British Hit Singles editor David Roberts said,'You look at this year's runners and riders and you've got Cliff, The Darkness and Bill Nighy being festive, Noddy and Avid Merrion going down the novelty route and cover versions
by Atomic Kitten and Blue.
His major successes though were Elvis Presley's cover version
of Blue Suede Shoes and The Beatles' adaptations of his compositions Honey Don't, Matchbox and Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby.
While the suits have been busy wining and dining the critics - most of whom aren't real journalists - Gabrielle Aplin has been quietly rising up the charts with her brilliant cover version
of 'The Power of Love'.
Ed Miliband promises us he is his own man, he seemed more sure of himself a year into the job and started to prove he is not just a poor cover version
of his elder brother.
"The cover versions
we love are generally the ones that radically overhaul the original," the Mirror quoted Luke Lewis, deputy editor of NME.com, as saying.
Evan is expected to play a set featuring Lemonheads classics, recent material and a handful of cover versions
The band, led by Gary Lightbody, have gathered a 30-track, double album of singles like Run and Chasing Cars, cover versions
, rarities and album tracks.
If anything, the cover versions
by Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley are even better.
The boyband has been begging pop guru Simon Cowell to stop making them churn out cover versions
Rugby-born James Morrison, Razorlight, Travis and The Fratellis will also record cover versions
Their cover versions
, ranging from Green Day to Muddy Waters, are picture perfect yet their original numbers lean heavily on the likes of the Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.
With an opening tribute to Eva Cassidy and cover versions
of Love Cats, On The Road Again, plus hit after hit from the album Call Off The Search, there was plenty of scope.