Best cover songs?

What, in your opinion are the best cover songs ever recorded?

My top picks, in no particular order:

Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen)
Dar Williams' "Comfortably Numb" (Pink FLoyd)
Matt Nathanson's "Romeo and Juliet" (Dire Straits)
R.E.M.'s "Dream" (Everly Brothers)
Jimi Hendrix' "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan)
Johnny Cash's "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails)
The Beatles' "Twist and Shout" (Top Notes)
The Cowboy Junkies' "Sweet Jane" (Lou Reed)
The Sundays' "Wild Horses" (Rolling Stones)
Mindy Smith's "Jolene" (Dolly Parton)


Here is The Fabulous Thunderbirds 1982 recording of a song originally done By Ron Holden & The Thunderbirds (different bunch-o-birds 😊 ) in 1959, "My Babe".

The song is found on their album T-Bird Rhythm, produced by Edmunds’ partner in Rockpile, Nick Lowe. Edmunds produced their following album, Tuff Enuff. The T-Birds are a great, great band.





Here is Joan Osborne’s fantastic live version a song originally done by Jimmy Ruffin, "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted", a song in my All-Time Top 10. I love both versions. Electric bass on the original played by my favorite bassist, the incomparable James Jamerson



@richard_stacy I listen to that ANOHNI version of “I Was Young When I Left Home” all the time. Underappreciated Dylan gem, and if forced to have just one, I’d probably choose the ANOHNI version.  
My favorite LP of Dylan covers is the ‘69 LP by The Brothers & Sisters (top vocalists in LA, the likes of which included Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Gloria Jones, Edna Wright, doing big church choir-style Dylan, produced by Lou Adler).

The Greatest remake in the world is Whitney Houston, I will always love you...sorry Dolly,but you wrote that song for Her and her alone....