Readers won't let go of this thread. One writes:

OMG! How's about Diamond Dave's bluegrass version of Van Halen's "Jump"? And I can't think of anything the beats Hayseed Dixie doing pretty much anything. Here's Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

Another writes:

My favorite of all-time: a gorgeous acoustic rendition of Outkast's "Hey Ya."

Another:

Don't forget Popular Science's contributing troubadour Jonathan Coulton and his absolutely brilliant cover of Sir Mix a Lot's "Baby Got Back."

Another:

Has anyone passed along Ben Folds' cover of Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit"?  It's an absolute classic.

And definitely NSFW. Another:

Here's a lovely acoustic version of NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" by Nina Gordon.

Of course the Cardigans, the Swedish twee-pop band, made it a point to include a Black Sabbath cover on every album they released.  Here’s "Iron Man."

And this one doesn’t “soften” much, since the source material wasn’t all that hard to begin with, but a band called The Ukrainians have done an admirable job of covering the Smiths in, well, Ukrainian and traditional instruments.  Here’s "Bigmouth Strikes Again."

Another:

How do you have four posts on the subject and miss the ultimate example?

See above.

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