For this week’s event of the Tomatrax Olympics we are going to look at the unoriginal songs, the cover versions. Cover versions can be a very hit and miss afair, some end up sounding just like the original, while others ruin the song and are just cringeworthy. However, when done well, a cover verson can reaveal a new side of a song and give it a whole new life. Suggesting that any cover version is better than the original is guaranteed to start an argument. However, here are the standout cover versions where the artists really managed to make the song their own!

20th place
Strapping Young Lad – Room 429

 

19th place
Nightwish – Phantom of the Opera

18th place
Bjork – It’s oh so quiet

17th place
Passenger – Umbrella

16th place
Angeliqo Kidjo – Voodoo Child

15th place
The Beatles – Some other guy

14th place
My Friend the Chocolate Cake – Song from under the floorboards

13th place
Sepultura – Holiday in Cambodia

12th place
5 6 7 8s – I’m blue

11th place
Johnny Cash – Hurt

10th place
Helmet – Army of me

9. Ministry – Lay lady lay

8th place
Jimi Hendrix – All along the watchtower

7th place
Pet Shop Boys – Always on my mind

6th place
The Dammed – Eloise

5th place
Rammstein – Stripped

4th place
The Animals – House of the rising sun

Bronze medal
Marble Sounds – Come here

Silver medal
Luka Bloom – I need love

Gold medal
They Might Be Giants – Istanbul not Constantinople

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