Hmm…I’ve often thought about this. I’ve been trying to get a band going for years with no luck yet. : ( Maybe while I’m here, everyone around here wants to be in a band it seems. But anyway, I’d want to cover:
“Girls Just Want To have Fun” - Cyndi Lauper (I was about 4 when that song came out and loved it back then)
“A Hard Day’s Night” - The Beatles
“Island in the Sun” - Weezer (because it’s a fun song)
Me and a friend did a sort of joke version of Hole’s “Garbageman” a few years ago that actually turned out ok. I didn’t know I could scream like that! I don’t have the tape anymore and I don’t think she does either, oh well.
I always wanted to cover the Eurythmic’s “Sweet Dreams” but Marilyn Manson beat me to it a bunch of years ago.
Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s just did a punk version a few years ago.
In college I played with a group of guys and we did nothing but acoustic covers of rock songs. By far our best translation was November Rain by Guns and Roses. It is the only one I prefer our sound to the original.
This is from a wannabe guitarist’s perspective, if I had the talent I’d play…
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Hey Lawdy Mama - by Steppenwolf has some amazing guitar work!
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
Eruption - Eddie VanHalen
Killing Floor - Jimi Hendrix
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry