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Best Cover Songs

There are some great covers that are better than the original.




Mettalica’s cover of ‘Turn the Page’ was epic, and way better than the original, which was pretty good too.

Soulfly did a cover of “Meantime” by Helmet that was excellent imo.

Nancy Wilson’s cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” is better than Bonnie Raitt’s

Manfred Mann’s cover of “Blinded By The Light” is better than Springsteen’s

Metal Church’s cover of “Highway Star” is better than Deep Purple’s

Hendrix’s version of “All Along The Watchtower” is better than Bob Dylan’s

M.A.C.C.'s version of “Hey Babe” is better than Hendrix’s

Pearl Jam - 'Love Reign o’er Me’love reign o’er me

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pearl+jam+love+reign+o'er+me&search_type=&aq=4&oq=pearl+jam+l

I’m not a big fan of covers, but I thought they did an excellent job on this tune.

Social Distortion - Ring of Fire

Ben Folds Five - She Don’t Use Jelly

Boyz II Men - Yesterday

Staind - Nutshell

This guy isn’t a major artist but he does some great covers.

Airto Edmundo - Use Somebody

Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya

Shinedown - Simple Man

Can’t youtube it, it’s blocked at work.

I went to see Slipknot earlier in the summer and more recently Lamb Of God. Great shows btw…My question is, don’t bands(metal) do covers live anymore?..when I was younger and went to shows it was always a bonus to hear covers. Just curious.

Also, if you ever get a chance to see Gwar(they backed up LOG) GO!..fucking hilarious. Warning, if your in the front yer gonna get wet lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GSpbuFSr2o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG-kX_IlUw

The Killswitch version of Holy Diver is worse than the original, fucking stupid breakdowns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GSpbuFSr2o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG-kX_IlUw

The Killswitch version of Holy Diver is worse than the original, fucking stupid breakdowns

Paul Anka has a whole album of covers done in the hip style of Sinatra.

Here’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
Shinedown - Simple Man

Can’t youtube it, it’s blocked at work.[/quote]

I saw them live once and it was by far the best song of the show… I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing though(that their best song isn’t technically theirs could be bad, but that they play it amazingly well is clearly really good).

Hatebreed did a killer cover of the Slayer song Ghosts of War

alter bridge does great covers. did zep’s kashmir and it is unreal.