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Dalek300
07-03-2011, 06:54 AM
Hey everyone! Was curious about this, but what are everyone's favourite and least favourite cover songs? Personally, some of mine are:

Favourite:

Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
Cancer Bats' cover of Sabotage by Beastie Boys
Disturbed's cover of Living After Midnight by Judas Priest
Disturbed's cover of Midlife Crisis by Faith No More
Periphery's cover of One by Metallica
Celldweller's cover of Tragedy by Bee Gees
Alestorm's cover of You Are A Pirate (A song from the children's program Lazy Town)
Axis of Justice's cover of Where The Streets Have No Name by U2
Daughtry's cover of Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Paramore's cover of Use Somebody by Kings of Leon

Least Favourite:

Bullet For My Valentine's cover of Welcome Home (Sanitarium) by Metallica
Slayer's cover of Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
Spineshank's cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
Avril Lavigne's Live Cover of Fuel by Metallica
Snoop Dogg's Live Cover of Sad But True by Metallica
Hollywood Undead's cover of Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue
Disturbed's cover of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
Robbie William's Live Cover of Rollin' by Limp Bizkit
Lemar's cover of I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness
Biffy Clyro's cover of Buddy Holly by Weezer

Disturbed_EMG
07-03-2011, 07:11 AM
Favourites are:

In Hearts Wake's cover of "Yeah 3X" by Chris Brown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNOXdHGl3xE

and Converge's cover of "Disintegration" by The Cure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOae_p3r9YQ

Also, Never See Tomorrow's cover of "1000 Miles" by Vanessa Carlton.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzt87q9yZw

Also, Misery Signals' cover of "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHkS741ZwFQ

MyS3lF
07-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Fall Out Boy's cover of "Beat It" by MJ

benbini
07-03-2011, 07:59 AM
The Devil Wears Prada's cover of 'Still Fly'

musk
07-03-2011, 08:12 AM
Tools cover of No Quarter by Led Zepplin is ****in awesome.

Dalek300
07-03-2011, 09:39 AM
Fall Out Boy's cover of "Beat It" by MJ

Love this cover too. Completely forgot to put it in the original post

Dpullam
07-03-2011, 11:03 AM
I like Metallica's cover of Turn The Page

howamidriving?
07-03-2011, 01:38 PM
here we go:
Memoryhouse-When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine)

Iron Horse-Trailer Trash (Modest Mouse)

Katy Perry-Electric Feel (MGMT)

Arcade Fire-Born on a Train (Magnetic Fields)

HoneyHoney-1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)

Yo La Tengo-Fourth Time Around (Bob Dylan)

Radiohead-After the Goldrush (Neil Young)

there's plenty more really good ones out there but these really stand out for me

Roflpwn
07-03-2011, 02:36 PM
All along the watchtower - jimi hendrix, its way better than the original.

Dalek300
07-03-2011, 03:23 PM
All along the watchtower - jimi hendrix, its way better than the original.

Completely agree with you there man

zanaram
07-09-2011, 02:38 AM
Favorites:
Disturbed - Walk
Disturbed - Midlife Crissis
Disturbed - Shout
Disturbed - Land of Confusion
Dark Tranquility - My Friend of Misery
Hammerfall - My Sharona
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK

Dalek300
07-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Favorites:
Disturbed - Walk
Disturbed - Midlife Crissis
Disturbed - Shout
Disturbed - Land of Confusion
Dark Tranquility - My Friend of Misery
Hammerfall - My Sharona
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK

Completely forgot that Disturbed performed a cover of Walk.. Love all the ones here though

SumFX
07-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Good
Hi Standard - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Bowling For Soup - Summer Of 69
Zoloft The Rock & Roll Destroyer - Don't You Want Me
Asschapel - Raining Blood
Moby - Sailin' On
Gallows - Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag - Louie Louie
Chron Gen - Living Next Door To Alice
The Clash - I Fought The Law
The Dickies - Bannana Splits
Intro5pect - Nazi White Trash
Korn - Word Up
The Misfits - Monster Mash
Muse - Can's Take My Eyes Off You
Muse - Man Of Mystery
NOFX - Fan Mail
Rage Against The Machine - How I Could Just Kill A Man
Ramones - California Sun
Reel Big Fish - Monkey Man
Reel Big Fish - Boss DJ
Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
Reel Big Fish - It's So Easy
Son Of Dork - Thunderbirds Are Go
Choking Victim - Sweet Dreams
Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
Dirty Pretty Things - Panic Attack
The Agony Scene - Paint It Black

