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 original song itself. Now I'm not saying that any of these covers are better than the original (some are and some aren't). What I mean is these are songs you most likely heard a cover of before hearing the original.
The Top Ten
Most likely you have heard the Jimi Hendrix Version first
You probably heard the Joan Jett version or if you are unlucky the Britney Spears Version ugh...
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)
Most likely you have heard the Quiet Riot version first
You probably heard the Marilyn Manson version first
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
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
Guns N Roses came first to me. And I also like their cover better.
Probably the biggest improvement from original to cover
You probably heard the Anthrax Version first
I first heard Blind Guardian cover of 2007 while the original is of 1931...
You probally heard the Nazareth version first
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).
If you are unlucky you probably heard the Awful Limp Bizkit cover
You probably heard the Beatles version first
This is the cover of a David Bowie song which yeah you most likley heard the Nirvana version first
For the longest time, I never fully realized that Cyndi Lauper's version was a cover. It totally changes the song's meaning.
I first heard the cover by Blind Guardian.
You've probably heard Mariah Carey's cover first, and might think that Harry Nilsson's version is the original.
I heard Harry's version first.
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.
You probably heard the Metallica version first.
No I heard the Simon and Garfunkel first