Top Ten Unexpectedly Good Cover Songs

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Cover songs from artists you weren't expecting at all but they actually manage to pull it off, how often does that happen?

The Top Ten

1 Thunderstruck - 2Cellos (AC/DC)

Two guys with cellos, and what do you think they'll be performing? AC/DC's Thunderstruck of course! - Undistinguished

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2 Sound of Silence - Disturbed (Simon & Garfunkel)

When you hear a good cover of a Simon & Garfunkel song from the guy who used to go WOAH, AH, AH, AH, AH. - Undistinguished

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3 Jolene - The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)

Dolly Parton song with a garage rock tune? Check it out yourself. - Undistinguished

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4 Rolling In the Deep - Linkin Park (Adele)

Back when they performed it, they've already mellowed up quite a bit but I don't think anyone saw that coming. - Undistinguished

5 Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles (Simon & Garfunkel)

Another Simon & Garfunkel entry and a head-banging one at that. Wait what?! - Undistinguished

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6 Surfin' USA - Blind Guardian (The Beach Boys)

A power metal band covering a The Beach Boys' song, well, that's normal, I guess... - Undistinguished

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7 Landslide - The Smashing Pumpkins (Fleetwood Mac)

They often play it live on concerts. Now they wouldn't do that if it weren't good, right? - Undistinguished

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8 Master of Puppets - Sum 41 (Metallica)

What would you expect when a pop punk band goes thrash other than a disaster? I know it's not the best of covers but they actually managed to pull it off! - Undistinguished

9 The End - Nico (The Doors)

Mesmerizingly good, that's all I have to say. - Undistinguished

10 Last Nite - Adele (The Strokes)

The Strokes and Adele? Who woulda thought? - Undistinguished

The Contenders

11 Nothing Else Matters - Tori Amos (Metallica)
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