Top 80 Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers and Their Originals

  • Published on Sep 22, 2017
  • Well-known songs which everybody knows but not everybody realised they are not originals but the covers of their often less famous, first versions. Which hit songs were created by someone else? Which of them surprised you the most? Rate, comment and subscribe, whether you like it or not!

  • Isiajno
    Isiajno 5 months ago

    Hi! I hope you enjoy my work and even if a lot of these songs you knew were covers, you found some surprises or at least you like watching it ;)

  • ILMatt
    ILMatt 6 months ago

    I knew a lot of these but some really surprised me.

  • FLEED
    FLEED 1 month ago

    Tina Turner "The Best (1988)" originaly recorded by Bonnie Tyler (1987) is missing on this long list.

  • John Di Francisco
    John Di Francisco 1 month ago

    Blondie got me :P

  • 1993 All I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
    1993 All I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM 2 weeks ago

    Never knew johnny cash version of hurt was so recent lol

  • * *
    * * 2 months ago

    LMFAO I’ve never heard of Atomic Kitten and of course everyone knows The Bangles sang Eternal Flame first 

  • JT Michaelson
    JT Michaelson 4 months ago

    Johnny Cash's "Hurt" has to probably be one of the greatest covers ever made. He owed it mostly because it fit him as a person so well that you'd think Trent Reznor wrote it for Johnny.

  • Daniel Davies
    Daniel Davies 3 weeks ago

    Order: 1) "Red Red Wine" - UB40 (1983) and Neil Diamond (1968) 2) "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - The Verve (1997) and Andrew Loog (1985) 3) "Wild World" - Mr Big (1983) and Cat Stevens (1970) 4) "Waiting For Tonight" - Jennifer Lopez (1999) and 3rd Party (1997) 5) "Got My Mind Set On You" - George Harrison (1987) and James Ray (1962) 6) "American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz (1999) and The Guess Who (1970) 7) "Self Control" - Laura Branigan and Raf (both 1984) 8) "Ain't Nobody" - Felix Jaehn and Rufus Wainwright feat. Chaka Khan (1983) 9) "Eternal Flame" - Atomic Kitten (2001) and The Bangles (1989) 10) "Venus" - Bananarama (1986) and Shocking Blue (1969) 11) "Love Is All Around" - Wet Wet Wet (1994) and The Troggs (1967) 12) "If I Were A Boy" - Beyoncé and BC Jean (both 2008) 13) "Sailing" - Rod Stewart (1975) and Sutherland Brothers (1972) 14) "It's My Life" - No Doubt (2003) and Talk Talk (1984) 15) "Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley (1956) and Big Mama Thornton (1953) 16) "Always On My Mind" - Pet Shop Boys (1987) and Brenda Lee (1972) 17) "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia (1997) and Ednaswap (1995) 18) "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" - Robert Palmer & UB40 (1990) and Bob Dylan (1967) 19) "I Fought The Law" - The Clash (1979) and The Crickets (1960) 20) "The Great Pretender" - Freddie Mercury (1987) and The Platters (1957) 21) "I'm A Believer" - Smash Mouth (2001, in the film "Shrek") and The Monkees (1967) 22) "Love Hurts" - Nazareth (1974) and The Everly Brothers (1961) 23) "Crying In The Rain" - a-ha (1990) and The Everly Brothers (1962) 24) "The Tide Is High" - Atomic Kitten (2002), Blondie (1980) and The Paragons (1966) 25) "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" - Glen Medeiros (1987) and George Benson (1985) 26) "The Man Who Sold The World" - Nirvana (1993) and David Bowie (1970) 27) "White Dove" - The Scorpions (1995) and Omega (1969) 28) "Skinny Love" - Birdy (2011) and Bon Iver (2008) 29) "Hallelujah" - Alexandra Burke (2008), Jeff Buckley (1994) and Leonard Cohen (1984) 30) "Baby I Love Your Way" - Big Mountain (1994) and Peter Frampton (1975) 31) "Everlasting Love" - Sandra (1987), The Love Affair (1968) and Robert Knight (1967) 32) "Where Do You Go" - No Mercy (1996) and La Bouche (1995) 33) "Take Another Piece Of My Heart" - Beverly Knight (2006), Janis Joplin (1968) and Erma Franklin (1967) 34) "Some Guys Have All The Luck" - Rod Stewart (1984) and The Persuaders (1973) 35) "You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker and Billy Preston (both 1974) 36) "Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers (1965, 1990) and Alex North (1955) 37) "California Dreamin'" - The Mamas & The Papas and Barry McGuire (both 1965) 38) "Sealed With A Kiss" - Jason Donovan (1989) and The Four Voices (1960) 39) "It's Oh So Quiet" - Bjork (1995) and Betty Hutton (1951) 40) "Cruel Summer" - Ace of Base (1998) and Bananarama (1983) 41) "Breakfast In America" - Gym Class Heroes (2005, as "Cupid's Chokehold") and Supertramp (1979) 42) "Nothing Compares To You" - Sinead O'Connor (1990) and Prince (1987) 43) "Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash and Anita Carter (both 1963) 44) "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1982) and The Arrows (1975) 45) "Living Next Door To Alice" - Smokie (1976) and New World (1972) 46) "You Can't Hurry Love" - Phil Collins (1982) and The Supremes (1966) 47) "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" - Mama Cass (1968) and Ozzie Nelson (1931) 48) "Without You" - Mariah Carey (1994), Harry Nilsson (1971) and Badfinger (1970) 49) "Twist and Shout" - The Beatles (1964) and The Four Notes (1961) 50) "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - Guns 'n Roses (1991) and Bob Dylan (1973) 51) "Sugar" - Robby Schulz (2015) and Baby Bush (2003, as "Suga Suga") 52) "Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone" - George Michael (1991), Adamski feat. Seal (1990) and The Temptations (1972) 53) "How Deep Is Your Love" - Take That (1996) and The Bee Gees (1977) 54) "The House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals (1964) and Clarence Ashley (1933) 55) "Girl You Know It's True" - Milli Vanilli (1988) and Numarx (1987) 56) "Private Emotion" - Ricky Martin (2000) and The Hooters (1993) 57) "Alone" - Céline Dion (2007), Heart (1987) and i-Ten (1983) 58) "Don't Turn Around" - Ace of Base (1994) and Tina Turner (1986) 59) "Behind Blue Eyes" - Limp Bizkit (2002) and The Who (1971) 60) "True Colors" - Phil Collins (1998) and Cyndi Lauper (1986) 61) "Kingston Town" - UB40 (1990) and Lord Creator (1970) 62) "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" - Saint Etienne (1990) and Neil Young (1970) 63) "Games People Play" - Inner Circle (1994) and Joe South (1968) 64) "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell (1981) and Gloria Jones (1965) 65) "Not In Love" - Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith (2010) and Platinum Blonde (1984) 66) "You Keep Me Hanging On" - Kim Wilde (1986) and The Supremes (1966) 67) "She's The One" - Robbie Williams (1999) and World Party (1995) 68) "Every Time You Go Away" - Paul Young (1985) and Hall & Oates (1980) 69) "Cocaine" - Eric Clapton and J J Cale (both 1977) 70) "Easy" - Faith No More (1998) and The Commodores (1977) 71) "The Game Of Love" - Santana feat. Michelle Branch and Gregg Alexander (both 2002) 72) "The Loco-Motion" - Kylie Minogue (1987) and Little Eva (1962) 73) "More Than I Can Say" - Leo Sayer (1980) and The Crickets (1960) 74) "Somebody To Love" - Boogie Pimps (2004), Jefferson Airplane (1967) and The Great Society (1966) 75) "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" - Nirvana (1993) and Lead Belly (1944) 76) "Mad World" - Gary Jules (2001, re-issued 2003) and Tears For Fears (1983) 77) "El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)" - Simon & Garfunkel (1970) and Daniel Alomía Robles (1913) 78) "Hurt" - Johnny Cash (2003) and Nine Inch Nails (1994) 79) "All Along The Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix (1968) and Bob Dylan (1963)

