazing song and made it that much better this is deffinaetly number one quality. Evanescence really understood the song and were able to take it and add their amazing style too.. AMAZING

29 Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf (Mars Bonfire)

Mars Bonfire was a fictitious name John Kay made up to try to weasel out of a bad contract with their record company at that time. It didn't work, John Kay wrote Born To Be Wild.. Under the pen name "Mars Bonfire"

Steppenwolf made this song famous! Much better than the original in my opinion. - THEMASTER

30 Cross - Eyed Mary - Iron Maiden (Jethro Tull)
31 Master Of Puppets - Trivium (Metallica)

Great Song already Trivium just added a youthful energy to it

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32 Roll Over Beethoven - ELO (Chuck Berry)

Everyone has covered Chuck Berry. But this is one of the most well crafted and a real tribute to Chuck.

33 Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest (Joan Baenz)
34 Paranoid - Avenged Sevenfold (Black Sabbath)

This songs has no changes with the old one... This is an awesome creation of avenged sevenfold... They shown us what can they do and how better they are... That's why I just love a7x... And avenged sevenfold for life..

Avenged, in this song gives Paranoid a pimp. No many changes in here and there, but, still pimped

35 The Green Manalishi - Judas Priest (Fleetwood Mac)

Great song both versions are different buy great

36 Feeling Good - Muse (Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse)

Muse has made this song into an epic - original use of a loud speaker - hidden away at the end of Origin of Symmetry this has become a firm fan favourite and a must=play at live gigs - this has to be higher than number 32

Why is this so low down? Honestly please just go listen to it now it's perfect and Matt's voice is just beautiful

Moving cover version by a legendary rock band

Matthew's voice is beautiful and haunting. - karica4

37 Give In to Me - Three Days Grace (Michael Jackson)

Woah. I didn't even know that this song was an mj one. Three days grace rocks

I never thought this was a cover...so great adm and the guys are killing it...just love this song

Best cover in this list...adam and the guys did a great job in this song...by giving a newlife to this song, amazing...

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38 Blue Monday - Orgy (New Order)

What more do I need to say

39 Gloria - The Doors (Van Morrison)
40 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen (Richard Berry)

The Kingsmen took an R&B song, stripped it down to its essence, and created the greatest party song of all time.

Louie Louie has to be for sure in the top 10. - sUx2Bu

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