Spin Releases ‘The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs’ List

  • Axl Rosenberg

Gotta say, the fact that Spin was able to compile this list is amazing. I wasn’t aware that most of these even existed. In fact, it makes me feel bad for any nu-metal band with a pop cover that didn’t make the list, because some of the bands who did aren’t even nu-metal. Like, somewhere Tommy Lee is ready to slit his wrists because his “Fame” cover didn’t make the cut, but A Perfect Circle’s version of “Imagine” did.

ANYWAY, the whole list is below, courtesy of The PRP. You can read Spin’s explanations for their choices here.

40. Limp Bizkit – “Bittersweet Home” (Mötley Crüe and The Verve)
39. Powerman 5000 (feat. Danny Boy – “Relax” (Frankie Goes To Hollywood cover)
38. Incubus (feat. Big Pun) – “Still Not A Player” (Big Punisher cover)
37. Kittie – “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd cover)
36. Framing Hanley – “Lollipop” (Lil Wayne cover)
35. Static-X – “Speedway” (Elvis Presley cover)
34. Godsmack – “Rocky Mountain Way” (Joe Walsh cover)
33. Three Days Grace – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak cover)
32. Linkin Park – “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele cover)
31. Chevelle – “Black Boys On Mopeds” (Sinéad O’Connor cover)
30. Lostprophets – “Need You Tonight” (INXS cover)
29. Tantric – “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
28. Mindless Self Indulgence – “Bring The Pain” (Method Man cover)
27. Rammstein – “Stripped” (Depeche Mode cover)
26. Korn – “Word Up” (Cameo cover)
25. Taproot – “Get Out Of my Dreams (Get Into My Car)” (Billy Ocean cover)
24. Flyleaf – “Something I Can Never Have” (Nine Inch Nails cover)
23. Saliva – “Message Of Love” (The Pretenders cover)
22. System Of A Down (feat. Wu-Tang Clan – “Shame” (Wu-Tang Clan cover)
21. Nonpoint – “Evil Ways” (Santana cover)
20. P.O.D. – “Bullet The Blue Sky” (U2 cover)
19. Coal Chamber (feat. Ozzy Osbourne) – “Shock The Monkey” (Peter Gabriel cover)
18. Mudvayne – “King Of Pain” (The Police cover)
17. Korn – “Love My Way” (The Psychedelic Furs cover)
16. The Blank Theory – “Sour Times” (Portishead cover)
15. Papa Roach – “Gouge Away” (Pixies cover)
14. Rage Against The Machine – “Renegades Of Funk” (Afrika Bambaataa cover)
13. Disturbed – “Land Of Confusion” (Genesis cover)
12. Deftones – “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” (The Cure cover)
11. Sevendust – “Inner City Blues” (Marvin Gaye cover)
10. Nickelback (feat. Kid Rock & Dimebag Darrell) – “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” (Elton John Cover)
09. Fear Factory – “Cars” (Gary Numan cover)
08. Evanescence – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana cover)
07. Seether – “Careless Whisper” (Wham! cover)
06. A Perfect Circle – “Imagine” (John Lennon cover)
05. Orgy – “Blue Monday” (New Order cover)
04. Limp Bizkit – “Faith” (George Michael cover)
03. System Of A Down – “The Metro” (Berlin cover)
02. Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal” (Michael Jackson cover)
01. Deftones (feat. Jonah Matranga) – “No Ordinary Love” (Sade cover)

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