Song cover worth sharing

I thought this was very well done.

Great production, from the singing to the facial expressions-

This is great too -

I like this one.
Nina Gordon covering NWA
Straight Outta Compton --

Well, as long as she's not singing Baby It's Cold Outside :)

maja2 maja2
Dec '18

So I played telephone line for my wife- and apparently she has never heard that song, nor of ELO.

Given the lack of response I suppose nobody here has either.

How about Space Oddity live?

I'm having soo much fun with this guy.

Under Pressure-

i knew of the members of ELO before they were ELO, and yeah, youngsters around here may not have heard of the song 'telephone line'

anyways, i like this one from the clown guy:

he sings well, quite expressively, and enunciates clearly and i felt the lyric as he sang, so that makes him a good vocalist, anyone who can evoke an emotional reaction like that is doing it right. and that's what good singing is, communicating emotion

nice find josh, i just may have to reevaluate the creepy clown thing i got fixated in my head

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Dec '18

Red Hot Chili Peppers do cover songs so well. Not just a copy of the original. They make the covers their own. I will post two of my favorites with their version and then the original. and of course I will start with a Ramones cover since they are the greatest rock band ever.
Havana Affair - RHCP
THE Ramones -

a Hank Williams cover RHCP -
Hank -

Best cover of Simon/Garfunkel - Disturbed - Sound of Silence and its not even close.
Can 466 million people be wrong - nope.

and Weezer covering Africa from Toto is spot on.

my personal favorite - Bobby McGee written by Chris Kristofferson made famous by Janice Joplin but Pink nailed it to the wall.

Some of my favorite covers by Leo Moracchioli

Dec '18


How about Toto covering Weezer.

Fun stuff.

Dec '18

I'm not familiar with the aptly named band Disturbed. A good angry version of Sounds Of Silence. I will assume anger is their MO. ( could be wrong though)

A latino/reggae version of THE Ramones song I Wanna Be Sedated

I'll stick to the Puddles version - no autotune, no BS, just pure talent and voice.

sweetass chill strip down version of the JJ Cale/Lynyrd Skynyrd song They Call Me the Breeze
Brent Cobb --

***bonus cover track***

“War Pigs” covered by Faith No More:

YeahRight YeahRight
Dec '18

“Cinnamon Girl” covered by Type-O Negative:

YeahRight YeahRight
Dec '18

I like this one by Maxi Priest, other faves are I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff and, of course, UB40 is the King of Covers ...

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Dec '18

Back in 1972, this one by Blue Haze was my favorite cover, and I'm old enough to remember the original by The Platters …

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Dec '18

Not Fade Away --by-- Rush

real early in their HOF career
Tom Waits

Indie Indie
Dec '18

I like Fountains of Wayne's cover of Better Things more than the Kinks' original version. Which is saying something, because I think the original is pretty darned good.

Monty Monty
Dec '18

So many of the popular Christmas tunes are covers … surprised this one hasn't been banned (I know, that's another thread) … this one is scandalous, the FBI and MSNBC (don't mess with Rachel Madow) are all over it … they have corroborating evidence :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Dec '18

I've always though Cowboy Junkies version of Sweet Jane is wayyyy better than the original from Velvet underground.

eperot eperot
Dec '18

My vote goes to Elvis Presley as the King Of Covers.

1987 Buster Poindexter is Hot Hot Hot

but it's a cover song
1982 Arrow - - - Hot Hot Hot

I love ELO! Spent the entire summer when I was 12 listening to ELO and Meatloaf :-D

Young people not only won't know the song, some won't know what a telephone line is.. or what that sound is in the song.

hktownie hktownie
Dec '18

A decade ago this spring, an unemployed, dowdy 47-year-old woman walked on to a stage and proclaimed she wished to be a famous singer in front of a live audience of thousands, with millions more watching from their homes.

There are so many lessons which can be derived from what she did. Had she given up on her childhood dream at any moment before she got to this day in mid-life, she would not have accomplished her dream. She sang before an audience of people who sat in harsh judgement of her... until the moment she belted out the first line of her song. A fine symbolism to remind us that when we are sitting on our hands in life and focusing all our attentions on judging others, we aren't fulfilling any of our own dreams, or expressing the talents we are meant to share with the world.

It's a joke of cosmic levels, I feel, that she sings a song about life crushing childhood dreams, and in singing this very song, her own most cherished lifelong dream then came true.

Is there anyone on Earth who can't find some measure of inspiration from Susan Boyle?

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '19

cool reggae version of Metallica Unforgiven
Alborosie ft. Raging Fyah

Speaking of reggae covers of rock songs... Check out Dub Side of the Moon. It’s an oldie but goodie take on Dark Side of the Moon and other Pink Floyd songs.

YeahRight YeahRight
Apr '19

also Dubber Side Of the Moon
remixes of Dub

In the Summertime --by-- Billy Idol and Slash

Baker Street covered by FF

JWolfe75 JWolfe75
Aug '19

This version of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, is hysterical! Very appropriate, for this day and age. Watch Pete. I think he is forgetting that it’s a toy, he’s holding, for the first couple of minutes. So serious, at first. Roger is still awesome, to! I’m sure many of you have seen this video, already, but just in case....enjoy!

