Ten songs most people don’t know are a cover

Some of our favourite songs of all time were actually sung by someone else way earlier


We have listed ten songs that are actually cover versions from some other bands or artists, that became famous classics. There are a lot more cover songs, the list goes on and on, but we tried to choose the ones that are possibly most surprising. Sometimes the original really sounds quite the same, sometimes it’s a totally different genre. All those original recordings are quite worth listening to, so give it a try.

Listen to our Top 10 favourite songs you didn’t know were a cover below:


10. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

Originally performed by Big Mama Thornton


9. The Beatles – Twist and Shout

Originally performed by The Top Notes

8. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Originally performed by Robert Hazard


7. Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Originally performed by The Arrows


6. Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Originally performed by Gloria Jones


5. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light

Originally performed by Bruce Springsteen


4. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

Originally performed by Ednaswap

3. Aretha Franklin – Respect

Originally performed by Otis Redding


2. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

Originally performed by Dolly Parton


1. Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe

Originally performed by The Leaves

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