Monday, September 19, 2011

Jimi Hendrix, Beatles among greatest cover songs list

Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles have made the list of the Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time, as selected by the staff at Pop Dose.

I know, lists are made to be created, dissected and debated, and this is yet another list to add to the list of lists.

The Pop Dose collection covers a wide range of musical styles, with Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” (original by Otis Redding) landing at #1, followed by Jimi Hendrix’ version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” at #2, with covers by Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Johnny Cash rounding out the top 5.

Music fans will undoubtedly recognize most, if not all, songs on the list, with the performance and profile of some tracks outweighing the originals from whence they came.

For rockers, there’s plenty to chew on, including works by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Nirvana, The Clash, Cream and Van Halen all appearing in the top 25 alone.

Check out the Top 100 Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time as selected by Pop Dose here.

Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time
As selected by Pop Dose
September 2011
Top 10 of 100

01. ‘Respect,’ Aretha Franklin – Originally performed by Otis Redding
02. ‘All Along The Watchtower,’ Jimi Hendrix – Originally performed by Bob Dylan
03. ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding,’ Elvis Costello – Originally by Brinsley Schwarz
04. ‘Hallelujah,’ Jeff Buckley – Originally performed by Leonard Cohen
05. ‘Hurt,’ Johnny Cash – Originally performed by Nine Inch Nails
06. ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ Sinead O’Connor – Originally performed by The Family
07. ‘Twist And Shout,’ The Beatles – Originally performed by The Isley Brothers
08. ‘Piece Of My Heart,’ Big Brother And The Holding Company – Originally performed by Erma Franklin
09. ‘Sweet Jane,’ Cowboy Junkies – Originally performed by The Velvet Underground
10. ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter,’ The Bangles – Originally performed by Simon & Garfunkel

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Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower (1968)
Original by Bob Dylan

See also:

VIDEO: Experience Hendrix rocks Bob Dylan classic on Lopez Tonight
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix Spring tour announced
Whole lotta Jimi Hendrix on the way