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(The Current)   The Current's top 89 cover songs to the left. Your corrections to the right   ( divider line
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2020-10-16 11:33:34 AM  
Whar After the Gold Rush by Dolly, Linda and Emmylou?
Trio - After The Gold Rush (Official Music Video)
Youtube ykMzS6ugnPI
2020-10-16 11:51:27 AM  
I only recently heard Devo's cover of Satisfaction and it was one of the worst things I've ever endured. Absolutely horrendous! Janis Joplin's version of Me and Bobby McGee should be ranked higher. I don't even like Joplin, but her take on that song is as good as it gets. Not on the list was Marilyn Manson's cover of Personal Jesus, which I prefer over the Depeche Mode version.
2020-10-16 11:53:55 AM  
Don't Let It Bring You Down
Youtube 6cIRzBPN_J0
2020-10-16 11:59:19 AM  
Twisted Sister - Leader of the Pack (Official Music Video)
Youtube h1_x-f4vJz0
Can't help it, love this cover.
2020-10-16 12:01:23 PM  
No FnM "Easy"? Man
2020-10-16 12:19:55 PM  
Aztec Camera... Jump
Youtube 9aNZvGHUPcg
2020-10-16 12:21:59 PM  
Have to say I can't argue with #1.  Probably would have stopped reading the list if it were something else.
2020-10-16 12:26:26 PM  
Cardigans - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Youtube e9PT4CM8LQc
2020-10-16 12:31:09 PM  
The Cardigans - Iron Man
Youtube Q3gQSPMHPm0
2020-10-16 12:40:40 PM  
I'll just leave this here....
Tool - No Quarter (Salival) [Led Zeppelin Cover]
Youtube iNUq-JSXvS4
2020-10-16 1:07:30 PM  
Ramblin' Man
Youtube KJZe4dhFf2M
2020-10-16 1:10:32 PM  
Another take on Ring of Fire:
Universal Hall Pass - Ring Of Fire [HD]
Youtube ViUI9gAkQ3o
2020-10-16 1:12:23 PM  
I'm not usually impressed by straight remakes, but

To Ramona - Sinéad Lohan
Youtube 8nHwILs8bdo
2020-10-16 1:14:39 PM  
One of my current favorites
Comfortably Numb - Dar Williams & Ani DiFranco
2020-10-16 1:17:58 PM  
The coveredest cover in the history of covers
Loreena McKennitt-Greensleeves
Youtube N4rvcZMY37I
2020-10-16 1:28:21 PM  
I can never shake Tuck & Patti's rendition of Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time. It effortlessly reveals that it wasn't just a simply great pop song, but a genuinely legitimate pop standard.

Time After Time
Youtube EfKl4FCCPYU
2020-10-16 1:34:10 PM  
worst cover ever! *the final count down*
Youtube FjeMDvCdrtc
2020-10-16 1:34:42 PM  

NateAsbestos: No FnM "Easy"? Man

Hell yes!
2020-10-16 1:35:31 PM  
The Gourds - Gin and Juice
Youtube H4hGSR5njZE
2020-10-16 1:36:00 PM  

The Third Man: Have to say I can't argue with #1.  Probably would have stopped reading the list if it were something else.

I would respectfully disagree and flip #1 and #2. While I agree that Johnny Cash's rendition of "Hurt" is, by all measures, an absolutely fantastic cover, I think "All Along the Watchtower" is not only equally fantastic (if not more so), it's surpasses "Hurt" by becoming far more iconic, impactful and influential.
2020-10-16 1:37:23 PM  
If You Want Me To Stay (Remastered)
Youtube jsXkP0HTf3w
2020-10-16 1:38:07 PM  
First we take Manhattan by R.E.M.
Youtube g9PrGQAE8Mo
2020-10-16 1:38:20 PM  
Orgy - ''Blue Monday'' (Music Video) HD
Youtube aJZTfl3DmCU
2020-10-16 1:39:51 PM  
Oysterband Acoustic w. June Tabor: All Tomorrow's Parties
Youtube SSFEM7ndC6g
2020-10-16 1:41:57 PM  
For once, a list got #1 right.
2020-10-16 1:45:33 PM  
2020-10-16 1:46:37 PM  
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Youtube iC8oP4Z_xPw
2020-10-16 1:54:59 PM  
Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures Of Matchstick
Youtube wAkcSd5l9Qg
2020-10-16 1:55:44 PM  
Allegaeon - Subdivisions (RUSH COVER)
Youtube cWnyNjQVEZ4
2020-10-16 1:56:46 PM  
Deadmau5 - Strobe (Guitar / Metal Cover)
Youtube b4m9JFYQ7oQ
2020-10-16 1:57:24 PM  
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (Audio)
Youtube u_E0UVNtJ9Y

