Top 10 Songs Where You Most Likely Heard a Cover Version Before the Original

This 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 Songs Where You Most Likely Heard a Cover Version Before the Original

1 All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan

Most likely you have heard the Jimi Hendrix Version first - christangrant

2 I Love Rock 'n' Roll - The Arrows

You probably heard the Joan Jett version or if you are unlucky the Britney Spears Version ugh... - christangrant

3 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

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

4 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

You probably heard the Mayrlin Manson version first - christangrant

5 Cum On Feel the Noize - Slade

Most likely you have heard the Quiet Riot version first - christangrant

6 Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes

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

7 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

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

8 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Probably the biggest improvement from original to cover

Guns N Roses came first to me. And I also like their cover better. - Metal_Treasure

9 Antisocial - Trust

You probably heard the Anthrax Version first - christangrant

10 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra

I first heard Blind Guardian cover of 2007 while the original is of 1931... - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Love Hurts - The Everly Brothers

You probally heard the Nazareth version first - christangrant

12 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

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

13 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
14 The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie

Interesting lyrics.

This is the cover of a David Bowie song which yeah you most likley heard the Nirvana version first - christangrant

15 The Wizard - Uriah Heep

I first heard the cover by Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

16 Without You - Badfinger

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.

17 Twist and Shout - Topnotes

You probably heard the Beatles version first - christangrant

18 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Robert Hazard

For the longest time, I never fully realized that Cyndi Lauper's version was a cover. It totally changes the song's meaning. - Gg2000

19 The First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
20 Walking in the Air - Howard Blake

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

21 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

No I heard the Simon and Garfunkel first - Thecyanryan

22 Careless Whisper - George Michael
23 Whiskey In the Jar - Thin Lizzy
24 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
25 The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
26 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
27 Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
28 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Lori Lieberman

You probably heard either Roberta Flack's or the Fugees' version first. - Martin_Canine

29 There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) - Eurythmics

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

30 When the Indians Cry - Chris Norman

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

31 One in a Million - Sandy Mölling

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

32 I'm a Believer - The Monkees

Heard The Monkees do it way before Smash Mouth. - Gg2000

33 A Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon & Garfunkel

Originally by Simon & Garfunkel, but it’s likely that people have heard the Bangles version first.

34 Right Round - Flo Rida
35 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
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