Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My List of the Greatest Cover Songs

Every so often I compile a list of music I'm listening to at the moment. And while I have a bunch of great new tracks to share with you, I thought I'd switch it up for this blog post. I've been listening to some really great cover songs lately so I thought it was only appropriate to create a master list (in no particular order) of my all time favorite covers. It's long, but well worth the read. Download some of these when you get a chance.

A.C. Newman - Take on Me (a-Ha)
The Kooks - Kids (MGMT)
Flaming Lips - Borderline (Madonna)
M. Ward - Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Paramore - Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Guns n' Roses - Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
Jose González - Heartbeats (The Knife)
Cat Power - How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens)
The Gaslight Anthem - The Weight (The Band)
Florence + the Machine - Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
MGMT - This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
Grizzly Bear - He Hit Me (The Crystals)
Jimi Hendricks - All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall (Oasis)
The Ataris - Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
Vampire Weekend - Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
White Stripes - Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Ray LaMontagne - Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
She & Him - I Should Have Known Better (The Beatles)
Pete Yorn - Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Talking Heads - Take Me To The River (Al Green)
The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service)
Beck - Love (John Lennon)
Patti Smith - Gloria (Van Morrison)
Jay Z - Forever Young (Alphaville)
The Clash - I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller Four)
Van Halen - Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Rogue Wave - Everyday (Buddy Holly)
Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)
Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights (Postal Service)
Elton John - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (The Beatles)
Mary Lou Lord - Lights are Changing (Bevis Frond)
The Bobs - White Room (Cream)
Fleet Foxes - It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
Gnarles Barkley - Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes)


Amanda said...

Best Blog of the day! Love it!

Allison Williams said...

Thanks, I'm a big fan of cover songs!