Best Covers



Cowboy Junkies cover of Sweet Jane

Linda Ronstadt cover of Carmelita

Linda Ronstadt cover of Blue Bayou

Linda Ronstadt covers of way too much to list

Emmy Lou Harris cover of Guitar Town

Nora Jones cover of Long Way Home

Lucinda Williams cover of Ode To Billy Joe

Holly Cole Trio cover of Cry If You Want To

Emmy Lou Harris cover of Goodbye

Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson cover of Pancho And Lefty

The Highwaymen cover of The Devil's Right Hand




Technically speaking, no; but, that's based on a black & white and/or narrowed minded perspective. I agree that a good remix often feels like a complete reinvention of a song; and, many previous examples cited in this thread fall into that category ("Sweet Jane" - Cowboy Junkies). So, be a "rule breaker" and see what kind of reaction that you get. Who knows, it might extend the life of this thread, albeit in a slightly different direction.

Moby covering Bowie "Heros" off Reprise

Roaeane Cash covering The Beatles "I’m Only Sleeping" off Retrospective

Heart covering Led Zepplin "Stairway to Heaven" Kennedy Center Honors Concert in 2012 - special performance

Jeff Buckley covering Leonard Cohen "Hallelujah" off Grace is the best rendition I’ve heard... but that’s me


Cowboy Junkies cover of Mr. State Trooper

Cowboy Junies cover of Thunder Road

Linda Ronstadt cover of Poor Poor Pitiful Me

I actually like Diana Krall’s cover of Desperado almost as much as I like Linda Ronstadt’s cover.

Linda Ronstadt’s cover of The Waiting (Is The Hardest Part)

Linda Ronstadt’s cover of Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Chris Smither’s cover of Desolation Row

Bonnie Rait’s cover of It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Gal Costa’s (may she rest in peace) cover of It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue