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In no order:

Cortex the Killer (Neil Young) - Built To Spill

Winterlong (Neil Young) - Pixies

Take On Me (aha) - A.C. Newman

Jamie (Weezer) - Dashboard Confessional

Love Song (The Cure) - Death Cab For Cutie

Rocketman (Elton John) - My Morning Jacket

Wonderwall (Oasis) - Cat Power

Train Song (Alasdair Clayre) - Feist + Ben Gibbard

Jealous Guy (John Lennon) - Elliott Smith

Silent Night (ummm...) - Damien Rice

I know that maybe the Damien Rice one doesn't count, but I can't really think of anymore.

Ohhh, also. Ben Gibbard covers Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and makes it so fucking cute. So maybe that one, too.

EDIT: Also, Peter Frampton's "Show Me The Way" covered by Dinosaur Jr.

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Landslide - Smashing Pumpkins

there are a few more but I can't think of them

I absolutely hate that cover and feel it is in all ways unnecessary. Of course, I loathe Stevie Nicks.

Barry White - "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" as covered by CAKE

Willie Nelson - "Sad Songs and Waltzes" as covered by CAKE

Ewan MacColl - "Dirty Old Town" as covered by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists

Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street" as covered by Foo Fighters

The Flaming Lips - "Suddenly Everything Has Changed" as covered by The Postal Service

Beat Happening - "Indian Summer" as covered by Ben Gibbard

Meat Puppets - "Plateau", "Oh Me", "Lake of Fire" as covered by Nirvana

Split Enz - "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" as covered by Ted Leo

Kelly Clarkson w/Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Since U Been Gone"/"Maps" as covered by Ted Leo

I could have made a top ten out of just covers by CAKE and Ted Leo, but I resisted... sort of.

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Meat Puppets - "Lake of Fire" as covered by Nirvana

Kurt Cobain is really good at playing songs he didn't write.

Like half of my favorite Nirvana songs are actually Meat Puppets songs. Of course the original is totally awesome as well.

Also, that Accüsed cover sounds amazing. I just discovered them recently, I should look that up. I got my friend a really rare album of theirs for his birthday on LP.

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No particular order:

Nevermore - The Sound Of Silence [simon & Garfunkel never sounded more awesome.]

Therion - Summernight City [i actually don't care for ABBA, but the cover makes it hilarious because it's very over-the-top sounding.]

Demons & Wizards - The Immigrant Song [it was asking to be done. The only Zep song I actually liked.]

Dark Tranquillity - 22 Acacia Avenue [They made it sound extra metal and it didn't actually sound like a DT tune, so it was pretty cool. Sounded like if Maiden upped their gain a bit and used death vokills.]

That's all I can think of off hand.

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No particular order.

Summer Breeze (Seals & Croft) - Type O Negative

Goodbye Earl (Dixie Chicks) - Me First & the Gimme Gimmes

Cars (Gary Numan) - Fear Factory

Breed (Nirvana) - Otep

Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran) - Tiger Army

Dead Bodies (Rancid) - Nekromantix

Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple) - Opeth

Circle of the Tyrant (Celtic Frost) - Opeth or Obituary, both covers have their merits

Whiskey in the Jar (traditional Irish song) - The Vandon Arms

Whiplash (Metallica imitating Motorhead) - Motorhead

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no order here. May go over 10. Also trying not to list covers already done.

Bad Company "Shooting Star" - Iced Earth

Iron Maiden "Strange World" - Mago De Oz

Michael Jackson "Beat It" - Raintime

Bonnie Tyler "I Need A Hero" - Graveworm

Alice In Chains "Them Bones" - Grave

Fuck knowes who did the original "Wild Rover" - Tyr

Brittaney Spears "Toxic" - Gorath

Pink Floyd "Hey You" - Dream Theater

Bon Jovi "Shot Through The Heart/You Give Love A Bad Name" - Atreyu (general disliking of Atreyu but I love that cover)

Every song on the rock tribute to Abba by Black Sweden but my favs would probably be Money Money Money, Ring Ring, S.O.S and Take a Chance (if you guys have not heard that album fucking get it. Hell I'll upload basically they take classic rock songs and then play abba over the top of them. Fuck knows how it works but it is fucking amazing.

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