“Song to The Siren” (1970) is one of the ill-fated and seminal songwriter and guitarist Tim Buckley‘s most renowned songs. It has been covered by numerous performers, and while the lyrics remain beautiful and haunting, various performances put their own spin on it.
I’ve listed my favorites in order of preference.
1. This Mortal Coil (Cocteau Twins), 1983
2. John Frusciante, 2009
3. Wolf Alice, 2017
The video of Wolf Alice’s version of “Song to The Siren” is not posted on YouTube currently. Click here to hear the song on Spotify.
4. Tim Buckley, 1970
5. Robert Plant, 2002
6. Amen Dunes, 2015
7. Everyone else…even Sinead O’Connor.