Top 10 Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers


The Top Ten

1 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

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

2 I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
3 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
4 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

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

5 Tainted Love - Soft Cell
6 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

7 If I Were a Boy - Beyonce
8 Dazed and Confused - Led Zepplin
9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
12 Respect - Aretha Franklin Respect - Aretha Franklin
13 Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
14 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
15 Superstar - The Carpenters
16 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

The original is by Nine Inch Nails.

17 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
18 Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann
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