Although pop and metal may seem like polar opposites, they honestly have a lot in common.
Namely, tons of metal fans and artists appreciate the softer styles (and vice versa); so even the most unconventional brutal tastes could go hand in hand with lighter traditional dishes. In the end, a good song remains a good song regardless of its genre.
Additionally, a radically different take on a song can shed new light on why it stands out, so that listeners develop a new appreciation for something they’ve previously dismissed.
With that in mind, here are 10 of the best metal covers of hit pop songs. Like all great adaptations, they put a singular yet true spin on the songs they reimagine, and we can’t get enough of them.