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Two of course come right off the top:

Quiet Riot "Cum On Feel The Noise"

White Lion "Radar Love"

 

Surely there are more. Great White "Once Bitten Twice Shy" is one too.

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One could argue that White Lion had bigger hits than "Radar Love", for instance "Wait", "Little Fighter" and "When the Children Cry"

I never knew "Once Bitten Twice Shy" was a cover, I love that song.

Limp Bizkit - "Behind Blue Eyes"

Presidents of the united states of america - "Video Killed the Radio Star"

Alien Ant Farm - "Smooth Criminal"

 

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9 minutes ago, Kristian said:

One could argue that White Lion had bigger hits than "Radar Love", for instance "Wait", "Little Fighter" and "When the Children Cry"

I never knew "Once Bitten Twice Shy" was a cover, I love that song.

Limp Bizkit - "Behind Blue Eyes"

Presidents of the united states of america - "Video Killed the Radio Star"

Alien Ant Farm - "Smooth Criminal"

 

I agree RE: White Lion

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Hard  To Handle - Black Crowes

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1 hour ago, Doggy said:

Hard  To Handle - Black Crowes

Good one!

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9 minutes ago, martinsane said:

"Biggest" hit is questionable but,

 

Tesla's Little Suzy.

 

Judas Priests Green Manalishi

Well, I should have put "most popular song" or "song they are known most for".

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Disturbed is now best known for "The Sound of Silence."

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The Billy Idol one may be contentious, but I think that was his biggest hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an Australian one hit wonder band from 1987 and that one hit was a cover. I had the 45 of this single and can distinctly remember watching this clip on MTV and buying it. I'm sure the Aussie and British members will recognize the girl in the video. She was in her prime back then. Still on Aussie TV today.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Kristian said:

Marilyn Manson - "Personal Jesus", "Tainted Love", "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"

The "Soft Cell" version of "Tainted Love" is also a cover and their biggest hit.

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I don't know if these guys had any bigger hits, I don't think they did. Wasn't really a fan. I am however, a big fan of "The Doors". 

"The Lost Boys" soundtrack strikes again!

 

 

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On 9/22/2020 at 12:44 PM, martinsane said:

"Biggest" hit is questionable but,

 

Tesla's Little Suzy.

 

Judas Priests Green Manalishi

I love Priest's version of Green Manalishi. The original by Fleetwood Mac is also great and Victory do a great version as well. I don't think it's Priest's biggest or most well known hit though.

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Roxanne - " Play That Funky Music  ( White Boy )

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Some good ones and so far they ring true with at least staple songs for the artists.

Metallica is another with their Diamond Head cover of Am I Evil.

 

Also makes me think of Jimi Hendrix' cover of the Bob Dylan song All Along The Watchtower.

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Metallica's "Stone Cold Crazy" too. But not really their biggest hit.

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9 minutes ago, AlphaMale said:

Metallica's "Stone Cold Crazy" too. But not really their biggest hit.

True and I was also thinking Turn the Page as well. That got a lot of radio play.

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