Some classic songs are better left alone. But then again, a really great cover version can give it a whole new life.
Before the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a session guy, lending his epic sound to dozens of signature tracks.
There are duos (like Hall and Oates) who had many, many hits. Then there are those duos who only had one big hit together.
None other than Ray Charles gave this British blues man a shout out for absorbing his style – then making it his own. Our list of great Joe Cocker covers reminds us as to how he put a unique stamp on some modern classics.