31 Cover Songs Better Than The Original


In no particular order…

1. The White Stripes ‘Jolene’
Originally by Dolly Parton


2. Nirvana ‘The Man Who Sold The World’
Originally by David Bowie

3. Soft Cell ‘Tainted Love’
Originally by Gloria Jones

4. Johnny Cash ‘Hurt’
Originally by Nine Inch Nails

5. The Animals ‘House of the Rising Sun’
Originally by…no one knows!

6. Jeff Buckley ‘Hallelujah’
Originally by Leonard Cohen


7. The Ramones ‘Do You Wanna Dance’
Originally by Bobby Freeman

8. Reel Big Fish ‘Take On Me’
Originally by A-ha

9. Janis Joplin ‘Me and Bobby McGee’
Originally by Roger Miller

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Higher Ground’
Originally by Stevie Wonder

11. No Doubt ‘It’s My Life’
Originally by Talk Talk

12. The Fugees ‘Killing Me Softly’
Originally by Roberta Flack


14. The Clash ‘I Fought The Law’
Originally by Bobby Fuller Four

15. Guns N’ Roses ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’
Originally by Bob Dylan

16. Cake ‘I Will Survive’
Originally by Gloria Gaynor

17. Alien Ant Farm ‘Smooth Criminal’
Originally by Michael Jackson


17. Jimi Hendrix ‘All Along The Watchtower’
Originally by Bob Dylan

18. The Beatles ‘Twist and Shout’
Originally by The Isley Brothers

19. Courtney Barnett ‘Cannonball’
Originally by The Breeders



20. Bjork ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’
Originally by Betty Hutton

21. Toploader ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’
Originally by King Harvest

22. Natalie Imbruglia ‘Torn’
Originally by Ednaswap

23. Sinead O’Connor ‘Nothing Compares To You’
Originally by Prince


24. Nirvana ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’
Originally by Lead Belly

25. Gary Jules ‘Mad World’
Originally by Tears For Fears

26. Joan Jett ‘I Love Rock and Roll’
Originally by The Arrows

27. The Vines ‘Miss Jackson’
Originally by Outkast


28. The White Stripes ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
Originally by Dusty Springfield

29. Marilyn Manson ‘Sweet Dreams’
Originally by The Eurythmics

30. Jose Gonzalez ‘Heartbeats’
Originally by The Knife

31. Run DMC & Aerosmith ‘Walk This Way’
Originally by Aerosmith

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About Courtney Barnett

Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, she attracted attention with the release of her debut EP, I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris. International interest from the UK and North American music press came with the

About Nirvana

May 10, 1965 Krist Novoselic is born. February 20, 1967 Kurt Cobain is born. January 14, 1969 Dave Grohl is born. Fall 1985 Kurt meets Krist. They play in several bands together, including Stiff Woodies. December 1987 Kurt, Krist and drummer Aaron Burckhard form the original lineup of Nirvana in Aberdeen, Washington. January 23, 1988

About Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) is an American industrial rock music group, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction. NIN’s music straddles a wide range of genres,

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