Top Ten Covers of Hit Songs

Favorite hit singles that are covers of previous hits.

The Top Ten

1 Angel - Jackie Evancho

Sarah McLachlan's original version is excellent, but once Jackie Evancho covers a song, she owns it.

Ho can you do better than an angel singing Angel?

Jackie's version of this song... oh yeah.

I love this cover by Jackie Evancho even more than the original, which I also love.

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2 On the Wings of Love - Regine Velasquez

On The Wings of Love is already popular, but when THE SONGBIRD revived it, it just become MORE popular. - reigne27

3 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
4 Dream On - Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen
5 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
6 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings
7 Live and Let Die - Guns N' Roses
8 Maniac - Firewind
9 Am I Evil? - Metallica
10 Hurt - Johnny Cash

Someone give me a reason why this isn't number 1

The Contenders

11 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray

A-m-a-z-i-n-g Pet Shop Boys cover. Better than the original. - Metal_Treasure

12 Lake of Fire - Nirvana
13 Larger Than Life - Paragon
14 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N Roses
15 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie J. Malmsteen
16 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
17 Sympathy for the Devil - Guns N Roses
18 Oops!... I Did It Again ! - Children of Bodom
19 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Over 2 million views on YouTube.

Performed at Cirque du Soleil's charity gala "One Night for ONE DROP 2013". She needs to put this on an album. - Trancas

20 Sympathy for the Devil - Motorhead
21 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

The best Beatles cover. I'm serious - check it out. - Metal_Treasure

22 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Cher
23 You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
24 With or Without You - Jackie Evancho

Jackie uses her soaring vocal style to add poignancy to this cover of U2's hit from the 1980s. Available on her album "Awakening" and also the DVD "Awakening: Live in Concert at Longwood Gardens". - BobG

25 Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam and Jetsam

Sir Elton John goes thrash metal. Surprising but awesome cover. - Metal_Treasure

Elton John goes thrashy - great cover. - Metal_Treasure

26 Love Letters - Alison Moyet
27 I Got You Babe - UB40
28 Until It's Time For You To Go - Elvis Presley
29 Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
30 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
31 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
32 Ghostbusters - Xentrix

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Had to say it. - RiverClanRocks

Can't get any better! - Metal_Treasure

33 U2 and Green Day - The Saints Are Coming (The Skids)
34 Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
35 Mad World - Adam Lambert
36 Beat It - Fall Out Boy
37 Street Fighting Man - The Ramones
38 Rocket Man - Kate Bush
39 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
40 Redemption Song - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
41 Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers
42 (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You - UB40

The song was famous when Elvis did it the first time and when UB40 did de cover was also a great song I'm amazed it didn't appear on this list

43 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - The Ramones
44 Surfin' Bird - The Ramones

The bird is the word! - RiverClanRocks

45 California Sun - The Ramones
46 Out of Time - The Ramones
47 Substitute - The Ramones
48 Astronomy - Metallica
49 Mad World - Gary Jules

Tears for Fears did it well. Gary Larson did it better.

50 Feeling Good - Muse
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
2. The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
3. Am I Evil? - Metallica
1. Dream On - Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen
2. We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings
3. Maniac - Firewind


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