THE BEST COVERS OF THE CENTURY . . . So far

Posted: November 16, 2007 by dillion in Uncategorized

Time for another reader participation post! I’m looking to find the best cover version of the double-ohs, so far. Is it Jonathan Coulton’s revelatory, “Baby Got Back”? Is it Petra Haden’s brilliant accapella “Don’t Stop Believin'”? It can’t possibly be The Hold Steady’s Led Zeppellin butchery, “Hey Hey What Can I Do?”, which gets the worst-cover-by-a-great-band award from me. . .

Send me a list, via either a comment or by e-mailing me at ekalett(at)yahoo(dot)com, of up to 20 of your picks for best cover song of the century. The rules are:

1. The song must be a recognizable cover (in other words, although Bruce Springsteen wrote “Light of Day,” he did it for Joan Jett, so neither of them could really have “covered” the song).

2. It must have come out after January 1, 2000.

3. It can be a live cover or a studio one, whatever you like.

Bonus:

Everyone who e-mails me at least 10 selections, and provides me with their e-mail address, will be entered into the Swag Bag. Prizes will include . . .

A DVD of Johnny Cash’s 1976 or 1977 Christmas special! Go here for details.
A West Indian Girl CD and T-Shirt
Stevie Ray Vaughn’s, “Solos Sessions and Encores” collection

It’ll be just like you came to the Academy Awards show!

We’ll keep this open until I get about 100 entries, depending on how the voting goes.

Please, spread this around the blogs you read so we get a good sampling of peoples’ preferences! Let’s make this as big (and controversial) as the other times I did poll posts.

25 Best Indie Albums of All Time
Top 10 Ladies of Indie Rock
Top 5 Indie Labels

Here’s a few covers to get you started . . . (But these are not all from this century, so not all eligible.)

I Got You (Split Enz)-Rogue Wave

Miss World (Hole)-Afghan Whigs

It’s Raining Men (Weather Girls)-The Bodybuilder Known As Arnold Schwarzeneggar, B.G. (Before Governor)

All Apologies (Nirvana)-Ben Gibbard

Now start listing!

UPDATE: ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.  Results coming soon!

Comments
  1. Adrian Cepeda says:

    1. Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice “To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover)”
    2. Elvis Costello – “I know (Fiona Apple cover)”
    3. Iron & Wine – “Always on my Mind (Willie Nelson cover)”
    4. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Munich (Editors cover)”
    5. Death Cab for Cutie – “Love Song (The Cure cover)”
    6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Hyperballad (Bjork cover)”
    7. Boy George – “Starman (David Bowie cover)”
    8. Sophie Zelmani – “Most of the Time (Bob Dylan cover)”
    9. Brendan Benson – “Let Me Roll It (Paul McCartney cover)”
    10. Madeleine Peyroux – “Between the Bars (Elliott Smith cover)”

  2. Maggothead says:

    my top ten of the moment, without ranking:
    The Dynamics – Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
    The Dandy Warhols – Hells Bells (AC/DC)
    Lambchop – This Corosion (Sisters of Mercy)
    Nouvelle Vague – Too drunk to fuck (Dead Kennedys)
    Amy Winehouse – Monkey Man (The Specials)
    Calexico – Guns of Brixton (The Clash)
    Das Aldi Combo – Human Fly (The Cramps)
    Girls Aloud – Hanging on the Telephone (The Nerves)
    Babyshambles – Janie Jones (The Clash)
    Herman Düne – Small Town Boy (Bronski Beat)
    Scout Niblett – Uptown Top Ranking (Althea & Donna?)

