Best Cover Songs
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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
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
Great Song already Trivium just added a youthful energy to itV 1 Comment
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
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
Everyone has covered Chuck Berry. But this is one of the most well crafted and a real tribute to Chuck.
Amazing cover should be higher on the list.
I don't know if I would call this a cover
The Best Cover Ever! Although it it is newer than many of the items at the top(at this moment)...
And it is 100 times better than Adele Version of the song...
I Hated this song too much but when Chester Bennington sang it and Mike Shinoda took the piano, it was totally a different experience...
Chester's Voice cannot be compared he's 10 times better than Adele!
Awesome Cover... Linkin Park for Life - shouryat2b
Rumor has it that Adele made a cover of this song.
Chester really blew this song out the competition. Amazing vocals with Shinoda on the piano. It was just beautiful
Chester's awesome voice and Mike's addictive tunes. Gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Linkin Park doesn't do a lot of covers. But when they do, they make it better than the original. Linkin Park ROCKS!
I loved When Chester Covered This Song.I Hated Adele But After Listening to The Song Covered By Chester I fell In Love With It.Linkin park Rocks.The Best Band Since 2000.V 5 Comments
Great song both versions are different buy great
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...V 1 Comment
What more do I need to say
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
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...
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 coverV 1 Comment
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.
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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