Ten Kick-Ass Cover Songs
Everyone loves a good cover song. See enough bands live and you can’t help but hear some fantastic interpretations of another artist’s hits. And these alternate versions never seem to be in short supply as almost every group or solo artist has their own catalog of go-to tunes they enjoy paying homage to. This isn’t a list of the most well-known, or even the very best, but rather a handful of cover songs we find to be especially awesome. Let’s get to it.
10) Pearl Jam : Baba O’ Riley
9) Gavin DeGraw : We Are The Champions
8) Goldfrapp : Let’s Get Physical
7) The Federation : Stunna Shades
6) Foo Fighters : Baker Street
5) Ryan Adams : Wonderwall
4) Chris Cornell : Billie Jean
3) Radiohead : Nobody Does Is Better
2) A Perfect Circle : Imagine
Leave it to Maynard James Keenan to take an inspirational, hopeful song and turn it into a bleak nightmare. Great covers can alter sentiment without losing the impact of the original. Mission accomplished for A Perfect Circle.
1) The Gourds : Gin and Juice
When you think groundbreaking hip hop, you think country folk band The Gourds. This unorthodox cover is creative, brilliant and utterly hilarious. Who says southern country and urban rap don’t have anything in common?