Seeking "Cover Songs" by Christian Artists for New Playlist on Spotify

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I am sending this post out there into the webiverse to gather songs for a new spotify playlist I just created. It is (tentatively) being called “The Best Christian Cover Songs” and is a play off Christians who cover popular (and not so popular) songs. Please list artist name covering a song and song title below this post in the comments section so I can take your suggestions and add them. What you see now on Spotify is just me recalling stuff off the top of my head. There are TONS more out there and I need your help. Let’s make this a fun little project. If you’re on facebook or twitter reading this then please head on over to our website to comment. I wont read everything on Facebook. Thanks.

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Stanley Chapman
Stanley Chapman
May 25, 2021 8:52 pm

Seventh Day Slumber
“Hunger Strike”
Great cover!

Gina Juliano
May 4, 2020 8:58 am

Brand new cover of Casting Crowns “Voice of Truth” by Chuck Alkazian and Zach Radcliff.

April 10, 2020 4:09 pm

Hawk Nelson covered My Generation by The Who on Letters to the President

April 9, 2020 9:52 pm

Here are a few I’ve come across that I didn’t see mentioned:
Thrice – “The Earth Isn’t Humming” (original by Frodus)
Last Tuesday – “The Stand” (original by The Alarm)
Audrey Assad – “Sigh No More” (original by Mumford & Sons)

As an added bonus…
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors/Johnnyswim/Penny & Sparrow released a cover of Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down,” but idk if that would be considered a Christian cover.

Carey Womack
Carey Womack
April 5, 2020 8:04 pm

One Bad Pig covering “The Lust, the Flesh, the Eyes, & the Pride of Life” by the 77s (2016)

Tim Ramgren
Tim Ramgren
April 5, 2020 12:00 pm

The Bell Jar “Suddenly Seymour”

April 5, 2020 11:31 am

A whole bunch of U2 covers here:
All of Relient K’s Karaoke EPs (you have a few of them already listed)
Sleeping at Last has a whole bunch of covers too:
Marc Martel’s Queen covers:
This Beautiful Republic’s cover EP:
Calling Out Your Name by Andrew Peterson
Creed by Third Day
All Around Me by David Crowder Band
I’m Gonna Be by Steven Curtis Chapman
Livin’ On a Prayer by Stellar Kart
I Won’t Back Down by Hello Kelly

Jeb St. George
Jeb St. George
April 4, 2020 5:25 am

Twice, I’ve tried posting a more exhaustive (and exhausting) list here. Both times it’s shown up shortly after, then only to vanish just as quickly. At least now I have my own to reference. Over 90 different artists/bands from nearly one end of the spectrum to the other, with a total count of around 200 songs or so.

Jeb St. George
Jeb St. George
April 3, 2020 11:04 pm

Happy hunting! This is a mostly comprehensive list from my library: ’68 – Summertime Blues 77’s – Nobody’s Fault but Mine, Shotgun Angel, Gimme a Kickstart (full length covers album) Aaron Sprinkle – A Christmas Song For All Year Round, A Letter to Elise, I Know There’s an Answer (Hang On To Your Ego) Adam Again – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone, Inner City Blues Argyle Park – Drive, He Said Ashley Cleveland – Gimme Shelter, It’s Not Your Fault, I See You August Burns Red – Baby One More Time, Linoleum, Wrecking Ball, You Vandal Believer – Like… Read more »

Zach F
Zach F
April 3, 2020 8:49 pm

Relient K put out two “K is for Karaoke” EPs, which are pretty amazing too. There’s another 14 songs if you like!

Daniel J
Daniel J
April 3, 2020 6:40 pm

Here’s a couple more to add to the list that I haven’t seen mentioned yet:

Brooke Fraser – The Sound of Silence
Project 86 – Sabotage
Red – Hemorrhage
Relient K – Africa
Sixpence None The Richer – There She Goes
Memphis May Fire – Faint
Wolves At The Gate – Deadbolt

Jeb St. George
Jeb St. George
April 3, 2020 3:48 pm

Here’s my nearly comprehensive list as found in my library- it’s a lot (so happy hunting, or not)… ’68 – Summertime Blues 77s – Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Shotgun Angel, Gimme a Kickstart (Cover song album) Adam Again – Ain’t No Sunshine (RIP Bil Withers), Inner City Blues Aaron Sprinkle – A Christmas Song For All Year Round, I Know There’s an Answer (Hang Onto Your Ego) Ashley Cleveland – Gimme Shelter, It’s Not Your Fault Michael Been – We Know Too Much Blackjacks – I Walk the Line Bride – We Don’t Need No Colour Code Buddy & Julie… Read more »

April 3, 2020 12:03 pm

Paper Route – Royals & Say My Name
Remedy Drive – Redemption Song
Rusty Shipp – Show Me How to Live & Helter Skelter
House of Heroes – Can’t Buy Me Love, It Won’t Be Long, & Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

April 3, 2020 9:23 am

Carrollton – Scars to Your Beautiful

April 3, 2020 8:49 am

Relient K has Relient K is for Karaoke, best songs from there are Surf, Wax, America and Africa.

April 3, 2020 5:09 am

There are others I’ll try to post later, but here’s some more;

The Prayer Chain – Surrender

Grammatrain – Six O’ Clock News

Project 86 – Lucretia, My Reflection

Argyle Park – Drive, He Said

Circle of Dust – Am I In Sync?

Islander -:It’s the End of the World

Blenderhead – Once In a Lifetime

Mark K
Mark K
April 3, 2020 3:46 am

Brandon, don’t put that Unashamed track on there. It’s only about 3 minutes and then has one of those 90’s hidden tracks (after a minute of silence) and it’s just the guys messing around in the studio and talking.

Tim Ramgren
Tim Ramgren
April 2, 2020 8:14 pm

Fluffy “Jessie’s Girl” is the best one ever.
Believer “Like a Song”
The Showdown “Carry on my Wayward Son”

Tim Ramgren
Tim Ramgren
April 3, 2020 4:56 am
Reply to  Tim Ramgren

Calibretto 13 “Ballroom Blitz”

April 2, 2020 7:42 pm

POD – Eyes of a Stranger
Kevin Max – has a couple on his Fiefdom of Angels release

Tim Ramgren
Tim Ramgren
April 3, 2020 4:51 am
Reply to  MrM

POD also did a nice Bullet the Blue Sky cover.

You could make a whole play list of Christian Bands doing U2 covers…

April 2, 2020 6:06 pm

I could easily expand this (I’ll add more as they come to mind). For now, here’s my starting line up. Spotify may be a bit “spotty” on these, though:

Staveacre – Fascination Street

Viva Voce – Lovesong

Aaron Sprinkle – A Letter to Elise

The Prayer Chain – The Cutter

mewithoutYou – In Bloom

The Violet Burning – Running to Stand Still

(TVB also released an all covers ep “Translator | Confessing All The Secret Things” in 2015)

Anthony Conn
Anthony Conn
April 2, 2020 4:23 pm

Some of my favorite Christian covers:
Haste the Day – Long Way Down
Anberlin – True Faith
Red – Ordinary World
Confide – Such Great Heights
The Devil Wears Prada – Still Fly
Pillar – Shine

Dave Criswell
Dave Criswell
April 2, 2020 3:58 pm

My favorite may be the cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” by Cush. But I don’t think it is on Spotify.

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