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


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21 The First Cut is the Deepest - Sheryl Crow
22 Landslide - Dixie Chicks
23 Baby, I Love Your Way - Big Mountain
24 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Lori Lieberman

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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 Hurt - Johnny Cash
29 I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett

If you're unlucky you heard the Britney Spear's version first...

30 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

31 The Wizard - Uriah Heep

I first heard the cover by Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

32 One in a Million - Miley Cyrus

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

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