Alright
Die Skaninchen - Yellin' In My Ear
Machine Head - Hallowed By Thy Name
Die Toten Hosen - Babylons Burning
Lethal Bizzle ft Gallows - Bbaylons Burning The Ghetto
Gallows - Staring At The Rude Boys
Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want It
Dead Kennedys - I Fought The Law
Glamour Of The Kill - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Black Dhalia Murder - Paint It Black
Stiff Little Fingers - Jonny Was

****ing Terrible
Blink 182 - Another Girl Another Planet
Busted - Teenage Kicks
Body Bag - **** America
The Offspring - I Wanna Be Sedated
Metallica - You Really Got Me, 53rd 3rd, Free Speech For The Dumb, Last Caress (pretty much any cover they have done)
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK
Slayer - Guilty Of Being White
Avenged Sevenfold - Walk
The Enemy - A Message To You Rudy

Themoleismad
07-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Good
Hi Standard - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Bowling For Soup - Summer Of 69
Zoloft The Rock & Roll Destroyer - Don't You Want Me
Asschapel - Raining Blood
Moby - Sailin' On
Gallows - Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag - Louie Louie
Chron Gen - Living Next Door To Alice
The Clash - I Fought The Law
The Dickies - Bannana Splits
Intro5pect - Nazi White Trash
Korn - Word Up
The Misfits - Monster Mash
Muse - Can's Take My Eyes Off You
Muse - Man Of Mystery
NOFX - Fan Mail
Rage Against The Machine - How I Could Just Kill A Man
Ramones - California Sun
Reel Big Fish - Monkey Man
Reel Big Fish - Boss DJ
Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
Reel Big Fish - It's So Easy
Son Of Dork - Thunderbirds Are Go
Choking Victim - Sweet Dreams
Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
Dirty Pretty Things - Panic Attack
The Agony Scene - Paint It Black

Alright
Die Skaninchen - Yellin' In My Ear
Machine Head - Hallowed By Thy Name
Die Toten Hosen - Babylons Burning
Lethal Bizzle ft Gallows - Bbaylons Burning The Ghetto
Gallows - Staring At The Rude Boys
Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want It
Dead Kennedys - I Fought The Law
Glamour Of The Kill - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Black Dhalia Murder - Paint It Black
Stiff Little Fingers - Jonny Was

****ing Terrible
Blink 182 - Another Girl Another Planet
Busted - Teenage Kicks
Body Bag - **** America
The Offspring - I Wanna Be Sedated
Metallica - You Really Got Me, 53rd 3rd, Free Speech For The Dumb, Last Caress (pretty much any cover they have done)
Megadeth - Anarchy In The UK
Slayer - Guilty Of Being White
Avenged Sevenfold - Walk
The Enemy - A Message To You Rudy
I agree with the Misfits there, Project 1950 was a suprisingly good album.
I like all the Biffy Clyro covers except for Buddy Holly, which was terrible.
Marylin Manson - You Spin me Right Round
Nerf Herders cover of Mister Blue Sky was pretty good.
The Murderdolls - White Wedding.

SumFX
07-09-2011, 06:53 PM
I agree with the Misfits there, Project 1950 was a suprisingly good album.
I like all the Biffy Clyro covers except for Buddy Holly, which was terrible.
Marylin Manson - You Spin me Right Round
Nerf Herders cover of Mister Blue Sky was pretty good.
The Murderdolls - White Wedding.

I think it was Dope who done a cover of You Spin Me Right Round not Marilyn but i could be wrong, either way it's a great song.

Murderdolls did a great job with White Wedding.

And i totally agree with the Biffy Clyro cover of Budy Holly, ****, it was bad.

stormchoir
07-10-2011, 02:12 AM
worst ive heard is children of bodom doing oops i did it again..

Dalek300
07-10-2011, 06:59 AM
worst ive heard is children of bodom doing oops i did it again..

They seriously covered that?

Themoleismad
07-10-2011, 07:20 AM
I think it was Dope who done a cover of You Spin Me Right Round not Marilyn but i could be wrong, either way it's a great song.