  3. JKL says:

    1. Bill Shatner’s cover of Pulp’s, “Common People”
    2. Ben Folds cover of Elliott Smith’s “Say Yes”
    3. Perfect Circle’s cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”
    4. Him’s cover of Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game”
    5. Clem Snide’s cover of Christina Aguilera’s
    “Beautiful”

    Rhodes21@gmail.com

  4. David Bowie says:

    I like DB covers, and may favorites are:

    Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) – Seu Jorge
    Modern Love (Bowie) – last town chorus
    Rebel Rebe (David Bowie)-Seu Jorge
    Let’s Dance (David Bowie)- M.Ward

  5. Carrie says:

    Pick me for a prize! criach@gmail.com

    1. If You Leave (OMD)- Nada Surf
    2. Jolene (Dolly Parton)- White Stripes
    3. Rock el Casbah (Clash) – Rachid Taha
    4. Rocket Man (Elton John)- My Morning Jacket
    5. Secret Heart (Sexsmith)- Feist
    6. Inside and Out (Bee Gees )- Feist
    7. Just (Radiohead) – Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald
    8. Ride On (AC/DC)-Norah Jones.
    9. Ramble On (Zepplin)- Trains
    10. Purple Rain (Prince)-Foo Fighters
    11. Crazy in Love (Beyonce)-The snow patrol
    12. Handle With Care (Travelling Wilburys)-Rilo Kiley
    13. Boys of Summmer (Henley)- The Ataris
    14. Baker Street(Gerry Rafferty) – Foo Fighters
    15. Imagine (John Lennon) – A Perfect Circle

  6. Joey B says:

    I have to second all the votes for Johnny Cash doing
    Hurt. Others I’d include:
    The Black Keys, Act Nice and Gentle
    Pearl Jam, Love Reign O’er Me
    Jenny Lewis, Handle me with Care
    Chris Cornell, Billie Jean
    Elliott Smith, Thirteen
    Flaming Lips, Can’t Get you Out of My Head
    Scissor Sisters, Comfortably Numb.
    Also, I’d second any vote for Nouvelle Vogue, but I
    can’t pick just one.

  7. Erika says:

    1. Under The Bridge (RHCP) – Gym Class Heroes
    2. Baba O’riley (The who) Pearl Jam
    3. Money (Pink Floyd) – Velvet Revolver
    4. Sex (I’m A) (Berlin) – Peaches
    5. Hit Me Baby (Britney Spears) – Travis
    6. Hounds of Love (Kate Bush) – The Futureheads
    7. Naïve Melody (THeads)-Arcade Fire
    8. Baby Got Back (Mix A Lot)- Jonathan Coulton
    9. Police on My Back (Jr. Marvin): Yo La Tengo
    10. Summer of 69 (Ryan Adams)- Bowling for Soup

    erikabwrigh at gmail.com

  8. Tyler says:

    In no particular order…

    1. The Decemberists – Human Behaviour (Bjork cover)
    2. Gillian Welch – Black Star (Radiohead cover)
    3. The Go! Team – Bull In The Heather (Sonic Youth cover)
    4. The Now Time Delegation – Nothing But A Heartache (The Flirtations cover)
    5. The Polyphonic Spree – Lithium (Nirvana cover)
    6. The White Stripes – Walking With A Ghost (Tegan & Sara cover)
    7. Plain White T’s – Umbrella (Rihanna cover)
    8. Local H – Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
    9. Clem Snide – Tears On My Pillow (Johnny Nash cover)
    10. Amanda Rogers – No Surprises (Radiohead cover)

    Honourable mentions…
    New Pornographers – Your Daddy Don’t Know (Toronto cover)
    Lostprophets – Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake cover)
    Supersuckers – Hey Ya! (Outkast cover)
    Pete Yorn / Thea Gilmore – Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks cover)
    Flunk – Blue Monday (New Order cover)
    Eels – Get Ur Freak On (Missy Elliott cover)
    Editors – French Disko (Stereolab cover)

  9. therenovator says:

    Great idea! Here’s mine:

    Down With the Sickness-(Disturbed) Richard cheese
    Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)-H.I.M.
    Pink Floyd-Scissor Sisters
    I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince)-The
    Eels
    Comfortably Numb (PF) by Scissor Sisters
    We Are the Champions (Queen)-Jonathan Coulton
    Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-A-Lot )-JonathanCoulton
    All along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)-Eddie Vedder
    Me and Julio(down by the schoolyard) (Paul
    Simon)-Peter Bjorn and John
    Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)- Korn

  10. Joe says:

    Hre’s my e-mail and my picks
    JoeyB(at)gmail(dot)com
    1. Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)- Travis
    2. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nivana)- Paul Anka
    3. Ramble On ( Led Zepplin)- Train
    4. Satisfaction (Stones)-Cat Power
    5. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (Burt
    Bacharach) -The White Stripes
    6. Since You’ve Been Gone / Maps (Kelly C & Karen O)-
    Ted Leo
    7. Bitches Ain’t Shit (Dr. Dre)- Ben Folds Five
    8. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young)-Saint
    Etienne
    9. Mellow My Mind (Neil Young)-Okkervill River
    10. You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)- Jens Lekman

  11. Evan says:

    First of all, you have a kick-butt blog. Second,
    here’s my selections—and most of them I found here!

