Kick Ass Covers


(via CultureSonar)

More often than not, the definitive version of a song is recorded by its writer(s), or at least the artist who did it first.

That’s not always the case, of course. Sometimes covers surpass the original. Or sometimes a great cover adds a whole new dimension to a song.

So, in the spirit of music geeks’ endless appetite for lists, let us humbly suggest a few covers that are, if not definitive, completely successful on their own.

We’re just getting the proverbial ball rolling. We’d love to add your own commentary. Read through to the end, and you’ll see a pretty cool new way to add to the playlist.

So let’s kick things off with a half-dozen nominees:

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