Best Cover Songs

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441 What Is Life = Shawn Mullins (George Harrison)
442 Working Class Hero = Marianne Faithfull (John Lennon)
443 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Status Quo (Kitty Wells)
444 More Than This - 10,000 Maniacs (Bryan Ferry)
445 It's Only Love - Gary U.S. Bonds (The Beatles)
446 Lenny Kravitz - Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)

I must say, I am not a fan musical covers nowadays, but this was a KICKASS performance. Even the remaining members of Zeppelin seemed to enjoy it.

447 Stand by Me - John Lennon (Ben E. King)
448 Transylvania - Iced Earth (Iron Maiden)
449 Nobody's Fault - Testament (Aerosmith)
450 Unbelievable - Thousand Foot Krutch (EMF)
451 Long Tall Sally - The Beatles (Little Richard)

One of the BEST rock vocals of ALL TIME! A young Paul McCartney sings the "nearly impossible' on "Long Tall Sally"! - frank

452 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - Elton John (The Beatles)

Beautiful and reverent version! Elton told Lennon "IF my version of Lucy goes to Number 1 you have to get up on stage with me to perform it with me". Lennon agreed... The track reached Number 1 and Lennon took the stage at Madison Square Garden with Elton! Lennon was SO nervous that he became "sick" before taking the stage! - frank

453 Mary Had a Little Lamb - Paul McCartney

Check this track out... Amazingly playful melody penned by Paul! Released after the BBC banned Paul's "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" (due to political reference) AND "Hi Hi Hi" (due to drug and sexual references)... Paul told reporters "let em TRY to ban this one". It's a beautiful track AND a GREAT BIG "F You" by Paul to the up-tight BBC! - frank

454 We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder (The Beatles)

I have absolutely no idea how this song can so far down on a list of best covers. I am really, completely baffled by this.

Funked up as ONLY Stevie CAN! - frank

455 Nothing Else Matters - Bif Naked
456 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Sabaton (Metallica)

Any metalhead would choose this when they've lostened to it! It is heavier and have some really good vocals and background sounds with a choir and various! This should AT LEAST be at top 10!

457 Emotions - Mariah Carey (Ariana Grande)
458 Under My Thumb - Streetheart (Rolling Stones)
459 The Boxer - Mumford & Sons (Simon & Garfunkel)

Unless an songwriter purposely writes for another artist then surely the writer's own rendering has to be the best?

460 Mrs Robinson - The Lemonheads (Simon & Garfunkel)
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