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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Best 15 Metal covers of pop songs (with originals and videos)


I love metal covers of pop songs. They often make songs more spicy, often even better than the original. They show the metal bands appreciation of the pop singer. They show world's appreciation of the pop singer and his/her songs.

The premise is simple. It must be a metal band, and it must be a pop (soft rock) song.

Here's a collection of my favorites. Sorted alphabetically.



1. Atreyu - You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi cover)





Original by Bon Jovi:





Contents:
  1. Atreyu - You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi cover)
  2. Avantasia - Lay All Your Love On Me (ABBA cover)
  3. Beseech - Gimme Gimme Gimme (ABBA cover)
  4. Children of Bodom - Oops!... I Did It Again (Britney Spears cover)
  5. Cradle of Filth - Temptation (Heaven 17 cover)
  6. Darkseed - I Turn To You (Melanie C cover)
  7. Graveworm - I Need A Hero (Shrek 2 soundtrack cover of Bonnie Tyler)
  8. Graveworm - Losing My Religion (R.E.M cover)
  9. Guano Apes - Big in Japan (Alphaville cover)
  10. Lillasyster - Umbrella (Rihanna cover)
  11. Norther - Smash (Offspring cover)
  12. Norther - The Final Countdown (Europe cover)
  13. Thyrfing - Over The Hills And Far Away (Nightwish cover of Gary Moore)
  14. The Berzerker - All The Things She Said (t.A.T.u. cover)
  15. Yngwie Malmsteen : Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (ABBA cover)
  16. Bonus track






2. Avantasia - Lay All Your Love On Me (ABBA cover)





Original by ABBA:







3. Beseech - Gimme Gimme Gimme (ABBA cover)





Original by ABBA:







4. Children of Bodom - Oops!... I Did It Again (Britney Spears cover)





Original by Britney Spears:







5. Cradle of Filth - Temptation (Heaven 17 cover)





Original by Heaven 17:







6. Darkseed - I Turn To You (Melanie C cover)





Original by Melanie C:







7. Graveworm - I Need A Hero (Shrek 2 soundtrack cover of Bonnie Tyler)




Shrek 2 version:


Original by Bonnie Tyler (the original was called "Holding out for a hero"):







8. Graveworm - Losing My Religion (R.E.M cover)





Original by R.E.M.:







9. Guano Apes - Big in Japan (Alphaville cover)





Original by Alphaville:







10. Lillasyster - Umbrella (Rihanna cover)





Original by Rihanna:







11. Norther - Smash (Offspring cover)





Original by Offspring:







12. Norther - The Final Countdown (Europe cover)





Original by Europe:







13. Thyrfing - Over The Hills And Far Away (Nightwish cover of Gary Moore)





Nightwish version:



Original by Gary Moore:







14. The Berzerker - All The Things She Said (t.A.T.u. cover)





Original by t.A.T.u.:







15. Yngwie Malmsteen : Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (ABBA cover)





Original by ABBA:






And, at the end, a bonus track: :)

An anonymous bear - Umbrella (Rihanna cover)


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9 comments:

Kashif Arif said...

Thats very nice......

high tech gadget said...

thanks bro, this is what i;m looking for, i like the tatu version very mush...rawk on!!!!!!

William Bay said...

You totally forgot Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm. Quite possibly the originators of this style of covering pop music...

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Anonymous said...

what about Marilyn manson or KoЯn?

Anonymous said...

I personally really like Woe, Is Me covering Katy Perry's Last Friday Night

ch-ou ai-b said...

best covers
Atreyu - You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi cover)
Beseech - Gimme Gimme Gimme (ABBA cover)
Children of Bodom - Oops!... I Did It Again (Britney Spears cover)

John Firth said...

At Vance did a belting cover of Abba's The Winner Takes It All: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNYKgh-5wbY

Anonymous said...

check this out: thy disease - frozen, (madonna cover) really kicks ass

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