    1. Ryan Adams-He’s Gone (Grateful Dead)
    2. Arcade Fire- Naive Melody (Talking Heads)
    3. Jonathan Coulton – Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-A-Lot)
    4. Ol’ Dirty B-Sussudio (Phil Collins)
    5. Janes Addiction-Whole Lotta Love (LZ)
    6. Petra Haden- Thriller (Michael Jackson)
    7. Clem Snide-Beautiful (Christina Agulera)
    8. Johnette Napolitano-All Tomorrow’s Parties (VU)
    9. Willie Nelson-Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    10. Dolly Parton-Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
    ESmith0221@comcast.net

  12. Jester the Molester says:

    I don’t need a prize, just wanna contribute my faves
    (in no order)
    Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince)-Bettye LaVette
    Against All Odds (Phil Collins)- The Postal Service
    Under Pressure (Queen) – My Chemical Romance and the
    Used
    Common People (Pulp)- William Shatner
    Get Your Freak On (Missy Elliot)- Eels

  13. Frankie the Flasher says:

    My top 10, from FrankJB@yahoo.com:

    10. Caesar’s cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t
    Fear) The Reaper.”
    9. Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” by Sparklehorse
    featuring Thom Yorke
    8. POlice’s Message In A Bottle by John Mayer
    7. NIN’s Hurt by Johnny Cash
    6. Oasis’ Wonderwall by Ryan Adams
    5. Floyd’s Brick in the Wall by Luther Wright & The
    Wrongs
    4. NWA’s “Boyz N-the Hood” by Dynamite Hack

    3. Elvis’ Suspicious Minds by Pete Yorn
    2. Anything by Apocalyptica
    1. Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” by Foo Fighters It’s
    funny, but it’s also great.

  14. JLH says:

    1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
    (Prince)-The Eels
    2. Be Thankful for What You Got-Yo La Tengo
    3. Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (Burt
    Bacharach)- White Stripes
    4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Dylan)-Warren Zevon
    5. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)- HIM
    6. Toxic (Britney Spears)- Local H
    7. Shout 2000 (Tears for Fears)- Disturbed
    8. Cinnamon Girl (Young)-M Sweet and S Hoff
    9. Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)-Ted Leo
    10. Smells Like Spirit (Nirvana)- Bad Plus

  15. Jeff says:

    1) The Hoosiers “We Didn’t Start The Fire (Billy Joel)”
    2) Detholz! “Like A Virgin (Madonna)”
    3) Fawn “Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince)”
    4) Gossip “Careless Whisper (Wham!)”
    5) Jay Buchanan “Lemon (U2)”
    6) Brother Love Canal “Gigantic (Pixies)”
    7) The Benjamin Gate “Overkill (Men At Work)”
    8) Viva Voce “Eye In The Sky (Alan Parsons Project)”
    9) Lou Barlow “Round N Round (Ratt)”
    10) Self “What A Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers)”

    btrmelnfrm@aol.com

  16. gatherroundchildren says:

    In the name of fun, I dropped everything to assemble this ragtag list:

    Johnny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
    Chris Thile – Wayside (Back in Time) (Gillian Welch)
    CocoRosie – Ohio (Damien Jurado)
    White Stripes – Your Southern Can is Mine (?)
    The Shins – We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service)
    Ben Folds – Bitches Ain’t Shit (Dr. Dre)
    Mutual Admiration Society – Trouble (Jon Brion)
    Andrew Bird/Norah Conner – Oh, Sister (Dylan)
    Regina Spektor – Real Love (Lennon)
    Wrens – They’ll Need a Crain (They Might Be Giants)

