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Here’s The 40 Best Nü Metal Covers Of Pop Songs According To Spin


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Spin have compiled a list of what they feel are the 40 best nü metal covers of pop songs. Looking over the list, it’s kind of staggering just how many covers there were tucked away on now obscure soundtracks and such. As far as listicles go, this one delves fairly deep, digging up some Taproot, The Blank Theory, Nonpoint and more alongside the obvious choices from Limp Bizkit, Korn and Deftones (though not for their take on “The Chauffeur” sadly).

There’s also a few questionable inclusions too like Rammstein and A Perfect Circle—who aren’t exactly nü metal, despite their proximity to the genre in its heyday. You can find the full article at Spin complete with explanations for each choice and streams of nearly every track, or just take in their choices below:

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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