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The Greatest Cover Of All Time

You voted in your thousands and now we can reveal the greatest cover versions of all time.


Perhaps it is not the greatest surprise to announce that JIMI HENDRIX'S cover of Bob Dylan's ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER landed in the top spot of this particular poll.

The Hendrix Experience's 1968 version of Dylan's '67 song is, frankly, the definitive version of the record, transforming it from a fairly standard folk-rock strum into a a multi-layered rock behemoth that practically belongs to Hendrix even more than it does Dylan. That Hendrix and his Experience took several months to complete it says a lot about how much this meant to the guitarist.

And so, with a whopping 33% of all of the votes, Jimi Hendrix and his startling reimagining of All Along The Watchtower is the Greatest Cover Of All Time.

Here's the top 40:

1. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
2. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
3. You Really Got Me - Van Halen
4. Live And Let Die - Guns N' Roses
5. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Peter Frampton
7. Word Up - Gun
8. Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann
9. House of the Rising Sun - Frijid Pink
10. Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
11. Rosalie - Thin Lizzy
12. She's Not There - Santana
13. America - Yes
14. Tea For One - Joe Bonamassa
15. Knockin On Heavens Door - Guns N Roses
16. Turn The Page - Metallica
17. Delilah - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
18. Gimme Shelter - Thunder
19. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
20. Roadhouse Blues - Status Quo
21. Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa
22. Green Manalishi - Judas Priest
23. Walk On By  - The Stranglers
24. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City - Whitesnake
25. Gimme Some Lovin - Thunder
26. Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
27. This Flight Tonight - Nazareth
28. Crossroads - Cream
29. Sympathy For The Devil  - Guns n' Roses
30. Black Magic Woman - Santana
31. Hard to Handle - Black Crowes
32. Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
33. Am I Evil? - Metallica
34. Breadfan - Metallica
35. Land Of Confusion - Disturbed
36. Feeling Good - Muse
37. In A Broken Dream - Thunder
38. I Fought The Law - The Clash
39. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival
40. Voodoo Chile - Stevie Ray Vaughan


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