Covers which I like
69 6.4 01. Seether
Cover: Seether - Careless Whisper (2009)
Original song: George Michael - Careless Whisper (1984)
189 6.8 02. Disturbed
„Land Of Confusion”
Cover: Disturbed - Land Of Confusion (2006)
Original song: Genesis - Land Of Confusion (1986)
26 7.5 03. Red
„Ordinary World ”
Cover: Red - Ordinary World (2009)
Original song: Duran Duran - Ordinary World (1993)
120 6.7 04. Travis
"...Baby One More Time"
Cover: Travis - ...Baby One More Time
"We did it for a laugh the first time. [..] And as we played it, the irony slipped from my smile. It’s a very well-crafted song. It [has] that magic thing."
Original song: Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (1999)
113 6.6 05. Axl Rose
Cover: Guns N' Roses - White Christmas
Original song: Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
127 6.2 06. Switchfoot
"Crazy in Love"
Cover: Switchfoot - Crazy in Love (2007)
Original song: Beyoncé Knowles - Crazy in Love (2003)
498 7.1 07. Guns N' Roses
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
Cover: Guns N' Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1990)
In 1987, Guns N' Roses started including the song in their live sets. A live version of the track was initially released on the Maxi-Single of "Welcome to the Jungle". They recorded a studio version in 1990 for Days of Thunder (soundtrack)'s soundtrack, which was later slightly modified for the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II (basically discarding the responses in the second verse).
Original song: Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1973)
25 7.3 08. Gary Jules
Cover: Gary Jules - Mad World (2001)
Mad World would achieve a second round of success beginning almost twenty years later, after it was covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the film Donnie Darko (2001). While the Tears for Fears version featured synthesizers and heavy percussion, the Andrews/Jules version was stripped down; instead of a full musical backing, it used only a set of piano chords, a cello, and modest use of a vocoder on the chorus.
Original song: Tears for Fears - Mad World (1982)
3 6.3 09. Liz Lee
Cover: Liz Lee - The Funeral
Original song: Band of Horses - The Funeral (2006)
770 7.3 010. Metallica
"Whiskey in the Jar"
Cover: Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar
"Whiskey in the Jar" is a famous Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in county Kerry. It is about a Rapparee (Highwayman), who is betrayed by his wife or lover, and is one of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs. It has been recorded by numerous professional artists since the 1950s. The song first gained wide exposure when the Irish folk band The Dubliners performed it internationally as a signature song, and recorded it on three albums in the 1960s
The Dubliners - Whiskey in the Jar
258 8.1 011. Bob Marley
"Over the Rainbow"
Cover: Bob Marley - Over the Rainbow
Original song: Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow (1939)
48 5.1 012. Alien Ant Farm
Cover: Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal (2002)
Original song: Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (1987)
717 5.8 013. Marilyn Manson
Cover: Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (1995)
Original song: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (1983)
Cover: Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love (2001)
Original song: Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1965)
51 6.9 014. Stone Sour
Cover: Stone Sour - Wicked Game
Original song: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (1989)
20 7 015. Guano Apes
"Big in Japan"
Cover: Guano Apes - Big in Japan (2000)
Original song: Alphaville - Big in Japan (1984)
403 6 016. Fall Out Boy
Cover: Fall Out Boy - Beat It
Original song: Michael Jackson - Beat It (1983)
7 5.6 017. The Baseballs
"Hot n Cold"
Cover: The Baseballs - Hot n Cold (2009)
Original song: Katy Perry - Hot n Cold (2008)
594 8.1 018. Johnny Cash
Cover: Johnny Cash - Hurt (2002)
Original song: Nine Inch Nails - Hurt (1994)
Cover: Johnny Cash - One
Original song: U2 - One (1991)
And of course...
2 6 019. Vanilla Sky
Cover: Vanilla Sky - Umbrella (2007)
Original song: Rihanna - Umbrella (2007)
Honestly I don't especially like "Umbrella".
But this song in every performance will be better than the original :D
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