Best Cover Songs

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81 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (Betty Everett)
82 American Woman - Lenny Kravitz (Guess Who)
83 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.

84 Free Bird - Juliet Simms (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
85 How I Could Just Kill a Man - Rage Against the Machine (Cypress Hill)
86 Perfect Strangers - Jorn (Deep Purple)
87 Addicted to Love - Florence + the Machine (Robert Palmer)
88 Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (The Beatles)
89 Thor - Therion (Manowar)
90 TNT - Six Feet Under (AC/DC)
91 America - Yes (Simon & Garfunkel)

Shows what brilliant musicians Yes were and are.

92 I Will Survive - Cake (Gloria Gaynor)
93 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

94 Black Magic Woman - Santana (Fleetwood Mac)

Carlos Santana's version of this Peter Green classic stays true to the original while adding a new flair to it through Santana's Latin influence. The Gypsy Queen solo adds a lot more power and "oomph" to the song, enough for me to consider it an incredible cover song. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

95 Tuesday's Gone - Metallica (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
96 Stay - 30 Seconds to Mars (Rihanna)
97 California Dreamin' - Sia (The Mamas and the Papas)
98 In Da Gadda Da Vida - Slayer (Iron Butterfly)
99 Where Did You Sleep, Last Night? - Nirvana (Leadbelly/Appalachian folk song)

One of my favourite songs in the MTV Unplugged performance (hard fight though), Kurt voice just give me shivers every time I listen to this song.

This deserves top 5
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Seriously? I'm sure a lot of votes will change once people actually hear this

This is without a shadow of doubt the best cover song I have ever heard. When Kurt screams those final lyrics I get cold shivers and even a bit emotional to think what couldve been if Kurt never shot himself - Danielsun182

omg, i get shivers from just hearing the last lines he sings - odin666

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100 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

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