    Thanks!
    Gabe

    gabe dot durham at gmail dot com

  17. James Feldman says:

    Lots of great choices, but here’s some underappreciated ones:

    Hem – Radiation Vibe (Fountains of Wayne)
    Amy Milian – I will follow you into the dark (Death Cab for Cutie)
    Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright – Careless Whisper
    Death Cab for Cutie – Bad Reputation (Freedy Johnston)
    Girls Aloud – Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Ted Leo and Laura Cantrell – Love Vigilantes (New Order)
    The Kills – The Search for Cherry Red (Jonathan Fire*Eater)
    Modest Mouse and Califone – South of Heaven (Slayer)
    Patterson Hood – Jenny/867-5309 (Tommy Tutone)
    Sleater-Kinney – Mother (Danzig)

    james.feldman at gmail

  18. Netzhaut says:

    There’s just too many to chose from. So from the top of my head:

    Peter Gabriel – The Book of Love (Magnetic Fields)
    Phil Cody – Straight to Hell (The Clash)
    Tunng – Pioneers (Bloc Party)
    The Mountain Goats – Babylon Burning (Peter Tosh)
    Tom Thumb & The Latter Day Saints – Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
    Axton Kincaid – I Wanna Be Adored (Stone Roses)
    William Shatner – Common People (Pulp)
    Calexico – Guns of Brixton (The Clash)
    Johnny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
    Hellsongs – Breaking The Law (Judas Priest)

    Honourable mentions:
    Rufus Wainwright – One Man Guy (Loudon Wainwright III)
    Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    Bonnie Prince Billy & Tortoise – Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)
    Sepultura – Mongoloid (Devo)
    Ben Folds – Such Great Heights (Postal Service)
    Ryan Adams – Wonderwall (Oasis)
    Crooked Fingers – When You Were Mine (Prince)
    RTZ Global – The Guns of Brixton (The Clash)
    Steve Adey – Shelter from the Storm (Bob Dylan)
    Melora Creager – American Girl (Tom Petty)

  19. Ben Gunn says:

    Here we go:

    Rachid Taha – Rock El Casbah (The Clash)
    Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie (The Zutons)
    Chris Cornell – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
    Department S – My Coo Ca Choo (Alvin Stardust)
    Nina Gordon – Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A)
    Wyckham Porteous – Please Please Me (Beatles)
    Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
    Cantamus Girls Choir – Fix You (Coldplay)
    KT Tunstall – I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
    Sufjan Stevens – Free Man In Paris (Joni Mitchell)

    thanks
    Ben

  20. Stop Okay Go says:

    Mine are all well known, and aren’t necessarily favorites but I haven’t seen some of them on here:

    Mat Wedle: Hey Ya
    Alanis Morrisette: My Humps
    (I also love:) Jonathon Coulter: Baby Got Back
    Built To Spill: Cortez the Killer
    Ben Folds: Such Great Heights
    Mad World : Gary Jules
    Raconteurs : Crazy
    Mika: Hips Don’t Lie
    Klaxons: No Diggity (Fave)

    Will have more later if I think of any!

  21. Michael says:

    In no particular order:

    1) Creep – Damien Rice (Radiohead)
    2) I Want You – Fiona Apple (Elvis Costello)
    3) Band on the Run – Foo Fighters (Paul McCartney and Wings)
    4) Bold as Love – John Mayer (Jimi Hendrix)
    5) Kid A – John Mayer (Radiohead)
    6) Float On – Goldspot (Modest Mouse)
    7) Toxic – Hard-Fi (Britney Spears)
    8) Working Class Hero – Green Day (John Lennon)
    9) All My Friends – Franz Ferdinand (LCD Soundsystem)
    10) Oh My God – Lilly Allen and Mark Ronson (Kaiser Chiefs)
    11) Ring Them Bells – Sufjan Stevens (Bob Dylan)
    12) The Scientist – Johnette Napolitano (Coldplay)
    13) A Day In the Life of – Mae (the Beatles)
    14) Feelin’ Good – Muse (written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse)
    15) Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds (Dr. Dre)
    16) Hey Ya – Obadiah Parker (Outkast)
    17) I’m Losing You – Corinne Bailey Rae (John Lennon)
    18) Simple Twist of Fate – Jeff Tweedy (Bob Dylan)
    19) Jolene – The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)
    20) #9 – R.E.M. (John Lennon)

