Musician and singer Sinead O'Connor is shown performing on stage during a "live" concert appearance on August 21, 1990. (Photo by John Atashian/Getty Images)

The Top 100 Cover Versions

Listen here as Stephen Daly, Keith Walsh and Will Leahy count down the top 100 cover versions.

100 Kirsty McColl A New England (originally by Billy Bragg)
99 David Gray Say Hello Wave Goodbye (originally by Soft Cell)
98 Faith no More Easy (originally by the Commodores)
97 Boyzone Words (originally by the Bee Gees)
96 Elvis Costello She (originally by Charles Aznevour)
95 Thin Lizzy Rosalie (originally by Bob Seger)
94 Tom Jones/Stereophonics Mama told me not to come (originally by Three Dog Nite)
93 Urge Overkill Girl you’ll be a woman soon (originally by Neil Diamond)
92 U2 Everlasting Love (originally by Love Affair)
91 Bangles Manic Monday (originally by Prince)
90 Lemonheads Mrs Robinson (originally by Simon & Garfunkel)
89 Coronas Lakes of Pontchartrain (traditional Creole song)
88 Joan Jett I Love Rock N’ Roll (originally by The Arrows)
87 William Shatner Common People (originally by Pulp)
86 Los Lobos La Bamba (originally by Richie Valens)
85 Specials A Message to you Rudy (originally by Dandy Livingstone in 1967)
84 Villagers Wichita Lineman (originally by Glen Campbell)
83 Eric Clapton I Shot the Sheriff (originally by Bob Marley)
82 No Doubt It’s My Life (originally by Talk Talk)
81 Eva Cassidy Songbird (originally by Fleetwood Mac)
80 Corrs Summer Wine (originally by Nancy Sinatra)
79 Natalie Imbruglia Torn (originally by Danish singer Lis Sorensen)
78 Whitney Houston I’m every woman (originally by Chaka Khan)
77 Big Mountain Baby I Love your way (originally by Peter Frampton)
76 Tina Turner Let’s stay together (originally by Al Green)
75 Six There’s a Whole Lot of Love (originally by Guys N Dolls)
74 Byrds Tambourine Man (originally by Bob Dylan)
73 Housemartins Caravan of Love (originally by Isley-Jasper-Isley)
72 Futureheads Hounds of Love (originally by Kate Bush)
71 Bell X1 She’s a Mystery To Me (originally by Roy Orbison)
70 Harry Nillson Without You (originally by Badfinger)
69 Christina Aguilera Car Wash (originally by Rose Royce)
68 George Harrisson Got my Mind Set on You (originally by James Ray in 1962)
67 Guns N Roses Live and Let Die (originally by Wings)
66 Disturbed Sound of Silence (originally by Simon & Garfunkel)
65 Nathan Carter Wagon Wheel (originally by Rascal Flatts)
64 Madness It Must Be Love (originally by Labi Siffre)
63 Pointer Sisters Fire (originally by Bruce Springsteen)
62 Chaka Khan I Feel for You (originally by Prince)
61 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe (originally by Sonny & Cher)
60 Westlife Uptown Girl (originally by Billy Joel)
59 Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (originally by Marvin Gaye)
58 Joe Dolan The Universal (originally by Blur)
57 Christians Harvest for the World (originally by the Isley Brothers)
56 Jose Feliciano Light my Fire (originally by the Doors)
55 Mark McCabe Maniac 2000 (originally by Michael Sembello)
54 Gavin James Purple Rain (originally by Prince)
53 Take That Could it be Magic (originally by Barry Manilow)
52 Luka Bloom I Need Love (originally by LL Cool J)
51 Bananarama Venus (originally by Shocking Blue)
50 UB40 I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (originally by Wilson Pickett)
49 Tight Fit Lion Sleeps Tonight (originallly by The Tokens)
48 Furey Brothers When You Were Sweet Sixteen (old English folk song written in 1898)
47 Muse Feeling Good (originally by Nina Simone)
46 Patti Smith Because the Night (originally by Bruce Springsteen)
45 Hothouse Flowers I Can See Clearly Now (originally by Johnny Nash)
44 Wet Wet Wet Love is all around (originally by The Troggs)
43 Phil Collins You can’t hurry love (originally by the Supremes)
42 Boyzone Love Me for a Reason (originally by The Osmonds)
41 Florence & Machine You’ve Got the Love (originally by The Source & Candi Staton)
40 Pogues Dirty Old Town (originally by Ewan McColl)
39 Isreal Kamakwiwoole Over the Rainbow (originally by Judy Garland)
38 Beatles Twist and Shout (originally by Isley Brothers)
37 Roxy Music Jealous Guy (originally by John Lennon)
36 Thin Lizzy Whisky in the Jar (originally by the Dubliners)
35 Pet Shop Boys Always on my Mind (originally by Elvis Presley)
34 Cranberries Go Your Own Way (originally by Fleetwood Mac)
33 Righteous Bros Unchained Melody (originally by Todd Duncan)
32 Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing at All (originally by Alison Krauss)
31 Clash I Fought the Law (originally by The Crickets)
30 Adele Make You Feel my Love (originally by Bob Dylan)
29 UB40 Red Red Wine (originally by Neil Diamond)
28 Ryan Adams Wonderwall (originally by Oasis)
27 Dixie Chicks Landslide (originally by Fleetwood Mac)
26 Manfred Mann Blinded by the Light (originally by Bruce Springsteen)
25 Amy Winehouse Valarie (originally by the Zutons)
24 Gary Jules Mad World (originally by Tears for Fears)
23 Fun Lovin Criminals We Have All the Time in the World (originally by Louis Armstrong)
22 Isley Brothers Summer Breeze (originally by Seals and Croft)
21 Corrs Dreams (originally by Fleetwood Mac)
20 Elvis Presley I Just Can’t Help Believing (originally recorded by BJ Thomas)
19 Tina Turner Proud Mary (Originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
18 Communards Don’t Leave Me This Way (originally by Thelma Houston)
17 Cindy Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (originally by Robert Hazard)
16 Soft Cell Tainted Love (originally by Gloria Jones)
15 Marvin Gaye Heard it Through the Grapevine (originally by Gladys Knight)
14 Phil Collins Groovy Kind of Love (originally by The Mindbenders)
13 Paul Weller Thinking of You (originally by Sister Sledge)
12 The Stranglers Walk on By (originally by Dionne Warwick
11 Commitments Mustang Sally (originally by Wilson Pickett)
10 Aretha Franklin Respect (Originally by Otis Redding)
9 Jimi Hendrix All along the Watchtower (originally by Bob Dylan)
8 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You (originally by Dolly Parton)
7 Joe Cocker A Little Help From my Friends (originally by the Beatles)
6 Nirvana The Man Who Sold the World (originally by David Bowie)
5 George Michael I Can’t Make you Love Me (originally by Bonnie Raitt)
4 Fugees Killing me Softly (originally by Roberta Flack)
3 Jeff Buckley Hallelujah (originally by Leonard Cohen)
2 Johnny Cash Hurt (originally by Nine Inch Nails)
1 Sinead O’Connor Nothing compares 2 U (originally by Prince)