Top Ten Rock ‘n’ Roll Cover Songs

A Top Ten playlist of the best rock ‘n’ roll cover songs, according to a painstaking methodology I have developed over the years. With one notable exception, these are either excellent versions of obscure tracks or completely revamped classics.

This playlist is available at 8tracks.

1.  “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Rage Against The Machine (Bruce Springsteen)

2.  “Oh Sweet Nuthin” by The Black Crowes (Velvet Underground)

3.  “Emotionally Yours” by The O’Jays (Bob Dylan)

4.  “You Got The Silver” by Susan Tedeschi (Rolling Stones)

5.  “Proud Mary” by Ike and Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

6.  “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses (Bob Dylan)

7.  “Suspicious Minds” by My Morning Jacket (Elvis Presley)

8.  “Trapped” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Jimmy Cliff)

9.  “Astral Weeks” by Glen Hansard (Van Morrison)

10.  “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” by Gary Moore (Jimi Hendrix)


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Rock ‘n’ Roll Cover Songs

  1. Beatles — Twist and Shout
    I may have chosen Because the Night for Bruce, though that arguably isn’t a cover since he wrote most of the song.
    And you’ll love this one — Tesla with “Signs” of course no one ever heard the original
    I’m also partial to the Stones version of Ain’t too proud to beg

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