  22. Michael says:

    I didn’t want to put that smiley face on Green Day’s cover…i think wordpress did that. It’s a good cover though

  23. Michael says:

    Oh, and if you don’t like any songs on my list, boot them off for one of these (sorry, am I breaking the rule of only 20 songs?):

    Summer Breeze – Jason Mraz (Isley Brothers?)
    One Love – Jason Mraz (Bob Marley)
    Hello It’s Me – John Legend (Isley Brothers…I heard they actually covered it though)
    Blame It on the Tetons – Josh Ritter (Modest Mouse)
    Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine (Postal Service)
    Sealion – Feist (Nina Simone’s “See Line Woman”)

  24. adaracd says:

    1) Collide – White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
    2) Nada Surf – Where Is My Mind (Pixies)
    3) Rachid Taha – Rock El Casbah (The Clash)
    4) Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
    5) Foo Fighters – Down In The Park (Gary Numan)
    6) Deftones – Wax And Wane (Cocteau Twins)
    7) Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Paul Anka)
    8) Johnny Cash – Mercy Seat (Nick Cave)
    9) Fiona Apple – I Want You (Elvis Costello)
    10) Nouvelle Vague – Too drunk to fuck (Dead Kennedys)

  25. Ray says:

    Jenny Owen Young – Hot In Herre (Nelly)
    Johnny Cash – Further On Up the Road (Springsteen)
    Sufjan Stevens – Ring The Bells (Dylan)
    Regina Spektor – Real Love (Lennon)
    William Shatner – Common People (Pulp)
    Tom Jones – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
    Astrid Swan – When You Were Young (The Killers)
    Matt Weddle – Hey Ya (Outkast)
    The White Stripes – Shelter Of Your Arms (The Greenhornes)
    Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
    Buddy Guy ft. Tracy Chapman – Ain’t No Sunshine
    Elliot Murphy – Blind Willie McTell (Dylan)
    s.e.k.s. – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)

  26. oddbodkins says:

    When i saw the first mention of this contest, i mistakenly thought it was for the best covers of 07, so this list is a bit jaded in that direction. Obviously, opening the boundaries made things a lot easier. The “harder” part is that is looks like damn near all my suggestions have already been made. Oh well.

    In that no particular order type of way:

    1. The Black Keys, She Said, She Said (Beatles)
    2. Foo Fighters, Keep the Car Running (Arcade Fire)
    3. Operation Bumblebee, Neon Bible (Arcade Fire)
    4. Apostle of Hustle, I Want A New Drug (Huey Lewis and the News)
    5. Maude Maggart and Fiona Apple, Paper Moon (jazz standard)
    6. Franz Ferdinand, All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem)
    7. Artic Monkeys, You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse)
    8. Broken Social Scene, Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul & Mary)
    9. Detroit Cobras, On a Monday aka I Got Stripes (Johnny Cash)
    10. Nouvelle Vague, Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)

  27. Brad says:

    In no particular order:

    Johnette Napolitano – The Scientist
    Richard Thompson – Opps! I did it again
    Plant & Krauss – Fortune Teller
    Foo Fighters – Keep the Car Running
    Petra Haden – I can See for Miles
    Grey DeLisle – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
    Ani DiFranco & Aimee Mann – When Doves Cry
    KD Lang – Hallelujah
    Neko Case – Buckets of Rain
    Johnny Cash – Hurt
    KT Tunstall – I Want You Back
    Foo Fighters – Arms Wide Open
    Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – Handle with Care
    Joe Henry – Pale Blue Eyes
    Johnny Cash – I Won’t Back Down
    KT Tunstall – Get Ur Freak On
    Neko Case – Train From Kansas City
    Patty Griffin – Kiss Them For Me
    Prince – All Along the Watchtower/Best of You

  28. Matt says:

    Thought I might give this a crack. This is in no
    particular order, hope that’s okay.

