The Velvet Underground were unarguably one of the most influential acts in the history of rock’n’roll. Formed in New York City in 1964, the band released 5 studio albums, before lead singer Lou Reed took off as a solo artist.

As their best releases have already been covered on Revolver in one of our early days lists, we explore 10 cover versions of songs originally released by the band.


Scroll down to the bottom for the full YouTube and Spotify playlists.


Big Star – Femme Fatale

Clem Snide – Pale Blue Eyes

The Decemberists – I’m Sticking With You

Chris Coco (feat. Nick Cave) – Sunday Morning

Yacht – I’ll Be Your Mirror

Luna – Ride into the Sun

Moe Tuckers – Pale Blue Eyes

Oh Sweet Nuthin’ – Hollis Brown

Zee Avi – Who Loves the Sun

Two Nice Girls – Sweet Jane



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