Slam Adams’ Top 10 Cover Songs


There is always a special place for cover songs in the music community. That is definitely not the same for movies. As remakes and reboots become more and more prevalent, they just become more and more unwelcome by the vocal cinephiles. Cover songs on the other hand always seem welcome, especially when a song jumps genres for a truly new sound. Some time you’ll hear a song and not even realize its a cover. Here are my top 10 most memorable cover songs.

10. “Turn the Page” by Metallica

Originally by Bob Seger

9. “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann

Originally by Bruce Springsteen

8. “Black Magic Woman” by Santana

Originally by Fleetwod Mac

7. “Soul Man” by The Blues Brothers

Originally by Sam and Dave

6. “I Fought the Law” by The Clash

Originally by Sony Curtis and The Crickets

5. “Love, Reign o’er Me” by Pearl Jam

Originally by The Who

4. “Hurt” by Johnny Cash

Originally by Nine Inch Nails

3. “With a Little Help from my Friends” by Joe Cocker

Originally by The Beatles

2. “Redemption Song” by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Originally by Bob Marley

1. “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix

Originally by Bob Dylan

There it is. My top 10 most memorable cover songs. I’m sure I missed quite a few so sound off in the comments about any I might have missed.