  • Philtration
    Philtration 1 month ago

    Notice how the majority of these songs were much better in their original form?

  • 1993 All I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
    1993 All I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM 2 weeks ago

    Shes the one by robbie williams Really surprised me i am sad right now

  • Reynard Baillou
    Reynard Baillou 4 months ago

    I'll admit I came here expecting to be snarky because the No Doubt was obvious but the "Self Control" was a new one.

  • Miss Mellie
    Miss Mellie 2 months ago

    Enjoyable...but who didn't already associate I'M A BELIEVER with the Monkees? LOL

  • unknown2000
    unknown2000 1 month ago

    I actually knew more of the old songs than the covers...

  • Sam Adams
    Sam Adams 2 weeks ago

    So many songs made famous by white artists in the 80s were by lesser known black artists from the 60s. Not surprised.

  • nn nik
    nn nik 1 month ago

    That moment when you didn't know that the original had a cover.

  • Droneman Productions WeSoarAboveTheRest
    Droneman Productions WeSoarAboveTheRest 2 months ago

    milli vanilla ripped off everyone and even themselves

  • Thiago Ikeda
    Thiago Ikeda 1 month ago

    And today, kids, we learned that Ace of Base and UB40 are the greatest hit robbers of history

  • micro-babe
    micro-babe 1 month ago

    10:20 Literally everyone and their mother has covered Hallelujah.

  • Song Master
    Song Master 2 weeks ago (edited)

    Originals almost always better! But House of the Rising Son, well the Animals owned it :P