Top Ten Unexpectedly Good Cover Songs

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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