Favorite Song Covers
Here’s the rules:
The original has to be cool. The cover has to be at least as cool if not cooler.
On to the list (of my favorites).
5) Elliot Smith, “Jealous Guy” (orig. John Lennon).
4) A Perfect Circle, “What’s Goin’ On” (orig. Marvin Gay).
3) K.D. Lang, “Helpless” (orig. Neil Young).
2) Tool, “No Quarter” (orig. Led Zeppelin — a great song by the greatest hard rock band ever, covered amazingly by the greatest hard rock band of our generation).
1) Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah” (orig. Leonard Cohen — Cohen’s is cool, but Buckley’s might possibly be the most gorgeous track ever laid down).
(Honorable mention: Johnny Cash, “Hurt” — orig. NIN).
Those are my favorites. What are yours?