Top 10 Johnny Cash Cover Songs of All Time


10 – ‘One’ (U2)

One” is a song by the Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, and it was released as the record’s third single in February 1992. During the album’s recording sessions at Hansa Studios in Berlin, conflict arose between the band members over the direction of U2’s sound and the quality of their material.


9- ‘Johnny 99’ (Bruce Springsteen)

Johnny 99” is a song written and recorded by rock musician Bruce Springsteen, which first appeared on Springsteen’s 1982 solo album Nebraska.

8 – ‘No Expectations’ (The Rolling Stones)

No Expectations” is a song by British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet. It was first released as the B-side of the “Street Fighting Man” single in August 1968. The song was recorded in May 1968. Brian Jones‘ acoustic slide guitar on the recording represents one of his last major contributions before leaving the band.


7- ‘I Won’t Back Down’ (Tom Petty)

I Won’t Back Down” is the first single from Tom Petty‘s first solo album, Full Moon Fever released in 1989. The song was written by Petty and Jeff Lynne, his writing partner for the album. It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for five weeks, starting the album’s road to multi-platinum status.

6- ‘Rusty Cage’ (Soundgarden)

Rusty Cage” is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, “Rusty Cage” was released in 1992 as the third single from the band’s third studio album, Badmotorfinger (1991). The song became an instant hit and was released as a single in several different formats. The song was included on Soundgarden’s 1997 greatest hits album, A-Sides and the 2010 compilation album Telephantasm.



5- ‘I’m on Fire’ (Bruce Springsteen)

I’m on Fire” is a song written and performed by American rock artist Bruce Springsteen. Released in 1985, it was the fourth single from his album Born in the U.S.A

4- ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” is a song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum(1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on the RPM 100 national singles chart in March 1971

3-‘Redemption Day’ (Sheryl Crow)

Sheryl Crow wrote this song and recorded it on her 1996 self-titled sophomore album. It was covered by Johnny Cash on his posthumous American VI: Ain’t No Grave album and she told Reuters that when recording the song, the Man In Black frequently called her on the phone to gain insights into the lyrics. “If he was going to sing a song, it was going to be a part of his molecular makeup,” she said. “He was going to deliver it as if he wrote it. The questions that he asked and his concern for whether I would like what he was doing, it was just really humbling.”

2-‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ (The Band)


1- ‘Hurt’ (Nine Inch Nails)



Johnny Cash – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Bob Dylan)



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