Cover songs are a massive gray area for music fans. If a band sticks too close to the original, they might be perceived as a cheap knock-off, but if the band makes a drastic diversion, the results might only be amusing for a moment. When a cover works, though, the payoff can be massive. Fans can be turned on to a band they've never heard before or gained some newfound appreciation for something they previously couldn't stomach. We poured through piles of covers unleashed over the past decade, from album recordings to viral videos to live-only pieces and picked out the ten best.
Nothing better than a sweet cover.