Here are some of the top songs written by rock artists that were re-made by Johnny Cash who passed away on 9-12-03 at the age of 71.
Hurt is from the Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral. It was up for a Grammy for rock song of the year in 1996 but lost out to Alannis Morissette's "You Otta Know". Johnny put it on his 2002 album Americana IV : The Man Comes Around and it won best video. Trent Reznor said when he saw it felt like he lost a girlfriend because he knew it wasn't his song anymore.
Rusty Cage was on Soundgarden's album Badmotorfinger. Johnny recorded it for his album Unchained and won a grammy in 1996 for best country album.
Johnny 99 is a song from Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album. Johnny also did a version of Highway Patrolman of that same album.
I Hung My Head is from Sting's 1996 album Mercury Falling.
Johhny Cash and Bob Dylan were fans of each other's work and Bob told Johhny and June to go ahead and record It Aint Me Babe. It's on Johnny's 1965 album Orange Blossom Special.
Other rock songs covered by Johnny include I Won't back Down, Heart Of Gold, Personal Jesus, and One by U2.