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Aug '19

I'm fairly sure I have not heard the original version of this song but Carolina Chocolate Drops do it up supreme

Hit 'em Up Style - Carolina Chocolate Drops

Heard this cover of Green Day while watching Mr. Robot

This cover of Stairway to Heaven is really inspirational! I know this song has been overplayed, and may start a little slow....but wait for it....wait for’ll see!

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Jan '20

Tusk a Fleetwood Mac Tribute band performing "The Chain"

Jan '20

This thread is disturbing, on so many levels. Homage to bands paying homage to bands. Originality neutered. In many cases, the original band ain't even dead yet.....

I don't know these old guys but they play a mean cover of The Rolling Stones:

Almost as good as the originals.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

can you dig it baby, funky Beatles

Taxman --by-- Junior Parker

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

Redone by Gamazda and friend:

"Toxicity" by System of a Down

Redone by Gamazda:

I love her covers, great transcriptions and so well expressed.

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

Too much fake bs, camera cuts, etc for my taste. Right at the start when she throws the picks- the music still plays.

Just like auto tune, that ruins it for me.

I’ll throw this in as a standby-

Beard of Harmony covering Tool's Right in Two

Great song, great cover, there is a dog barking in the background....really gets my pooch running back and forth trying to figure out where it is.

JWolfe75 JWolfe75
Feb '20

I really enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing. Well done.


I don't know if it was a lag due to the mic being more distant, since she doesn't show how she puts her videos together, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that one. Yes, sometimes the editing seems to go a bit over the top with a change in camera angles, but other times it adds to the entertainment value for me on her other ones. She's only been on Youtube about 10 months, but I definitely like her playing style and transcriptions.

While I found the clip you posted technically good, the song seemed both dull and ponderous with too much emphasis on the low end of the electronic keyboard, especially towards the end. I like the piano overtones and her transcription so much more because it brought the song more to life for me. But then again, that's my taste, obviously not yours and VKgoeswild has been on Youtube over 10 years. I tried to listen to some of her other work, like "Black Hole Sun" live, but it really did nothing for me. Her playing style and transcriptions just don't do it for me and too much of what I've heard sounds more like a funeral dirge to my ear, but then again, what do I know, I still have 2,000+ of those old vinyl disc things cluttering up my space.

But then again, I could just be going old codger, especially with the off and on Tinnitus, LOL!


Thanks for that cover! Here I agree with Josh, great cover and I enjoyed the dog and city sounds, though as with one of the commenters, I'd have loved to have heard some Tabla in there too, which I realize they made up for by rapping on their instruments, but it's not quite the same.

Let me throw one of my own favorite Tool covers out, "46 and 2" by some youngsters from the O'Keefe Music Foundation. Not everyone may like young lady's vocals, but these kids have some talent IMHO.

Another cover by a number of the same kids with the same young lady on vocals doing Dream Theater's "Pull Me Under"

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

I agree she is playing low and dark, but its real. I just can't stand listening or watching stuff tried to pass off as live when it is not. And I hate 'passion theatrics'. :)

But everyone is free to like whatever they want.

a goofy cover of My Generation by Flipp

***bonus cover song***

nice end too

That's comedy Gold CBGB!

The first one makes it look as though the camera person is filming them through a door peep hole, like they're afraid to go in there with the band. Nice ending on both, that sound on the second one though...I'm not supposed to know about such things, LOL!

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

hahhah, too funny Phil

Johnny Cash covering NIN

Haunting and sad. He's so amazing.

Though not a cover Sad Man's Tongue by Volbeat is also well worth a listen!

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Feb '20


That's always been one of my favorites from Johnny Cash, as well as his version of "God's Gonna Cut You Down".

Here's Charles Bradley covering Black Sabbath's "Changes":

While whenever I hear AC/DC doing "Thunderstruck", I always think of the movie "Battleship", I don't know if anyone's heard this cover of the song by the Swedish group "Steve'n'Seagulls"...yes, I'm sure the pun must have been intended

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

This is the Blue Haze cover of the old Platters classic, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes …
not only is the music different, a little faster tempo, but I get a kick out of the visuals … smoke is not good for you!

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Feb '20

here's your coronavirus safe cover of Guns Of Brixton THE Clash
busking on he streets of Brighton last month

Wow, so much good stuff here.

I really enjoyed Pink’s Me and Bobby McGee :)

And I definitely love ELO!!

Really??? Really???
Apr '20

Lets Go To the Hop?


Can’t get enough of this cover! Dave Matthew’s covering Buffalo Springfield

Walking Girl Walking Girl
2 weeks ago

black oak Arkansas / when the band was singing shaken all over

2 weeks ago

Here's a cover of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

Ace does Zep!

Roywhite Roywhite
2 weeks ago

This cover sounds nothing like Dexys Midnight Runners but nonetheless tis

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