Murderdolls did a great job with White Wedding.

And i totally agree with the Biffy Clyro cover of Budy Holly, ****, it was bad.
You are correct, damn grooveshark miscrediting.

NIN1993
07-10-2011, 04:26 PM
here's three that came to my mind now that I really like

Local H - Toxic (Britney Spears Cover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThjilYhKQNc

Nine Inch Nails - Metal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-qPWh_jDLA

and my favorite cover ever

Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVNgOOE7Wpg

kylepianoman
07-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Emmanuel did a great cover of Search and Destroy by The Stooges. I don't care for Iggy's vocals so I enjoy that one a lot.

1goodriff
07-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Love this cover too. Completely forgot to put it in the original post


Check out this acoustic version at Goodriff. (http://goodriff.com/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=22&video_id=68)

dexterpaul
07-14-2011, 02:05 AM
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lvd1
07-29-2011, 10:42 PM
good:
all along the watch tower- hendrix
train kept a rollin- aerosmith
knockin on heaven's door/ aint it fun- guns n roses
hurt- johnny cash
last caress/ hole in the sky, iron man- metallica
higher ground- RHCP

god awful:
sweet child o mine- sherryl crow
kashmir- puff daddy (face palm, never touch the almighty zeppelin)
louie louie- motorhead (why lemmy, why?)
mama kin- guns n roses

lookpizza
07-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Those are all god awful.

Here's a good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L30XXhU9ba0

BaldyDD
07-30-2011, 02:03 PM
My favourites would be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzVla7jNAnA
Breed77's cover of Number Of The Beast (Iron Maiden)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlRtG9ls3Ig
Devildriver's cover of Black Soul Choir (16 Horsepower)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6PNZLehuGU&ob=av2e
Taking Dawn's cover of The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)


I think for a cover to be worth listening to, it needs to bring something new to the song, rather than just being a carbon copy.
There's a lot of dreadful one's out there, though the worst I've heard recently is Bullet For My Valentine's Pendulum cover, it just shouldn't have happened...

bradulator
07-30-2011, 05:50 PM
Devo's cover of Satisfaction is brilliant and better than the original.

Toadvine
07-31-2011, 08:08 PM
Good

Cash - Hurt (NIN)
Cash - I See a Darkness (Bonnie "Prince" Billy)
Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Dylan) (probably the best cover of all time)
Eagles - Ol '55 (Waits)
Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light (Springsteen)
Nirvana - Lake of Fire (Meatpuppets)
Nirvana - Where did you Sleep Last Night? (Leadbelly)
William Elliott Whitmore - Don't Prey on Me (Bad Religion)
Lucero - Kiss the Bottle (Jawbreaker)
Soundgarden - The Girl You Want (Devo)
Murder by Death - Bang Bang My Baby Shot me Down (Nancy Sinatra)
Zwan - Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)

first one's that popped into my head, too many to list really

Not Good

Sheryl Crow -Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses)
Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) writing your own verse to a classic Fred, really??
Scarlett Johannson - Falling Down
I'll Shoot the Moon
I Don't Wanna Grow Up (every Waits cover she did really)
Avril Lavigne - Chop Suey (System of a Down)

I.shower.naked
07-31-2011, 08:33 PM
Favorite:
Godsmack - Good Times, Bad Times
Staind - Nutshell

Eh, half n' half:
A7X - Walk

lvd1
07-31-2011, 10:59 PM
Favorite:
Godsmack - Good Times, Bad Times
Staind - Nutshell

Eh, half n' half:
A7X - Walk

the almighty zeppelin should never be touched. even if its done tastefully.

toyboxmonster
08-01-2011, 09:41 AM
David Bowie cover of Nirvana's "The Man Who Sold the World" is pretty cool. Nothing beats the original, though.

...

Not funny? Okay. How about Low's "Little Drummer Boy". Do Christmas songs count as covers?

Probably not.

Dmaj7
08-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Anything by boyceavenue :haha:

John Mayer's cover of Free Fallin'

albertcron
08-02-2011, 12:10 AM
My best cover songs are here: 1.Crying In the Rain - A-ha (Everly Brothers). .2.To Love You More - Sarah Geronimo (Celine Dion). 3.Rock and Roll - Heart (Led Zeppelin).