The 20 Best COVERS of 2013

Here’s the 20 best covers of 2013, the best known original version is in ( )

Covers are are very important part of an artist’s repertoire and growth, just look at how many covers on are on the early Elvis, Beatles and Stones albums, as well in the live sets of Springsteen, The Grateful Dead and Pearl Jam…

Most of these are available via itunes etc, some only on 7 inch singles, some you had to see it live and perhaps you can find on youtube. Enjoy!

1.i’m Not Sayin Replacements (Nico)
2.Rock and Roll is Dead Prima Donna (The Rubinoos)
3.Fool To Cry Tegan & Sara (The Rolling Stones)
4.Swingin Party Lorde (The Replacements)
5.High Hopes Bruce Springsteen (The Havelinas)
6.Let Her Dance Wyldlife (Bobby Fuller Four)
7.Roving Gambler Billie Joe + Norah (traditional)
8.Lil Red Riding Hood Girl in a Coma (Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs)
9.Changes Charles Bradley and Budos Band (Black Sabbath)
10.Just Dropped In (to see what condition) The Launderettes (The First Edition)
11.You Must Fight to Live on the Planet of the Apes Peter Buck (the Mummies)
12.Johnny 99 Shovels and Rope (Bruce Springsteen)
13.D’yer Maker Bardot (Led Zeppelin)
14.I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Nick Lowe (Wizzard)
15.I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Bi-lingual Version) The Krayolas (Ramones)
16.From the Git Go Lucero (Slim Dunlap)
17.Nobody knows you when you’re down and out Neko Case (Bessie Smith)
18.Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You The Hold Steady (Billy Squier)
19.John the Revelator Joe Grushecky (Blind Willie Johnson)
20..Call It Off Bern & the Brights (Tegan & Sara)

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