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A list of some of the best and worst covers of all time
A

A Perfect Circle - Imagine
Aerosmith – Come Together
Alabama 3 - Hotel California
All Saints - Lady Marmalade
All Saints - Under the Bridge
Arctic Monkeys – Love Machine
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Arrested Development – Everyday People
Ash - Does Your Mother Know
Atomic Kitten - The Tide is High
Audioweb - Bankrobber

B

Beat – Tears of a Clown
Beatles - Money
Beatles - Roll over Beethoven
Ben Folds – In Between Days
Ben Harper - The Drugs Don't Work
Big Black - The Model
Billy Bragg – Revolution
Billy Bragg - She's Leaving Home
Billy Bragg – When Will I see You Again
Billy Idol – LA Woman Bis - Love will tear us Apart
Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet
Black Crowes – Hard to Handle
Blondie – The Tide is high
Bluetones – Woman in Love
Blur – Maggie May
Blur - Oliver's Army
Bob Dylan – Big Yellow Taxi
Boney M - Heart Of Gold
Brian Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man

C

Cake – I will Survive
Calexico – Alone Again Or
Cardigans - Iron Man
Carmel – It’s All in the Game
Cat Power – Satisfaction
China Drum – Wuthering Heights 
Christina Aguilera etc – Lady Marmalade
Clash – I fought the Law
Clash – Police and Thieves
Coldplay – 2000 Miles
Communards – Don’t Leave me this Way
Cornershop – Norwegian Wood
Counting Crows - Big Yellow taxi
Cowboy Junkies - One
Cream – Crossroads
Cure – Foxy Lady

D

Damned - Eloise
David Bowie - Alabama Song
David Bowie – Let’s Spend the Night Together
David Gray - Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Devo – Satisfaction
Dexys – Jackie Wilson Said
Dinosaur Jnr – Just Like Heaven
Divine Comedy – Make It Easy On Yourself (Scott Walker)
Divine Comedy – No One Knows
Divine Comedy - There is a light that never goes out
Duke Special – Stumble and Fall
Duran Duran - Perfect Day
Duran Duran - White Lines

E

Easy All Stars – Airbag
Echo & The Bunnymen – People Are Strange
Editors - Orange Crush
Elbow – Independent Women
Elbow - One Thing (live lounge)
Elliott Smith – Because
Elliott Smith – Clouds
Elvis Costello – God Only Knows
Elvis Costello - I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself
Elvis Costello – Peace Love and Understanding
Elvis Costello – What Do I Do Know
EMF - I'm a Believer
Evan Dando – Knowing Me Knowing You
Evan Dando - Streets of Baltimore
Everything but the Girl - Alison

F

Faces – Memphis, Tennessee
Faith No More - Easy Like Sunday Morning
Faith No More – War Pigs
Fall - A Day in the Life
Fall – F-oldin’ Money
Fall - Lost in Music
Fall – Mr Pharmacist
Fall – Victoria
Fine Young Cannibals - Suspicious Minds
Fine Young Cannibals - Ever Fallen in Love
Flaming Lips – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Flaming Lips - If I Only Had A Brain
Flying Burrito Brothers – Wild Horses
Flying Lizards – Money (that’s what I want)
Foo Fighters – Baker St
Fountains Of Wayne - Better Days
Frank Black – Man of Constant Sorrow
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Born to Run
Franz Ferdinand - What You Waiting For
Frente – Bizarre Love Triangle
Fugees – Killing me Softly
Fun Boy 3 – Our Lips Are Sealed
Futureheads – Hounds of Love

G

Girls Aloud - I Think We're Alone Now
Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone
Goldfrapp - Boys will be Boys
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Grant Lee Phillips – Boys Don’t Cry
Guns N Roses – Knockin on Heaven’s Door
Guns N Roses – Live and Let Die
Gypsy Kings - Hotel California

H

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin
Hayseed Dixie - Ace of Spades
Housemartins – Caravan of Love
Husker Du - 8 Miles High

I

Ian Brown – Billie Jean
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Iron and Wine – Rocket Man
Isobel Campbell - Ramblin Man

J

Jam - David Watts
Jarvis Cocker - Space Oddity
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Jesus & Mary Chain - Surfin USA
Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix – Like a Rolling Stone
Joe Strummer – Redemption Song
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Johnny Cash – One
Jonny Cash – Personal Jesus
Jose Gonzalez – Hand on Your Heart
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
Josh Stone – Fell in Love with a Boy
Joy Rider – Rush Hour

K

Kate Bush - Sexual Healing
Keane - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine anymore
Ken Boothe – Satisfaction
Kelly Osbourne - Papa Don’t Preach
King - Blockbuster
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
Kirsty MacColl – Days

