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Here's the original, I think it's alright.

And here's a live cover done by Jamiroquai. I think they did it much better in my opinion, made it much more funky.
 
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The original song from the legendary Diamond Head:

Metallica's incredible cover:

And as a bonus, the cover featuring members of each of the Big Four:
Dude, I was at that Big4 show. It was at the polo grounds in Palm Springs CA. Amazing.

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I can’t link it, but Devo did a great Satisfaction cover. The Rolling Stones did the original…..if you didn’t know.
 
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Not entirely sure about that one.
I have certainly heard it butchered and that is not that, not even close which as you say is impressive.

At the same time I do prefer it when a cover does its own thing in some manner and that does very little to mix it up. If they were to do a studio version of that though then I would like to hear that, and seeing that they can do it justice as a live version then that speaks to things.

Anyway
Cartoon theme songs

Rockabilly/pyschobilly versions
The Reverend Horton Heat - Johnny Quest/Stop That Pigeon

It was part of a whole album of covers from different "alternative" bands in 1995. I probably shared Spiderman by the Ramones earlier, and can also recommend the Sublime's version of Hong Kong Phooey if you at all like Sublime.
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Saturday-Morning-Cartoons-Greatest-Hits/release/1190151
Track listing said:
Liz Phair & Material Issue– The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) 3:14
Sponge– Go Speed Racer Go 3:07
Mary Lou Lord & Semisonic– Sugar Sugar 3:53
Matthew Sweet– Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 3:12
Juliana Hatfield & Tanya Donelly– Josie And The Pussycats 2:53
Collective Soul– The Bugaloos 3:18
Butthole Surfers– Underdog 3:56
Helmet– Gigantor 4:14
Ramones– Spider-Man 2:07
Reverend Horton Heat– Jonny Quest / Stop That Pigeon 3:09
Frente!– Open Up Your Heart And Let The Sun Shine In 3:31
Violent Femmes– Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I Love You) 3:21
Dig– Fat Albert Theme 3:46
Face To Face– I'm Popeye The Sailor Man 3:05
Tripping Daisy– Friends / Sigmund And The Seamonsters 4:22
Toadies– Goolie Get-Together 3:48
Sublime– Hong Kong Phooey 3:47
The Murmurs– H. R. Pufnstuf 3:19
Wax– Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 3:32
I do have other cartoon covers from unexpected places (Tom Waits does a mean Seven Dwarfs Heigh Ho) but for now I will leave it at that.

Elvis Presley - Viva las vegas

Dead Kennedys-Viva Las Vegas.
Has to be the version with the intro for me. Many others and live versions seem to lack it.

Not a particular fan of the ZZ Top version though.
 
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Not entirely sure about that one.
I have certainly heard it butchered and that is not that, not even close which as you say is impressive.

At the same time I do prefer it when a cover does its own thing in some manner and that does very little to mix it up. If they were to do a studio version of that though then I would like to hear that, and seeing that they can do it justice as a live version then that speaks to things.

Here is the studio version for ya.


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Again by no means bad. I think I prefer the live version though, even if that was better recorded/mixed.

If we are doing cartoons then I was indifferent to the cartoon but the NES tie in game is one of the best shmups ever made as far as I am concerned.
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John McCormack - It's A Long Way To Tipperary
More modern rendition that is not from a record that survived/was recorded over a century ago

Let's have the Rhodesian version as it has been my earworm of choice lately
It’s a Long Way to Mukumbura


Going for two songs today
Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
Live version/actually his last live performance
If you only know him from werewolves of London or not at all then do have a little listen. Lawyers, guns and money being one to note here.
Normally girl with piano covers are the last thing I want to listen to (acoustic guitar covers being the only thing more likely to be that) but actually this version is really good
Lauren O'Connell - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
 

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Hopefully if nothing else this solves a "I always wondered what that song was called". Seems to be more covered (not surprising for what is probably the unofficial Brazilian national anthem at this point) than I had initially thought but I will spare your browser somewhat

Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
live version

Relespublica - Minha Menina

Wilson Sideral - Minha Menina

The Bees - A Minha Menina

Don't know that there has ever been a German cover if I did want to continue with that theme, token search brought not a lot.
 
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