Top 10 Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers


The Top Ten

1 I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
2 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

Stolen, not a cover. - RobertWisdom

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3 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston


4 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

It's a traditional folk song - Metal_Treasure

5 Respect - Aretha Franklin

Otis Redding cover - Metal_Treasure

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6 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

She did edit the song and add some lyrics, though. And made it quite the masterpiece

7 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

Why did anyone even bother... Oh yeh, they did sell some copies, attract some attention to performances... Okay, achy... To each their own... - Billyv

8 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

Eurythmics cover - Metal_Treasure

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9 Tainted Love - Soft Cell
10 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

I don't think this belongs; Stevie Wonder is credited as the writer and did most of the work of it's creation, with significant help from Jeff Beck. It was originally intended for first release on an album of Jeff Beck and his group, but actually was first released on Stevie's album, Talking Book, I believe is the title - Billyv

The Contenders

11 If I Were a Boy - Beyonce
12 Dazed and Confused - Led Zepplin
13 Hurt - Johnny Cash

The original is by Nine Inch Nails.

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14 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Kris Kristofferson wrote and recorded it, a version worth considering as equal or better to Janis' incredible vocalist take - Billyv

15 Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
16 A Song for You - Donny Hathaway

Irks me when its referred to as a "Donny Hathaway song" -- It's a Leon Russell composition and recording! - Billyv

17 Superstar - The Carpenters
18 Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann UListen to Sample
19 Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience UListen to Sample
20 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Trans - Siberian Orchestra

Originally by metal band Savatage. Jon Oliva of Savatage was also a founding member of Trans - Siberian Orchestra. - Metal_Treasure

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22 It's So Easy - Linda Ronstadt

I used to assume that it was her song when I was young. It wasn't until I started getting into 50s rock and roll that I realized that it was a Buddy Holly song. Same thing with "When Will I Be Loved"; I never realized that it was an Everly Brothers cover. - Gg2000

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Top Remixes

1. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
2. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
3. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts


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