L

Lady Sovereign – Pretty Vacant
Lemar - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson
Levellers - SOS
Low – Last Night I Dreamt Somebody

M

M People - Itchycoo Park
Madness – One Step Beyond
Madonna – American Pie
Manic Street Preachers – Rock n Roll Music
Manic Street Preachers – Suicide is Painless
Manic Street Preachers – Take the Skinheads Bowling
Marc Almond – Like a Prayer
Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus
Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
Mark Ronson – God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
Mark Ronson – Just
Mark Ronson – Toxic
Megadeth - Anarchy in the UK
Metallica - Whisky in the Jar
Meters – Wichita Lineman
Michael Andrews feat Gary Jules – Mad World
Mike Flowers Pops – Wonderwall
Mission - Like a Hurricane
Moby – 007 Theme
Morrissey - That's Entertainment
Motorhead – Louie Louie
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
Muse – Feeling Good
My Bloody Valentine – We Have All The Time in the World

N

Nick Cave – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Nina Simone - Here Comes the Sun
Nine Inch Nails – Get Down Make Love
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold the World
Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night
No Doubt – It’s My Life
Nouvelle Vague – Ever Fallen in Love
Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton
Nouvelle Vague – Heart of Glass
Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear us Apart
Nouvelle Vague – The Killing Moon

O

Oasis - Cum On Feel The Noize
Oasis – My Generation
Oasis – Street Fighting Man



  
Patti Smith – Gloria
Paul Anka – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Paul Young - Love Will Tear us Apart
Pavement - The Killing Moon
Pet Shop Boys – Always on My Mind
Pet Shop Boys - Where the Streets Have no Name
Pete Yorn – Panic
Pety Booka – Whippin’ Piccadilly
Phil Collins - Groovy Kind of Love
Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
Pixies - Head On Pixies - Winterlong
PJ Harvey and Bjork – Satisfaction
Placebo - 20th Century Boy Placebo - Daddy Cool
Placebo – Where is My Mind
Pogues - And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Polyphonic Spree – Lithium
Pretenders – Every Day is Like Sunday
Propellorheads – On her Majesty’s Secret Service

Q

R

Rachid Taha – Rock the Casbah
Radiohead - Nobody Does it Better
Ramones – Baby I Love you
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Higher Ground
Reel Big Fish - Take on Me
REM - Superman
Richard Cheese – Enter Sandman
Richard Cheese - The Wall
Richard Thompson – Oops I did it Again
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Somethin Stupid
Robert Wyatt – I’m a Believer
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
Robson & Jerome - Pretty Woman
Rolf Harris - Stairway To Heaven
Rolling Stones – Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Ronan Keating - Fairytale of New York
Roots Manuva - Yellow Submarine
Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Run DMC – Walk this way
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall

S

Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
Sex Pistols – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child o Mine
Sia - Paranoid Android
Sid Vicious – My Way
Simply Red - Night Nurse
Sinaed O'Connor - Ode to Billy Joe
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Dear Prudence
Skatalites – Guns of Navarone
Sleeper – Atomic
Sleeper – Hymn To Her
Slits - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Slits – Heard it Through the Grapevine
Snow Patrol - Crazy in Love
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Soundgarden - Stray Cat Blues
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Specials – A Message to you Rudi
Spiritualized - Anyway That You Wan't Me
St Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Steps - Tragedy
Stereophonics - Hangbags and Gladrags
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing
Stevie Wonder – We Can Work it Out
Stranglers – 96 Tears
Stranglers – Walk on By
Suede - Brass In Pocket
Sugababes – Are Friends Electric
Sugababes - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Sugarhill Gang - Apache

T

Take That - Could it Be Magic
Talking Heads- Take me to the River
Teenage Fanclub - Blitzkreig Bop
Teenage Fanclub – Like A Virgin
The Mission - Like a Hurricane
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
Tom Jones - Baby It's Cold Outside
Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Toy Dolls - Nelly the Elephant
Travis – Hit Me Baby One More Time
Travis – River
Tricky – Black Steel

U

U2 – Helter Skelter
U2 – Satellite of Love
U2 / Green Day – The Saints are Coming
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Ukrainians – Pretty Vacant
Urge Overkill – Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

V

Van Halen – You Really Got Me
Various - Perfect Day
Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff - Dizzy
Vines – Miss Jackson

W

Wannadies – Blister In The Sun
We Are Scientists - Hoppipolla
Wedding Present – Felicity
Wedding Present – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Who – Summertime Blues
Wildhearts - Theme from Cheers
Will Young - Light My Fire
William Shatner - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
The Wonderstuff – That’s Entertainment

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