    1. Johnny Cash- Hurt
    2. John Cale- All My Friends
    3. The Futureheads- Hounds Of Love
    4. Stars- This Charming Man
    5. Iron & Wine- Such Great Heights
    6. The Walkmen- Many Rivers To Cross
    7. LCD Soundsystem- Jump Into The Fire
    8. José González- Heartbeats
    9. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Gold
    Heart Mountain Top Queen Directory
    10. Grizzly Bear- Graceland
    11. Apostle Of Hustle- I Want A New Drug
    12. Calexico- Ocean Of Noise
    13. Regina Spektor- Real Love
    14. Sun Kil Moon- Ocean Breathes Salty
    15. The Twilight Singers- Strange Fruit

  29. harleydavis says:

    Lots of these are some of the many I got from you,
    great Ekko. This one goes up to eleven!
    1. “Satisfaction,” Cat Power (Rolling Stones)
    2. “Beautiful,” Clem Snide- (Christina Aguilera)
    3. “How Come (d12),” Embrace
    4. “. . . Baby One More Time,” Travis (Britney
    Spears)
    5. “Pretty in Pink,” The National (Psychedilic Furs)
    6. “New Years Day,” Bedouin Soundclash (u2)
    7. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Paul Anka (Nirvana)
    8. “Nobody Does it Better,” Radiohead (Carly Simon)
    9. “This Must Be the Place,” Arcade Fire (Talking
    Heads)
    10. “Jolene,” the White Stripes (Dolly Parton)
    11. “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Luna (Guns N’ Roses)

  30. ElephantBoy says:

    Stealing some from those above, ‘cause they’re so
    right!
    1. Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright – Careless Whisper
    2. Death Cab for Cutie – Bad Reputation (Freedy
    Johnston)
    3. The Shins – We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal
    Service)
    4. Scissor Sisters-Comfortably Numb (Floyd)
    5. Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds (NWA)
    6. Love machine – Artic Monkeys (Girls Aloud)
    7. Scissor Sisters – Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
    8. Boys of Summer -Ataris (Don Henley)
    9. Darling Nikki, Foo Fighters (Prince)
    10. The River -John Ritter (Bruce)

  31. Murphy murs says:

    1. postal service – against all odds (phil collins)
    2. The White Stripes – Jolene
    3. Radiohead – Wish You Were Here
    4. Bedouin Soundclash – New Year’s Day
    5. Gossip-Careless Whisper
    6. Elbow-Independent Women
    7. Matt Wedle-Hey Ya
    8. Cat Power – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction-
    9. Cobra Verde – Get the Party Started
    10. Travis – Baby One More Time
    11. William Shatner – Common People
    12. Nouvelle Vague- Heart of Glass
    13. Obediah Parker/Mat Weddle – Hey Ya
    14. Ben Folds-Such Great Heights
    15. Raconteurs – Crazy

  32. ClausVanBarley says:

    1. “Landslide,” Dixie Chicks (Fleetwood Mac)
    2. “Nobody Does It Better,” Radiohead (Carly Simon)
    3. “Rock el Casbah,” Rachid Taha (the Clash)
    4. “Too Drunk to Fuck,” Nouvelle Vague (?)
    5. “Since U Been Gone,” Ted Leo (Kelly Clarkson)
    6. “Stairway to Heaven,” Rodrigo y Gabriela (Led
    Zeppelin)
    7. “Hurt,” Johnny Cash (Trent Reznor)
    8. “Get Your Freak On,”- Eels (Missy Elliot)
    9. “My Humps,” Alanis Morrisette (BEP)
    10. “Baby Got Back,” Jon Coulton (Sir Mix)

  33. Gandalf says:

    1. “You Know That I’m No Good” (Amy Winehouse)-
    Arctic Monkeys
    2. “I Want You Back” (J5)-KT Tunstall
    3. “Love will tear us apart” (Joy Division)-Calexico
    4. “Comfortably Numb,” Scissor Sisters (Pink Floyd)
    5. “Don’t Fear The Reaper” (BOC)-Beautiful South
    6. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (Barry
    White)- Afghan Whigs
    7. “Message in a bottle” (Police)- John Mayer
    8. “Jolene” (Dolly Parton) – the White Stripes
    9. “Rusty Cage” (Soundgarden)- Johnny Cash
    10. “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic
    Monkeys)”- Sugababes

