All along the watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, wish I could upvote you about 50 more times. Nothing wrong with Dylan, but Hendrix's version is a whole lot better in my opinion.
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, Bob Dylan was great, but Jimi was a legend.
@The Puppet Man, I would say that Dylan was a great lyricist, but not a particularly good musician.
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, im pretty sure bob dylan wrote every song ever haha. Every band has covered at least one of his songs somewhere along the lines
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, mmm dat full hand fingering
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, I'll see you one Jimi Hendrixs and raise you a Stevie Ray Vaughn's cover of Voodoo Chile
@pyrimix, you sir have excellent taste in music
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, Most Bob Dylan songs 😂
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, American National Anthem by Jimi Hendrix.
@TORGUE FLEXINGTON, outside in the cold distance a wild cat did growl, two riders were approaching and the wind began to howl
@pyrimix, YAASSSS. SRV IS THE BEST
I would say Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt". But I personally love Johnny Cash, so I may be a bit biased.
@The Phoenix King, I'm not a huge Cash fan, but that song was amazing.
@The Phoenix King, Cash's music isn't exactly my cup of tea but damn is that cover just amazing.
@The Phoenix King, It's a great cover, I prefer the nine inch nails version but even the lead singer says it's his song now
@Frankito, to be honest, i know it was nin's song first but I just count it as they are the ones who did a cover of johny cashes song. Not the real way around.
@The Phoenix King, no you're spot on. Even NIN said his version was the definitive one.
@The Phoenix King, it's not biased if it's the correct answer
@The Phoenix King, His version is superior. The NIN version is good, but Cash's version has more feeling to it. It stirs up more emotions and that music video just enhances it.
@The Phoenix King, I like covers of Cash songs because I like his lyrics but don't generally prefer his style.
@The Phoenix King, it's great but I just like nine inch nails version better.
Land of Confusion by Disturbed.
@Branth, I always forget this song is a cover because they do it so damn well.
@Branth, The Sound of Silence by Disturbed
@Totrollornottotroll, I was just going to suggest that! One of the best covers of all time!
Tainted Love by Soft Cell.
@Fatpossum, Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson
@Soser5, tainted love cover from Bioshock Infinite
Whitney Houston's cover of I Will Always Love You
Turn The Page - Metallica
@Aroused Panda, Whiskey in the Jar-Metallica
Aretha Franklin's cover of the Star Spangled Banner
@Pete Zaroll, It's still going on
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, Hey Joe by Hendrix, and Mad World by Gary Jules
@Big Hat Brogan, I was going to say Mad World. You beat me to it.
Whisky in the jar-metallica
Anything by PostModern Jukebox
@BallinADE , aw, man, I was gonna say that.
@BallinADE , Yes. Just yes.
Five finger death punch's cover of bad company or house of the rising sun
Disturb's sound of silence is really good too.
@KaptianKill, decent? Sure. Better than Simon and Garfunkel? Not at all.
Some people will say Alien Ant Farm's version of "Smooth Criminal". Some people will be wrong.
Avenged sevenfold's cover of "walk" was pretty dank
piano man by billy joel, original was elton john
Blank Space by Our Last Night, Holy Diver by Killswitch Engage, Still Fly by The Devil Wears Prada, New Again by Yuna. But that's my opinion, I like this type of music.
@Fatpossum, KSE's Holy Diver was damned fine
SRV's instrumental cover of Hendrix's - Little Wing
Under Pressure by Vanilla Ice
@Soser5, very clever.
Nirvanas version of man who sold the world
Simple man shinedown cover
Tool's cover of Led Zepplin's "No Quarter"
Gary Jules, Mad World
You give love a bad name -Atreyu
@MasterCylinder, FVCK YOUUUUU!
Literally any song that Bob Dylan wrote.
I Prevails cover of Blank Space by Taylor Swift
@Fun Haus, I agree
2Cellos smooth criminal
@kurogami, 2cellos trooper was also amazing but I don't think I can call it better than the original. Honestly too close for me to call it though
Sound of silence by Disturbed
Dream Theater The Big Medley.
Bam! That's like 6 right there.
In my opinion, "Sound of Silence." I know many prefer the original, but I prefer the cover.
Furthermore, many songs we know and love are actually covers without us even knowing it.
The sound of silence by Disturbed
Gary Jules - Mad World
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - NSP
@The Great Wang, saw them in Chicago
disturbed-land of confusion
disturbed - land of confusion
I know this will be an unpopular one, but I truly prefer Radiohead's cover of Wish You Were Here. Also, Arctic Monkeys' cover of Red Right Hand is pretty good.
@Berntley, The Arctic's cover of Hold On, We're Going Home is also quite excellent, even if it was just Live Lounge
@Wrv, Might have to look into that one.
@Wrv, Lorde did a cover of Jeremih's Don't Tell Em on Live Lounge and it's epic. Changes the whole tone of the song.
El Rey by George Strait
@Soser5, haha. Definitely the most surreal selection on this list. 😂
Cyndi Lauper - All through the night.
Forever Young by Youth Group
Placebo's Running Up That Hill
Imagine by Perfect Circle. Not better, perhaps, but just as good in it's own right.
I'm not gonna lie, I like fallout boys cover of beat it.
Runaround Sue by Houndmouth
Bohemian Polka -Weird al Yankovich
Sound of silence -Disturbed
How about sounds of silence by disturded
Fire Woman - Crush 40
Maybe not better than The Cult, but just as good.
Annie are you ok (not sure if that's the name but you know the song) by alien ant farm
@Mkb617, smooth criminal
@The Great Wang, yep that's it
The dude on YouTube who did that cover of k I kin on heaven's door that everyone thinks is bob Dylan but it's not
Did you hear Creep by Vintage Postmodern Jukebox? Blew Radiohead's original out of the water
Thanks guys. I just made the most epic playlist... originals followed by the covers. This will be on repeat for a while.
@boardinsocal, oh, and I'll add 'You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive' by the Ruby Friedman Orchestra, and The Boxer by Jerry Douglas (feat. Mumford & Sons)
Literally almost all Jazz standards
Sympathy for the Devil by Motörhead
You Keep Me Hanging On by Vanilla Fudge
Blank Space - I Prevail
Always on my mind by the pet shop boys or always something there to remind me by naked eyes
Willie Nelson's version of Hallelujah.
If I aint got you (live) by maroon 5