(Topic ID: 142278)

Best Rock Song Covers

By SteveO

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Van Halen- "You Really Got Me" (Originally The Kinks)
Jimi Hendrix- "All Along the Watchtower" (Dylan)
Judas Priest- "The Green Manalishi with the Two Pronged Crown" (Fleetwood Mac)
Yes- "I'm Down" (Beatles)
Soundgarden- "Girl U Want" (devo)

#2 4 years ago

Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light (B. Springsteen).

#3 4 years ago

More Van Halen. Isn't most of their songs covers ??

#4 4 years ago

Husker Du - Eight Miles High (The Byrds)

#5 4 years ago

Schlong covering the entirety of Fleetwood Macs rumors in ten minutes.

#6 4 years ago

There are too many to list but one of my favorites is the very, very soulful cover of The Stones' "Connection" by Montrose

#7 4 years ago

Thunder - "Gimme Shelter"

#8 4 years ago

Dancing Days covered by Stone Temple Pilots

#9 4 years ago

Kashmir covered by Kevin Gilbert

#11 4 years ago

"Freedom of choice" originally Devo covered by Fu ManChu

#12 4 years ago

Stevie Ray covering Voodoo Chile

#13 4 years ago

"On with the show" originally Motley Crue covered by the Atari's

#14 4 years ago

Social Distortion - Under my thumb and Ring of Fire.

#15 4 years ago

"My way" originally Frank Sinatra covered by the Sex pistol's

#16 4 years ago

Charlie Brown Theme song covered by JFA

#17 4 years ago

"Hurt" covered by Johnny Cash originally done by Nine Inch Nails

#18 4 years ago

Guns and Roses cover of 'Hair of the dog' (Nazareth)

Bowie cover of 'See Emily play' (Floyd)

Jonny Cash cover 'Hurt' (NIN)

#19 4 years ago

Ramones Surfin Bird

#20 4 years ago

NIN cover 'Dead Souls' by Joy Division

#21 4 years ago

Pearl Jam "Love Reign O'er Me" by The Who

#22 4 years ago

Diamond Head "Am I Evil", by Metallica.

#23 4 years ago

I was bit amused how Judas Priest got sued over this song for that kid's suicide when they didn't even write it. Originally performed by Spooky Tooth.

#24 4 years ago

"Under Pressure" Originally Queen covered by Vanilla Ice

#25 4 years ago

TOOL's cover of Ted Nugent's 'Stranglehold'.
I also like Seether's cover of 'Careless Whisper' by George Michael.

#26 4 years ago

The Dickies covers of Paranoid, Nights in White Satin, and Gigantor.

Dead Kennedy's Viva Las Vegas.

#27 4 years ago

R.E.M. "Superman"
Van Halen "Dancing in the Street"

#28 4 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Van Halen "Dancing in the Street"


#29 4 years ago

thecoversproject is a great site, not all inclusive but i learned of some GREAT covers...

Albums to check out

Hollywood Vampires - Hollywood Vampires
Rush - Feedback
Styx - Big Bang Theory
Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute According To New York
Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors

a few to get you folks started......

#30 4 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

Van Halen- "You Really Got Me" (Originally The Kinks)

Oingo Boingo's cover of that song is a classic.

#31 4 years ago

Guns and Roses, David Bowie and Queesreich have cover albums

#32 4 years ago

Love Hurts - Nazareth. Originally released by the Everly Brothers and also done by Roy Orbison.

#33 4 years ago

"Red Rubber Ball" originally by The Cyrkle/Paul Simon, covered by Streetlight Manifesto

#34 4 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

R.E.M. "Superman"

Almost 30 years and I never knew this was a cover! Thanks, I had to go to YouTube to find the original

#35 4 years ago

Zero the Hero

#36 4 years ago

Marilyn Manson covered Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"
Alien Ant Farm did a great job on Smooth Criminal

#37 4 years ago

Van Halen "Where Have All The Good Times Gone"

#38 4 years ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Almost 30 years and I never knew this was a cover! Thanks, I had to go to YouTube to find the original

Yes. R.E.M. mainly stuck to writing their own music but Superman was one exception in their regular album releases.
If you are going to do a remake might as well improve on the original, especially an obscure original.
R.E.M. did do a few more covers such as "Toys in the Attic" in their outtake albums but never emphasized those.

#39 4 years ago

Steel Panther with a hard rock rendition of I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys.

#40 4 years ago

Technically not a cover, but better than the original is Van Halen's version of there's only one way to rock. The dueling guitar work is awesome!

#41 4 years ago

Satisfaction by Devo.

Banana Splits Theme Song and many other covers by The Dickies.

#42 4 years ago

Cradle of Filth - "death comes ripping" (originally by The Misfits)

#43 4 years ago

Tool covered 'No Quarter' by Led Zeppelin. Amazing version.

#44 4 years ago

Vader covering Metallica's Fight Fire with Fire, amazing

#45 4 years ago

#46 4 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light (B. Springsteen).

Absolutely agree with that,better than the original - sorry Bruce.

Not a rock song,but 'I will survive' Gloria Gaynor by Cake.

#47 4 years ago

I know I'm going to get a lot of "hair band" hate on this, but White Lion does a great cover on Radar Love. Also, the Lions covered Dylan's Girl from North Country. It was used on the first episode of Sons of Anarchy Season 2. Isn't Priest's Green Metalishi (sp?) a Fleetwood Mac cover?

#48 4 years ago

Symphony for the devil by Guns N Roses (originally by Rolling Stones)

Believe in Nothing by All That Remains (originally by Nevermore)

Bang a Drum by Chris Ledoux (originally by Jon Bon Jovi)

Cars by Fear Factory (original by Gary Numan)

Single Father by Kid Rock (original by David Allen Coe)

#49 4 years ago

Blue Suede Shoes-Elvis (carl perkins)

#50 4 years ago

Muse's cover of Feeling Good originally done by Nina Simone 1965.

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