You are here: Home The List 15 Best Cover Songs of All Time 15 Best Cover Songs of All Time Follow American Songwriter for More Breaking News Facebook Twitter instagram pinterest youtube by Jeff Terich October 27, 2019, 9:33 am 28 Comments SINEAD O’CONNOR, “NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU”: Prince’s name was on a lot of great records in the 1980s, including the 1985 self-titled album by The Family, which featured members of fellow Minneapolitans The Time. And in spite of what the album sleeve says, Prince wrote every song, including ballad “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which at the time went mostly unnoticed. That all changed when Sinead O’Connor recorded her own version and made it a hit, thanks in large part to her emotional vocal performance and stark, teary video. It went number 1 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. and those of 12 other countries — not bad for an obscure album track. Page 10 of 15Previous 123456789101112131415Next See more Previous article Daily Discovery: Hailey Whitters, “Heartland” Next article New Jimi Hendrix Collection Includes Photos, Handwritten Lyrics, Artwork, Cover Images 28 Comments Leave a Reply Lots of excellent choices here, in the original list and in the comments. I’d nominate Emmylou Harris’s version of Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty.” (And re. Hallelujah — I’ve always preferred Cohen’s understated original, but whatever version you prefer, plesae, I beg you, don’t add any more — let the poor song be.) Log in to Reply I’ve got to say I love the covers that Cassandra Wilson has done; “Hellhound On My Trail” (Robert Johnson), “Death Letter” (Son House), “Harvest Moon” (Neil Young), “Tupelo Honey” (Van Morrison), “Last Train to Clarksville”, “If Loving You is Wrong”, just to name a few. Log in to Reply A MUST for adding to this list: Manfred Mann’s “Blinded By The Light”! Log in to Reply Great list. I love cover music so much. My favorite is HALLELUJAH. I’ve also encounter with this cool cover for 5 years from David Bowie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZjL1QMMG9c Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyOnly members can comment. Become a member. Already a member? Log In.