3. 'All Along the Watchtower'
Jimi Hendrix may be the most successful rock star of all time to only have a single song land in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. It's also not even a song that he wrote. It's even possible to call Hendrix a One-Hit Wonder, though that's pretty bonkers.
Jimi Hendrix cut "All Along the Watchtower" in January 1968, just weeks after Bob Dylan first released the track on John Wesley Harding. Hendrix tinkered with it for months, eventually releasing it in September. It found a much larger audience than the original, and even Dylan himself says that Hendrix took the song to a whole other place. Dylan didn't play the song in concert until four years after Hendrix died, and has since played it 2,101 times - more than any other song in his vast catalog. Each and every one of those live versions borrows a bit from the Hendrix cover.