Proof that Chris Cornell could cover absolutely anything

20 July 2021, 08:00

20 July marks the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman's birthday. Let's look back on some of his most epic covers.

The late Chris Cornell remains one of the most-loved rock vocalists of all time.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman shocked the world when took his own life on18 May 2017, at just 52 years of age.

On Cornell's birthday last year, his family have released a cover of Guns N' Roses' Patience.

Chris Cornell performs live on the Jay Leno Show, January 2012
Chris Cornell performs live on the Jay Leno Show, January 2012. Picture: GettyPaul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

The grunge icon was no stranger to a cover or two, and this latest video from his estate just proves what a unique and special talent he had.

However, there's many more where that came from, which prove Cornell may have just been one of the most talented musicians and cover singers of our time.

From The Beatles to Dolly Parton and everyone in between, one YouTuber has compiled some of his most popular covers into one video and timestamped them for our viewing pleasure.

READ MORE: The story of Chris Cornell's final performance

Whether or not you loved each and every one of his versions more than the originals, one thing is for certain: Chris Cornell always made a song his own.

Our personal favourite is his moving cover of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U, which the Cornell estate released as a posthumous duet with his daughter Toni in 2018:

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