Covers Songs – Songs performed by an artist other than the original performer. Sometimes they are done out of respect and tribute, other times out of parody. Occasionally, the cover will even exceed the original in popularity and success.

A cover is not the same thing as a remix or sampling though (imho), so those do not appear here.
What does appear here are a few selected covers that have stuck out in my mind over the last couple decades up until recently. Certainly not a “Best Covers” selection by any means, just a few I thought folks migh recognize and wish to comment oor vote on.

Vote as often as you like. Voting booth to the right…

Honorable Mention:

  • All Along the Watchtower / U2 (Bob Dylan)
  • Wild Horses / The Sundays (The Rolling Stones)
  • There She Goes Again / Six Pence None the Richer (The La?s)
  • Higher Ground / Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder)
  • I Can’t Get No Satisfaction / Devo (The Rolling Stones)
  • Hotel California / Gypsy Kings (The Eagles)
  • Helter Skelter / U2 (The Beatles)
  • Landslide / Smashing Pumpkins (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Lovesong / Tori Amos (The Cure)
  • Lady Marmalade / Christina, Pink, Mya, and Lil’ Kim (LaBelle)
  • When Doves Cry / Quindon Tarver (Prince)
  • 20th Century Boy / Placebo (T-Rex)
  • Blue Monday / Orgy (New Order)
  • I am the Walrus / Oasis (The Beatles)
  • I’m a Believer / Smashmouth (The Monkees)
  • Smooth Criminal / Alien Ant Farm (Michael Jackson)
  • Papa Don’t Preach / Kelly Osbourne (Madonna)
  • Sweet Dreams / Marilyn Manson (Eurythmics)
  • Mrs Robinson / Lemonheads (Simon & Garfunkle)
  • Madonna / American Pie (Don McLean)
  • Sarah MacLachlan / Dear God (XTC)
  • Corrs / Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Live and Let Die / Guns and Roses (Wings)
  • I Did It My Way / Sex Pistols (Frank Sinatra)