Best Cover Songs

The Contenders: Page 6

101 Thor - Therion (Manowar)
102 TNT - Six Feet Under (AC/DC)
103 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

This is such a great version of a classic song. Paul Simon openly stated how much he likes the song. Draiman's singing is perfect. They didn't make this song super metal, their is violin, piano, acoustic guitar and Draiman's singing. Truly a great song

V 1 Comment
104 America - Yes (Simon & Garfunkel)

Shows what brilliant musicians Yes were and are.

105 It's My Life - No Doubt (Talk Talk)
106 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

107 Tuesday's Gone - Metallica (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
108 Perfect Strangers - Jorn (Deep Purple)
109 California Dreamin' - Sia (The Mamas and the Papas)
110 Stay - 30 Seconds to Mars (Rihanna)
111 In Da Gadda Da Vida - Slayer (Iron Butterfly)
112 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

V 1 Comment
113 Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (Queen)

Anyone who listens to Metallica says all their songs are good. Given if it was before the Black Album. But, I'd say it's still one of the worse covers I heard.

V 1 Comment
114 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth (Iron Maiden)

Best cover song of all time in my opinion...

V 1 Comment
115 We Will Rock You - Five (Queen)

Lot of people like this song. I love this version.

116 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (The Rolling Stone) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (The Rolling Stone)

Can't believe, it's not at least in Top 50. This is what a good cover-version is all about creating something new and different, but still respecting the original. Not just a perfect imitation, or even, just speeding or slowing the tempo down, like so many in this list.

117 Antisocial - Anthrax (Trust)
118 The Seeker - Rush (The Who)
119 Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson (Depeche Mode)
120 Marry the Night - Adam Lambert (Lady Gaga)
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Cover Songs Better Than the Original Best Metal Cover Songs Most Underrated Cover Songs Greatest Beatles Cover Songs Best Cover Songs of Idola Cilik Finalists

List StatsUpdated 21 Feb 2017

12,000 votes
596 listings
11 years, 25 days old

Top Remixes (42)

1. Dream On - Ronnie James Dio (Aerosmith)
2. Turn The Page - Metallica (Bob Seager)
3. Billie Jean - Chris Cornell (Michael Jackson)
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)

View All 42


All Time Best Cover Songs
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.