Best Cover Songs

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81 The Trial - Dark Funeral (King Diamond)
82 Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson (Gloria Jones)
83 Bring the Pain - Mindless Self Indulgence
84 My Mind is Ramblin' - The Black Keys (Junior Kimbrough)
85 House of the Rising Sun - Five Finger Death Punch (Clarence Ashley) V 1 Comment
86 Come Together - Michael Jackson (The Beatles)

Great Cover, everybody judges this one because of the artist and because people thought he crossed the line by being a good business man instead of beatles fan. Still he is a great beatles fan and nailed this one making it fresh and interesting for the first time it has been covered. He should had left it in Moonwalker though. Putting it on the HIStory album was unnecessary. It doesn't fit the sound of the album at all.

I kinda liked it when the Beatles sang it. But it's a really cool song ya know. Oh and just one more thing my comments are always at the last on the list. Why is that?

This song was an amazing song for Michael. He made an awesome video for this and you just can't take your eyes off him... xo - love4mjj

Michael stays true to the original version yet incorporates his own personal touch. An awesome cover ❤️. - FlakyCuddles43

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87 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (Betty Everett)
88 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

89 American Woman - Lenny Kravitz (Guess Who)
90 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.

91 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.

92 Free Bird - Juliet Simms (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
93 How I Could Just Kill a Man - Rage Against the Machine (Cypress Hill)
94 Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett (The Beatles)
95 Thor - Therion (Manowar)
96 TNT - Six Feet Under (AC/DC)
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 America - Yes (Simon & Garfunkel)

Shows what brilliant musicians Yes were and are.

99 It's My Life - No Doubt (Talk Talk)
100 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

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