Three Awesome Classic Songs That Heavy Metal Geniuses Have Covered!
Hey guys, so honestly, I have found in my travels that quite a few of the classics have been given an update by various musicians over the years, but one of the ones that I have found to be the most interesting is the music that has been done in the 50s-70s that have been given a heavy metal update… But with the heavy metal overtone, they just get cooler!
And so I thought that I would do a top 3 list of five awesome classic songs that heavy metal geniuses have covered! So enjoy these songs!
Starting at number 3: Sweet Dreams (1983) By: The Eurythmics – Covered by Marilyn Manson (1995):
Ok, so in the 1980s, one of the more popular music genres of the time was, ‘Synthpop’… A lot of fun back then… Honestly, I doubt most people would recognize what Synthpop is today. I personally still think that this genre holds up nicely… As a matter of fact, with this song in particular, every Synthpop version of this song I have ever heard, (including the original,) I have really enjoyed, I have to say that I have really liked the original version! With that said though, being a metal head, I have to admit that as hard as it is to top, Marilyn Manson’s version as far as heavy metal versions goes, is pretty brilliant!
But don’t ask me… Check out the original and Marilyn Manson’s version for yourself!
Number 2: T.N.T. (1975) By: AC/DC – Covered by: Six Feet Under (2000).
Now I will be honest with you guys and say that I don’t know a tremendous amount about Six Feet Under… As a matter of fact, I am first hearing Six Feet Under… But the truth is, is I love T.N.T. The version that AC/DC did… This one… Well I do like it, I don’t love it… But I am not the biggest Death Metal fan… but those that are, are going to love the Six Feet Under version, probably about as much as they like the AC/DC version!
And finally at number 1: Eleanor Rigby (1966) By: The Beatles Covered by: Godhead (1998).
There are a lot more updated classics out there, but these are some of my personal favorites, and I hope you enjoy them as well!