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.
You probably heard the Joan Jett version or if you are unlucky the Britney Spears Version ugh...
For the longest time, I actually thought Whitney Houston's version was the original version of this song.
Maybe this would be true in metal circles but in general I would have thought the original was much more famous.
Nope, definitely heard this version first. Didn't even know Manson covered it.
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.
I first heard Blind Guardian cover of 2007 while the original is of 1931...
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'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.
I first heard the cover by Blind Guardian.
For the longest time, I never fully realized that Cyndi Lauper's version was a cover. It totally changes the song's meaning.
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.
Who covered this?
You probably heard the Metallica version first.