List of artists who have covered Van Morrison songs

Van Morrison (born George Ivan Morrison on August 31, 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter who has been a professional musician since 1960. He has won six Grammy awards and was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2003. Morrison began to write and record his first original songs while frontman for the band Them and in the years since has written hundreds of songs, many of them covered by popular and major artists.

In 2012, Paste compiled a list of covers by Glen Hansard, Jeff Buckley, The Doors, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Michael Bublé, Sinéad O'Connor and Bruce Springsteen as their pick of the 10 Best Covers of Van Morrison Songs.[1]

This article is a selective list of prominent musicians or entertainers who have recorded their own version of a song which Van Morrison originally wrote and recorded. There are also some notable or frequently performed live versions included.



The Allman Brothers Band

John Anderson


Michael Ball

The Band

Eric Bell

Michael Bolton


Bon Jovi

Chris Botti

David Bowie

Greg Brown

Michael Bublé

Jeff Buckley

Jimmy Buffett

Solomon Burke

Sam Bush

  • Hungry For Your Love[22]



David Campbell

Kim Carnes

Vikki Carr

Paul Carrack

Dina Carroll

  • Someone Like You[28]

Jen Chapin

Ray Charles duet with Van Morrison

C. J. Chenier

The Chieftains with Van Morrison

Joe Cocker

Shawn Colvin

  • Someone Like You[33]

Billy Connolly

Rita Coolidge

Elvis Costello

Counting Crows

Billy Ray Cyrus


The Dead

Dexys Midnight Runners

Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)[38]

Jackie DeShannon

Bo Diddley

Cara Dillon

Joe Dolan

Bob Dylan


Pee Wee Ellis

Energy Orchard



Marianne Faithfull

Georgie Fame

Chris Farlowe

  • Sitting On Top of the World[54] (with Van Morrison)

Bryan Ferry

Tom Fogerty


Jerry Garcia Band

Kathie Lee Gifford

Gov't Mule

Grateful Dead

Green Day


Sammy Hagar

Ritchie Havens

Goldie Hawn

  • I Wanna Roo You[63]

Roy Head

Jimi Hendrix

Robyn Hitchcock

  • Fair Play[67] (live)
  • Linden Arden Stole the Highlights[68] (live)

John Lee Hooker

Hothouse Flowers

Engelbert Humperdinck


Iggy Pop


Colin James

Aled Jones

Paul Jones

  • Philosopher's Stone[77]

Rickie Lee Jones

Tom Jones


Phil Keaggy

  • When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God[81]

Ronan Keating

Brian Kennedy

Ben E. King


Frankie Laine

Ute Lemper

Jerry Lee Lewis with Don Henley

  • What Makes the Irish Heart Beat[86]

Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson


Miriam Makeba

Barry Manilow

Barbara Mandrell

Michael McDonald

Maria McKee

Bobby McFerrin

Brian McKnight

John Mellencamp

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

James Morrison

Jim Morrison with The Doors

Bill Murray with Eric Clapton


Aaron Neville and Robbie Robertson

Liam Neeson

Ted Nugent


Sinéad O'Connor


Robert Pattinson

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Esther Phillips


Della Reese

Martha Reeves

Helen Reddy

Buddy Rich

Cliff Richard

Johnny Rivers

Kenny Rogers


Bob Seger

Bon Scott with The Spektors


Patti Smith

Phoebe Snow

Dusty Springfield

Rick Springfield

Bruce Springsteen

Joe Stampley

Lisa Stansfield

  • Friday's Child[52] (Van Morrison with Them Song)

Steel Pulse

Rod Stewart

The Swell Season (Glen Hansard with Markéta Irglová)


13th Floor Elevators

Grady Tate




The Wallflowers

The Waterboys

Russell Watson

Widespread Panic

Andy Williams

Vanessa L. Williams

Cassandra Wilson


Warren Zevon

Unreleased songs covered by other artists

Solomon Burke

Art Garfunkel

Tom Fogerty

Johnny Winter

  • Feedback Out on Highway 101[135]


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