Top 10 Songs Where You Most Likely Heard a Cover Version Before the OriginalThis can happen a lot you hear a cover of the song before the actual Original song itself now i'm not saying that any of these covers are better than the original (Some Are and some Aren't) but what i mean is these are songs you most likely heard a cover of before the Original
The Top Ten
Most likely you have heard the Jimi Hendrix Version first - christangrant
You probably heard the Joan Jett version or if you are unlucky the Britney Spears Version ugh... - christangrant
You have probably most likley heard the Whitney Houston Version first and you probably didn't even know that it was cover (that's what happened to Me) - christangrant
You probably heard the Mayrlin Manson version first - christangrant
Most likely you have heard the Quiet Riot version first - christangrant
I bet you have most likely thought the song was by Led Zeppelin but Nope it was by Jake Holmes and example of Led Zeppelin Plagerizesm - christangrant
Nope, heard the Cohen version first. Never heard the Buckley version until somebody said it was better, once I finally heard Buckley's, I thought it was very meh. Cohen wrote it, and knows how this song is really supposed to sound and feel.
You've probably heard the Jeff Buckley song before this one - christangrant
Probably the biggest improvement from original to cover
Guns N Roses came first to me. And I also like their cover better. - Metal_Treasure
You probably heard the Anthrax Version first - christangrant
I first heard Blind Guardian cover of 2007 while the original is of 1931... - Metal_Treasure
You probally heard the Nazareth version first - christangrant
Nah, I heard the original first, and it still gets a fair amount of airplay on classic rock radio, so a lot of people are still discovering it from the original (thankfully). - Gg2000
If you are unlucky you probably heard the Awful Limp Bizkit cover - christangrant
This is the cover of a David Bowie song which yeah you most likley heard the Nirvana version first - christangrant
I first heard the cover by Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure
I heard Harry's version first. - Gg2000
You've probably heard Mariah Carey's cover first, and might think that Harry Nilsson's version is the original.
You probably heard the Beatles version first - christangrant
For the longest time, I never fully realized that Cyndi Lauper's version was a cover. It totally changes the song's meaning. - Gg2000
You propably have heard Nightwish's version first.
I didn't by the way, I saw the short animated movie this is from as a child, then years later again as a teenager. I didn't recall it being that depressingly sad.
But that was how I discovered Nightwish, by browsing this song. - Martin_Canine
No I heard the Simon and Garfunkel first - Thecyanryan
You probably heard either Roberta Flack's or the Fugees' version first. - Martin_Canine
German girl group No Angels had a big hit with their cover version in Germany, and many probably heard it first by them. - Martin_Canine
At the peak of their career, Vanilla Ninja recorded a cover version in 2004 and entered the Top 10 in Germany and Austria.
The original version by Chris Norman is from 2001 and nobody seems to know it even exists. - Martin_Canine
The song was originally from a German pop singer called Sandy Mölling, known mononymously as Sandy, who was part of the popular German girl group No Angels and unsuccessfully tried to pursue a solo career. Even though the song "One in a Million" was never released as a single and barely anybody still remembers the album even existed, the guys behind Hannah Montana somehow discovered the song and decided to let Miley cover it for the show, and it became far wider known. Amusingly, the line "I feel drunk but I am sober / And I'm smiling all over" was replaced a filler lyric about being lucky. - Martin_Canine
Heard The Monkees do it way before Smash Mouth. - Gg2000
Originally by Simon & Garfunkel, but it’s likely that people have heard the Bangles version first.