Classic Rock Music

Classic rock music will always be around. It is music that has withstood the tests of time. Although we will always love the way these songs were sung by their original artists, it is also fun to hear them revamped by our favorite modern artists. Below is a list of some of the popular cover songs made possible by classic rock music.

Covering classic rock music means that you can cross this music over to any genre you want. This can be seen with the Stevie Nicks song “Landslide”. This song was taken by the Dixie Chics and transitioned well into their country/pop genre.

Dwight Yoakam was also successful in converting classic rock music into country. In 1999 he did this with the song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. This song was originally performed by Queen in 1979. Both versions are popular and hold their own followings.

Phil Collins has had many hits both on his own and with the group Genesis. In 1981 he had a hit song with “In the Air Tonight”. Now, the song is a hit again. This time it is being performed by Nonpoint who revamped the song in 2004. With a new hard core feel, the song is being performed for a younger crowd.

If you have ever watched the movie Gothika, you might have recognized some classic rock music that had a new feel to it. This 2003 film contained the Limp Bizkit song “Behind Blue Eyes”. However, it was The Who that first performed this song in 1971.

The first Scream movie released in 1996 also held some transformed classic rock music. This popular horror movie had a remake of the 1976 hit song “Don't Fear the Reaper”. This Blue Oyster Cult song was redone with a slower beat to match the eerie movie.