My answers are here:
1. I'm gonna cheat and go with a whole genre of covers: Rap songs covered in another style. I LOVE this! Just a few of my favorites...
Straight Outta Compton, Nina Gordon (orig. NWA)
Baby Got Back, Jonathan Coulton (orig. Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Boyz-N-The Hood, Dynamite Hack (orig. NWA)
Gin & Juice, The Gourds (orig. Snoop Dogg)
2. Rock 'n' Roll, Rasputina (orig. Led Zeppelin)
The lovely Miss bloodlossgirl turned us on to this fabulous group!
3. Tell Me Does She Love the Bass, Lesbians On Ecstasy (orig. Like the Way I Do by Melissa Etheridge)
The took a typical Melissa Etheridge song and turned it into a dance mix. It gives the song a whole different feel.
4. My Heart Will Go On, A New Found Glory (orig. Celine Dion)
Of course, anytime it's not Celine singing, it's an improvement!
5. Time After Time, Uncle Kracker (orig. Cyndi Lauper)
This one is from the Clockstoppers soundtrack. I've always liked this song, and I just LOVE that man's voice.
I can't list just 5... I can't do it! Here is a list of runners-up!
Hurt, Johnny Cash (orig. NIN)
I Will Survive, Cake (orig. Gloria Gaynor)
Mrs. Robinson, The Lemonheads (orig. Simon & Garfunkle)
Wonderwall, Ryan Adams (orig. Oasis)
Burning Down The House, Tom Jones w/The Cardigans (orig. The Talking Heads)
The Gambler, Uncle Seth (orig. Kenny Rogers)
Tainted Love, Marilyn Manson (orig. Gloria Jones...Soft Cell's version was also a cover!)
Living For The City, Aslan (orig. Stevie Wonder)
The Boys of Summer, The Ataris (orig. Don Henley)
Eleanor Rigby, Godhead (orig. the Beatles)
So, oh readers of mine. What are your favorite cover songs? Bonus points for you if you mail an mp3 of it to [myusername] @ gmail.com