Best Cover Songs

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121 Got The Time - Anthrax (Joe Jackson)

3 time better version than original.

122 Hunter - 30 Seconds To Mars (Bjork)
123 Tom Sawyer - Deadsy (Rush)

Great remake of a classic.

124 Free Fallin' - John Mayer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
125 The Seeker - Rush (The Who)
126 Making Plans for Nigel - Primus (XTC)
127 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie (Abba)

Nothing's more Swedish than this cover - Yngwie covering ABBA! It's a great metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

128 Can't Help Falling in Love - Haley Reinhart (Elvis Presley)
129 Electric Eye - As I Lay Dying (Judas Priest)
130 Dream On - Dio & Malmsteen
131 Dreamer Deceiver - Skyclad (Judas Priest)
132 Let It Go - The Last Sleepless Night (Idina Menzel)
133 Without You - Mariah Carey (Def Leppard)

Wow. This was a cover done by Nilsson of a Badfinger tune. Maria covered a cover of a cover. Nilsson's version was incredible and deserves to be on this list.

Even definitely Leppard thinks her cover is the right one after waiting for years for someone who could make it right...

Who wrote this, their spelling is terrible. This combination of song and voice is amazing.

134 Run - Leona Lewis (Snow Patrol)
135 Beat It - Fall Out Boy (Michael Jackson)

I think this version is better than the original. Yes, Michael Jackson is known as one of the greats but the original song always lacked punch. It sounded like a rock song that wasn't aloud to rock (even though the guitar solo was incredible) And this cover really lets the guitars rock! And even though Patrick Stump isn't as good a vocalist as Michael Jackson was, he sounds way more invested in the song. And John Mayer still keeps the guitar solo pretty strong. I just love this version.

This bring out the true rock power of the song!

136 Lake of Fire - Nirvana (Meat Puppets)

Outstanding!! My favourite cover of all time! This song is truely emotional to listen to. R.I.P Kurt

137 Bad Romance - Halestorm (Lady Gaga)
138 Love Song - 311 (The Cure)

For as much of a douche as Nick Hexum is... this song has an amazing groove.

I like both versions, this one like many 311 songs has a good guitar sound. - NuMetalManiak

Great reggae version, but I'm sorry, Nick Hexum is no deuche. - Lemonjelo

139 Careless Whisper - Seether (George Michael)

Seether's version of this song makes it edgy and raw...its like a completely different song. One of the best cover songs of all time. This should be top 5 at least...

This is the song that got me into Seether. It definitely deserves a better spot than this, it needs to be in the top ten at least - Danielsun182

140 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - HYDE (The Beatles)

No one else can do a better version of this ever.

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