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.


Johnny Winter "Highway 61 Revisited"

Levon Helm "Take Me To The River"

Harry Nilsson "Without You"

CSN&Y "Woodstock"

Joe Cocker " With a Little Help From My Friends"

Johnny Cash "Hurt"

Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"

Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower"

Guns N' Roses "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Linda Ronstadt "Hey Mister That's Me Up On The Jukebox"

Van Halen "You Really Got Me"

Devo "Satisfaction"

Bloomfield, Stills & Cooper "Season of the Witch"

Barenaked Ladies “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” 

Rod Stewart "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"

Jose Feliciano "Light My Fire"

Nina Simone "I Put a Spell on You"

The Temptations "Papa Was a Rollin" Stone"

Marvin Gaye "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"







Jeez. Maybe you should chill out a bit.

I am so sorry for posting more than one "favourite". 

Unfortunately my favourite changes with my mood and the circumstances under which I hear it. So you are just going to have to put up with this anarchy.

Warren Zevon did Knockin on Heavin's Door (I believe) after he'd been diagnosed  with terminal cancer.

All Along the watchtower cover by Bear McCreary (from Battlestar Galactica)

On YouTube e.g:

Josh Turner
Carson Mckee
Reina Del Cid
Toni ? last name

All 4 very talented and have great covers of everything from Beach Boys (sleep John B) to Stuck in the middle with you, to Ramble on. (Reina and Toni), to Pink Moon (Josh) to Dylan and Beatles and often work together/in various permutations.

Shane Ericks: Superstar or anything by carpenters--sounds very much like Karen


 middlemass ?

I will give the Mark Lanegan's Imitations a listen , 

but he is just one person . POET has a different artist for each song ,

like Steve Earle , Cowboy Junkies , John Prince , Emmylou Harris ,

Lucinda Williams , hard to pick just one .

I could have easily said Judy Collins or Pearl Jam  " Masters of War "  Bob Dylan 

or Eric Burdon and War " Nights in White Satin "  The Moody Blues 

The thing about asking for a favorite is to get others to see what's out there that they themselves haven't discovered .

I love Tony1954's list .