Jimi Hendrix's reworking of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower has been named the best cover version of all time topping a list of 50 covers selected by Daily Telegraph music critics.
Pet Shop Boys came in second with their 1987 version of Elvis Presley's You Were Always on My Mind and Sid Vicious's version of My Way was No 3.
Justifying the selection the critics said Hendrix's version of a from Dylan's John Wesley Harding album completely outgunned the original.
The rest, in order, were: Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley, 1993, orig. Leonard Cohen, 1984, Respect - Aretha Franklin, 1967, orig. Otis Redding, 1965, Tainted Love - Soft Cell, 1981, orig. Gloria Jones, 1964, Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds, 1965, orig. Bob Dylan, 1964, Twist and Shout - The Beatles, 1963, orig. the Isley Brothers, 1960, Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters, 2004, orig. Pink Floyd, 1979, Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone, 1971, orig. Jerry Jeff Walker, 1967.
Source: Google / Updated: Nov 30, 2004