Erm … you're as nutty as I am, WashingStralian!!! Four song links in a single post ...Yeah that song was a theme between me and my 1st wife. I wish I still had the photographs of us trying to mimic the Rumours album cover.
On a slight bend.... covers of The Chain
I like this tribute/cover band called 'Tusk's performance of The Chain...
A black metal version by Taking Dawn
And a nice heartfelt cover by Jordana...
And The Highwomen did a respectable cover for the movie soundtrack The Kitchen
Or even nuttier? At least I linked four different songs (I think … and am currently too lazy to check back on).
But I think you made one point quite clear with your post. Bands dealing with covers of monster songs should heed one warning:
(PJ, what led you so badly astray too often???)