the Used MCR cover songs quiz

QUIZ: Can you name the original artist behind these popular cover songs?

Some may just surprise you.

October 12, 2020
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One thing is for sure: Punk and rock artists know how to make amazing covers. Take the many volumes of Punk Goes… (including Punk Goes Christmas and Punk Goes Classic Rock) as an example. 

Even Brendon Urie loves to play covers such as Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Panic! At The Disco sets.  

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In some cases, the cover of a popular song grows more popular than its original counterpart. Just look at Joan Jett. Many imagine “I Love Rock ’N Roll” as her and her band’s song, but it was originally released by the Arrows in 1975.

Regardless of who plays your favorite version of a song, we picked some of the most popular covers from alternative bands and want to see how well you know the original artists and their tracks. 

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Machine Gun Kelly linked up with Travis Barker for a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name” in reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests happening all over the country. 

The black-and-white video released June 4 shows footage of the duo recording the track spliced between shots composed from the ongoing protests in honor of George Floyd and fighting against police brutality.

Machine Gun Kelly has actively participated in protests this past summer and frequently speaks out on ongoing issues regarding systemic racism. You can watch the video for their Rage Against The Machine cover here.

Written by Maria Serra