Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”
Possibly the best? Certainly the best out of any rock song I could find.
Boston, “More than a Feeling”
Described by colleague Adam Gold as "unfuckwithable" and "#ethereal." He is correct!
Soundgarden, “Black Hole Sun”
Chris Cornell sings pretty.
Queen, “I Want to Break Free”
It's no secret that Freddie Mercury was the best singer ever. Plenty of Queen songs drop the music and focus on his voice only ("Somebody to Love" for example), but it's still pretty incredible to listen to something you're already so familiar with in a different context.
Whitney Houston, “How Will I Know?
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi”
Miley Cyrys, “Party in the U.S.A.”
Better than expected, to be honest.
Slipknot, “Wait and Bleed”
I'm still kind of stunned that this happened, as a genre that sold records and played festivals and appeared on television and radio. Awful. Just atrocious. Offensively stupid, almost unreal. Grow up and be less shitty with your shit.
Sorry to end on that note. Share your favorite examples below, to wash the taste out of everyone's mouth.