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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Cover Song of the Past Decade?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

The Killers perform in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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September 6, 2013 3:25 PM ET

This week, we posted a list of our favorite cover songs from the past decade. Everything from Postal Service's cover of "Against All Odds" to Franz Ferdinand's "All My Friends" to Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" made the cut. We also selected Karen O and Trent Reznor's "Immigrant Song," which really is a must-hear.

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Now we're turning it over to you: What is your favorite cover song of the past decade? Many commenters were upset that we excluded Pearl Jam's "Love Reign O'er Me" and the Killers' take on Joy Division's "Shadowplay." Also, don't overlook William Shatner's "Common People" – it's surprisingly great. Vote for whatever you want, but please just vote for a single song and only vote once. Remember, it has to be something released in 2004 or later. (That means Johnny Cash's "Hurt" doesn't qualify.)

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook/com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekend rock.

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