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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

We've Got Ya Covered

A compilation of what just may be the best and worst cover songs of all time.



THE BEST


Cover: "The Man Who Sold the World" Nirvana
Original: David Bowie

Cover: "Turn the Page" Metallica
Original: Bob Seger

Cover: "Live and Let Die" Guns N Roses
Original: Paul McCartney & Wings

Cover: "Light My Fire" The Doors
Original: Jose Feliciano

Cover: "Superstar" Sonic Youth
Original: The Carpenters

Cover: "Hurt" Johnny Cash
Original: Nine Inch Nails

Cover: "Sweet Child of Mine" Sheryl Crow
Original: Guns N Roses

Cover: "Dancing in the Dark" Tegan and Sara
Original: Bruce Springsteen

Cover: "You Really Got Me" Van Halen
Original: The Kinks

Cover: "All Along the Watchtower" Jimi Hendrix
Original: Bob Dylan


THE WORST


Cover: "Behind Blue Eyes" Limp Bizkit
Original: The Who

Cover: "Comfortably Numb" Scissor Sisters
Original: Pink Floyd

Cover: "I'm a Believer" Smash Mouth
Original: The Monkees

Cover: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Tori Amos
Original: Nirvana

Cover: "Papa Don't Preach" Kelly Osbourne
Original: Madonna

Cover: "I Love Rock & Roll" Britney Spears
Original: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Cover: "She Bangs" William Hung
Original: Ricky Martin

Cover: "These Boots are Made for Walking" Jessica Simpson
Original: Nancy Sinatra

Cover: "Jolene" The White Stripes
Original: Dolly Parton

Cover: "My Generation" Hilary Duff
Original: The Who

2 comments:

RAY J said...

Here's some of my favorites:

"Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)" by Dope
original by 80s band Dead or Alive

"Shout" by Disturbed
original by Tears for Fears

"Land of Confusion" by Disturbed
original by Phil Collins

"In the Air Tonight" by Nonpoint
original by Phil Collins/Genesis

"Rebel Yell" by Dope
original by Billy Idol

"Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm
original by Michael Jackson

"Hush" by Kula Shacker
original by Deep Purple

"Landslide" by Smashing Pumpkins
original by Fleetwood Mac

Svobodnik said...

BTW, according the Wiki, the Doors wrote "Light My Fire" - Feliciano was the "cover".

Elton John with an excellent cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". Although John Lennon collaborated with E.J. and wrote the "bridge" to the remake.

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