Have you ever heard a popular song and thought “I don’t mind that at all! Pity it isn’t heavy metal.” I’ve had that thought plenty of times over the years. Oh, I should point out that I only hear pop songs through friends and family.
Street cred retained.
Luckily for us all, there are plenty of rock and/or metal bands who have re-recorded some of the most popular pop songs (pop pop songs?!) and I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you. Enjoy!
Trivium—Losing My Religion
W.A.S.P.—Somebody To Love
Disturbed—Land Of Confusion
Dope—You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Marilyn Manson—Sweet Dreams
Marilyn Manson—Tainted Love
Alien Ant Farm—Smooth Criminal
Sometimes the covering of a song can go the other way too. Sometimes a metal band’s song is re-recorded into a non-metal version that doesn’t sound too bad at all. I’ll leave you with one version I quite like.
Melissa VanFleet—Sleeping (In The Fire)
Know some others? Disagree that some of these are good? Let me know … Comment below.