Top 10 Hit Songs that are Covers


The Top Ten

1 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Leonard Cohen - zxm

2 Hurt - Johnny Cash

Nine Inch Nails. - zxm

3 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix

Billy Roberts - zxm

4 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Big Mama Thornton - zxm

Really? - Undistinguished

5 I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Originally by the Arrows - Metal_Treasure

6 Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

It became a hit when Thin Lizzy covered it. It's an Irish traditional/folk song that has always been popular in Ireland (I guess) but wasn't known internationally before Thin Lizzy. - Metal_Treasure

7 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Roger Miller - zxm

8 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde

I love it.

It was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1987.
The original by The Supremes was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.
I guess this happens very rare. - Metal_Treasure

9 Needles and Pins - The Searchers

Jackie DeShannon. - zxm

10 I Fought the Law - The Clash

The Crickets - zxm

The Contenders

11 Superstar - Sonic Youth
12 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
13 Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot

A Slade cover - Metal_Treasure

14 Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - BrianScott01

15 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

Slaughtered it, desecrated it, RUINED it.

16 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
17 Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
18 How High the Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford

Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis. - zxm

19 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Dolly Parton - Metal_Treasure

20 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
21 The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Love this cover version. Sure to be a future staple of Disturbed's live shows. - SuperSonic17

22 Needles and Pins - Smokie

Another cover of Jackie DeShannon. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Superstar - Sonic Youth
2. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
3. Hurt - Johnny Cash
1. Hurt - Johnny Cash
2. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
3. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
1. I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
2. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
3. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

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