Cover versions are and always have been a great way to grab interest and immediately get your name out there. Whether performed as a tribute to an influence or idol, a completely unique spin on a well known song or just a mad attempt at getting into the limelight by committing sacrilege and destroying what was once a legendary track, a cover is always an opportunity to stop and take notice. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re terrible but they’re always worth a look. Here’s a bunch of covers you may not know and most definitely should, as bands take on completely different styles and create solid gold, check it out.

Cradle Of Filth – Temptation (from Thornography) 2006

Originally by Heaven 17 in 1983

Reel Big Fish – Another Day In Paradise (from Monkeys for Nothin’ & The Chimps For Free) 2007

Originally by Phil Collins in 1989

Save Ferris – Come On Eileen (from It Means Everything) 1997

Originally by Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1982

Machine Head – Message In A Bottle (from The Burning Red) 1999

Originally by The Police in 1979

Bloodhound Gang – Kids In America (from Use Your Fingers) 1995

Originally by Kim Wilde in 1981

Bowling For Soup – I Ran [So Far Away] (from Drunk Enough To Dance) 2002

Originally by A Flock Of Seagulls in 1982

Disturbed – Sound Of Silence (from Immortalized) 2015

Originally by Simon & Garfunkel in 1964

Limp Bizkit – Faith (from Three Dollar Bill Ya’ll) 1997

Originally by George Michael in 1987

The Killers – Shadowplay (from Sawdust) 2007

Originally by Joy Division in 1979

MGT feat. Ville Valo – Knowing Me, Knowing You (from Volumes) 2016

Originally by ABBA in 1977

Words by Stuart Green (@mojo20_music)



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