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  • Writer's pictureMatt Fogelson


A Top Ten playlist of the best rock ‘n’ roll cover songs, according to a painstaking methodology I've developed over the years. With one notable exception, these are either excellent versions of obscure tracks or completely revamped classics.

This playlist is available at Spotify and 8tracks.

1.  “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Rage Against The Machine (Bruce Springsteen)

2.  “Oh Sweet Nuthin” by Rich Robinson (Velvet Underground)

3.  “Emotionally Yours” by The O’Jays (Bob Dylan)

4.  “You Got The Silver” by Susan Tedeschi (Rolling Stones)

5.  “Proud Mary” by Ike and Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

6.  “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses (Bob Dylan)

7.  “Suspicious Minds” by My Morning Jacket (Elvis Presley)

8.  “Trapped” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Jimmy Cliff)

9.  “Sweet Thing” by The Waterboys (Van Morrison)

10.  “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” by Gary Moore (Jimi Hendrix)


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