Best Cover Songs

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81 No Quarter - Tool (Led Zeppelin)

A genius pays homage. Tool's haunting and thunderous rifts pound this song deep into your psyche. Brilliantly interpreted! Tool fans, check out Staind's cover of "Sober. " its not amazing, but its rare and worth a listen.

The margin between these two songs is by far the most narrow.. The only song on this list or any where rock gods and geniuses covered other rock gods and geniuses

82 Beyond the Realms of Death - Blind Guardian (Judas Priest)

One of those covers that would impress everybody - this iconic Judas Priest song is VERY difficult and emotional, and it needs a great singer, who is also able to feel the emotion of the original.
This singer sang his head off and his chorus is incredible ��" maybe he even succeeded to add some more passion and emotional power. - Metal_Treasure

83 American Woman - Lenny Kravitz (Guess Who)
84 Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson (Gloria Jones)
85 The Trial - Dark Funeral (King Diamond) The Trial - Dark Funeral (King Diamond)
86 Bring the Pain - Mindless Self Indulgence Bring the Pain - Mindless Self Indulgence
87 My Mind is Ramblin' - The Black Keys (Junior Kimbrough) My Mind is Ramblin' - The Black Keys (Junior Kimbrough)
88 House of the Rising Sun - Five Finger Death Punch (Clarence Ashley) V 1 Comment
89 Fever - Peggy Lee (Little Willie John)
90 Over the Hills and Far Away - Nightwish (Gary Moore)

Not a lot has been changed in orchestration, none at all in lyrics, but the voice of Tarja has taken a great song to a new level.

91 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (Betty Everett)
92 War Pigs - Faith No More (Black Sabbath)

I still prefer the original but this is brilliant. - LedSabbath

No doubt best version of War Pigs - UFasten8Me

93 Word Up! - Korn (Cameo)

Great song, Another brick in the wall is a great song by Korn. Best Pink Floyd Cover ever

This song was so annoying because of the way he sings and it's a very repetitive song

94 I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (Gladys Knight)

This cover is so great that we almost forgot the original song.

This has got to be the greatest original and cover song of time. Both #1 hits.

95 Baby Please Don't Go - AC/DC (Van Morrison)
96 Free Bird - Juliet Simms (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
97 Oops...I Did It Again - Children Of Bodom (Britney Spears)

Best cover ever because it turned one of the worst songs ever made into something decent, well-composed and not just pop crap.

Yupp... that's called a 'cover' - hereisHorizon

98 How I Could Just Kill a Man - Rage Against the Machine (Cypress Hill)
99 Addicted to Love - Florence + the Machine (Robert Palmer)
100 Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (The Beatles)
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