Cover songs have the power to bring together some unlikely pairs.

Never in our wildest dreams would we have expected atmospheric metalcore kings the Devil Wears Prada to cover the somber, singer-songwriter stylings of Julien Baker…but it happened and the world is a better place because of it.

The best cover songs are often the ones performed by artists who we would never, ever expect to perform them.

This is a collection of essential cover songs performed by artists you might not expect because Nickelback might not speak to all of us, but hearing one of their radio-rock classics through the snotty filter of a legendary pop-punk band will surely get your head banging and may even change your mind on the song in the process.