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21 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

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 Master Of Puppets - Trivium (Metallica)

Great Song already Trivium just added a youthful energy to it

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24 Cross - Eyed Mary - Iron Maiden (Jethro Tull)
25 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

26 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.

27 Crying In the Rain - A-ha (Everly Brothers)

I normally don´┐Ż't like cover versions, but this one is really good! - Daisymorot

A-ha is always so original but the one time they covered, it was also great!

A-ha didn't cover that much songs, but what they covered (all of them songs) is great! Thankyou a-ha for this fantastic music :-)

Great cover.
Felt it was a bad move though to do a cover at the time and felt it led to their initial break up

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28 Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest (Joan Baenz)
29 You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Man - Rod Stewart (Carole King)

In this song you can hear exactly why they call Rod Stewart the white man with the black voice.

Rod makes this his own.
Although this song was writen for a female Rod made it male like no one else can.
So heartfelt, so emotional, so wondefully good...

30 Come On Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot (Slade)

Amazing cover should be higher on the list.

I don't know if I would call this a cover

31 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

32 Land of Confusion - Disturbed (Genesis)

Why is this song way down here? This is by far the best cover of a song. David Draiman did such an excellent job on the vocals and the rest of the guys matched the instrumentals perfectly!

I voted for Hurt by Johnny Cash but I have to say, that it's silly to vote for a cover when it sounds exactly like the original song. Land of Confusion is a great cover. Especially the guitar solo is epic and on the original it was a little bit boring. But both versions were great.

Could not agree more, this is one of my favorite covers, Johnny Cash cover of Hurt is up there too, Disturbed has other good covers too

It's an awesomely EPIC cover, but the genesis version is still better

33 The Green Manalishi - Judas Priest (Fleetwood Mac)

Great song both versions are different buy great

34 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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35 Blue Monday - Orgy (New Order)

What more do I need to say

36 Gloria - The Doors (Van Morrison)
37 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.

38 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

39 Cinnamon Girl - Type O Negative (Neil Young)
40 Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen)

I am surprised at how few people realize that the version of this song they've heard all these years is a cover! Manfred Mann took a decent Bruce Springsteen song and almost completely changed all except the lyrics, and the result was truly something special.

Number 125 on this list?

Are you people all born after 1980?

This was a NUMBER ONE hit before Bruce ever had a number one. - dek

Bruce's version was good by Manfred Mann's Earth band made a great cover

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