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.


Really hard decisions here, so I'm going to have to go with 2, sorry about that!

I Put A Spell On You - Debbie Davis, Kenny Neal & Tab Benoit, this is mostly Tab Benoit - a really talented guy

Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - The Jeff Beck Group

Plus, Ry Cooder is the king of cover songs, too many to pick from there.

@bigtwin - thanks for the Tom Scott cover, that was killer!

I could list hundreds of great covers, which I won't; but, here are a few that have been on my radar recently:

Judy Collins - Hello Hooray (Alice Cooper)

John Doe - A Case of You (Joni Mitchell)

Everything But The Girl - Alison (Elvis Costello) 

Everything But The Girl - The Only Living Boy in New York (Simon & Garfunkel)

Marianne Faithfull - Ghost Dance (Patti Smith)

Hall and Oates - Standing in the Shadows of Love (Four Tops)

Hall and Oates - I'll Be Around (Spinners)

Bettye LaVette - When I Was a Young Girl (Savoy Brown)

Nouvelle Vague - Golden Brown (The Stranglers)

Linda Ronstadt - Ooh, Baby Baby (Smokey Robinson & Miracles)

Linda Ronstadt - The Waiting (Tom Petty)

Poco - Magnolia (JJ Cale)

Yes - America (Simon & Garfunkel)



Somebody mentioned Susanna Hoffs but forgot about The Bangles version of Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel). Somebody else mentioned Little Wing but forgot about Sting's version, which is truly ethereal on a great imaging system. Nobody mentioned Rhythm of the Rain by Dan Fogelberg (originally by the Cascades) which is also an incredibly well recorded tune. Sounds like you could hear a pin drop on Fogelberg's version. I apologize for naming more than one.