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Cover Tunes We Love Even More Than The Original

Sure, we’re all tribute bands when we’d driving and singing.

EVERYONE’S A TRIBUTE act when they’re singing in their car.

So this week we’re bringing you our pick of the best cover versions out there (most of which might even – whisper it – be better than the real thing).

And if you’d like your suggestion included in next week’s driving soundtrack, we’ll be looking at: The Boss: The Ultimate Bruce Springsteen Playlist.

Send in your tunes on that theme to editor@thejournal.ie


  • I Fought The Law (The Clash)
  • Disco 2000 (Slow Club)
  • America (First Aid Kit)
  • Mad World (Gary Jules)
  • Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
  • You Really Got Me (Van Halen)
  • Hounds of Love (The Futureheads)
  • Higher Ground (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
  • Mrs Robinson (The Lemonheads)
  • Against All Odds (The Postal Service)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Thirteen (Elliott Smith)
  • Such Great Heights (Iron and Wine)
  • Valerie (Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse)
  • Limit To Your Love (James Blake)
  • Stairway to Heaven (Heart)
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bon Iver)
  • I Will Survive (Cake)
  • Hurt (Johnny Cash)
  • Renegades of Funk (Rage Against the Machine)
  • Blank Space (Ryan Adams)
  • Skinny Love (Birdy)
  • Sweet Dreams (Marilyn Manson)
  • If I Needed You (Emmylou Harris)
  • Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Judy Collins)
  • Wicked Game (James Vincent McMorrow)
  • Love Buzz (Nirvana)
  • Mr Tambourine Man (The Byrds)
  • Breakthru (Queen)
  • Woodstock (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
  • Take On Me (Reel Big Fish)
  • It’s Oh So Quiet (Bjork)
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit (Tori Amos)
  • Everybody’s Gotta Learn Some Time (Beck)
  • Dancing In The Dark (Hot Chip)

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