I’ve always been a big fan of cover songs. They provide a great way to experience old music in a new way. They can help you discover a new artist or a new genre - by combining the familiar with the novel. To build the ultimate cover song playlist I used the Smart Playlist Builder to create a playlist of covers that most frequently appear in cover songs playlists. These are the essential covers. Have a listen:
You can read more about the Smart Playlist Builder and create your own wisdom-of-the-crowds playlists.