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 RAY CHARLES, “GEORGIA ON MY MIND”: A Ray Charles signature song, “Georgia On My Mind” dates back much earlier to 1930, when it was originally released by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra. Its lyrics ambiguous enough to raise the question of whether Georgia is a woman, or the actual state, when Charles recorded it, the connection to the state grew more concrete. A Georgia native, Charles performed it before the state legislature in 1979, and it was adopted as the state song a month later. Nearly two decades before that, however, it hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, cementing it as a classic. Page 2 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.