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80s Cover Songs

80s Cover Songs

"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery." -Charles Caleb Colton

Great 80's Cover Songs!

We've heard lots of 80's New Wave/ Punk cover songs. Some good, some bad. But listening to a GREAT 80s cover is like hearing the song for the first time!

The following are the best of the bunch. Most of these songs can be found on Apple's iTunes music store or wherever you buy music. 80s Cover songs are listed alphabetically:




Accidents Never Happen- Tuuli

Achin' to Be- Crash Into june

Alison- Joe Goldmark

A Million Miles Away- Ingram Hill

The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes- Two Tons of Steel

Another Girl Another Planet- Blink-182

Anything, Anything- Grey Daze

Ask- Gene Loves Jezebel

Atomic- Third Grade Teacher


The Bed's Too Big Without You- Sage

Because The Night Natalie Merchant

Bizarre Love Triangle- Cary August

Blister in the Sun (MTV2 Version)- Guster

Blue Monday- Orgy

Blue Monday- Flunk

Boys Don't Cry- Oleander

The Boys Of Summer- The Ataris

The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)- Shyko

Bring On the Night- Bim Sherman

But Not Tonight- Scott Weiland


Call Me- I Am the World Trade Center

Can't Hardly Wait- JJ Nobody & The Regulars

Can't Stand Losing You- Super Transatlantic

Cars- Jim Collins

Chains of Love- Temperance

The Chauffeur- Deftones

Cheers Theme- Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

China Girl- Rob Patterson

Cities- Phish

Clampdown- Poster Children

Come On Eileen- Save Ferris

Complete Control- Kid Reid

Crazy Little Thing Called Love- The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Dwight Yoakam

