Jan 022019
cover songs 2018

We already counted down the 50 Best Cover Songs of 2018 but, inevitably, many of our staff’s personal favorites get left off. So, before we begin scouting for what might become the best cover of 2019, we share the best of the rest, an unranked hodgepodge of worthy covers that only just missed our year-end countdown.

Ace of Cups – Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers cover)

Afterhere – All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)

Amy Helm – Mandolin Wind (Rod Stewart cover)

Bert Dockx – I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Boz Scaggs – On the Beach (Neil Young cover)

Brownout – Fight the Power (Public Enemy cover)

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels ft. Lucinda Williams – Angel (Jimi Hendrix cover)

Coldplay – We All Fall in Love Sometimes Elton John cover)

Dirty Revival – Closer (Nine Inch Nails cover)

Drew and Ellie Holcomb – Fields of Gold (Sting cover)

Drive-By Truckers ft. Erika Wennerstrom – When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover)

Elephant Revival – Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd cover)

Garbage – Starman (David Bowie cover)

Handsome Ghost – Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)

Imaginary Future – Wild World (Cat Stevens cover)

Jimmy LaFave – Let My Love Open the Door (Pete Townshend cover)

Kurt Elling – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover)

Laura Veirs – Mountains of the Moon (Grateful Dead cover)

Lee Aaron – My Babe (Little Walter cover)

Loretta Lynn – Half a Mind (Roger Miller cover)

Low – Let’s Stay Together (Al Green cover)

The Lumineers – Walls (Tom Petty cover)

Lykke Li – Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce cover)

Mark Erelli – Don’t Give Up on Me (Solomon Burke cover)

The Mavericks – Before the Next Teardrop Falls (Freddy Fender cover)

The Mosswoods – When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan cover)

Nano and the 6-2-4 – Drive My Car (For Women in Saudi Arabia) (The Beatles cover)

Nicki Bluhm – I Hate You (Dan Penn cover)

Nina Nesbitt – Cry Me a River (Justin Timberlake cover)

The Oak Ridge Boys – Pray to Jesus (Brandy Clark cover)

Patrick Fitzsimmons – Every Kinda People (Robert Palmer cover)

Phoebe Bridgers – It’ll All Work Out (Tom Petty cover)

The Regrettes – Helpless (Hamilton cover)

Rude Boy George – Only You (Yaz cover)

Screaming Females – No More I Love You’s (Annie Lennox cover)

The Sour Notes – Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)

Tennessee Jet and Cody Jinks – Waymore’s Blues (Waylon Jennings cover)

Tone Stith – Dangerously In Love (Beyoncé cover)

Weezer – Rosanna (Toto cover)

If you missed it, here’s our Top 50 Covers of 2018 countdown.

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  1. “No More I Love You’s” was originally by “The Lover Speaks”

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