Great song, Goodman & Co probably surpass Louis Prima's original, if only by
eliminating the vocal (although it may be just because people are used to BG's)
2020-10-16 1:58:06 PM  

cloudofdust: [Youtube-video​9Qg]

I like this one better :)
Type O Negative - Pictures of Matchstick Men
Youtube 3dl4VPw0mgI
2020-10-16 2:00:47 PM  
R.E.M. - Superman
Youtube IxQS6lfn0yU
2020-10-16 2:01:47 PM  
Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
2020-10-16 2:03:41 PM  
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (1956) HD 0815007
Youtube MMmljYkdr-w

2020-10-16 2:03:50 PM  
Young Fresh Fellows Picture Book
Youtube Kd4Jjcw9xeM

Hard to top the Kinks, but I think this barely has the edge
2020-10-16 2:04:54 PM  
22.Twist and Shout
The Beatles

Twist and shout (Beverley Knight) live cover Beatles - YouTube
Beverley Knight - One More Try - Live @ Smooth Radio
Youtube X6DL7r4_ABo
2020-10-16 2:06:06 PM  
27.Eight Miles High
Hüsker Dü
Eight Miles High
Youtube 6ZAfAsN75T4
2020-10-16 2:09:22 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: [Youtube-video​r-w]


Beverley Knight - Hound Dog - Later... with Jools Holland - BBC Two
Youtube ME4xRgGowkA
2020-10-16 2:12:00 PM  
Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart (Official Video)
Youtube dCYtesyE7OA
2020-10-16 2:16:53 PM  
DEVO deserves to make that list twice:

Devo - Head Like a Hole
Youtube LhL8Sl3dWl8
2020-10-16 2:17:12 PM  
Respect by Aretha is only number 8?  After some shiat by Devo?  GTFOH.
2020-10-16 2:17:18 PM  
Rachid Taha - Rock El Casbah
Youtube 7DbFYsi9iSg
2020-10-16 2:18:17 PM  
There are a lot of really great songs on that list.  Thanks for posting.  I'll have to look up some of the ones I'm not familiar with.
2020-10-16 2:20:32 PM  
ANNA CALVI - Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie Cover)
Youtube z8bZHQtXB4M
2020-10-16 2:21:40 PM  
List fails w/o Aerosmith' Come Together


seriously, Tje Sky is Crying, Littlewing, Tin Pan Alley, ect ect
2020-10-16 2:22:03 PM  
The worst/best live cover -

Sting Watches A Cover Of "Every Breath You Take"
Youtube QzEtsAsxcqg
2020-10-16 2:26:04 PM  

LewDux: EdwardTellerhands: [Youtube-video​r-w]



Jack Turner - Hound Dog
Youtube 2AbAotf6ac0
2020-10-16 2:32:09 PM  

Billy Liar: [Youtube-video​xeM]

Hard to top the Kinks, but I think this barely has the edge

I love the Kinks, but they're pretty easy to top.
The Chocolate Watchband - 04 - I'm not like everybody else
Youtube 4-CT605A0p0
2020-10-16 2:37:29 PM  
79. Nazareth: Love Hurts

This Flight Tonight was a better cover

Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
Youtube ylW6sC6NNhY
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