Music legend Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's hit ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER has been named the best ever song cover.

Music critics at British newspaper the DAILY TELEGRAPH said the song qualified as the best reworking because it was well established by one Dylan and was then given a new lease of life by Hendrix.

The Pet Shop Boys' 1987 cover of Elvis Presley's YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND came second followed by Sid Vicious' version of Frank Sinatra's MY WAY.

The Top Five Best Ever Song Covers are:

1: ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, 1968, original - BOB DYLAN, 1967

2: YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND - PET SHOP BOYS, 1987, original - ELVIS PRESLEY, 1972

3: MY WAY - SID VICIOUS, 1979, original - FRANK SINATRA, 1969 (after Paul Anka, 1969)

4: HALLELUJAH - JEFF BUCKLEY, 1993, original - Leonard Cohen, 1984

5: RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN, 1967, original - Otis Redding, 1965.

29/11/2004 21:31