  34. Tyler says:

    Just a small addendum to my earlier list…

    Worst cover of 2000-2007 (or ever, IMO)…

    The Darkness – Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Radiohead cover)

  35. Froggoe says:

    No particular order…

    Truth No. 2 — Dixie Chicks (Patti Griffin)
    Ooo Child — Beth Orton (Stan Vincent)
    B Tru 2 Yr Skool — Bleat (Brian Wilson)
    Can’t Hardly Wait — Bully Club (Paul Westerberg)
    Sugar Baby — J. Groves (Dock Boggs)
    Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe? — Mike Seeger (trad.)
    I Can’t Reach You — Petra Haden (Pete Townshend)
    Wonderwall — Ryan Adams (Noel Gallagher)
    Common People — William Shatner (Jarvis Cocker)
    Dark Globe — Me and Boris the Bull (Syd Barrett)

  36. Sammy says:

    HIM – Wicked Game (Chris Isaac)
    Tool – No Quarter (Led Zeppelin)
    Arctic Monkeys – Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
    Kaiser Chiefs – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    (Marvin Gaye)
    Johnny Cash-Hurt (Nine Inch nails)
    Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
    Disturbed – Land of Confusion (Genesis)
    Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl-London
    Calling (The Clash)
    Johnny Cash – One
    Lost Prophets – Cry me a River

  37. Kenny Lee says:

    Here’s some!
    KennyLee@comcast (dot) com

    1. Alone Again Or (Love)-Calexico
    2. Wonderwall (Oasis)-Ryan Adams
    3. Hell’s Bells (ACDC)- Dandy Warhols
    4. Too Drunk to Fuck (DKs)-Nouelle Vague
    5. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N Roses)-Luna
    6. Toxic (Britney Spears)- Local H
    7. Take My Breath Away (Berlin)- My Morning Jacket
    8. Smile like you mean it (Killers)-David Gray
    9. Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)- The Kooks
    10. Mad World (Tears for Fears)- Gary Jules

  38. MaryS says:

    I’ll drop some. Love Johnny Cash!
    MBS1258 at gmail.com

    1. Jem’s take on Maybe I’m Amazed
    2. Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt a
    3. Ani Difranco doing Bobby D’s Hurricane
    4. Foo Fighters – Darling Nikki (was that this
    century? They performed it at the VMAs with Cee-Lo,
    so I’m going with that version)
    5. White Stripes’ Jolene
    6. Phantom Planet’s version of She Must Be Somebody’s
    Baby
    7. Ray Lamontagne’s version of Crazy
    8. Build me up buttercup by Ol’ Dirty Bastard
    9. Jenny/867-5309 (Tommy Tutone)- Patterson Hood
    10. Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)- Decemberists

  39. Dean says:

    Tough one, but I’d go with these:

    01. Jose Gonzalez – Teardrop (Massive Attack cover)
    02. Bright Eyes – Mushaboom (Feist cover)
    03. Ray Lamontagne – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover)
    04. The Cold War Kids – A Change Gonna’ Come (Sam Cooke cover)
    05. CSS – The Knife (Grizzly Bear cover)
    06. St. Vincent – These Days (Jackson Browne cover)
    07. Thoughtless Jolly – Cupid’s Chokehold (Gym Class Heroes cover)
    08. Corinne Bailey Rae – Munich (Editors cover)
    09. Radiohead – Unravel (Bjork cover)
    10. Bat For Lashes – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)

  40. KC$ says:

    Twilight Singers – Real Love (Mary J Blige)
    Grant Lee Phillips – Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
    The Vines – Ms Jackson (Outkast)
    Pernice Brothers – Talk of the Town (Pretenders)
    The Gourds – Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg)
    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
    The Postal Service – Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
    Twilight Singers – Wolf Like Me (live in concert) (TV on the Radio)
    Radiohead – Nobody Does it Better (Carly Simon)
    Gary Jules – Mad World (Tears for Fears)

  41. cherkhan says:

    Caesar – Careless whisper (George Michael) Awesome plus!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Gardocki says:

    thans for information

  43. smith28 says:

    Time for another reader participation post! I

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