Dec 042017
2017 cover songs

Our official list of the Best Cover Songs of 2017 comes next week. But first, we’re continuing the tradition we started last year by rounding up some of the songs it most killed us to cut in a grab-bag post. No ranking, no writing, just a bunch of knockout covers.

Absolutely Free – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (Frankie Valli cover)

Applewood Road – Losing My Religion (R.E.M. cover)

Benjamin Wallfisch ft. Mirel Wagner – I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones cover)

Buddy Guy ft. Mick Jagger – Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (Rolling Stones cover)

Chester See – Always Something There to Remind Me (Burt Bacharach cover)

DALUMI – Dancing Queen (Abba cover)

Efya – I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton cover)

Gregory Porter – It’s Probably Me (Sting cover)

Henry Jamison – If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot cover)

Jack White – Mama’s Angel Child (Sweet Papa Stovepipe cover)

Jay Xero – Tell Her No (The Zombies cover)

Jeff Rosenstock – She’s Got You (Patsy Cline cover)

Lea Porcelain – Streets Of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Leopold & His Fiction – If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Bob Dylan cover)

Loamlands – Fall of the Star High School Running Back (The Mountain Goats cover)

The Lumineers ft. Andrew Bird – Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)

Margaret Glaspy – Let Me Love You (DJ Snake cover)

Martin Kelly – Call Me (Blondie cover)

Mountain Man – Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers/Nazareth cover)

Pure Bathing Culture – Sacrifice (Elton John cover)

Rafferty – Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Neil Diamond cover)

Ronnie Fauss – New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)

Ruthie Foster – War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)

Shallou – Motion Picture Soundtrack (Radiohead cover)

Slothrust – …Baby One More Time (Britney Spears cover)

Tall Juan – Baby (She Devils cover)

The Tallest Man on Earth – East Virginia (Joan Baez cover)

VEiiLA – Mysterons/Roads (Portishead cover)

The War on Drugs – Accidentally Like a Martyr (Warren Zevon cover)

Whitney – Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can) (Dolly Parton cover)

Zac Brown Band ft. Kacey Musgraves – All the Best (John Prine cover)

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  1. Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine was originally The Walker Brothers, wasn’t it?

  2. Black Sabbath in delta blues sound absolutely great! Ruthie Foster is supppper

  3. Love Hurts maybe a Nazareth Cover – but Nazareth’s Love Hurts is an Everly Brothers Cover

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