Cruel to Be Kind- Sammy G


Dancing In the Dark- The Snuggle Ups

Dancing With Myself- The Donnas

Dancing With Myself- Blink 182

Dead Man's Party- Clear Static

Dead Souls- Russ Pay

Dead Souls- Spiral Of Silence

Don't Change- The Last Dance

Don't You (Forget About Me)- Billy Idol

Don't You Want Me- Alcazar

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me- Thomas Anders

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me- Violent Femmes

Down Under- Seeking Homer

Drivers Seat- Ray Hamilton Orchestra


Enjoy the Silence- Anberlin

Enjoy the Silence- Failure & Locust

Enjoy the Silence- Lacuna Coil

Enola Gay- Spiha

Even Better Than the Real Thing- Dead or Alive

Ever Fallen In Love- Bouncing Souls/Anti-Flag

Everyday Is Like Sunday- Pretenders

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic- Ra

Everything Counts- Meat Beat Manifesto

Eyes Without a Face- Scooter


Forever Young- Youth Group

Freedom of Choice- Fu Manchu

Friday I'm In Love- Heinrich M┬čller

Friday, I'm In Love- Dryden Mitchell


The Ghost in You- Stun Gun

Girls On Film- Blunt

Girls Talk- The Knack

Girl U Want- Zombie Ghost Train

Gone Daddy Gone- Gnarls Barkley

Goody Two Shoes- Danny Dean And The Homewreckers


Hanging On The Telephone- The Kickovers

Heart of Glass- Bruce Lash

Heaven- Alkaline Trio

Here Comes the Rain- Spanner Banner

Here Comes Your Man- Alice Wonders

Hold Me Now- Lasgo

How Soon Is Now?- Love Spit Love


If You Leave- Nada Surf

I Go to Sleep- Sia

I Got You- Lava Baby

I Melt With You- Me First and the Gimmie Gimmes

I Melt With You- Sugarcult

I'm So Excited- Boppin' B

I'm the Man- Buck-O-Nine

In a Big Country- Moe

In a Big Country- The Casbah Club

In Between Days- Ben Folds

Into You Like A Train- Jawbreaker

I Ran- KEN

Is She Really Going Out With Him?- Sugar Ray

It's My Life- No Doubt

I Want Candy- Good Charlotte

I Want You to Want Me- Chris Isaak

I Won't Back Down- Johnny Cash & Tom Petty


Jenny (867-5309)- Pairadeux

Jessie's Girl- Frickin' A

Just Can't Get Enough- Company Of None

Just Like Heaven- Our Marvelous Lives

Just What I Needed- Eric Martin


Kids in America- The Muffs

King Of Pain- Alanis Morissette w/Sting


Let's Go to Bed- Ivy

Live To Tell- Berlin

London Calling- Mike Peters

Los Angeles- Streetwalkin' Cheetahs

Love My Way- Regenerator

Love Song- 311

Love Will Tear Us Apart- Last Days Of Radio

Love Will Tear Us Apart- Paul Young


Mad World- Ghosthouse

Message in a Bottle- Rolf Munkes

The Metro- Alkaline Trio

The Metro- Eve's Drop

Mexican Radio- Lee Press-on and the Nails

Modern Love- The Last Town Chorus

Moving in Stereo- Plastic

My Best Friend's Girl- The Frustrators

Mysterious Ways- New Voices of Freedom


1999- Red Dirt Rangers

99 Red Balloons- Goldfinger

Never Let Me Down Again- Smashing Pumpkins

Never Say Never- Queens Of The Stone Age

New Life- Marsheaux

New Year's Day (Live)- Waxwing


October- Rosetta Stone

Oliver's Army- Peter Mulvey

One- Johnny Cash

One Step Beyond- Boppin' B

Only You- Robb Roy


Peace, Love & Understanding- Joe Goldmark

Personal Jesus- Johnny Cash

Planet Earth- Brave New World

Police On My Back- Willie Nile

Precious- Alice Wonders

Pretty In Pink- Automatic 7

Pride (In the Name of Love)- Delirious?

Pump It Up- Mistakens


Rebel Yell- Mr. Badwrench

Regret- Marsheaux

Rio- The Morpholinos

Rip Her to Shreds- Come Ons

Rock Lobster- The Retroliners

Running Up That Hill- Chromatics


Save a Prayer- Pure Orange

Save It for Later- Naked Barbies

Send Me An Angel- Thrice

Shadowplay- The Killers

Shayla- Berlin

She Blinded Me With Science- Bill Parsons

She Sells Sanctuary- Colours┬┐und

She's a Sensation- Huntingtons

Should I Stay or Should I Go?- Living Colour

Six Months In a Leaky Boat- Ted Leo/Pharmacists

Smalltown Boy- s.e.k.s.

Smells Like Teen Spirit- The Aqua Velvets

Solsbury Hill- Erasure

Somebody Got Murdered- Matthew Ryan

Somebody's Baby Phantom Planet

Someone Somewhere In Summertime- Blow Up

Space Age Love Song- Eleven Shadows

Stand and Deliver- Headcount

Stop Me- Mark Ronson

Strangelove- Pat MacDonald

Stray Cat Strut- Na Leo Pilimehana

Stripped- Bypass Unit

Sunday Bloody Sunday- Connemara Stone Company

Sweet Dreams- Phats & Small


Take On Me- Reel Big Fish

Tainted Love- doubleverything

That's Entertainment- Morrissey

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Live)- Neil Finn

Time After Time- Sugar Ray

Town Called Malice- The Casbah Club

True- Duvall

True Faith- Ghoti Hook

Turning Japanese- No Use for a Name


Under the Milky Way- Grant Lee Phillips

Under the Milky Way- Tearwave

Uptown Girl- Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

Use Your Love- Katy Perry


Video Killed The Radio Star- Ben Folds


Walking On Sunshine- Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Walking On Sunshine- Ghoti Hook

Walking On the Moon- Cas Haley

We Got the Beat- Huntingtons

West End Girls- My Morning Jacket

What Difference Does It Make?- Sense Field

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding- PJ OLSSON

Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)- Social Code

White Wedding- Deathstars

White Wedding- T-99

World Shut Your Mouth- Death Cab for Cutie

Wouldn't It Be Good- Michael Monroe


You Shook Me All Night Long- Hayseed Dixie

You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)- Second Skin


Zerox Machine- Client

- 80s Cover Song Compiled by DJ Craig

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80s Cover Songs