It should be no secret that I love covers. Fortunately, I may have found the ultimate source for unexpected covers by great bands of other great bands.
The A.V. Club compiled a list of 25 fairly random songs and invited musicians to come in and play their choice of songs. Once a song was already played, it was removed from the list so that later acts had fewer song choices, so it only gets more interesting with time!
They're about halfway through this year's list, but they did it last year as well.
I've only gone through a few but my favorite so far is Iron & Wine performing George Michael's "One More Try."
I'm also looking forward to seeing who will cover Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness", Kanye West's "Runaway" and Prince's "Little Red Corvette".