Friday, July 4, 2008

Best Cover Songs

In No Particular order here are, in my opinion, the greatest cover songs. In parenthesis are the most notable original artists.

1)Sonic Youth- Superstar (The Carpenters and various others)

2)Dead Kennedys- Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley and various others)

3)The Ramones- Needles and Pins (The Searchers and others)

4)Gary Jules and Micheal Andrews- Mad World (Tears for Fears)

5)Dinosaur Jr- Just Like Heaven (The Cure)

6)Faith No More- I Started A Joke (The Bee Gees)

7)Faith No More- Easy (The Commodores)

8)Red Hot Chili Peppers- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)

9)Dead Kennedys- I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller)

10) The Clash- I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller)

11)Nirvana- Lake of Fire (The Meat Puppets)

12)Nirvana- Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (Leadbelly)

13)Nirvana- Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam (The Vaselines)

14)Black Flag- Louie, Louie (The Kingsmen and others)

15)Sid Vicious- My Way (Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley)

16)Nirvana- The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie)

17)Johnny Cash- Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)

18)Peter, Paul, and Mary- Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger)

19)Peter, Paul, and Mary- Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)

20)Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

21)The Byrds- Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)

22)Big Black- The Model (Kraftwerk)

23)Big Black- He's A Whore (Cheap Trick)

24)Husker Du- Eight Miles High (The Byrds)

25)Tool- No Quarter (Led Zeppelin)

26)The Ramones- Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman)

27)Bjork- You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)

28)Van Halen- You Really Got Me (The Kinks)

29)Run-DMC w/ Aerosmith- Walk This Way (Aerosmith)

30)The Sex Pistols- I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone (The Monkees)

31)Rage Against the Machine- How I Could Just Kill A Man (Cypress Hill)

32)Rage Against the Machine- The Ghost of Tom Joad (Bruce Springsteen)

33)Rage Against the Machine- Beautiful World (Devo)

34)Devo- I Can't Get No(Satisfaction) (The Rolling Stones)

35)Descendents- Wendy (The Beach Boys)

36)Weezer- Velouria (The Pixies)

37)A Perfect Circle- Imagine (John Lennon)

38)A Perfect Circle- Let's Have A War (Fear)

39)Puscifer- Cuntry Boner (Electric Sheep)

40)The Walkmen- Old Revolution (Leonard Cohen)

41)The Walkmen- Passing Through (Leonard Cohen)

42)The Walkmen- Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen)

43)Blue Cheer- Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

44)Elvis Presley- Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

45)X- Soul Kitchen (The Doors)

46)Iron and Wine- Such Great Heights (The Postal Service)

47)Primus- Master of Puppets (Metalica)

48)Sublime- Hope (Descendents)

49)Sublime- Smoke Two Joints (The Toyes)

50)Janis Joplin- Me and Bobby McGee (Roger Miller)

Eh, I gotta go eat folks! Maybe, I'll do a part II later. Peace and Happy 4th!


  1. Yeah, have you seen the video? It's pretty cool. It gives the song, a sort of darker feel, a different perspective.


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