What is your favorite cover?

There are many great covers, such as Mr. Tambourine Man,by the Byrds.  I'm curious about everyone's favorite.


One of my favorite albums of covers is "If I Were a Carpenter," which is a collection of different artists covering songs by the Carpenters.  I particularly like Redd Kross' "Yesterday Once More" and Shonen Knife's "Top of the World."

Deep Purple covers of Help, Kentucky Woman and Hush.

Yes cover of Every little thing.

Jimi Hendrix cover of all along the watchtower


I kinda like Guns and Roses covers, such as "Live and Let Die" and "knockin on Heaven's Door."

There are some people whose voice I like a lot, but, when they cover favorite songs, it almost hurts to hear the travesty.  The ultimate one woman wrecking crew for me is Linda Ronstadt:

"Alison" (Elvis Costello)

"Carmelita" and "Hasten Down the Wind" (and a whole bunch of other Zevon songs)

"Blue Bayou" (Orbison)


Plenty of great covers of Leonard Cohen songs.  Among my favorite:

Concrete Blonde: "Everybody Knows"

Jeff Buckley: "Hallelujah"

R.E.M.: "First We Take Manhattan"