The Ultimate List of the Best Cover Songs Ever (Ranked)

Cover songs can truly reinvent a song. Sometimes the new version is so great that most people have no idea that they are even covers. To test your knowledge, we’ve searched far and wide for the best cover songs of all time. And we didn’t just rank them based on which songs we liked best. No.


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We took a look at the number of YouTube views, Spotify downloads, the song’s highest Billboard placement, as well as how long the track spent on the chart and then arranged the songs accordingly. So yeah, this really is the ultimate list. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s see if your favorite cover song was good enough to make the cut.