Best Cover Songs

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81 Feeling Good - Muse (Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse)

Muse has made this song into an epic - original use of a loud speaker - hidden away at the end of Origin of Symmetry this has become a firm fan favourite and a must=play at live gigs - this has to be higher than number 32

Why is this so low down? Honestly please just go listen to it now it's perfect and Matt's voice is just beautiful

Moving cover version by a legendary rock band

I love muse

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82 American Woman - Lenny Kravitz (Guess Who)
83 Free Bird - Juliet Simms (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
84 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.

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
What kind of people visit this page anyway?
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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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)
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2. Respect - Aretha Franklin (Otis Redding)
3. Walk This Way - Run-DMC (Aerosmith)

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