Best Cover Songs

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461 Hear Comes the Night - Streetheart (Van Morrison)
462 Ice Cream Man - Van Halen (John Brim)
463 Rush - Summertime Blues (The Who)

The Who's version is a cover of Eddie Cochran who wrote the song in the late 1950s.

Rush's version of this song is the best on Feedback. One the best covers of all time. - Andrevalenca

464 Zombie - Breed 77 (The Cranberries)
465 Lay All Your Love On Me - Avantasia (Abba)
466 Call Me - Franz Ferdinand (Blondie)
467 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Peter Frampton (The Beatles)
468 Love Rollercoaster - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Ohio Players)
469 Making Plans for Nigel - Primus (XTC)
470 Message In a Bottle - Morgan Page (The Police)
471 Like a Rolling Stone - The Rolling Stones (Bob Dylan)
472 Help! - John Farnham (The Beatles)

Originally released in 1980 this cover made the Australian top ten. This slower ballad version was the first time that that this song was ever recorded this way. Even Lennon wanted to make Help! A ballad but felt obligated to give it that Beatle sound! But Farnham sings Help! With powerful emotion the way this song is meant to be! Tina Turner covered Farnham's version in 1984.

473 Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker (Ray Charles)
474 Raspberry Beret - Warren Zevon (Prince)
475 Georgia On My Mind - Cold Chisel (Ray Charles)
476 We've Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Angels (The Animals)
477 The Carnival Is Over - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (The Seekers)
478 Good Times - Inxs & Jimmy Barnes (The Easybeats)
479 One - John Farnham (Harry Nilsson)
480 Shark Fin Blues - Missy Higgins (The Drones)
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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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