Pop Goes Heavy Metal Playlist
Blind Guardian kick off this list with this memorable little ditty from The Cordettes.
A seriously good Phil Collins metal cover? I wouldn't have thought so either. Nonpoint proved me wrong.
This works. Good cover, and good original.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police) Ra
Another catchy cover, chunked up.
In The Court Of The Crimson King (King Crimson) Saxon
I would never have imagined Saxon could do such an authentic cover of a King Crimson song. Proved wrong again.
Solid Gold! the filmclip is a classic, and an instruction on dramatic entrances.
Can You Forgive Her? (The Pet Shop Boys) Finntroll
The Pet Shop Boys get Folk Metal-ized, courtesy of the irrepressable Finntroll.
Logical Song (Supertramp) At Vance
The Neverending Story (Limahl) Dragonland
The Daggy-o-meter has just broken!
Better than the original?
It's A Sin (The Pet Shop Boys) Gamma Ray
German power metal cover of The Pet Shop Boys, to balance out Finntroll.
Rock Me Amadeus (Falco) Megaherz
Crazy by Mushroomhead set to Transformers clips. You know you want it.
Mongoloid (Devo) Sepultura
A bit monotone, but searing and heavy nonetheless.
A brilliant no-respect version. Silly as all hell!
Losing My Religion (REM) Graveworm
Black metal cover of REM? Sure, why not?
Unbelievable (Epsom Mad Funkers) Anal Cunt
Utter massacre as only Anal Cunt can. Awful version, which makes it soooo good!
The hoik and spit at the start says it all. No remorse.
Bad News give Queen a serving, and terrorize this classic pop anthem, with a little help from producer Brian May.
Seriously good effort, and chunky guitars from Korn.
Welcome To The Machine (Pink Floyd) Shadows Fall
Another Pink Floyd classic falls victim to a metal cover.
Ten Masked Men specialize in Metal Pop covers. Bless.
Who's That Girl (The Eurythmics) Mandrake
This works. All good.
The Lotus Eaters (Dead Can Dance) Imperia
A Metal Band taking on Dead Can Dance is a brave endeavour, I reckon. This is a good one.
Doro has done a somewhat famous cover of this song, but I reckon the Deathstars did a better job.
Scarborough Fair (English Traditional Medieval Ballad, popularized by Simon & Garfunkel) Queensryche
Geoff Tate has an amazing voice, and is suitable to tackle the big songs.
Another song begging for a chunky cover.
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) Moonspell
Not quite as bleak as the original (and who wants to go there), but Moonspell are an obvious choice for a cover.
Vienna (Ultravox) Celestial Season
A solid doom metal cover of this new romantic classic.
Shout 2000 (Tears For Fears) Disturbed
Another Disturbed cover. Should they stick with just covers, and join Metallica? (Wake the trolls and start the flame war!)
My Sharona (The Knack) Destruction
German Thrash smash The Knack!
Red Rain (Peter Gabriel) Queensryche
One epic voice covering another. 'Nuff said.
Van Halen made this song their own. But what about that clip?
The Police never sounded so good. Or maybe they did.
A classic band covering a classic band.
Ten Masked Men do it again. The lip-synching in this clip is awesome!
The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) Heir Apparent
Forgotten gem of a cover from the 80's
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) HIM
For the record, I can't stand HIM as a band. And I love Chris Isaak. So, on paper, I would have thought this combination a disaster. But it's actually a half-decent cover. There are a few versions, and a few clips (all of which are awful), but the later version is better.
A fun frantic cover.
Light My Fire (The Doors) Amorphis
Death metal voice and authentic synths? The Doors deserve nothing less.
The cover isn't a great one, but the clip is solid gold! Enjoy!!