Most Underrated Cover Songs


The Top Ten

1 Perfect Strangers - Jorn Lande (Deep Purple)

Where is I still believe by the Protomen?

2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head (Iron Maiden)
3 Rocket Man - Kate Bush (Elton John)
4 Something - Shirley Bassey (The Beatles)

Amazing vocal from no less amazing Shirley Bassey - Irina2932

5 Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian (The Beach Boys)
6 American Pie - Madonna (Don Mclean)

Don Mclean loves this version very much. I agree with him. she didn't record the whole thing, so what? The song was a huge hit in Europe and made Don MClean even more famous (thanks to Madonna) - Irina2932

Absolutely! Her version is much better than the original. - Britgirl

This is a good song. - DynastiNoble

Her version is an abomination.

7 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner (The Beatles)
8 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Blind Guardian (Ozzie Nelson)
9 For the Love of You - Whitney Houston (The Isley Brothers)

What a wonderful performance! I wish Whitney released it as a single - Irina2932

10 Get Down, Make Love - Nine Inch Nails (Queen)

The Contenders

11 It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell (The Weather Girls)

Guys, stop criticizing this amazing cover song from Geri Halliwell. Yes, to each their own but Geri did a fantastic job - Irina2932

12 Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings (Electric Light Orchestra)
13 Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck - Demon Hunter (Prong)
14 Whip It - Love and Death (Devo)
15 It's My Life - No Doubt (Talk Talk)

I think this song deserved a much bigger "spot" - Irina2932

16 Rolling In the Deep - Linkin Park (Adele)

I didn't expect much but it was an amazing and very special cover - Irina2932

17 Shout - Disturbed (Tears for Fears)
18 Cars - Fear Factory (Gary Numan)
19 Take My Breath Away - Jessica Simpson (Berlin)

Worse than the original classic but I like it too - Irina2932

20 Ordinary World - Duran Duran (Red)

This is a cover! - Userguy44

21 Rumor Has It - Mushroomhead (Adele)
22 Crying In the Rain - A-ha (Everly Brothers)

I do love this song very much. Some people criticize it but not me - Irina2932

23 I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Britney Spears (The Arrows)
24 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings (Tina Turner)
25 Orgasmatron - Sepultura (Motörhead)
26 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth (Iron Maiden)
27 Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie (The Nerves)
28 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray (Pet Shop Boys)
29 Another Brick In the Wall - Korn (Pink Floyd)
30 Indifference - Adam Gontier (Pearl Jam)
31 Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Madonna (Rose Royce)
32 Wuthering Heights - Pat Benatar (Kate Bush)
33 Walking In Memphis - Cher (Marc Cohn)
34 Everlasting Love - Sandra (Robert Knight)
35 Nights In White Satin - Sandra (The Moody Blues)
36 Such a Shame - Sandra (Talk Talk)
37 I Want You - Madonna (Marvin Gaye)
38 La Isla Bonita - Ricky Martin & Glee (Madonna)
39 Original Sin - Taylor Dayne (Pandora's Box)
40 Turn the Beat Around - Laura Branigan (Vicki Sue Robinson)
41 Hiroshima - Sandra (Wishful Thinking)
42 Moonlight On Water - Laura Branigan (Kevin Raleigh)
43 Gloria - Laura Branigan (Umberto Tozzi)

She covered this song in one of the most amazing ways, but apart from television, you never really get to hear this song a lot. - Swellow

44 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Yngwie (Abba)
45 Lay All Your Love On Me - Avantasia (Abba)
46 Maniac - Firewind (Flashdance)
47 Saturday Nights Alright - Flotsam and Jetsam (Elton John)
48 White Room - Demons & Wizards (Cream)
49 The Wizard - Blind Guardian (Uriah Heep)
50 S.O.S. - at Vance (Abba)
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