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I just heard Hungryheart's version of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror", which works pretty well as a Rock tune. That prompted me to fire up another good one - Jaded Heart's cover of NKOTB's "Larger Than Life".


Any other good ones out there?

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I think Nation's version of Waterloo is the greatest cover ever!


I'd rather hear something out of left field than another cover of Sweet's Action!


Jaded Heart's Help from Slaves & Masters is also fantastic.

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Wig Wam's cover of 'I Turn To You' was pretty damned good and much better than the original

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Not sure if this one is considered "good" but it's pretty damn funny :rofl:




These guys have a weird sense of humor. They've also covered Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me" and Rihanna's "Umbrella" :rofl2:

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Hungry Like The Wolf - Guild Of Ages - cover of Duran Duran


I love the cover. I'm loving the rest of the CD too. I found some hq samples onlne. I'd never heard of these guys before.


Amazon has the CD for $4. Cool.


I'd forgot about Thunder's "Gimme Some Lovin'". Got that in my collection too. Though, I'm partial to Great White's version of it.

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I always thought The Rods cover of You Keep Me Hanging On was rather good....not sure if it can be classed a pop song as opposed to an R&B/Soul one.

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Blue Murder - Itchycoo Park


Much better than the original imo, maybe my favourite cover ever.



Not rock, but worthy of an honourable mention is Flotsam & Jetsam - Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting). Another fantastic cover.

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maybe the best cover of all time

Joan Jett - I Love Rock n Roll




(Okay, let's just agree to disagree!) :D

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I have a huge folder full of cover songs and these are ones that get put in the playlist in the car regularly


Pop Covers


Jaded Heart - Larger Than Life (Backstreet Boys)

Steel Panther - I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys)

Sargant Fury - Eagle (ABBA)

Craaft - Day Tripper (Beatles)

Dee Snider - The Wanderer (Dion)

Disturbed - Shout (Tears For Fears)

Talisman - Darling Nikki (Prince)

Edge Of Forever - What A Feeling (Irene Cara)

Extreme - Help (Beatles)

Faith No More - Easy Like Sunday Morning (Commodores)

Faster Pussycat - Your So Vain (Carly Simon)

Gotthard - Take It Easy (Andy Taylor)

HIM - Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)

Pseudo Echo - Funky Town (Lipps Inc.)

Twinball - Don't Pay The Ferryman (Chris DeBurgh)

Katmandu - God Part II (U2)

Sargant Fury - Maniac (Michael Sembello)

Ra - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Police)

Jaded Heart - Easy Lover (Phil Collins)

Styx - I Am The Walrus (Beatles)

Lillian Axe - No Matter What (Badfinger)

Pillar - Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2)

Ozzy Osbourne & Dweezil Zappa - Stayin' Alive (BeeGees)

Pink Cream 69 - My Sharona (Knack)

Quiet Riot - Itchycoo Park (Small Faces)

Twisted Sister - Leader Of The Pack (Shangra-Las)

Talisman - Crazy (Seal)

Firewind - Maniac (Michael Sembello)

Tesla - Little Suzi (P.H.D.)

House Of Shakira - Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)

Sam Kinison - Wild Thing (The Troggs)

Axel Rudi Pell - In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)

Beckett - Brother Louie (Stories)

Sub7even - Free Your Mind (En Voque)

Cold Sweat - I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters)

Joan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll (The Arrows)

Nation - Waterloo (ABBA)

Superbeing - Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran)

7th Heaven - Somebody's Baby (Jackson Browne)

Tankard - Centerfold (J Geils Band)

Trick Or Treat - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cindy Lauper)

Guild Of Ages - Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran)

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Love Potion No 9 (The Searchers)

Danger Danger - Time In A Bottle (Jim Croce)

Eyes - Don't Turn Around (Albert Hammond)

Kik Tracee - Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkle)

Gun - Word Up (Cameo)

Pretty Maids - Crazy Horses (Osmond Bothers)

W.A.S.P. - I Don't Need No Doctor (Ashford & Simpson)

Domain - Day Tripper (The Beatles)




Other Cover Tunes:


Bonfire - Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynard)

Pretty Maids - Please Don't Leave Me (Phil Lynott/John Sykes)

Relapsed - I Want It All (Queen)

Hanoi Rocks - Up Around The Bend (CCR)

Gotthard - Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)

Steelhouse Lane - If Love Should Go (Streets)

Ugly Kid Joe - N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)

Wasp - Paint It Black (Rolling Stones)

Sargant Fury - Can't Get Enough (Bad Company)

Giant - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) (Robert Palmer)

Pink Cream 69 - We Will Rock You (Queen)

XYZ - Fire And Water (Free)

Bonfire - Sword And Stone (Paul Dean)

Hydrogyn - Back In Black (AC DC)

Hydrogyn - 18 and Life (Skid Row)

Adriangale - Midnight Blue (Lou Gramm)

Keel - Rock'n'Roll Outlaw (Rose Tattoo)

Slaughter - Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)

Gotthard - Come Together (Beatles)

Bonfire - The Stroke (Billy Squier)

Warrant - We Will Rock You (Queen)

Tigertailz - Peace Sells (Megadeth)

Sphinx - I Want It All (Queen)

Electric Boys - Black Betty (Ram Jam)

Gotthard - Hush (Deep Purple)

Skywynd - Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)

Eden's Curse - We All Die Young (Steelheart)

Gotthard - Mighty Quinn (Bob Dylan)

Wasp - Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane)

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While I'm thinking ABBA throw in Valentine's S.O.S. as well - not for everyone but pure genius IMO.


Completely forgot about that one - Brilliant version :tumbsup:

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While I'm thinking ABBA throw in Valentine's S.O.S. as well - not for everyone but pure genius IMO.


Completely forgot about that one - Brilliant version :tumbsup:




As is Sargent Fury's 'Eagle'.

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Angra doing the Kate Bush classic "Wruthering Heights"

Tesla doing "Signs"by 5 Man Electrical Band

Poison doing "Rock N Rolll All Night by upcoming called KISS

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Heres some killer Hard Rock, and HEAVY METAL pop covers!


Jorn Lande - Run To You (Bryan Adams)


Adagio - Fame (Irene Cara)


Dungeon - Call Me (Blondie)


Faro - Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)


Sinner - Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil).


Sonata Arctica - The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)


Vision Divine - Take On Me (A-Ha)


Gothic Knights - Hungry Like A Wolf (Duran Duran)


Warmen - Somebodys Watching Me (Rockwell)


Avalon - Kyrie (Mr Mister)


Frequency - Listen To Your Heart (Roxette)


Warmen - Black Cat (Janet Jackson)

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While I'm thinking ABBA throw in Valentine's S.O.S. as well - not for everyone but pure genius IMO.


AT VANCE do the best S.O.S.......It kicks ass big time !!!!!!!!!!

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Surprised no-ones mentioned Fm - heard It Through The Grapevine

Probably because it is a terrible song and there is not a band on the planet that could make it sound even listenable. ;)


As for this thread, I think it's safe to say Mike covered it thoroughly. Many, many tunes in those lists I enjoy.

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