TOP 10 ___: TOP 50 FAVOURITE COVERS (AND ORIGINAL COUNTERPARTS) OF ALL TIME

Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens. Last time, the official WOW Hits 2018 track list was unveiled, and we lamented 10 artists and songs that were absent from the official track listing, as well as took 20 educated guesses in artists and songs that are, in our opinion, shoe-ins for WOW Hits 2019. This time, in light of the 6 EP’s Cimorelli released this past week of their most popular covers of songs from the past few years (of which we reviewed all 6 EP’s just recently here!); let us delve into a few of our favourite covers of all time, from well-known and up-and-coming artists, as well as their original counterparts. Which versions are better in these 50 cases (cover or original)? You be the judge!

1. Ever Be (Original Artist- Bethel Music; Cover Artist- Aaron Shust)

2. Can’t Stop The Feeling (Original Artist- Justin Timberlake; Cover Artist- Alex G)

3. Scars To Your Beautiful (Original Artist- Alessia Cara; Cover Artist- Carrollton)

4. Hollow (Original Artist- Tori Kelly; Cover Artist- Jordan Feliz)

5. The Cross Has The Final Word (Original Artist- Cody Carnes; Cover Artist- Newsboys)

6. The Lion And The Lamb (Original Artist- Leeland; Cover Artist- Big Daddy Weave)

7. Fight Song (Original Artist- Rachel Platten; Cover Artist- Cimorelli)

8. Priceless (Original Artist- for KING & COUNTRY; Cover Artist- Cimorelli)

9. Good, Good, Father (Original Artist- Housefires; Cover Artists- Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Zealand Worship)

10. Holy Spirit (Original Artist- Bethel Music; Cover Artist- Francesca Battistelli)

11. I Lived (Original Artist- One Republic; Cover Artist- Carrollton)

12. Tell Your Heart To Beat Again (Original Artist- Danny Gokey; Cover Artist- Phillips Craig And Dean)

13. Chain Breaker (Original Artist- Zach Williams; Cover Artist- Alisa Turner)

14. Paradise (Original Artist- Phil Collins; Cover Artist- Big Daddy Weave)

15. Photograph (Original Artist- Ed Sheeran; Cover Artist- Jordan Feliz)

16. We Believe (Original Artist- Newsboys; Cover Artist- Lauren Daigle)

17. What A Beautiful Name (Original Artist- Hillsong Worship; Cover Artist- Voices Of Lee)

18. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Original Artist- U2; Cover Artist- Peter Hollens)

19. All I Need To Know (Original Artist- Greg Sykes; Cover Artist- Stephen Christian)

20. King Of My Heart (Original Artist- John Mark McMillan; Cover Artist- Kutless)

21. Roar (Original Artist- Katy Perry; Cover Artist- Alex G)

22. September (Original Artist- Earth Wind And Fire; Cover Artists- Kirk Franklin, Tauren Wells)

23. All Because Of Jesus (Original Artist- Fee; Cover Artist- Casting Crowns)

24. Dead Man Walking (Original Artist- Erik Nieder; Cover Artist- John Tibbs)

25. Fix You (Original Artist- Coldplay; Cover Artist- Anthem Lights)

26. Dare You To Move (Original Artist- Switchfoot; Cover Artist- Veritas)

27. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Original Artist- The Proclaimers; Cover Artist- Steven Curtis Chapman)

28. Broken (Original Artist- Lifehouse; Cover Artist- Trisha Yearwood)

29. All I Need Is You (Original Artist- Lecrae; Cover Artist- Hollyn)

30. Everything (Original Artist- Lifehouse; Cover Artist- Colton Dixon)

31. Brand New (Original Artist- Ben Rector; Cover Artist- Grayson Reed)

32. The Living Years (Original Artist- Mike And the Mechanics; Cover Artist- Newsboys)

33. Lost Without You (Original Artist- Delta Goodrem; Cover Artist- Jaci Velasquez)

34. Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Original Artist- Simon & Garfunkel; Cover Artist- Michael W. Smith)

35. In Your Eyes (Original Artist- Peter Gabriel; Cover Artists- Francesca Battstelli; Nichole Nordeman)

36. Above All (Original Artist- Paul Baloche; Cover Artist- Michael W. Smith)

37. Nobody’s Perfect (Original Artist- Miley Cyrus; Cover Artist- Cimorelli)

38. Creed (Original Artist- Rich Mullins; Cover Artist- Third Day)

39. Sometimes By Step (Original Artist- Rich Mullins; Cover Artist- Bebo Norman)

40. Kyrie (Original Artist- Mister Mister; Cover Artist- Mark Schultz)

41. You’re The Voice (Original Artist- Johnny Farnham; Cover Artist- Rebecca St. James)

42. Blessed Be Your Name (Original Artist- Matt Redman; Cover Artist- Tree63)

43. You’re The Best Thing (Original Artist- We Are Leo; Cover Artist- Kari Kimmel)

44. Brother (Original Artist- Needtobreathe; Cover Artist- Jordan Feliz)

45. Hills And Valleys (Original Artist- Tauren Wells; Cover Artist- Rachael Nemiroff)

46. Always Love (Original Artist- Nada Surf; Cover Artist- Addison Road)

47. Your Love Is Strong (Original Artist- Jon Foreman; Cover Artist- Robbie Seay Band)

48. Turn Around (Original Artist- Matt Maher; Cover Artist- Red Roots)

49. Your Grace Is Enough (Original Artist- Matt Maher; Cover Artist- Chris Tomlin)

50. Speak Life (Original Artist- TobyMac; Cover Artist- Ryan Stevenson)

So there you have it! Which version of each of the 50 videos are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “TOP 10 ___: TOP 50 FAVOURITE COVERS (AND ORIGINAL COUNTERPARTS) OF ALL TIME”

  1. #51- Any Worship Song You can possibly think of
    Original Artist- Various Artists
    Cover Artist- Shane and Shane

    Basically, any song from the Shane and Shane Worship Initiative Music Volumes (1-15 and counting) is great, at times as good as the original recordings, if not better!

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