The 10 Best and Worst Cover Songs of All Time [20 Videos]

Sniff sniff. What smells like a cheap knock-off of teen spirit? NME might have the answer. They just released the results of their latest poll, which asked readers to vote for the best and worst cover songs of all-time. COED loves rock ‘n’ roll covers – anything that can light our fire, shake us all night long, and give us faith. No one knows why some artists attempt to cover songs that make our ears hurt. Then there are covers that have us feeling good. Like twist and shout while screaming Hallelujah kinda good. I mean, we just don’t know what to do with ourselves. Woo hoo!

#1 Muse – “Feeling Good’

#2 The Beatles – ‘Twist & Shout’

#3 Johnny Cash – ‘Hurt’

#4 Jimi Hendrix – ‘Hey Joe’

#5 Nirvana – ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’

#6 The Clash – ‘I Fought The Law’

#7 Jeff Buckley – ‘Hallelujah’

#8 Jimi Hendrix – ‘All Along The Watchtower’

#9 Marvin Gaye – ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’

#10 The White Stripes – ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’

#1 Britney Spears – ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’

#2 Ronan Keating – ‘Fairytale of New York’

#3 Celine Dion – ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’

#4 Take That – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

#5 M People – ‘Itchycoo Park’

#6 Robbie Williams – ‘Song 2’

#7 Will Young – ‘Light My Fire’

#8 Madonna – ‘American Pie’

#9 Limp Bizkit – ‘Faith’

#10 Mark Ronson – ‘No One Knows’



    1. Ryan says:

      Alien Ant Farm’s cover of Smooth Criminal should easily be in the top 10.

    2. Dr Squid says:

      Greatest cover ever was Tina Turner doing CCR’s “Proud Mary” The absence of this song makes this list irrelevant

    3. Dan says:

      Great youtube cover:

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