A cover of a slower, quieter, version of The Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane, the song's writer Lou Reed has apparently gone on record as saying that this take, by Canadian "alternative country" band Cowboy Junkies, was his favourite.
This cover is based on the version from the 1969: The Velvet Underground Live LP.
Sinéad O'Connor is an amazing songwriter, yet is best known for a cover. This featured cover isn't the one that made her famous, however…
After a disco period, Jamaican model and singer Grace Jones brought out a dub-heavy reggae album of covers in 1980, and had a hit single with her cover of The Pretenders song Private Life. Arguably even more astonishing is her take on Joy Division's She's Lost Control, which formed the B-side of the single.