50 Best Rock Song Covers

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Imitation is the greatest flattery in all forms of art. In music a cover song is defined as a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song. Every musician/band should attempt to make an adaptation of their favourite songs. I will definitely be returning to this list to re listen to these covers.

1. Another Brick in the Wall – Korn (Originally recorded by Pink Floyd)

2. Rebel Yell – Drowning Pool Originally recorded by Billy Idol)

3. Holy Grail – Killswitch Engaged Originally recorded by Ronnie James Dio)

4. The Sound of Silence – Disturbed (Originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel)

5. Mad World – Gary Jules (Originally recorded by Tears for Fear)

6. Live and Let Die – Guns N’ Roses (Originally recorded by Paul McCartney and Wings)

7. Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm Originally recorded by Michael Jackson)

8. The Land of Confusion – Disturbed (Originally recorded by Genesis)

9. Rolling in the Deep – Linkin Park (Originally recorded by Adele)

10. Imagine – A Perfect Circle (Originally recorded by John Lennon)

11. Hurt – Johnny Cash (Originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails)

12. Tainted Love – Marilyn Manson (Originally recorded by Gloria Jones)

13. Get Lucky – Daughter (Originally recorded by Daft Punk)

14. Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica (Originally recorded by Thin Lizzy)

15. Feeling Good – Muse (Originally recorded by Nina Simone)

16. Assimilate – Scars on Broadway (Originally recorded by Skinny Puppy)

17. Rocky Mountain Way – Godsmack (Originally recorded by Joe Walsh)

18. No Quater – Tool (Originally recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd)

19. House of the Rising Sun – Five Finger Death Punch (Originally recorded by The Animals)

20. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (Originally recorded by Bob Dylan)

21. The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (Originally recorded by David Bowie)

22. Renegades of Funk – Rage Against the Machine (Originally recorded by Soulsonic Force)

23. Knockin on Heaven’s Door –  Guns N Roses (Originally recorded by Bob Dylan)

24. Mississippi Queen – Zakk Wylde (Originally recorded by Mountain)

25. Sweet Dreams – Marilyn Manson (Originally recorded by Eurthythmics)

26. Relax – Powerman 5000 (Originally recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

27. Run Like Hell – Kittie (Originally recorded by Pink Floyd)

28. Static-X – Speedway (Originally recorded by Elvis Presley)

29.Bring the Pain – Mindless Self Indulgence (Originally recorded by Method Man)

30. Shame – System of a Down & Wu-Tang Clan (Originally recorded by Wu-Tang Clan )

31.Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – Bullet For My Valentine (Originally recorded by Metallica)

32. Come Undone Adrenaline Mob (Originally recorded by Duran Duran)

33. Symptom of the Universe -Sepultura (Originally recorded by Black Sabbath)

34. Say My Name – Sick Puppies (Originally recorded by Destiny’s Child)

35. Welcome to the Machine – Shadows Fall (Originally recorded by Pink Floyd)

36. In the Air Tonight – Nonpoint (Originally recorded by Phil Collins)

37. Schism – Vitamin String Quartet (Originally recorded by Tool)

38. The Stroke – XFactor1 (Originally recorded by Billy Squier)

39. Ghosts of War – Hatebreed (Originally recorded by Slayer)

40.We’re an American Band – Rob Zombie (Originally recorded by Grand Funk Railroad)

41. Escape – Gojira (Originally recorded by Metallica)

42. No Easy Way Out – Bullet For My Valentine (Originally recorded by Robert Tepper)

43. Bad Romance – Halestorm (Originally recorded by Lady Gaga)

44. Chop Suey – ANKOR (Originally recorded by System of a Down)

45.Youth Gone Wild – Tempting Fate (Originally recorded by Skid Row)

46.  Fear of the Dark – Van Canto (Originally recorded by Iron Maiden)

47. Eye of the Tiger – Devil You Know (Originally recorded by Survivor)

48. White Wedding Murderdolls (Originally recorded by Billy Idol)

49. Beat it – Thriller (Originally recorded by Micheal Jackson)

50, Bohemian Rhapsody – Pusicfer (Originally recorded by Queen)

I recommend checking out at least a few of these songs. Even if this music is not your prefered choice.


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